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Keeping Each Other Safe: Who Checks on Their Neighbors During Weather Extremes in Summer and Winter?

When extreme weather events occur, neighbors can look out for each other and offer assistance if it is needed. This sort of neighborliness could be a useful element in a broader public strategy as weather events intensify, but little is known about the extent of “neighbor checking,” who checks on their neighbors, or why. This study reports findings from a survey of low- and moderate-income residents of a city in the southeastern United States.

Project: Environment and Social Development


Mason, L. R., & Ekenga, C. C. (2021). Keeping each other safe: Who checks on their neighbors during weather extremes in summer and winter? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.175