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Hazard Awareness as Risk Communication
Hazard awareness as risk communication

According to Burton and colleagues (1978, 1993), hazard adjustments are actions that either intentionally or incidentally reduce risk from extreme events in the natural environment. Thus, evacuation and sheltering in-place in response to disaster warnings can be thought of as hazard adjustments, but the term hazard adjustments is more frequently applied to long-term risk reduction actions such as hazard mitigation, emergency preparedness, or recovery preparedness. Hazard mitigation refers to actions taken previously that provide passive protection to people and property at the time of disaster impact. For example, as noted in Chapter 1, to avoid the impacts of floods, communities can restrict construction to areas outside the flood-plain or elevate structures above projected high water marks. ...

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