Original Research

Determinants of property damage recovery time amongst households affected by an extreme flood event in Metro Manila, Philippines

Jamil Paolo Francisco
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 6, No 1 | a119 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v6i1.119 | © 2014 Jamil Paolo Francisco | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2014 | Published: 26 August 2014

About the author(s)

Jamil Paolo Francisco, Washington Sycip Graduate School of Business, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines


This study identified the factors that influence household recovery following an extreme flood event, measured in terms of the length of time to repair, rebuild or replace damaged private property. Data was obtained through a survey of 400 households in Marikina City in Metro Manila, Philippines. Results from the empirical analysis indicated that household income, access to credit (borrowing), the use of a flood alarm system, access to safe shelter, membership in a community organisation, adoption of disaster-specific anticipatory measures and adoption of general preventive measures significantly reduced the time it took for affected households to recover from property damage. Evacuation, relief aid, type of housing, education, household size and frequency of flooding in the area did not have significant effects.


Recovery; Flood; Disaster; Adaptive Capacity


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