Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2899–2920, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2899-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2899–2920, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2899-2021

Research article 30 Sep 2021

Research article | 30 Sep 2021

Are sirens effective tools to alert the population in France?

Johnny Douvinet et al.

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This study proposes to combine results of research regarding the spatial inequalities due to the siren coverage, the political dilemma of siren activation, and the social problem of siren awareness and trust for people in France. Surveys were conducted using a range of complementary methods (GIS analysis, statistical analysis, questionnaires, interviews) through different scales. Results show that siren coverage in France is often determined by population density but not risks or disasters.
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