Quick Response Reports

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QR216 Cross-Cultural Analysis of Responses to Mass Fatalities
following 2009 Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh and India
. Kailash Gupta. 2009.

QR215 Operational Law In Disasters. Julia Beckett, Nancy K. Grant, and Annemarie Scarisbrick-Hauser. 2009.

QR214 Improving the Effectiveness of Local Emergency Management Networks: Focus on H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus Outbreak in California. Sang Choi. 2009.

QR213 Vulnerability of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings and their Occupants in the 2009 L’aquila, Italy Earthquake. Abbie Liel and Kathryn Lynch. 2009.

QR212 The Role of Grassroots Organizations and Volunteers in Southeast Texas after Hurricane Ike. Robert Owen Gardner. 2008.

QR211 Examination of Prices for Goods and Services in the Response and Recovery Phases Following Hurricane Ike. Robert M. Schwartz and Stacy Muffet-Willett. 2008.

QR210 Pet Care Professionals' Preparedness for, Response to and Utilization of Resources During Hurricane Gustav. Andrea Schumacher, Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Sheldon Drobot, and Karen McNeal. 2008.

QR209 Perceptions of Hurricane Destructiveness and Self-Reported Likelihood of Evacuation. Alan E. Stewart. 2008.

QR208 Differential Social Vulnerability and Response to Hurricane Dolly Across the U.S.-Mexico Border. Isabelle Ruin, Cedar League, Mary Hayden, Barry Goldsmith, and Jeral Estupiñán. 2008.

QR207 The January 5-6, 2008, California Winter Storm: Assessing Information Sources, Actions, and Damages. Sheldon Drobot, Craig Schmidt, Julie Demuth. 2008.

QR206 Risk Perception Associated with the Evacuation and Return-Entry Process of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood. Laura K. Siebeneck and Thomas J. Cova. 2008.

QR205 Hazard Warnings and Compliance with Evacuation Orders:
The Case of Bangladesh's Cyclone Sidr
. Bimal Kanti Paul. 2008.

QR204 Public Perception of Wildfire Smoke Hazard. Susan M. Macey. 2008.

QR203 NIMS in Action: A Case Study of the System’s Use and Utility. Jessica Jensen. 2008.

QR202 Five Years and Two Hurricanes: A Return to San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Michael E. Brown, Douglas Gamble, Darren Parnell, David Brommer, and Grady P. Dixon. 2008.

QR201 Large Scale Rooftop Search and Rescue: the experience of Hurricane Katrina. Matin Katirai and David M. Simpson. 2008.

QR200 Public Awareness and Perceptions of Landslide Hazards after a
Major Debris-Flow Episode in Glacier National Park, Montana, August 2004
. David Butler. 2008.

QR199 Psychological and Biological Stress Pathways and the Role of Protective Factors in Individuals Evacuated during the 2007 San Diego Wildfires. Inka Weissbecker. 2008.

QR198 The Super Tuesday Tornado Disaster at Lafayette, Tennessee: Preparedness, Response, and Previous Experience. Philip L. Chaney and Greg S. Weaver. 2008.

QR197 Business Recovery Related to High-Frequency Natural Hazard Events. Rebekah Green, Scott Miles, Gala Gulacsik, and Jason Levy. 2008.

QR196 Disaster in Kansas: The Tornado in Greensburg. Bimal K. Paul, Deborah Che, Mitchel Stimers, and Sohini Dutt. 2007.

QR195 Enough is Enough: Social Capital in Post-Katrina New Orleans:
A Study of Neighborhoods Affected by the 2007 Tornadoes
. Liesel Ritchie and Duane Gill. 2007.

QR194 Katrina as a Hydrometeorological and Anthropogenic Disaster in the New
Orleans Context: Assessing the Link Between Previous Experience, Adaptation
Modes, and Impacts. Francis Adeola. 2007.

QR193 The Groundhog Day Florida Tornadoes: A Case Study of High-Vulnerability Tornadoes. Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter. 2007.

QR192 Evaluation of Winter Storm Warnings: A Case Study of the Colorado Front Range December 20-21, 2006, Winter Storm. Sheldon Drobot. 2007.

