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

Information should be shared among various entities. Disaster Response and Evacuation User Service: An Addendum to the ITS Program Plan emphasizes this necessity: “Share current and forecast evacuation information between transportation, emergency management, law enforcement, and other allied agencies at the county, multi-county, and multi-state levels. This coordination must include the evacuated counties (evacuation origins), host and response counties (evacuation destinations and counties that provide assistance in the evacuation process) and counties on evacuation routes. Counties must work as a team during evacuation. Multi-state response is also important to ensure that evacuees from one state do not compound evacuation problems in another state.”

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