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Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions
which disaster research findings are being implemented in local emergencyoperations plans, procedures, and training.
Recommendation 3.8:Research is needed to identify the factors that promotethe adoption of more effective disaster recovery preparedness measures.
Recommendation 3.9:Research should be conducted to develop bettermodels to guide protective action decision making in emergencies.
Recommendation 3.10:Research is needed on training and exercising fordisaster response.
Recommendation 3.11:Research should be conducted to develop bettermodels of hazard adjustment adoption and implementation by communityorganizations.
Recommendation 3.12:There is a continuing need for further research onhazard insurance.
Recommendation 4.1:Future research should focus on further empiricalexplorations of societal vulnerability and resilience to natural, technological,and willfully caused hazards and disasters.
Recommendation 4.2:Future research should focus on the special requirementsassociated with responding to and recovering from willful attacksand disease outbreaks.
Recommendation 4.3:Future research should focus on the societal consequencesof changes in government organization and in emergency managementlegislation, authorities, policies and plans that have occurred as aresult of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as on changesthat will almost certainly occur as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Recommendation 4.4:Research is needed to update current theories andfindings on disaster response and recovery in light of changing demographic,economic, technological, and social trends such as those highlighted inChapter 2and elsewhere in this report.
Recommendation 4.5:More research is needed on response and recoveryfor near-catastrophic and catastrophic disaster events.
Recommendation 4.6:More cross-societal research is needed on natural,technological, and willfully caused hazards and disasters.