E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Unraveling Gridlock Disaster: Exploring the Interplay between Disaster Preparedness and Persistent Traffic Congestion in Magdiwang Noveleta, Cavite

Author(s): Lontoc Mercy Joy, Basas Mark Adrian F, Francisco Francine Lianne R, Pica Nina Angel L, Rellona Stephanie L, Lazaro Bryan Louis G

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2831


This case study investigates the complex iterplay between disaster preparedness and persistent traffic congestion in Magdiwang Noveleta, Cavite, exploring community and authority responses to compounded risks. Through purposive sampling, insights from ten participants reveal the challenges and strategies in managing both traffic and disaster risks. The findings suggest that traffic congestion significantly impedes the effective disaster response, with rescue operations and emergency vehicle movements being blocked by persistent heavy traffic and problematic parking practices. The key themes indentified Traffic Challenges and Solutions, where road widening and enhanced traffic enforcement are proposed solutions, and Collaboration and Impact Assessment, emphasizing the critical need for coordinated efforts among local authorities, police assistance and the community. The study highlights the importance of integrating traffic management with disaster preparedness to mitigate risks, enhance safety, and improve overall community resilience, suggesting that addressing infrastructure limitations could significantly alleviate these challenges.

Keywords: Traffic in Noveleta, Traffic Congestion, Heavy Traffic, Disaster Preparedness

Pages: 616-629

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