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...

Ruin, I., J.D. Creutin, S. Anquetin, E. Gruntfest, and C. Lutoff, 2009: Human vulnerability to flash floods: Addressing physical exposure and behavioural questions. Flood Risk Management, 1005-1012.

This paper combines hydrometeorology and social science in an effort to better understand social vulnerabilities to flash floods. The authors argue that integrating these two...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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