QR191 Emergency Responses for High Plains Cattle Affected by the December 28-31, 2006, Blizzard. Bimal Kanti Paul, Deborah Che, and Vicki L. Tinnon. 2007.

QR190 Community Impacts of Hurricane Ivan: A Case Study of Orange Beach, Alabama. J. Steven Picou and Cecelia G. Martin. 2006.

QR189 The Emergency Management Response to Hurricane Katrina: As Told By the First Responders—A Case Study of What Went Wrong and Recommendations for the Future, Henry W. Fischer et al. 2006.

QR188 An Assessment of the Personal and Emotional Barriers to Effective Disaster Response on the Part of Healthcare Professionals. Laura L. Banks, Michael E. Richards, and Mark B. Shah. 2006.

QR187 Providing for Pets During Disasters, Part II: Animal Response Volunteers in Gonzales, Louisiana. Leslie Irvine. 2006.

QR186 Reconstructing Childhood: An Exploratory Study of Children in Hurricane Katrina. Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill. 2006.

QR185 Strengthening Resilience of Rural Communities to Wildfire in the Pacific Northwest. Kathy Lynn and Arleen Hill. 2006.

QR184 Disaster Realities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Revisiting the Looting Myth. Lauren Barsky, Joseph Trainor, and Manuel Torres. 2006.

QR183 Analyzing Tribal Drought Management: A Case Study of the Hualapai Tribe. Cody Knutson, Mark Svoboda, and Michael Hayes. 2006.

QR182 Hurricane Stan Response in Guatemala. Robert E. Hinshaw. 2006.

QR181 TheSelendang Ayu Oil Spill: A Study of the Renewable Resource Community of Dutch Harbor/Unalaska. Liesel Ritchie and Duane Gill. 2006.

QR180 Hurricane Katrina: GIS Response for a Major Metropolitan Area. Andrew Curtis, Jacqueline W. Mills, Jason K. Blackburn, and John C. Pine. 2006.

QR179 Examination of the American Red Cross and FEMA following Hurricanes Charley and Ivan. Robert M. Schwartz. 2005.

QR178 Evacuation Behavior in Response to the Graniteville, South Carolina, Chlorine Spill. Jerry T. Mitchell, Andrew S. Edmonds, Susan L. Cutter, Mathew Schmidtlein, Reggie McCarn, Michael E. Hodgson, and Sonya Duhé. 2005. 12/16/2005

QR177 Snowbirds and Senior Living Developments: An Analysis of Vulnerability Associated with Hurricane Charley. Burrell E. Montz and Graham A. Tobin. 2005. 5/26/2005

QR176 An Urban Nightclub Multicasualty Shooting: Lessons Learned in Critical Incident Stress Management. Mary Myers and Stacy Muffet-Willett. 2005. 5/11/2005

QR175 Europe’s Flood Disaster of August 2002: Vienna’s Evolving Flood Mitigation Projects. Jane Preuss. 2005. 5/9/2005

QR174 Colorado Resort Communities and the 2002-2003 Drought: Impacts and Lessons Learned. Olga V. Wilhelmi, Deborah S.K. Thomas, and Michael J. Hayes. 2005. 3/3/2005

QR173 The 2003 Southern California Wildfires: Constructing Their Cause(s). Richard Stuart Olson and Vincent T. Gawronski. 2005. 3/21/2005

QR172 Elderly Populations in Disasters: Recounting Evacuation Processes fromTwo Skilled-Care Facilities in Central Florida, August 2004. Michelle Kuba, Alina Dorian, Sarah Kuljian, and Kimberley Shoaf. 2004. 3/15/2005

QR171 Providing for Pets During Disasters: An Exploratory Study. Leslie Irvine. 2004. 1/11/2005

QR170 Community Response to Hurricane Isabel: An Examination of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Organizations in Virginia. Mary E. Franke and David M. Simpson. 2004. 2/28/2005

QR169 The April 2004 Tornado in North-Central Bangladesh: A Case for Introducing Tornado Forecasting and Warning Systems. Bimal Kanti Paul and Rejuan Hossain Bhuiyan. 2004. 1/18/2005

