Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2012, Pages 44 - 55
A Study on Residents’ Risk Perception in Abrupt Geological Hazard
Received 15 February 2012, Accepted 12 March 2012, Available Online 1 May 2012.
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- abrupt geological hazard; risk perception; mountainous area; coping behavior.
- In recent years, there has been an increased frequency and severity of natural disasters, such as typhoons, landslides, earthquakes, etc., now killing and injuring millions of people every year and causing mounting economic losses. The greater tragedy is that many of the losses due to disasters could have been averted. In order to reduce the abrupt geological hazards’ casualties effectively in remote mountain areas, local citizens’ attitudes of disaster prevention and precaution play an important role and cannot be ignored. This study conducted questionnaire survey to understand their disaster perception and actual evacuation behaviors, and aimed to discuss the special geographic environment and social structure of Qingyuan County in East China's Zhejiang province, investigated the outcrops in areas vulnerable to disasters, and conducts a survey on locals in Shimuxia, Pingtou, Zhangcun, and Tanggen villages. The researcher attempted to understand local people’s cognition of and reaction to landslides, mudflows, and other natural disasters as well as hazard perception and coping behaviors. The research results were expected to serve as a reference for the government or local authorities to prepare anti-disaster risk management.
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TY - JOUR AU - Anping Pan PY - 2012 DA - 2012/05 TI - A Study on Residents’ Risk Perception in Abrupt Geological Hazard JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 44 EP - 55 VL - 2 IS - 1 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.5 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.5 ID - Pan2012 ER -