What's in a (hurricane) name? More deaths

By Reuters | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 19:00 PM
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By Sharon Begley

NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt?

A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800.

Because people unconsciously think a storm with a female name is less dangerous than one with a masculine name, those in its ...

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