QR168 Collection of Satellite-referenced Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of Hurricane Charley. Beverley J. Adams, J. Arn Womble, Michael Z. Mio, John B. Turner, Kishor C. Mehta and Shubharoop Gosh. 2004. 10/5/2004

QR167 Colorado Wildfires 2002. Charles Benight, Eve Gruntfest, and Kelly Sparks. 2004. 4/19/2004

QR166 Damage Assessment After the Paso Robles (San Simeon, California) Earthquake: Lessons for Emergency Management. David A. McEntire and Jill Cope. 2004. 2/10/2004

QR165 Public Response to Tornado Warnings: A Comparative Study of the May 4, 2003, Tornados in Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Bimal Kanti Paul, Vicki Tinnon Brock, Shane Csiki, and Lori Emerson. 2003. 11/20/2003

QR164 Flood Damage Assessment and Survey of Mitigation Efforts at Stump Lake, North Dakota: A Study of Closed-basin Lake Flood. Paul E. Todhunter and Bradley C. Rundquist. 2003. 9/17/2003

QR163 Surviving the Storm: Sheltering in the May 2003 Tornadoes, Moore, Oklahoma. Ann Patton 2003. 9/17/2003

QR162 Flood Hazard Vulnerability: A Study of Tropical Storm Allison (TSA) Flood Impacts and Adaptation Modes in Louisiana. Francis O. Adeola. 2003. 4/30/2003

QR161 An Analysis of the September 20, 2002, Indianapolis Tornado: Public Response to a Tornado Warning and Damage Assessment Difficulties. Jamie D. Mitchem. 2003. 4/24/2003

QR160 El Salvador Earthquakes: Resource Loss, Traumatic Event Exposure, and Psychological Functioning. David N. Sattler. 2002. 10/30/2002

QR159 Defining Sustainable Development: Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Cheryl Childers and Brenda Phillips. 2002. 10/16/2002

QR158 The September 11th Attacks on America: Relationships Among Psychological Distress, Posttraumatic Growth, and Social Support in New York. David N. Sattler. 2002. 10/30/2002

QR157 Terrorism in Shanksville: A Study in Preparedness and Response. Nancy K. Grant, David H. Hoover, Annemarie Scarisbrick-Hauser, and Stacy L. Muffet. 2002. 7/30/2002

QR156 Religious And Ethnic Issues After September 11, 2001: Examining Muslim University Student Experiences. Lori A. Peek. 2002. 6/21/2002

QR155 Public/Private Collaboration in Disaster: Implications from the World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks. Richard T. Weber, David A. McEntire, and Robie J. Robinson, 2002. 6/10/2002

QR154 Emergency Support Satisfaction Among 2001 Hoisington, Kansas, Tornado Victims. Bimal Kanti Paul and Jeanenne Leven, 2002. 4/30/2002

QR153 Use of Spatial Data and Geographic Technologies in Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack. Deborah S. K. Thomas, Susan L. Cutter, Michael Hodgson, Mike Gutekunst, and Steven Jones, 2002. 4/18/2002

QR152 Marginalized Groups in Times of Crisis: Identity, Needs, and Response. Marci Eads, 2002. 4/16/2002

QR151 The Fires of 2000: Community Response and Recovery in the Bitter Root Valley, Western Montana. Sarah J. Halvorson, 2002. 6/2/2002

QR150 Institutional Warning Response Following the September 11th World Trade Center Attack. Paul W. O'Brien, 2002. 4/16/2002

QR149 Oregon Emergency Management: Evaluating Interagency Communication in the Post-Disaster Environment. Robert Parker, Andre LeDuc, and Kathy Lynn, 2002. 4/16/2002

QR148 Victim Identification and Management Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers (21K), Steven Stehr and David Simpson, 2002. 3/12/2002

QR147 The Response of Faith-Based Organizations in New York City Following the World Trade Center Attacks on September 11, 2001. Jeannette Sutton, 2002. 3/8/2002

QR146 Patterns of Media Coverage of the Terrorist Attacks on the United States in September of 2001. Christine M. Rodrigue, 2002. 3/8/2002

