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