From the Introduction: "Detailed pre-emergency planning and coordination is crucial to the successful evacuation of a coastal area. Implementation of a storm preparedness program promotes the effective and efficient movement of people in an evacuation. It also provides guidance to local officials involved in the pre-emergency planning, evacuation and recovery phases by providing a predetermined basis for decision making. This document is intended to supply the reader with an analysis of the elements of a broad program of storm preparedness that can be implemented at the local (city or county) level, but is most appropriate for regional (multi-county) application. Presented herein is a synopsis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pilot program in storm preparedness that was fully implemented in the coastal Georgia area during 1980 through 1983. A detailed discussion follows, which includes an analysis of each of the five major components of the program."
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/