Annotated Bibliography of Hazard and Flood-Related Articles

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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

Haynes, K., L. Coates, R. Leigh, J. Handmer, J. Whittaker, A. Gissing, J. Mcaneney, and S. Opper, 2009: ‘Shelter-in-place’ vs. evacuation in flash floods. Environmental Hazards, 8(4), 291-303.

Evacuation remains the leading action recommended throughout the literature on flash floods. However, this paper argues that sheltering-in-place may in fact lead to fewer deaths...

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...

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...

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...

Bell, H. M., & Tobin, G. A., 2007: Efficient and effective? The 100-year flood in the communication and perception of flood risk. Environmental Hazards, 7(4), 302-311.

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...

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