The report also highlights the need to integrate expertise in social and behavioral sciences to reduce property damage, injury, and loss of life.
To illustrate this need, the report explains that nearly 6,000 people are killed and more than 445,000 people are injured each year in weather-related vehicle crashes on U. roadways, despite forecasts, reports, and alerts of hazardous driving conditions.
The report shows how people’s knowledge, experiences, perceptions, and attitudes toward severe weather forecasts shape how they respond to potential hazards.They explain that an ever-changing technological landscape and slow adoption of new technologies mean that an updated system would need to be compatible with new and old technologies simultaneously.The summary of the alert system report also recognizes that “a system that instructs large populations to take a particular action may represent a significant target for spoofing or attacks on service availability” and that security and privacy issues would be paramount.Weather and natural hazard alerts, like this text message warning residents of an earthquake near Edmond, Okla., on 18 January 2016, can quickly inform the public about dangerous conditions nearby.
The new federal reports argue that the most effective alert messages will come in familiar formats through devices that people already use.
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