Infrastructural vulnerabilities perceptions in relation with the degree of preparedness
A number of Romanian participants (see source document for full description of study carried out amongst residents in Bucharest) felt that there were vulnerabilities in infrastructure due to poor building standards, sometimes linked with perceived corruption (i.e. man-made factors), which meant that the participants felt they were not as prepared for disasters as they would have liked to be.
Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward authorities
- Develop guidelines for disaster practitioners that take into consideration the different needs of and approaches to different ethnical groups
- Social media can be a useful alternative communication channel in all stages of disaster management
- Use cultural factors to improve the effectiveness of disaster communication