Household Residential Decision-making in the Wake of Disaster: Report of Results Prepared for Sea Bright Residents

McNeil, Sue
Trainor, Joseph
Greer, Alex
Mininger, Kelsey
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Disaster Research Center
This report presents the findings of a questionnaire mailed to Sea Bright residents during the summer of 2014 focusing on housing damage, decisions, and repair following Hurricane Sandy. Researchers at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware worked together with the Borough of Sea Bright to complete this study. As researchers, we were interested in exploring both the condition of the housing stock and the different elements that influenced how Sea Brighters decided where to live after Sandy. Little research exists to help explain how households decide where to live after a disaster. Getting better information about how people here made and are making these decisions is important both for this community and for communities that will face these kinds of disaster in the future. We hope that this information will lead to better policies and programs that improve the disaster recovery process.
Hurricanes-Case Studies , Disaster Recovery , Reconstruction , Decision Making