HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 20 no. 1 (2018)

Disaster Preparedness in Flood-Prone Areas in CAMANAVA, Bulacan, and Pampanga: Basis for Community-Based Approaches to Disaster Mitigation

Ma. Joycelyn A. Go-monilla | Ana Liza Dy

 

Abstract:

The need for disaster preparedness, not just for the study areas but for the entire Philippines as well, has been underscored by the past disasters. The study therefore hopes to seek the factors related to disaster preparedness which could be vital determinants of how the residents react to and prepare for disasters. The survey was conducted among 871 heads of households and bonafide residents of selected communities in CAMANAVA, Bulacan, and Macabebe in Pampanga. Regression analysis showed that environmental attitude has the greatest impact on disaster preparedness. The results of the study highlight the importance of disaster preparedness and the need for effective implementation of government regulations to protect the people from disaster risks, as well as to preserve the natural environment.