Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

3.1 Collection of Relevant Documents

To properly research the data needed for the literature search, an extensive Internet search was performed. Information was gathered and documented from a variety of sources including:

  • 511 Deployment Coalition Web site
  • Association of Bay Area Governments Library
  • Web site
  • Federal Department of Transportation Library
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site
  • FHWA Web site
  • Federal Transit Administration Web site
  • Fire Protection District Web sites
  • General Accounting Office Web site
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers Web site
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of America – News of the Week
  • James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center – South Carolina State University
  • Journals
  • Louisiana State University – LSU Hurricane Center Web site
  • MIPT – Oklahoma City National Memorial – Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism Web site
  • National Fire Protection Association Web site
  • National Hurricane Center Web site
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site
  • Natural Hazards Center (University of Colorado) Web site
  • Newspaper and News Organizations Web sites
  • Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies – San Jose, California
  • North Carolina A&T State University Transportation Institute
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Web site
  • Province of British Columbia, Canada, Web site
  • Special events, ITS, hurricane workshops and/or conferences
  • State of Florida multiple Web sites
  • State of Georgia Department of Transportation Web site
  • State of South Carolina Web site
  • Texas Transportation Institute Web site
  • Transportation Libraries Catalog
  • Transportation Research Board Web site
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Web site
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Web site
  • University of California Transportation Library
  • University of South Carolina – Hazards Research Lab, Department of Geography Web site
  • Wildfire Lessons Learned Center – National Advanced Fire Resource Institute, Tucson, Arizona, Web site.

The literature search included domestic and international documents describing evacuations with an emphasis on no-notice evacuations. Appendix A provides a comprehensive listing of the literature reviewed categorized by source, title, author, date, and type of evacuation.

The focus of the literature search was on evacuations during no-notice incidents; however, there was little applicable literature found. As a result, the literature search also included lessons learned, anecdotal information, and any tools or best practices from advance-notice evacuations that can be adapted for no-notice evacuations.

February 7, 2006
Publication #FHWA–HOP-08-015