STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNICATING LANDSLIDE RISK IN PUERTO RICO
This poster will feature a mock-up of a Spanish-language graphic-based educational booklet on landslides that reflects the local geologic and cultural setting of Puerto Rico. Printed pamphlets are a commonly used form of educational materials for landslide hazards, and we examined a range of existing pamphlets to inform the development of the educational materials for Puerto Rico. Informal interviews and existing risk communication literature targeted to communities on the island suggest that such pamphlets are useful but not sufficient to adequately communicate hazard risk in Puerto Rican communities. Thus, the booklet we are developing will be the first step in a broader effort to facilitate discussions with disaster risk communication stakeholders and will be expanded into multiple modes (e.g., animated videos, flyers, and social media posts) to be distributed in community-based settings. The project will use ongoing monitoring and evaluation to update the educational materials based on user input and to inform future risk communication efforts.