Informing the Population: Mobile Warning Apps

AutorReuter, Christian; Kaufhold, Marc-André; Leopold, Inken; Knipp, Hannah
AbstraktCatastrophes like the storms in Europe in spring 2016, but also terrorist attacks regularly not only lead to extensive monetary damage but also threaten human lives. In such situations, the population desires information about the status of damage and safe behaviours. Apps can address this potentially, but comparatively, record a low number of users. Based on Reuter et al. (2017), this article shows the importance of information in disaster situations and illustrates features from current mobile warning apps.
InRisk and Crisis Communication in Disaster Prevention and Management, p.31-41