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Title
Natural Hazards in Puerto Rico: Attitudes, Experience, and Behavior of Homeowners. Program on Environment and Behavior.
File
PB2000101628.pdf
Author(s)
Palm, R. I.; Hodgson, M. E.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., cJanuary 1993, 166 p.
Identifying Number(s)
ISBN-1-877943-09-6
Abstract
This book reports the findings of a 1990 sample survey of Puerto Rican homeowners. The purposes of the survey were threefold: first, to document perceptions and response to a variety of natural hazards confronting Puerto Rican residents; second, to assess the effects of different intensities of experience with a hurricane on risk perception and insurance purchase; and third, to compare attitudes and response to natural hazards in two different environmental, cultural and political settings -- Puerto Rico and California.
Keywords
; Floods; Risk assessment; Public policy; Emergency preparedness; Earthquakes; Human behavior; Emergency planning; Surveys; Puerto Rico; Perception; Public opinion; Comparative evaluations; Attitudes; Hurricanes; State planning; Insurance; California; Mitigation; Disasters; Local planning