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At the top of the trative system towards districts, sub-districts, valley, near the lake itself, villagers refused to and villages or neighbourhoods. In this perheed the warnings and told the officials they spective, individual villages or neighbourhoods were speaking nonsense. They trusted in their are on the periphery. But for the individual at own observations of its rising water levels risk, their home and immediate locality are at which were based on many years of experience. the centre of the picture.
Often times, after a few wrong or inaccurate predictions of the timing, intensity or location of a natural disaster, a confidence crisis develops between the scientist and the policy maker. Furthermore, because the policy maker took a public stance on a particular natural disaster on the basis of scientific prediction which did not verify, a confidence crisis develops between the policy maker and the general public, leading to a three-way breakdown in communication. While the confidence crisis develops, leading to breakdown in communication, the science improves but continues to be disregarded by the policy maker and even the general public.
Early Warning Systems for Natural Disaster Reduction by Eugen Seibold (auth.), Professor Dr. Jochen Zschau, Andreas Küppers (eds.)