This research was supported by a grant from the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. The authors wish to thank Susan Cutter and John Besley for their suggestions on earlier drafts of this work. Gratitude is extended to Andrea Tanner and graduate students in both the Department of Geography and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications for allowing the survey to be conducted in their classes. Thanks also go to the three anonymous reviewers whose detailed and pointed comments improved the clarity of the manuscript.
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