Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

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...

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. 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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