Hurricanes vs. Nor’easters: The Effects of Storm Type on Perceived Severity and Protective Actions

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  • 1 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
  • | 2 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
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Coastal residents in the northeastern US perceive hurricanes as more severe than nor’easters – even when all other storm attributes are held constant – making them more likely to evacuate for hurricanes.

Corresponding Author: Cara L. Cuite, Department of Human Ecology, 55 Dudley Road, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Email: cuite@rutgers.edu, Phone: 848-932-4544

CAPSULE

Coastal residents in the northeastern US perceive hurricanes as more severe than nor’easters – even when all other storm attributes are held constant – making them more likely to evacuate for hurricanes.

Corresponding Author: Cara L. Cuite, Department of Human Ecology, 55 Dudley Road, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Email: cuite@rutgers.edu, Phone: 848-932-4544
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