Weather Ready Research Reports

The Weather Ready Research Award program supports social science and interdisciplinary innovation in disaster research, prioritizes novel areas of study that require the collection of ephemeral data, and provides training and mentoring for conducting ethical and rigorous hazards and disaster research. Weather Ready Research reports capture perishable data on recent events. All analysis is preliminary.

WR10 | Sheltering Behavior During the December 2021 Tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky (2023)
John Mathias, Brandi Skipalis, Sanoop Valappanandi, Tisha Holmes, David Lafontant, Eren Erman Ozguven, Onur Alisan, Mehmet Kaya, Tyler McCreary, Efraim Roxas, Austin Bush

WR9 | Risk Messaging During Syndemics: Hurricane Laura and COVID-19 (2022)
Lauren Clay, Alex Greer, Haley Murphy, and Hao-Che “Tristan" Wu

WR8 | The Effect of Experiencing Disaster Losses on Risk Perceptions and Preparedness Behaviors (2023)
Rowena Rowie Kirby-Straker and Leslie Straker

WR7 | Burned Area Emergency Response Teams: Interactions and Opportunities During Southwestern Monsoon Seasons (2022)
Catrin Edgeley, Noah Haarmann, and Anna Jaramillo-Scarborough

WR6 | The Role of 360-Degree Videos in Wildfire Preparedness (2022)
Na Yu and Lucy Atkinson

WR5 | Risk Communication Planning: Learning From Lived Experiences of Homelessness (2022)
Jamie Vickery, Nicole Errett, Ann Bostrom, William Sweeney, and Hansen Wendlandt

WR4 | Learning From Hurricane Laura’s Near Miss: Evacuation Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (2022)
David Retchless and Ashley Ross

WR3 | Household-Targeted Hurricane Warnings for Effective Evacuation (2022)
Shandge Gao, Yan Wang, Ryan Qi Wang, and Corene J. Matyas

WR2 | The March 2020 Tennessee Tornados: Risk Perceptions, Preparedness, and Communication (2022)
Amanda Reinke, Jaymelee Kim, and Erin Eldridge

WR1 | Examining Public Response and Climate Conditions During Overlapping Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings (2022)
Jennifer M. First, Kelsey Ellis, and Stephen Strader


The Weather Ready Research Award program is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) through supplemental funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Program Office. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, NOAA, or the Natural Hazards Center.