Other Information Resources
FHWA and other parts of the U.S. DOT stand ready to support local, regional, State, and Federal organizations as they engage in critical evacuation planning efforts. In this vein, we will continue to provide resource materials and information on best practices, lessons learned, and resources to help develop a better evacuation plan. To get started, the following is a preliminary list of resources on this topic. Please refer to www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/opssecurity for new studies, resources, and materials that may aid in efforts to “build a better plan.”
For more information on a specific topic, please visit the following online resources:
- Contraflow Evacuation Workshop materials available at http://www.teachamerica.com/contraflow/Index.html
- Emergency Alert System (EAS) available at http://www.fcc.gov/eb/eas
- Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (for professional development of emergency responders) available at http://emforum.org
- Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) available at http://www.emacweb.org
- Evacuation Liaison Team (ELT) available at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather/mitigating_impacts/programs_external.htm
- Federal assistance information available at https://www.disasterhelp.gov/portal/jhtml/index.jhtml
- Florida Contraflow information available at http://www.onewayflorida.com
- FHWA Emergency Relief information and manual available at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/erelief.cfm and
- FHWA Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Lands information available at http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/erfo/
- Hazardous Materials Response CD-ROM (CHRIS+) available at no cost from the U.S. Coast Guard at 202-372-1421 or alan.I.email@example.com
- Highway Capacity Manual available at http://trb.org
- Houston TranStar available at http://www.houstontranstar.org
- Intelligent Transportation Systems available at http://www.its.dot.gov/index.htm
- Lessons Learned Information Sharing available at http://www.llis.gov
- Mid Atlantic All Hazards Forum available at http://www.allhazardsforum.com
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) available at htto://www.nvoad.org
- Real Time System Management Information Program available at http;//www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/factsheets/realtimesmi.htm and http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/travelinfo
- Response & Recovery Library available at http://www.fema.gov/library/respandrecov.shtm
- Children in Emergencies available at http://www.savethechildren.org/emergencies/usa/gulf_coast_hurricane_shriver.asp
- Urban Search & Rescue available at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/usr/index.shtm
- National Weather Service Storm Ready available at http://www.nws.noaa.govhttp://www.nws.noaa.gov
- Road Weather Management available at http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather/index.asp
The following documents have been referenced in this guide and contain further information on general principles of emergency planning.
- Citizen Corps Support for Hurricane Katrina Response and Recovery Efforts. Citizen Corps. Available at
- Communicating with the Public Using ATIS During Disasters Concept of Operations. Available at
- Development of Evacuation Time Estimate Studies for Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG/CR-6863). Available at
- Effective Risk Communication (NUREG/BR-0318). Available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/brochures/br0308/index.html
- EMAC 2005 Hurricane Season After-Action Report. Available at http://www.emacweb.org/?1455
- Guide For All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning. Federal Emergency Management Agency, September 1996. Available at http://www.eh.doe.gov/feosh/SLG101.PDF
- High-Risk Area Hurricane Survey by the Harvard School of Public Health, July 2006.
Available at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hurricane/topline.doc
- Identification and Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Evacuations—Main Report (NUREG/CR-6864, Vol. 1).
Available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/contract/cr6864/v1/
- Identification and Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Evacuations—Appendices (NUREG/CR-6864, Vol. 2).
Available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/contract/cr6864/v2/
- Integration of Emergency and Weather Elements into Transportation Management Centers, February 2006.
Available at http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/14247.htm
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Available at https://mutcd.fhwa.gov
- National Incident Management System (NIMS). Department of Homeland Security. March 2004.
Available at http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/nims_doc_full.pdf
- National Response Plan, Department of Homeland Security, December 2004.
Available at http://www.dhs.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/NRPbaseplan.pdf
- Recommended Emergency Preparedness for Urban, Rural and Specialized Transit Systems, U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration Report. John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. January 1991. Available at http://www.transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/Publications
- Report to Congress on Catastrophic Hurricane Evacuation Plan Evaluation.
Available at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/hurricanevacuation/
- Simplified Guide to the Incident Command System for Transportation Professionals. US Department of Transportation. FHWA Office of Operations. February 2006 (FHWA-HOP-06-0004)
Available at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/ics_guide
- The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, February 2006.
Available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learned.pdf
- Traffic Signal Timing for Urban Evacuation, August 2005. To be posted by FHWA in late 2006
- Transportation and Emergency Preparedness Checklist.
Available at http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/emergencyprep.asp
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