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Article: Evaluating the impact reduction strategies for the tropical cyclone hazard in Hong Kong

TitleEvaluating the impact reduction strategies for the tropical cyclone hazard in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsTropical cyclone warning system
Evaluation
Hong Kong
Issue Date2012
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RAGE
Citation
Asian Geographer, 2012, v. 29 n. 2, p. 121-129 How to Cite?
AbstractTropical cyclones are one of the major natural hazards that affect the population of Hong Kong on an annual basis. However, the existing loss reduction strategies for the hazard in Hong Kong have rarely been systematically evaluated. In this paper, by adopting Smith and Petley's (2009) framework, the loss reduction strategies currently adopted by the Hong Kong government are evaluated. The known strategies include the implementation of wind resistance design in buildings, the establishment of a state-of-the-art forecast and warning system, and a comprehensive contingency plan. Through the continuous application of those combined strategies, the vulnerability of the Hong Kong population to the tropical hazard has been greatly reduced in recent decades. Nevertheless, there are two issues of concern. First, the issuance of the tropical cyclone signal is not solely determined by wind speed. It is also mediated by the associated indirect economic loss. Second, the strengthened protection helps Hong Kong citizens to develop a strong sense of security towards the tropical cyclone hazard. But, the sense of security may be too strong which results in a general insensitivity to the potential risks of the tropical cyclone hazard. Based on the above findings, it is suggested that in addition to the existing loss reduction strategy for the tropical cyclone hazard, a strategy which enhances the risk perception of the community towards the hazard should be developed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180182
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dc.contributor.authorFok, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, TOLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T01:32:25Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T01:32:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Geographer, 2012, v. 29 n. 2, p. 121-129en_US
dc.identifier.issn1022-5706-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180182-
dc.description.abstractTropical cyclones are one of the major natural hazards that affect the population of Hong Kong on an annual basis. However, the existing loss reduction strategies for the hazard in Hong Kong have rarely been systematically evaluated. In this paper, by adopting Smith and Petley's (2009) framework, the loss reduction strategies currently adopted by the Hong Kong government are evaluated. The known strategies include the implementation of wind resistance design in buildings, the establishment of a state-of-the-art forecast and warning system, and a comprehensive contingency plan. Through the continuous application of those combined strategies, the vulnerability of the Hong Kong population to the tropical hazard has been greatly reduced in recent decades. Nevertheless, there are two issues of concern. First, the issuance of the tropical cyclone signal is not solely determined by wind speed. It is also mediated by the associated indirect economic loss. Second, the strengthened protection helps Hong Kong citizens to develop a strong sense of security towards the tropical cyclone hazard. But, the sense of security may be too strong which results in a general insensitivity to the potential risks of the tropical cyclone hazard. Based on the above findings, it is suggested that in addition to the existing loss reduction strategy for the tropical cyclone hazard, a strategy which enhances the risk perception of the community towards the hazard should be developed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RAGE-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Geographeren_US
dc.subjectTropical cyclone warning system-
dc.subjectEvaluation-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleEvaluating the impact reduction strategies for the tropical cyclone hazard in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailFok, L: lfok@ied.edu.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, TOL: ltcheung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10225706.2012.742617-
dc.identifier.hkuros213053en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227007-
dc.identifier.volume29en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage121en_US
dc.identifier.epage129en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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