Some Major Themes In The Empirical Disaster Evacuation Literature
Aguirre, Benigno E.
Swisher, Robert G.
Disaster Research Center
As part of the general emphasis now well under way toward codifying the disaster research literature (for a review of this trend see Quarantelli and Dynes, 1977) this paper reviews the literature on evacuations in disasters. The aim is to describe what is known about the responses of individuals and families to warning and evacuation, as well as the processes of local and national coordination. The predominant meanings attached to evacuation and evacuees in the social science literature are noticed, and needed revision of these views are suggested. The paper is divided into three parts, in which the method, results, and recommendations are presented.
Disaster Evacuation Literature , Responses , Methods , Results , Recommenations