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... STEP 2 UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION  TASK 2.1 GATHER INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL RISKS/HAZARDS THAT MAY REQUIRE EVACUATION Local and state emergency managers have extensive emergency plans with hazard and risk assessments. What threats and hazards are addressed in existing plans?
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... Page 28 Step 2 - Understand the Situation Planners should begin by conducting research and analysis on the most likely threats or hazards that could affect a jurisdiction. The initial step in the research should be to gather information about potential risks, population demographics, household pet and service animal populations, and any geographic characteristics that could impact emergency operations.
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... Page 29 Step 2 - Understand the Situation that may be threatened by hazards. For this guide, potential damages to transportation infrastructure are the primary concern.
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... Page 30 Step 2 - Understand the Situation Assumptions should only be used as facts if they are considered valid, or deemed likely to be true, and are necessary for solving the problem. In the planning process, assumptions should be used sparingly, and every effort should be made to obtain facts or historical precedent.
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... Page 31 Step 2 - Understand the Situation faith-based, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations provide extensive services to non-institutionalized individuals without access and functional needs who are dispersed throughout the community. Tool 2.4 provides a survey form and template for gathering transportation-related information for such groups.
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... Page 32 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.1: PRELIMINARY RISK ASSESSMENT PURPOSE: Develop a high-level overview of primary risks and hazards in your community or region. DIRECTIONS: This is a quick exercise to assist in the identification of the primary risks in your community.
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... Page 33 Step 2 - Understand the Situation For most events, consider whether location would matter; for example, if a truck or train overturns and explodes on or near the border of a neighboring town or county, such as on a bridge, would that complicate the response? For this assessment, assume in most cases that the event will occur at the most inconvenient or dangerous location (near a school or nursing home, for example)
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... Page 34 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.2: EE–ESTIMATED NUMBER OF EVACUEES Each database includes a sample with instructions, followed by a blank form that can be customized for an individual jurisdiction. Estimated Number of Evacuees: data for this table should come from the U.S.
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... Page 35 Step 2 - Understand the Situation The U.S. Census Bureau has extensive demographic data down to the county level and below.
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... Page 36 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.3: IF–INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES Each database includes a sample with instructions, followed by a blank form that can be customized for an individual jurisdiction. Institutional Facilities: These locations will require additional assistance to evacuate their respective inhabitants.
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... Page 37 Step 2 - Understand the Situation fleets or contract for "yellow bus" services. Some of these vehicles are usually equipped with lifts for students with mobility impairments.
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... Page 38 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.4: AE–ASSISTED EVACUEES (NON-INSTITUTIONAL) Each database includes a sample with instructions, followed by a blank form that can be customized for an individual jurisdiction.
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... Page 39 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.4: AE PART 1: POTENTIAL NETWORK PARTNER INFORMATION SHEET PURPOSE: This is a template to gather information for collaborative network contacts. DIRECTIONS: Distribute this at meetings and by email.
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... Page 40 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.4: AE PART 2: ASSISTED EVACUEES NCHRP 20-59 (32) A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation Tool 2.4, AE Assisted Evacuees Part 2 HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND SIMILAR IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES (E.G., MEALS ON WHEELS)
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... Page 41 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.5: LA–LIVESTOCK AND OTHER ANIMALS Each database includes a sample with instructions, followed by a blank form that can be customized for an individual jurisdiction. Livestock, Animal Shelters, Zoos, Animal Research Facilities Livestock may need transportation logistics support (e.g., clearing roads to allow for large herd movements to a nearby safer location)
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... Page 42 Step 2 - Understand the Situation NCHRP 20-59 (32) A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation Tool 2.5, LA – Livestock and Other Animals Comments- # movable cages/ evacuation versus Facility Address Contact # Animals Types and Sizes containers shelter potential, requirements Enter the facility Full street address Complete contact Average number of Summary inventory of What provisions are Brief description of name.
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... Page 43 Step 2 - Understand the Situation TOOL 2.6: EVACUATION NEEDS DISCUSSION GUIDE PURPOSE: This tool can be used to encourage advance thinking about mass evacuation before a planning session when multiple stakeholders, including public agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, and multiple jurisdictions, are involved. This tool may be useful to professionals in the fields of transit, transportation, public works, emergency management, and law enforcement as well as other responders–anyone convening or participating in mass evacuation planning.
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... Page 44 Step 2 - Understand the Situation Needs Mass evacuations involve all segments of a population. This requires planning for the full scope of transportation-related needs.

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