Maryland Hurricane Evacuation Study Technical Data Report   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Summary: " Most extreme events in nature cannot be controlled, yet the human consequences may be affected dramatically by actions taken prior to the event. The Maryland Hurricane Evacuation Study was conducted in order to develop policies and plans to safely and efficiently evacuate people during a hurricane and to increase public awareness of hurricane dangers. The study consists of five separate related analyses which produce data which define hurricane hazards and responses. The hazards analysis determines the magnitude and extent of hurricane related hazards including surge and winds. The vulnerability analysis identifies which areas are subject to the surge inundations which are defined by the hazards analysis. The behavioral analysis determines the probable public response to a hurricane threat, and the shelter analysis defines the existing public shelters and their capacities. Finally, the transportation analysis determines the time required for a safe evacuation in various hurricane threat scenarios."

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management: http://coast.noaa.gov/hes/
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