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Respondents' area of preference when disaster strikes: a case study of Cameron Highland

Rabe, Noor Suzilawati and Mohd. Hussain, Mohd. Ramzi and Tukiman, Izawati and Zen, Ismawi and Sabri Muda, Rahsidi and Mamat, Ahmad Fadhli (2019) Respondents' area of preference when disaster strikes: a case study of Cameron Highland. Planning Malaysia, 17 (2). pp. 343-351. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Disaster can be understood as the probability or threat of quantifiable damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities that required an immediate action. Therefore, this study intends to understand respondents’ preferences of location when disaster strikes their settlements/ villages. Their responses are important to indicate their preparedness when facing disaster. Data collection was employed using the questionnaire survey method to the 11 villages. The selection of population was based on a cluster random sampling to ensure equal probability chances were given to every individual in every village. A total of 847 responses were able to be used for data analysis. The results show that the respondents’ knowledge on safe location was influenced by their demographic background. In addition, their experience with disasters and residential area also influenced their area of preference to seek refuge in the event of a disaster. Thus, an active promotion of such information related to risk management and reduction should be varied to cater the unique characteristics of the population.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7321/74842
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safe haven, route, disaster, dam, Cameron Highland
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 22:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74842

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