Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Center

LOND / London Project Center

Abstract

The Contingency Planning Unit of the London borough of Hounslow is looking to expand and improve their current emergency communication system to effectively warn and inform its dynamic, transient, and diverse population. Through archival research and interviews with emergency management organizations and academic experts, we analyzed various communication options and evaluated public response and the importance of the warning message. We concluded that Hounslow should use multichannel communication to warn and inform its population before, during, and after an emergency.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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