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Volume 5 to the Virginia Emergency Operations Plan Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning –Addresses evacuation and sheltering State Hurricane Response.

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2 Volume 5 to the Virginia Emergency Operations Plan Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning –Addresses evacuation and sheltering State Hurricane Response Plan –Establishes hurricane specific concepts & policies –Serves as basis of local hurricane plans

3 Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Study Hazards Analysis Vulnerability Analysis Shelter Analysis Behavioral Analysis Transportation Analysis

4 Preceded by Governors Executive Order Hampton Roads Evacuation First phase – most at risk Second phase – remainder 400,000 potentially could leave area Could be supplemented by reversal of I-64 Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning

5 Inland Sheltering Anticipate up to 40,000 could need shelter Local inland host sheltering Supplemented by state facilities –All hazards –Sites will be accessible –Staffed by state resources Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning

6 Northern Virginia Evacuation State Concept in development process Scenario different from hurricane evacuation –Lacks planning analyses –Immediate response –Many are residents outside of NOVA Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning

7 Evacuation impact to Southwest Virginia Hurricanes evacuees are unlikely to come to the Southwest But, rain from hurricanes could cause flooding in low-lying areas in the Southwest, creating a need for localized evacuation and sheltering Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning

8 State Exercises VERTEX – April 07 Deployment exercise – May 07 Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning

9 Preparedness Activities Understand your vulnerabilities Ensure means of receiving information Develop family disaster plan –Establish evacuation destination –Include means of transportation –Communications plan Develop disaster supply kit Consider installing generator if dependent on electricity Summary of Virginia Evacuation Planning


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