My piece that was originally published on the Conversation was adapted and published on Vox.
Here are the last two paragraphs:
" Our study suggests that local experience is the strongest shaper of such perceptions. But let’s hope that, as they pondered evacuation this weekend, Floridians thought fearfully of Harvey’s effects, rather than the milder storms that have hit Florida in recent years.
If that’s what happened, the availability bias could have some positive impacts on disaster preparation."