Disaster experience as a factor in the decision to evacuate


Disaster culture can affect decisions to evacuate. Research is contradictory as to whether previous experience encourages or discourages evacuation, however. For example, in response to typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, some people did not evacuate because they believed their previous experiences with disasters gave them the capacity to deal with the impending disaster. Another study, using a hypothetical natural disaster, found that “those who reported a willingness to follow instructions lived in areas with a disaster history”.

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