PS13-Evacuation and Reentry Management

Status

Existing

Description

This service package supports evacuation of the general public from a disaster area and manages subsequent reentry to the disaster area. The service package addresses evacuations for all types of disasters, including disasters like hurricanes that are anticipated and occur slowly, allowing a well–planned orderly evacuation, as well as disasters like terrorist acts that occur rapidly, without warning, and allow little or no time for preparation or public warning.

This service package supports coordination of evacuation plans among the federal, state, and local transportation, emergency, and law enforcement agencies that may be involved in a large–scale evacuation. All affected jurisdictions (e.g., states and counties) at the evacuation origin, evacuation destination, and along the evacuation route are informed of the plan. Information is shared with traffic management agencies to implement special traffic control strategies and to control evacuation traffic, including traffic on local streets and arterials as well as the major evacuation routes. Reversible lanes, shoulder use, closures, special signal control strategies, and other special strategies may be implemented to maximize capacity along the evacuation routes. Transit resources play an important role in an evacuation, removing many people from an evacuated area while making efficient use of limited capacity. Additional shared transit resources may be added and managed in evacuation scenarios. Resource requirements are forecast based on the evacuation plans, and the necessary resources are located, shared between agencies if necessary, and deployed at the right locations at the appropriate times.

Evacuations are also supported by PS14, the "Disaster Traveler Information" service package, which keeps the public informed during evacuations. See that service package for more information.

Includes Elements

Cuyahoga County EOC
CECOMS – Emergency Communications
GCRTA Communications Center
City of Cleveland Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatch
City of Cleveland Signal Control System
Municipal Signal Control Systems
Ohio Turnpike Central Dispatch
Geauga County Transit Operations
Laketran Operations Center
LCT Bus Operations Center
County EOCs
School District Dispatch
Ohio DOT District 12 Maintenance Garages
Ohio DOT District 3 Maintenance Garages
City of Cleveland Maintenance Dispatch
Cuyahoga County Maintenance Garages
Municipal Maintenance Garages
County Public Safety Dispatch
USCG District HQ Bridge Office
Medina County Transit Operations Center
Ohio State Highway Patrol State Communications Center
City of Cleveland EOC
County Maintenance Garages