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Risk Communication in Concurrent Disasters


As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, for many, it is not the only unfolding disaster. Tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, floods, and others are simultaneously affecting millions of people. Others recovering from recent disasters are also considering adjustments to prepare for potential events related to seasonal and year-round hazards. This Working Group focuses on understanding how people affected by sequential and concurrent disasters make decisions to protect themselves and others.

Working Group Lead

Jenniffer M. Santos-Hernández, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras

Working Group Members

Benigno Aguirre, University of Delaware
Aideé Arellanos Ceballos, Universidad de Colima-Mexico
Roberto E. Barrios, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Alicia Cuevas, Universidad de Colima-México
Nnenia Campbell, University of Colorado Boulder
Carmen Concepción, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras
Shruthi Dakey, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Alexa Dietrich, Social Science Research Council
Sahar Derakhshan, University of South Carolina
Alejandra Figueroa Huertas, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras
Erica Kuligowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Caroline Hackerotte, North Dakota State University
Lorna Jaramillo Nieves, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras
Shirley Laska, The Lowland Center
Hans Louis Charles, Virginia Commonwealth University
Katherine Jo Johnson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sara McBride, U.S. Geological Survey
Ashley Méndez Heavilin, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras
Lindsay Neuberger, University of Central Florida
Laura Lynn Olson, Jacksonville State University
Gabriella Punziano, University of Naples Federico II
Christina Sun, University of Washington
Jennifer Spinney, University of Colorado Boulder
Carolina Velázquez Calderón, University of Delaware
Lucia Velotti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Wendy Walsh, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Anne Wein, U.S. Geological Survey
Camila Young, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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