Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

Adeola, F.O., 2003: Flood hazard vulnerability: A study of Tropical Storm Allison (TSA) flood impacts and adaptation modes in Louisiana. Quick Response Research Report #162, Natural Hazards Center.

This article assesses the impacts from Tropical Storm Allison (TSA) that hit Louisiana in 2001. Questionnaires were given to residents in four subdivisions that were...

Ashley, S.T., and W.S. Ashley, 2008: Flood fatalities in the United States. American Meteorological Society, 47(3), 805-818.

The objective of this paper is to discuss the distribution of flood fatalities in the United States from 1959 to 2005. The database used for...

Bell, H. M., & Tobin, G. A., 2007: Efficient and effective? The 100-year flood in the communication and perception of flood risk. Environmental Hazards, 7(4), 302-311.

This thesis focuses on the issues with flood communication. The author evaluates four methods used to communicate flood risk, including a 100 year flood, a...

Bell, H., 2004: Efficient and effective? the hundred year flood in the communication and perception of flood risk. Graduate School Theses and Dissertations.

This thesis focuses on the issues with flood communication. The author evaluates four methods used to communicate flood risk, including a 100 year flood, a...

Brommer, D.M., & Senkbeil, J.C., 2010: Pre-landfall evacuee perception of the meteorological hazards associated with Hurricane Gustav. Natural Hazards, 55(2), 353–369.

Brommer and Senkbeil surveyed residents who evacuated during Hurricane Gustav in 2008 in order to understand whether meteorological variables influenced their evacuation behaviors. Among all...

Cahyanto, I., Pennington-Gray, L., Thapa, B., Srinivasan, S., Villegas, J., Matyas, C., & Kiousis, S., 2014: An empirical evaluation of the determinants of tourist’s hurricane evacuation decision making. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2(4), 253-265.

Tourists are an under-researched population when it comes to understanding what causes someone to evacuate during a hurricane. However, tourists are a vulnerable population who...

Carsell, K.M., N.D. Pingel, and D.T. Ford, 2004: Quantifying the benefit of a flood warning system. Natural Hazards Review, 5(3), 131-140.

This paper describes a flood warning system that increases the mitigation time before the onset of a flood. This flood warning system consists of “hardware,...

Cutter S.L. and C.T. Emrich, 2006: Moral hazard, social catastrophe: The changing face of vulnerability along the hurricane coasts. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 604: 102-112.

The focus of this article is on the increased vulnerability of the coastal populations to hurricanes. As more and more people begin to live along...

Donahue, A, 2012:. Disaster risk perception, preferences, and preparedness. University of Connecticut, Department of Public Policy, West Hartford, Connecticut.

This report by the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut discusses the findings from a survey of residents nationwide regarding how they...

Drabek, T.E., 2005: Predicting disaster response effectiveness. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 23(1), 49-72.

Interviews and surveys with 62 emergency managers are used to determine which social factors best predict the effectiveness of community disaster response over a range...

Drobot, S.D., C. Benight, and E.C. Gruntfest, 2007: Risk factors associated with driving through flooded roads. Environmental Hazards, 7:227-234.

The objective of this paper is to assess the social factors that affect whether or not an individual will drive through a flooded road. Surprisingly,...

Fischhoff, B., 1995: Risk perception and communication unplugged: Twenty years of process. Risk Analysis. 15(2), 137-145.

This is a personal piece that pinpoints the various stages of risk communication resources through the years. Fischhoff in a sense identifies the historical periods...

Grothmann, T. and Reusswig, F., 2006: People at risk of flooding: Why some residents take precautionary action while others do not. Natural Hazards. 38:101–120.

The overall goal of this paper is to understand self-protective behavior by the public in flood-prone areas. This paper is comprised of two main objectives....

Gruntfest, E.C., 1977: What people did during the Big Thompson Flood. Working Paper 32. Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado. 62pp.

The objectives of the study were two-fold. First, public behavior of those in the Big Thompson Canyon during the flood was evaluated. Second, based on...

Haynes, K., L. Coates, R. Leigh, J. Handmer, J. Whittaker, A. Gissing, J. Mcaneney, and S. Opper, 2009: ‘Shelter-in-place’ vs. evacuation in flash floods. Environmental Hazards, 8(4), 291-303.

Evacuation remains the leading action recommended throughout the literature on flash floods. However, this paper argues that sheltering-in-place may in fact lead to fewer deaths...

Keogh, D.U., A. Armando, S. Mushtaq, D. King, and M. Thomas, 2011: Resilience, vulnerability and adaptive capacity of an inland rural town prone to flooding: a climate change adaptation case study of Charleville, Queensland, Australia. Natural Hazards, 59, 699-723.

Hydrometeorological disasters, most notably floods, account for the majority of economic and livelihood losses in Australia. The objective of this study was to assess the...

Kim, Y., and J. Kang, 2010: Communication, neighbourhood belonging and household hurricane preparedness. Disasters, 34(2), 470-488.

This study is motivated by individuals’ lack of preparedness before and during disasters despite the many government agencies designed to assist during natural disasters; in...

Kircher, T., J. Nelson, and J. French, 1987: Avoidance of death and injury through monitoring of dams and flood evacuation in Essex, Connecticut, June 1982. Disasters, 11(2), 117-119.

This study presents a case of successful communication and collaboration among personnel during several flash floods. A period of heavy rain in Essex, Connecticut on...

Knocke, E.T., and K.N. Kolivras, 2007: Flash flood awareness in Southwest Virginia. Risk Analysis, 27(1), 155-169.

Flash floods result in substantial damage, yet flash floods are seldomly looked at independently of other natural hazards. Currently, flood experts perceive the public’s risk...

Lazo, J.K., Morss, R.E., and J.L. Demuth, 2009: 300 billion served: Sources, perceptions, uses, and value of weather forecasts. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 785-798.

This article discusses findings from a nationwide internet-based survey on how people perceive, use, and value weather forecast information. The focus is on how people...

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