An Evacuation in North Carolina, and the Danger of Climate Disasters for an Aging Population

This article discusses an evacuation in North Carolina, and the Danger of Climate Disasters for an Aging Population.

Last month, Charlie Trefzger, the C.E.O. of Affinity Living Group, which bills itself as the ninth-largest provider of assisted living in the United States, gave an interview to the trade magazine Senior Housing News, in which he detailed the “interesting challenges” of evacuating five hundred and fifty elderly and infirm residents from ten of Affinity’s facilities during Hurricane Florence. The article praised Affinity’s ready emergency resources—food, water, power generators, bedding—and the operational logistics required to get them where they were needed most.

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