QR145 Risk Factors for Death in the 8 April 1998 Alabama Tornadoes. Yuichi Ono, 2002. 3/5/2002

QR144 Community Response in a Terrorist Disaster. Seana Lowe, 2002. 2/8/2002

QR143 Multi-organizational Coordination During the Response to the March 28, 2000, Fort Worth Tornado: An Assessment of Constraining and Contributing Factors. David A. McEntire, 2001. 12/31/2001

QR142 Disaster and Development: El Salvador 2001. Ben Wisner, 2001. 12/31/2001

QR141 Digital Disaster Assistance: How and Why Selected Information Technology Firms Contributed to Recovery Immediately After the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks. Sarah Michaels, 2001. 12/31/2001

QR140 The Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001: Immediate Impacts and Their Ramifications for Federal Emergency Management. Claire B. Rubin and Irmak Renda-Tanali, 2001. 12/31/2001

QR139 Field Observations of Lower Manhattan in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster: September 30, 2001. James K. Mitchell, Peter Kabachnik, Robert Donovan, Junko Noguchi, and Tom Mitchell, 2001. 12/6/2001

QR138 Effects of Written Disclosure on Post-Disaster Psychological Adjustment and Symptomatology. H. Katherine O'Neill and Joshua Smyth, 2001. 12/31/2001

QR137 Examining a "Near-Miss" Experience: Awareness, Behavior, and Post-Disaster Response Among Residents on the Periphery of a Tornado-Damage Path. J. Tiefenbacher, William Monfredo, Michelle Shuey, and Reno J. Cecora, 2001. 11/5/2001

QR136 South Carolina Drought Mitigation and Response Assessment: 1998-2000 Drought. Cody L. Knutson and Dr. Michael J. Hayes, 2001. 6/18/2001

QR135 "We Want Work": Rural Women in the Gujarat Drought and Earthquake. Elaine Enarson, 2000. 6/11/2001

QR134 Citrus Growers Attitudes in North-Central Florida. Cesar N. Caviedes, 2000. 11/16/2000

QR133 An Evaluation of How ECU Staff Persons Coped With Hurricane Floyd. Holly M. Hapke and Ronald Mitchelson, 2000. 11/7/2000

QR132 Effects of Wildfire on Adolescents in Volusia County Florida. Audra Langley and Russell T. Jones, 2000. 10/16/2000

QR131 The May 1998 Landslides in the Sarno Area in Southern Italy: Rethinking Disaster Theory. Rocco Caporale, 2000. 9/22/2000

QR130 Information Technology and Efficiency in Disaster Response: The Marmara,Turkey Earthquake, 17 August 1999. Louise K. Comfort, 2000. 7/18/2000

QR129 An Analysis of the Socioeconomic Impact of Hurricane Floyd and Related Flooding on Students at East Carolina University. Bob Edwards, Marieke Van Willigen, Stephanie Lormand, Jayme Currie, with Kristina Bye, John Maiolo, Ken Wilson, 2000. 7/18/2000

QR128 South Carolina's Response to Hurricane Floyd. Kirstin Dow, Susan L. Cutter, 2000. 7/18/2000

QR127 Hurricane Georges: A Multinational Study Examining Preparedness, Resource Loss, and Psychological Distress in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the United States. David N. Sattler, Charles F. Kaiser, 2000. 5/22/2000

QR126Hurricane Floyd Flood Mapping Integrating Landsat 7 TM Satellite Imagery and DEM Data. Jeffrey D. Colby, Yong Wang, Karen Mulcahy, 2000. 4/20/2000

QR125California Citrus Freeze of December 1998: Place, Perception and Choice - Developing a Disaster Reconstruction Model. John P. Tiefenbacher, Ronald R. Hagelman, III, and Reno J. Cecora, 2000. 3/8/2000

QR124 Field Evaluation of Hurricane Damage to the Water Resources, Tourism Infrastructure, and Emergency Response of San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Douglas W. Gamble, 2000. 2/22/2000

QR123 'There's a Big Wind a Comin': A Profile of Survival and the Culture of Response After Hurricane Mitch on Isla Guanaja, Honduras. Gerald Krausse and Christopher L. Dyer, 2000. 2/18/2000

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