Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

Tierney, K., 1993: Disaster preparedness and response: Research findings and guidance from the social science literature. US-ROC Workshop on Natural Disaster Reduction, Taipei, Taiwan.

This paper is a non-comprehensive literature review on the state of social science research on disasters, with particular focus on the phases of preparedness and...

Sorenson, J.H., 2000: Hazard warning systems: Review of 20 years of progress. Natural Hazards Review, 1(2), 119-125.

This research stems from the notion that the United States has no universal national warning method concerning all hazards. Rather, governments and private organizations have...

Sorenson, J. H. and D.S. Mileti, 1988: Warning and evacuation: Answering some basic questions. Industrial Crisis Quarterly 2, 2(3 & 4), 195-209.

The authors analyze data from numerous behavioral studies of public evacuation response. It address five common questions asked by emergency managers and personnel and attempts...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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