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,...

Sorenson, J.H., 1991: When shall we leave? Factors affecting the timing of evacuation departures. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 9(2), 153-165.

This is one of few articles that looks at the timing of evacuations, specifically when and why people evacuate during hazards. The author statistically examined...

Ruin, I., J.D. Creutin, S. Anquetin, and C. Lutoff, 2008: Human exposure to flash floods – Relation between flood parameters and human vulnerability during a storm of September 2002 in Southern France. Journal of Hydrology, 361(1-2), 199-213.

The objective of this paper is to better understand the physical and human factors that contribute to flood casualties in a flood in the Gard...

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., S.M. Tunstall, and S. McCarthy, 2007: New insights into the benefits of flood warnings: Results from a household survey in England and Wales. Environmental Hazards, 7(3), 193-210.

Floods are a major concern in Britain. The flood defense agency in England and Wales has recognized the devastation that floods can cause and have...

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...

Drobot, S.D., C. Benight, and E.C. Gruntfest, 2007: Risk factors associated with driving through flooded roads. Environmental Hazards, 7:227-234.

The objective of this paper is to assess the social factors that affect whether or not an individual will drive through a flooded road. Surprisingly,...

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...

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...

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...

Adeola, F.O., 2003: Flood hazard vulnerability: A study of Tropical Storm Allison (TSA) flood impacts and adaptation modes in Louisiana. Quick Response Research Report #162, Natural Hazards Center.

This article assesses the impacts from Tropical Storm Allison (TSA) that hit Louisiana in 2001. Questionnaires were given to residents in four subdivisions that were...

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