Public Administration Review
This study examines households' prospective evacuation behavior during a hurricane-pandemic compound threat. Data from a 2020 survey of coastal Virginia households help answer two questions: (1) What factors associated with the threat and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricanes influence prospective evacuation behavior of households during a compound hurricane-pandemic event? (2) What are the equity implications for emergency management policies and practices to support evacuation and sheltering during a compound hurricane-pandemic event? Households in the sample were split between those who stated they would evacuate away from the at-risk region and who would stay. Greater household vulnerability to hurricanes and COVID-19 and having sufficient financial resources increase likelihood of evacuation. Higher income households were more likely to have resources to evacuate and less likely to suffer financial consequences from a hurricane or pandemic. Racial minorities are more vulnerable to the pandemic and face greater resource challenges for evacuating.
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0000-0003-3599-1417 (Yusuf), 0000-0002-1612-8805 (Whytlaw), 0000-0003-3398-9524 (Lasisi), 0000-0003-1512-6848 (Giles), 0000-0002-7602-1778 (Lawsure), 0000-0002-0472-3068 (Behr), 0000-0002-8637-5967 (Diaz), 0000-0002-5220-0472 (McLeod)
Original Publication Citation
Yusuf, J.-E., Whytlaw, J. L., Hutton, N., Olanrewaju Lasisi, T., Giles, B., Lawsure, K., Behr, J., Diaz, R., & McLeod, G. (2023). Evacuation behavior of households facing compound hurricane-pandemic threats. Public Administration Review, 83(5),1186-1201. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13634
Yusuf, Juita-Elena (Wie); Whytlaw, Jennifer L.; Hutton, Nicole; Olanrewaju-Lasisi, Taiwo; Giles, Bridget; Lawsure, Kaleen; Behr, Joshua; Diaz, Rafael; and McLeod, George, "Evacuation Behavior of Households Facing Compound Hurricane-Pandemic Threats" (2023). School of Public Service Faculty Publications. 60.