Disaster planning and risk communication with vulnerable communities: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.

@article{Eisenman2007DisasterPA,
  title={Disaster planning and risk communication with vulnerable communities: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.},
  author={David Paul Eisenman and Kristina M. Cordasco and Steve M. Asch and Joya F. Golden and Deborah Glik},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 Suppl 1},
  pages={S109-15}
}
OBJECTIVES We studied the experience of Hurricane Katrina evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster. METHODS We performed qualitative interviews with 58 randomly selected evacuees living in Houston's major evacuation centers from September 9 to 12, 2005. Transcripts were content analyzed using grounded theory methodology. RESULTS Participants were mainly African… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 61 extracted citations

Communication about environmental health risks: A systematic review

Environmental health : a global access science source • 2010
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Evacuation from Natural Disasters: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis • 2017

Self-efficacy and barriers to disaster evacuation in Hong Kong

International Journal of Public Health • 2017
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…