Investigators at the Coastal Resilience Center have released a new batch of findings from an ongoing study that shows how social stratification affects outcomes among disaster survivors. Conclusions in that release were drawn by a team working under Dr. Cassandra R. Davis with funds from the Department of Homeland Security.
The study postulates that notions of equity are needed in hazard mitigation plans to get community support efforts closer to what might be considered ideal. That premise drives every finding therein along with results from four case studies and a deep dive into thirty sets of response protocols across sixteen municipalities.
Conducting research and education in order to help people bounce back from the impacts of shoreline catastrophes is a mission component of the Coastal Resilience Center. Additional releases from investigators on the social ramifications of hazard mitigation and disaster management are expected as research continues.