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Crisis communication, race, and natural disasters
Journal of Black Studies (2007)
  • Patric R Spence, University of Kentukcy
  • Kenneth Lachlan, University of Connecticut
  • Donyale Griffin, Wayne State University
This study compares differences in crisis preparation, informationseeking patterns, and media use on the basis of race in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Surveys are collected from 935 Katrina evacuees relocated in different areas of the United States. Results indicate differences in crisis preparation and information seeking on the basis of race. Results also demonstrate a continued need to create messages encouraging crisis
preparation, especially among at-risk subpopulations.
  • crisis communication; Hurricane Katrina; evacuations; information seeking
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Patric R Spence, Kenneth Lachlan and Donyale Griffin. "Crisis communication, race, and natural disasters" Journal of Black Studies Vol. 37 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 539 - 554
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