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Climate change is a globally intensifying threat to the world, accompanied by a worsening level and rate of natural disasters such as hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires. To mitigate the effects of increasing natural disasters, individual disaster preparedness is important. This project investigated individual preparedness in the areas of Iceland and the United States and discovered how organizations in disaster prone areas are preparing their populations. We found that most people are confident in their own preparedness, yet their actual preparations are incomplete when compared to professional advice. We prototyped an application to inform the public of how they should be preparing for disaster and recommend further development of similar resources.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-101621-105922
  • 39046
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-10-16
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