Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

Zahran, S., S.D. Brody, W.G. Peacock, A. Vedlitz, and H. Grover, 2008: Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in Texas. Disasters, 32(4), 537-560.

This study assesses what physical and social factors increase the likelihood for fatalities during floods. The authors analyze 832 countywide floods in Texas from 1997-2001...

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....

Zaalberg, R., C. Midden, A. Meijnders, T. McCalley, 2009: Prevention, Adaptation, and Threat Denial: Flooding Experiences in the Netherlands. Risk Analysis. 29:1759-1778.

The main objective of this study was to better understand if previous flood experience by residents in the Netherlands led to more effective coping mechanisms...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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