Report Offers Guidance, Strategies, and Tools for Emergency Evacuations

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) “National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 740: ‘A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation’ focuses on the transportation aspects of evacuation, particularly large-scale, multijurisdictional evacuation.”

“The guidance, strategies, and tools in NCHRP Report 740 are based on an all-hazards approach that has applicability to a wide range of ‘notice’ and ‘no-notice’ emergency events. The report follows the basic planning steps of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101. Each chapter parallels one of the six main CPG steps.”

“This guide provides step-by-step guidance and associated tools and resources to help any region develop the transportation coordination elements of an evacuation and reentry plan.”

“The contractor’s final report, which documents the development of the report, was published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 196. A PowerPoint presentation describing the entire project that resulted in NCHRP Report 740” is also available.

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