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How do people behave during flash floods and why? Lessons for the prediction of the human vulnerability dynamics in short-fuse weather events

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posted on 18.04.2019, 17:30 by Javed AliJaved Ali, Isabelle Ruin

Social scientists have a long history of documenting disasters and natural extreme events’ behavioural response through the collection of perishable post-event data. Such empirical and theoretical foundations constitute a strong background to understand crisis responses and advance our knowledge of the drivers of human behavioural responses to fast evolving weather-related events. Outputs from this field of research show that public warning and behavioural response is a social process that takes several phases before a protective action is put in place.


This work was funded by the "Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA)" Laureate Program by the Government of France and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).