Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

189  University of North Texas  (84485)

Principal Investigator: Wu,Hao-Che

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 90,515

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: - 8/31/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Emergency Mgmt & Disaster Sci

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Col of Health & Public Servic

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: RAPID: Understanding Evacuation, Sheltering, and Reentry Decisions During the Dual Threat of Hurricane and the COVID19 Pandemic

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Engineering Grants


This reserach project will examine emergency managers' and households’ emotional, social, and built environment considerations for evacuation, shelter, and re-entry during Hurricane Laura as individuals cope with social distancing requirements and COVID-19 infection risk. These circumstances pose a unique research opportunity to understand response during a complex event and integrate the variables in the Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) and Protective Action Decision Model (PADM). Both Texas and Louisiana were heavily affected by Hurricane Laura, as the hurricane made landfall along the state line as a Category 4 storm. At the same time, coastal areas in both states are also experiencing high COVID-19 infection rates. This led to widespread evacuation orders across the states, with households left to balance conflicting protective actions to dual threats.

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