Understanding evacuation behaviour


While evacuation saves lives, many people choose not to leave when faced with a disaster. These resources explore the multiple factors influencing the decision to evacuate.


The purpose of this paper is to critically assess the operational aspect of pedestrian evacuation models for flash floods mitigation. A number of evacuation models exist in literature, but investigations of their operational aspects and efficient

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

This paper aims to lay the foundations for a more realistic representation of human factors in evacuation models, which is needed to ensure the adequacy of the infrastructure, decision processes and safety of evacuation. Emergency evacuation is the

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

The aim of this research is to create an agent-based modelling (ABM) framework tool, incorporating robust models of human behaviour, to help management professionals develop and test their contingency plans for emergency scenarios. The focus has been on

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

A forensic analysis of fatalities and displacements from recent volcanic eruptions (1986–2015) provides insights into factors that influence actions to protect life in high-risk environments. Unlike many other geophysical hazard events, volcanic eruptions

New Australian research confirms a long-held suspicion that emergency warnings do not always have precedence when other sources conflict with official advice.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
New research reveals that virtual reality simulations work better than traditional alerts in motivating people to evacuate ahead of hurricanes.
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