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  • Mitchem, Jamie D. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 2003)
    This report summarizes the research regarding the September 20, 2002 Indianapolis tornado, with a particular focus on the public response to the warnings and damage assessment difficulties. Two primary research questions ...
  • Oliver, John E.; Britton, N.R.; James, M.K. (Centre for Disaster Studies, James Cook University- North Queensland, 1984)
    Following a general discussion of Australia's susceptibility to bushfires, the report describes the massive Ash Wednesday disaster and the human response to it. One of the chapters dealing with responses examines the topic ...
  • Benight, Charles C.; Gruntfest, Eve; Sparks, Kelly (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 2004)
    More than 5,000 individuals were evacuated because of the catastrophic 2002 Colorado wildfires. Many of the individuals who were evacuated were kept from their homes for up to a month. Many homes were lost to the fire. ...
  • Hutman, Sheila.; Dunne, Rachel Gulliver. (Los Angeles Task Force on Earthquake Prediction;, 1978)
    This report, presented to the Mayor's Office in October, 1978, explores and evaluates the range of possible responses to a predicted earthquake. It provides recommendations for alternative contingency programs that could ...
  • Drabek, Thomas E. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1994)
    The author, a sociologist, previously had examined disaster planning (and the lack of it) among hoteliers and others whose livelihood centers on tourism. Even before that study was completed, he had begun to look at the ...
  • Drabek, Thomas E. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1996)
    The author, a sociologist, previously had examined disaster planning (and the lack of it) among hoteliers and others whose livelihood centers on tourism. Even before that study was completed, he had begun to look at the ...
  • Drabek, Thomas E. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1999)
    Explores how the presence and effectiveness of emergency managers can help shape overall emergency response and recovery to a given event. Emergency managers are called upon to facilitate the smooth functioning of all ...
  • Kirschenbaum, Alan; Rapaport, Carmit (2009-11)
    Disaster warnings have proved to be only partially effective in bringing about behaviors that enhance survival. For disasters that are ongoing and associated with repeated warnings, determinants of compliance may change ...
  • Hirose, Hirotada, 1942- (1985)
    Major earthquakes were predicted on both sides of the Pacific in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and the state of California, the United States, at roughly the same time. These predictions differ from those made previously in ...
  • Mileti, Dennis S.; Hutton, Janice R.; Sorensen, John H. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1981)
    This volume attempts to bridge the gap between social science research related to earthquake prediction and the decision-making agents who will plan and implement tangible mitigative measures. Major issues are defined, ...
  • Tiefenbacher, John P.; Cecora, Reno J.; Monfredo, William; Shuey, Michelle (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 2001)
    On the evening of Monday, June 18, 2001, a tornado struck the extreme northwestern Wisconsin Village of Siren, without any warning from the town's siren. This community of about 1000 people approximately 65 miles northeast ...
  • Paul, Bimal Kanti (2012-08)
    Cyclone Sidr, a category 4 storm, struck the southwestern coast of Bangladesh on November 15, 2007. Despite early cyclone warnings and emergency evacuation orders for coastal residents, thousands of individuals stayed in ...
  • Ripberger, Joseph T.; Silva, Carol L.; Jenkins-Smith; Hank C.; Carlson, Deven E.; James, Mark; Herron, Kerry G. (2014)
    Theory and conventional wisdom suggest that errors undermine the credibility of tornado warning systems and thus decrease the probability that individuals will comply (i.e., engage in protective action) when future warnings ...
  • Quarantelli, E. L.; Dynes, Russell R. (Wharton School. Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, 1976-09)
    Four behavioral contexts were examined: reaction to warning, reaction to threat, reaction to impact, and coping with loss. In all these situations, the family and community provided mechanisms which tended to reduce the ...
  • United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency (United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1983)
    In conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Red Cross, FEMA has prepared a packet of awareness materials designed to reinforce safety programs developed by local officials. It ...
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1985)
    This volume reviews the status of flood hazard management at the federal, state, and local levels, and presents a wealth of technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge on improving mitigation programs everywhere. The ...
  • Handmer, John (Flood Hazard Research Center, Middlesex University,, 1997)
  • Fothergill, Alice (1996)
    Focusing on gender differences, this article synthesizes the literature on gender, risk, and disasters, and presents a comprehensive view of what is known in this area.Data are limited, yet, by using a nine-stage typology ...
  • Blendon, Robert; Benson, John M.; Buhr, Tami; Weldon, Kathleen J.; Herrmann, Melissa J. (Harvard School of Public Health., 2006-07-20)
    This survey looks at the public's perception and willingness to obey evacuation orders.
  • Carter, Michael; Kendall, Stephanie; Clark, John P. (1983)
    By use of a two-stage decision-model, the effect of family structure on household response to natural hazard warnings is examined for a sample of 429 Mobile, Alabama residents interviewed after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. ...

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