Vertical Shelter From Hurricanes: Risk Perceptions and Politics

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by Phillip Berke, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87:

Abstract: To reduce risks posed by high hurricane evacuation times, vertical shelters have been proposed. This paper presents a preliminary assessment of key decision makers' reactions to the vertical shelter concept. These reactions are assessed with the garbage can model of organizational choice which consists of four conditions that must be met to adopt a public policy. Conclusions and directions for future research are outlined.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Protective structures | Hurricanes and typhoons | Public policy | Evacuation | Decision making | Solid wastes | Organizations |

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