In 2013, the leading organization for the nation’s governors, the National Governors Association, asked Hagerty to help develop a comprehensive Evacuation Best Practice Guide to improve evacuation preparedness when dealing with large populations before, during, and after disasters.
The purpose of the guide was to educate and prepare Governors on common frameworks, terms, and legal standards about evacuation with a goal of improving evacuation preparedness across the country.
Hagerty worked with the National Governors Association to incorporate best practice material on evacuation planning, how to prepare for and implement an evacuation, mass care considerations, and community implications for reentry after a disaster. They sought opinions from stakeholders at all levels of government and incorporated many of them into the final guide.
The National Governors Association was pleased with the final guide and released the Governor’s Guide to Mass Evacuation on November 24, 2014.