Examining the geographic dimensions of risk perception, communication, and response during the evacuation and return-entry process

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Author Siebeneck, Laura Kathryn
Title Examining the geographic dimensions of risk perception, communication, and response during the evacuation and return-entry process
Date 2010
Description The focus of this research is the geographical and temporal dimensions of the evacuation and return-entry process (EREP). The return-entry process, or the movement of evacuees back home after issuance of an all-clear message, presents unique hazards especially in cases where an area has sustained damage. The goal of this study is to advance our understanding of how risk perception, risk communication, and geographic and demographic factors influence evacuee behavior across the EREP. The four research objectives for this study are as follows: (1) Develop a typology of return-entry strategies and identify the factors that are most salient in making all-clear decisions by emergency managers, (2) Examine how evacuees risk perception varies geographically and temporally throughout the EREP, (3) Examine how risk communication varies geographically and temporally throughout the EREP, and (4) Determine what factors influence compliance with return orders.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Cedar rapids; Evacuation; Flood; Hazards; Return-entry
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name PhD
Language eng
Rights Management ©Laura Kathryn Siebeneck
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 3,985,930 bytes
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; HV15.5 2010 .S44
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2018-03-20
ID 193870
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63n2j1t
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