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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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New York State public health system response to Hurricane Sandy: An analysis of emergency reports

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Post-disaster emergency reports should be reviewed systematically as they better our understanding of successes and areas for improvement. Future work should focus on collecting feedback from a broad net of public health and service provide staff in order to improve planning …

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Identifying and describing the impact of cyclone, storm and flood related disasters on treatment management, care and exacerbations of non-communicable diseases and the implications for public health

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Disasters have a significant negative impact on the health of people with non-communicable diseases. Future work should aim at assessing all the factors that influence direct and indirect (preventable) morbidity and mortality related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during and after disasters. …

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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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Review of health hazards and prevention measures for response and recovery workers and volunteers after natural disasters, flooding, and water damage: mold and dampness

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It is recommended to avoid and minimize unnecessary fungal exposure and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in disaster response recovery work. Any moisture or water intrusion should be addressed rapidly, since significant mold growth can occur within 48 hours. Systematic …

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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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