Amanda Ripley


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Men and Floods

24th Jun 2008 posted in Disaster Behavior

Why do more men die in floods? I just did a story for on this particular mystery. Year after year, far more men than women die in storms. And in this year’s epic floods, men make up about three-quarters of the fatalities, according to my latest count.

The upside is that men can learn something from women and do better.