Virtual Library Presentation
South Carolina's Response to Hurricane Floyd
Kirstin Dow, Ph. D.
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About Kirstin Dow
Quick Response Report #128
July 1998 Virtual Library Presentation
EIIP Virtual Library Presentation
Learning from the Hurricane Floyd Evacuation in South Carolina
Dr. Kirstin Dow
The September 13 Virtual Library discussion was based on a Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Report (QRR # 128) titled "South Carolina's Response to Hurricane Floyd," co-authored by Dr. Kirstin Dow and Dr. Susan Cutter.
Dr. Dow's presentation built on evacuation research done in 1998 with surveys of South Carolinians after Hurricane Floyd that prompted the largest evacuation ever experienced in the state. Formal remarks covered three primary issues:
KIRSTIN DOW, Ph. D
Kirstin Dow received her Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in 1996. She is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, Associate faculty member of the USC Hazards Research Lab, and Chairperson of the Association of American Geographers Hazards Specialty Group. She has been involved in research on vulnerability to coastal storms since 1992.
Her work includes articles and chapters on hurricane evacuation, vulnerability to environmental changes and coastal storms, hazard perception, and coastal pollution. These research projects have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Natural Hazard Research and Applications Information Center, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among others. Currently, she is conducting research projects on how and why people use hurricane and climate forecasts in their planning and response to environmental threats.
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