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Title: Flash Flood Risk Perception by the Population of Mindelo, S. Vicente (Cape Verde)
Authors: Martins, Bruno Manuel dos Santos de Castro 
Nunes, Adélia de Jesus Nobre 
Lourenço, Luciano Fernandes 
Castro, Maria de Fátima Grilo Velez de 
Keywords: risk perception; flash floods; São Vicente Island; Cape Verde
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Project: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006891 
refª FCT: UID/GEO/04084/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Water
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Abstract: São Vicente Island (Republic of Cape Verde) lies within the Sahelian zone and faces several natural hazards, one of which is flash flooding. With the purpose of understanding what factors determine flash flood risk perception, a questionnaire entitled Flash Flood Hazard Perception in Cape Verde was applied to 199 subjects. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed to identify the primary factors associated with the perception of flash flood risk. Di erences between di erent groups under the same impact factor were also compared. The results indicated that certain socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents (gender, level of education, and type of housing) and prior experience correlated with flash flood risk perception. The study also shows statistical di erences between the groups. In general, males and the respondents with a high level of education, homeowners, and people with prior experience have better perception of the flash flood risk. These findings can help decision makers to improve e ective flash flood risk communication policies and flood risk reduction strategies.
ISSN: 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w11091895
Rights: openAccess
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