Revealing the Vulnerability of People and Places: A Case Study of Georgetown County, South Carolina

  title={Revealing the Vulnerability of People and Places: A Case Study of Georgetown County, South Carolina},
  author={Susan L. Cutter and Jerry T. Mitchell and Michael S. Scott},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={713 - 737}
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