Community Knowledge and Attitude Relating to Disaster Preparedness Flood

  • Ulfa Hasana STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
  • Afrida Sriyani Harahap STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
  • Ifon Driposwana Putra STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
  • Putri Mei Wulandari STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
Keywords: attitude, disaster preparedness, knowledge


Floods are the most common disaster in the world. Preparedness behavior is one way to reduce disaster risk. This study aims to determine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes of the community and preparedness in facing flood disasters in Sungai Sibam, Payung Sekaki District. Knowledge is a major factor and a key to preparedness. The knowledge they have can usually influence attitudes and concerns for preparedness in anticipating disasters. This study uses quantitative research with analytical methods using a cross sectional approach. The data needed in this study are primary data obtained from observation and questionnaires. The research findings of most people in Sungai Sibam Village still do not care about a disaster, this can be seen by researchers from a field survey by interviewing 10 people who are in RT 03, it was found that 10 people (100%) of the community said they were not ready to anticipate the arrival. disasters such as protecting household appliances, important documents and elevating electronic equipment. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between the level of knowledge and attitudes of the community with flood disaster preparedness, the results of statistical tests using Chi square obtained P value = 0.000 <ɑ (0.05), so Ho was rejected, it can be concluded that there is a relationship between knowledge and attitudes. with disaster preparednesss.


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How to Cite
Hasana, U., Harahap, A., Putra, I., & Wulandari, P. (2020). Community Knowledge and Attitude Relating to Disaster Preparedness Flood. Jurnal Gawat Darurat, 2(2), 67-74. Retrieved from