Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

Leik, R.K., M.T. Carter, J.P. Clark, S.D. Kendall, and G.A. Gifford, 1980: Community response to natural hazard warnings. Information for the Defense Community.

This research centered on warning dissemination and community response and included three components. First, field studies of communities that experienced either flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes,...

Lindell, M. K., and Perry, R. W., 1992: Behavioral foundations of community emergency planning. Hemisphere, Washington, D.C.

This book centers on the integration of research on preparedness and response to emergencies. It focuses on three major themes. The first major theme is...

Marx, S.M., E.U. Weber, B.S. Orlove, A. Leiserowitz, D.H. Krantz, C. Roncoli, and J. Phillips, 2007: Communication and mental processes: Experiential and analytic processing of uncertain climate information. Global Environmental Change, 17, 47-58.

Communicating the uncertainty inherent in climate change is a difficult task, especially since little is known about how groups of people understand uncertainty and make...

Mileti, D. S., and J. H. Sorenson, 1990: Communication of emergency public warnings: A social science perspective and state of-the-art assessment. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Rep. ORNL-6609, 145 pp.

This assessment compiles major findings from over 200 studies on warning systems and warning response. This extensive literature review discusses several main findings. First, how...

Morrow, B., 2009: Risk behavior and risk communication: synthesis and expert interviews. SocResearch Miami. Final report for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC.

This final report for NOAA’s Coastal Services Center describes in detail the 1) risk perception process, 2) influences on risk perception, and 3) potential effective...

Morss, R.E. and M.H. Hayden, 2010: Storm surge and “certain death”: interviews with Texas coastal residents following Hurricane Ike. Weather, Climate, and Society, 2(3), pp 174–189.

This study assesses how Texas coastal residents perceived the risk associated with Hurricane Ike and subsequently how they made protective decisions. Interviews were conducted with...

Morss, R.E., 2010: Interactions among flood predictions, decisions, and outcomes: Synthesis of three cases. Natural Hazards Review, 11(3), 83-96.

The aim of this paper is to showcase the importance of hydrometeorological predictions in the decision making process during floods. Flood forecasts are beneficial to...

Morss, R.E., O.V. Wilhelmi, M.W. Downtown, and E. Gruntfest, 2005: Flood risk, uncertainty, and scientific information for decision making: Lessons from and interdisciplinary project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 85 (11), 1593-1601.

This paper integrates a variety of researchers including climatologists, hydrologists, engineers, and planners. The aim of the study is to better understand climate change, uncertainty,...

National Weather Service, 2013: Hurricane/Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy October 22-29, 2012. Service Assessment.

Hurricane/Post-Tropical Storm Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, occurred on October 22-29, 2012. It originated as a hurricane in the Caribbean and traveled north, eventually...

National Weather Service, Service Assessment. “Central United States Flooding of June 2008.” December, 2009c.

In June 2008, there was record flooding across large parts of the central United States, leading to 11 deaths and over $5 billion in damage...

National Weather Service, Service Assessment. “Southeast United States Floods, September 18-23, 2009.” May, 2010.

In September 2009, flash flood and areal flooding covered areas of Georgia, Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee after rainfall in the regions totaled 5-7 inches. These...

Neal, D.M., 1997: Reconsidering the phases of disaster. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 15(2), 239-264.

Disaster phases (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation) have been used by many researchers and emergency personnel throughout the years. However, Neal reveals that there are...

Parker, D.J. and J.W. Handmer, 1998: The role of unofficial flood warning systems. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 6(1), 45-60.

The majority of research conducted on studying the effectiveness of flood warning systems is on official warning systems. However, people use unofficial warning systems inherently...

Parker, D.J., 1987: Flood warning dissemination: The British experience. Flood Hazard Management, J. Handmer, Ed., Geo Books, 169-190.

The author considers the institutional limitations to flood warning dissemination. Through the use of document analysis and interviews with authorities, weaknesses in the flood warning...

Parker, D.J., S.M. Tunstall, and S. McCarthy, 2007: New insights into the benefits of flood warnings: Results from a household survey in England and Wales. Environmental Hazards, 7(3), 193-210.

Floods are a major concern in Britain. The flood defense agency in England and Wales has recognized the devastation that floods can cause and have...

Perry, R.W. and M.K. Lindell, 2003: Preparedness for emergency response: Guidelines for the emergency planning process. Disasters, 27(4), 336-350.

This article focuses on the concept of emergency response plans. The authors note that there has been an exceptional rise in funding directed to the...

Phillips, B.D. and B.H. Morrow, 2007: Social science research needs: Focus on vulnerable populations, forecasting, and warnings. Natural Hazards Review, 8 (3), 61-68.

This paper evaluates social science research findings on the topic of vulnerable populations and warning forecasts. The authors term populations that are potentially more vulnerable...

Radford, L.M. 2012: New tropical cyclone warning graphics: Preferences, comments and future suggestions.. The University of Alabama.

The topic of this thesis is hurricane warning graphics and public perceptions. The devastation from hurricanes and reliance of the public on the Cone of...

Ruin, I., J.C. Gaillard, and C. Lutoff, 2007: How to get there? Assessing motorists’ flash flood risk perception on daily itineraries. Environmental Hazards, 7, 235-244.

Flash floods are particularly dangerous for motorists for a variety of reasons, making it difficult for motorists to perceive their risk associated with a flood....

Ruin, I., J.D. Creutin, S. Anquetin, and C. Lutoff, 2008: Human exposure to flash floods – Relation between flood parameters and human vulnerability during a storm of September 2002 in Southern France. Journal of Hydrology, 361(1-2), 199-213.

The objective of this paper is to better understand the physical and human factors that contribute to flood casualties in a flood in the Gard...

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