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Culture of preparedness: household disaster preparedness

Culture of preparedness: household disaster preparedness Purpose – This paper aims to examine household preparedness in response to disasters and the role of non‐profit organizations in the public's preparedness. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses the context of hurricane preparedness of Central Florida residents, using the mail survey method as a data collection tool. Findings – The findings of the study emphasize the importance of household and individual preparedness in response to natural disasters, specifically to hurricanes. If individuals are not ready, then nobody is ready. The paper finds that households, even with significant experience of disasters, can be complacent in response to disasters. Originality/value – The paper focuses on household preparedness and emphasizes that the emergency management community needs to make a significant effort in training households. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

Culture of preparedness: household disaster preparedness

Disaster Prevention and Management , Volume 17 (4): 10 – Aug 29, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/09653560810901773
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to examine household preparedness in response to disasters and the role of non‐profit organizations in the public's preparedness. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses the context of hurricane preparedness of Central Florida residents, using the mail survey method as a data collection tool. Findings – The findings of the study emphasize the importance of household and individual preparedness in response to natural disasters, specifically to hurricanes. If individuals are not ready, then nobody is ready. The paper finds that households, even with significant experience of disasters, can be complacent in response to disasters. Originality/value – The paper focuses on household preparedness and emphasizes that the emergency management community needs to make a significant effort in training households.

Journal

Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 29, 2008

Keywords: Natural disasters; Risk management; Community relations; Partnership; Non‐profit organizations

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