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Disaster Warnings as Risk Communication
Disaster warnings as risk communication

In this chapter we will address the implications of the PADM for disaster warnings, examine the degree to which the model fits the empirical literature on human response to warnings, and discuss the implications of this model for the practice of warning multiethnic populations about environmental threats. As noted earlier, two features of disaster warnings set them apart from other kinds of risk communication. First, there is the issue of urgency. Disaster warnings are used when a threat is imminent, so there are only minutes or possibly hours before disaster impact. The amount of time available is a function of the state of forecast technology for a given hazard, and this varies from one hazard agent ...

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