Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

Worth, M.F. and B.F. McLuckie, 1977: Get to high ground!: The warning process in the Colorado floods June 1965. Disaster Research Center Historical and Comparative Disaster Series #3, 74pp.

In 1965, eastern Colorado experienced major flash flooding. This report compares the warning process of ten communities in the northeast and southeast quadrants of Colorado,...

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...

Stein, R.M., L. Dueñas-Osorio, D. Subramanian, 2010: Who evacuates when hurricanes approach? The role of risk, information, and location. Social Science Quarterly, 91(3), pp 816-834.

This article discusses the factors that determine whether or not someone evacuates when a hurricane approaches. The article is separated into several sections: The first...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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