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Improving Public Messaging for Evacuation and Shelter‐in‐Place: Findings and Recommendations for Emergency Managers from Peer-Reviewed Research   [open pdf - 8MB]

From the Overview: "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted this study to provide emergency managers with: [1] peer-reviewed research findings on public understanding and decision-making for evacuation and shelter-in-place protective actions, and [2] data-driven recommendations for improving public messaging to inform the public about risk and to increase compliance with instructions to evacuate or to shelter-in-place. FEMA tasked Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) with conducting a literature review of published peer-reviewed research, summarizing the research findings, and developing related recommendations. This analysis can inform outreach strategies, communication strategies, evacuation planning, and emergency operations plans. Some recommendations are best implemented before an event and some suggest ways to improve response operations." A supplemental slideshow presentation of this report can be found in the HSDL here: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=853704]

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2021-04
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