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Evacuation from natural disasters: a systematic review of the literature

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Female gender, younger age, and white ethnicity were demographic factors most commonly associated with evacuation. The presence of children was also associated with increased evacuation. More prospective and methodologically rigorous research is needed to …

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A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Better connections between the emergency management and international social work communities will be needed in the face of future large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Better linkages between these communities are needed to improve disaster …

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Enhancing resilience to coastal flooding from severe storms in the USA: international lessons

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In low-income countries such as Cuba and Bangladesh, warning systems and effective shelter and evacuation systems, combined with high levels of disaster risk reduction and education, social cohesion, and trust between authorities and vulnerable communities can help to increase resilience to …

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Infectious diseases following natural disasters: prevention and control measures

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Risk assessment is essential in post-disaster situation. A high priority should be given to rapid implementation of control measures such as through re-establishing and improving primary healthcare delivery.
This systematic review included 21 articles and assessed risk factors and potential infectious diseases …

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Natural disasters and suicidal behaviours

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There is a need for further research with solid designs to elucidate the impact of natural disasters on suicidal behaviors. Mental health and suicidal behaviors should be monitored for several years after a disaster.
This …

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Who leaves and who stays? A review and statistical meta-analysis of hurricane evacuation studies

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Official warnings, mobile home residence, risk area residence, observations of environmental (storm conditions), social behavioral cues by others, and expectation of significant personal impacts have consistently significant effects on household evacuation. Demographic variables have …

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Households’ evacuation decision in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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A household’s evacuation decision is determined most directly by expected wind impacts. Expected hydrological impacts did not have as much of an impact on evacuation decisions as wind impacts. Official warnings and risk area also had direct effect on the decision …

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Storm surge warning, mitigation, and adaptation

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This chapter provides a systematic review of measures that influence mitigation and adaptation to hazards linked with storm surge. Structural measures cannot entirely eliminate flood risk and in certain situations may not be …

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A systematic review of tropical cyclone disaster management research using remote sensing and spatial analysis

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Most research on tropical cyclone disaster management has been carried out at the regional level without validation of results. Climate change scenarios have to be taken into account in future cyclone risk mapping and …

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The health impacts of windstorms

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Windstorms can have a profound effect on human health with direct effects causing death and injury. Indirect effects can include falls, lacerations, puncture wounds. Power outages, fires, burns, carbon monoxide, poisoning and worsening of chronic illnesses are all health impacts associated …

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