Changing trust in authorities


People still have high trust in authorities and civil protection actors and perceive them as responsible for mitigation and protection measures. However, the disaster in 2012, local and traditional knowledge for resilience building is now valorised (most important information are sources for past hazard knowledge are other village members and family). Being part of the community and having a strong family network, as well as with the other members of the community, and therefore having access to information coming from "real faces", resulted in being very important for forming community identity. The feeling of community belonging and the strong presence of social networks proved to be very important as a crucial support to deal with the impacts of natural hazard events and to contribute positively to community resilience.

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