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Is urban household emergency preparedness associated with short-term impact reduction after a super typhoon in subtropical city?
Chan,Emily Ying Yang1,2; Man,Asta Yi Tao1; Lam,Holly Ching Yu1; Chan,Gloria Kwong Wai1; Hall,Brian J.3; Hung,Kevin Kei Ching4
2019-03-26
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN16604601 16617827
Volume16Issue:4
AbstractClimate change-related extreme events are increasing in frequency and severity. Understanding household emergency preparedness capacity in Health-Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) for at risk urban communities is limited. The main objective of the study is to explore the association among risk perception, household preparedness, and the self-reported short-term impacts of Typhoons for urban residents. A population-based, cross-sectional telephone survey using random digit-dialling was conducted among Hong Kong adults within 2 weeks following 2018 Typhoon Mangkhut, the most intense typhoon that affected Hong Kong, a subtropical city, in thirty years. Among the 521 respondents, 93.9% and 74.3% reported some form of emergency preparedness and typhoon-specific preparedness measure (TSPM) against Mangkhut, respectively. Respondents who perceived a higher risk at home during typhoons and had practiced routine emergency preparedness measures (during nonemergency periods) were more likely to undertake TSPM. Of the respondents, 33.4% reported some form of impact (11.1% were household-specific) by Typhoon Mangkhut. Practicing TSPM was not associated with the reduction of short-term household impacts. Current preparedness measures may be insufficient to address the impact of super typhoons. Strategies for health-EDRM for urban residents will be needed to cope with increasing climate change-related extreme events.
KeywordClimate change related extreme events Cyclone Health-EDRM Household preparedness Hurricane Natural disaster Strong wind levels Subtropical city Typhoon Urban
DOI10.3390/ijerph16040596
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorChan,Emily Ying Yang
Affiliation1.Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)The Chinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
2.Nuffield Department of MedicineUniversity of Oxford,Oxford,OX37BN,United Kingdom
3.Global and Community Mental Health Research GroupFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macao
4.Accident & Emergency Academic UnitThe Chinese University of Hong KongPrince of Wales Hospital,Hong Kong
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Chan,Emily Ying Yang,Man,Asta Yi Tao,Lam,Holly Ching Yu,et al. Is urban household emergency preparedness associated with short-term impact reduction after a super typhoon in subtropical city?[J]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,2019,16(4).
APA Chan,Emily Ying Yang,Man,Asta Yi Tao,Lam,Holly Ching Yu,Chan,Gloria Kwong Wai,Hall,Brian J.,&Hung,Kevin Kei Ching.(2019).Is urban household emergency preparedness associated with short-term impact reduction after a super typhoon in subtropical city?.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,16(4).
MLA Chan,Emily Ying Yang,et al."Is urban household emergency preparedness associated with short-term impact reduction after a super typhoon in subtropical city?".International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16.4(2019).
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