A systematic review of the factors affecting the cyclone evacuation decision process in Bangladesh

Added August 14, 2018

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In order to improve cyclone forecasting, existing forecasting systems need to be improved by adopting newer models that allow more precise long-term tracking. More quantitative studies have to be carried out to narrow existing knowledge gaps in evacuation policy making and future work has to incorporate a sufficient number of socio-cultural variables.

This systematic review evaluated the literature on evacuation decision-making in coastal Bangladesh, focusing on early warning, risk perception, and evacuation decision-making processes. Research revealed there is a lack of credibility in early warning messages and that the dissemination process is inefficient. The dissemination of voice messages in Bengali using the mobile phone network is suggested.