Evacuation planning is a science we know well from first-hand experience. An evacuation may occur in any community, at any time, and for any variety of reasons, ranging from a hazardous materials spill or nuclear incident, to a wildfire, a hurricane, or a viral outbreak. When evacuations are necessary, they may be big or small. The larger the evacuation, the more complex the operational requirements.
Though the planning for these events is complex, fortunately, many notable practices are simple to institute and yield striking results. Well-written evacuation plans include recommendations for choosing the best protective action, ensure a coordinated regional strategy, and are scalable to an array of possible emergencies.
Hagerty professionals have extensive real world experience in evacuation operations and planning, and have been engaged in many of the nation’s high profile evacuations. Our robust understanding of what to do in the face of impending disaster provides our clients with practical solutions for evacuation planning. Hagerty helps clients anticipate realistic estimates for critical transportation, assess resource capabilities and needs of the displaced population, and provide services to establish systems to accurately track evacuees.
We help clients apply the best protective action for an emergency, phase an evacuation appropriately, and practice regional coordination as the emergency expands beyond a jurisdiction’s boundaries. Read about some of our success here. We can do the same for your organization or jurisdiction, too.