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. 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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