Southern Massachusetts Hurricane Evacuation Study: Technical Data Report   [open pdf - 6MB]

"This report and its companion atlases were completed as part of the Hurricane Evacuation Study program cosponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the study is to provide the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and coastal communities in Southern Massachusetts with realistic data quantifying the major factors involved in hurricane evacuation decision-making. To accomplish this, the study provides information on the extent and severity of potential flooding from hurricanes, the associated vulnerable population, capacities o existing public shelters and estimated sheltering requirements, and evacuation roadway clearance times. The report also provides guidance on how this information can be used with National Hurricane Center advisories for hurricane evacuation decision-making."

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