Large-Scale Evacuation

The Analysis, Modeling, and Management of Emergency Relocation from Hazardous Areas

By Pamela Murray-Tuite, Michael K. Lindell, Paul Brian Wolshon, Earl 'Jay' Baker

© 2017 – CRC Press

288 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482259858
pub: 2017-03-15

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About the Book

This book focuses on the topic of modeling evacuations that use the road transportation network. It combines perspectives from social scientists and transportation engineers, fields that have traditionally approached evacuation modeling from distinctly different perspectives. It discusses the evacuation of towns, cities, and metropolitan areas for multiple hazards. The book walks the reader step-by-step through the key questions needed to model an evacuation and assess the impacts to the road system as well as evacuation management strategies.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview. Natural and Technological Hazards that Require Evacuation. Who Leaves, Who Doesn’t, and When Evacuees Go. Managing Evacuation. Background Traffic and Preparation Trips. Evacuation Behavioral Forecasts. Scenario Development for Transportation Simulation. Traffic Simulation. Evacuation Strategies: Policies and Demand. Evacuation Strategies: Freeways. Evacuation Strategies: Arterials. Evacuation Termination and Re-entry. Evacuation Plan Analysis. Case Studies. Evacuation Planning Challenges. Summary and Conclusions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief