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Disaster Myths and their Relevance for Warning Systems

  title={Disaster Myths and their Relevance for Warning Systems},
  author={Katja Schulze and Daniel F. Lorenz and Bettina Wenzel and Martin Voss},
Warning systems are technically, socially, and organizationally shaped and rest on specific assumptions concerning human behavior during disasters. The common notions about people’s behavior in disaster situations are often not based on empirical data, but rather on so-called “myths” which overemphasize rare and situation-dependent extreme behaviors such as panic, disaster shock, looting or helplessness. Due to the fact that these expectations are shaped within social environments, different… 

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