37,500 Permanent Business Closures Due to Natural Disasters in 2018

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DatabaseUSA.com Reports Six U.S. Counties with Significant Business Closures

According to DatabaseUSA.com’s 2018 research findings, three Southern California counties suffered the highest rate of decline in business locations due to natural disasters declared by FEMA.

According to DatabaseUSA.com’s 2018 research findings, the following counties (with over 10,000 businesses in the county) suffered the highest percentage decline in business locations due to natural disasters declared by FEMA over 2018. Three Southern California Counties suffered the highest rate of decline.

Here is the County/State, the percentage decrease in business and the type of disaster. From highest to lowest:

Los Angeles, CA: 7.40% Due to Businesses Lost from California Wildfires & Flooding

Ventura, CA: 5.40% Due to Businesses Lost from California Wildfires & Flooding

San Diego, CA: 5.10% Due to Businesses Lost from California Wildfires & Flooding

Hidalgo, TX: 5.10% Due to Businesses Lost from Texas Severe Storms/Flooding

Durham, NC: 4.30% Due to Businesses Lost from Hurricane Florence

Honolulu, HI: 4.00% Due to Businesses Lost from Hawaii Severe Storms & Flooding

DatabaseUSA.com, a premier database marketing company, updates their database of 14 million businesses using public sources and then verifies each business listing with telephone surveys and website research. “We subscribe to FEMA’s disaster report to assure that short-term business closures due to disasters are not permanently removed from our comprehensive database of U.S. businesses. After each disaster, we wait four months and then attempt to identify which businesses are permanently closed. As of the end of 2018, there were six large counties that continued to have at least a 4% decrease in the number of business listings compared to the number of listings the month prior to the disaster”, said Mark Richard, Ph.D., the company’s President of DatabaseUSA.com’s research division.

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