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Published on November 4, 2008

Author: aSGuest2566


Slide 1:  VIRGINIA HURRICANE EVACUATION PLANNING UPDATE June 20, 2007 Stewart Baker, VDEM Plan Refinements : Plan Refinements Hurricane Gates on I-64 Lane Reversal Exercise – May 20, 2007 Coordination of Emergency First Aid w/VDH-OEMS at designated locations along I-64 Coordination of Emergency bulk fuel supplies along evacuation routes Evacuation & Sheltering Coordination : Evacuation & Sheltering Coordination Virginia Evacuation Coordination Team for Operational Readiness (VECTOR) -Comprehensive oversight team in VEOC consisting of VDOT, VDEM, DSS (sheltering), VSP, VaNG, Tourism Commission and others. Slide 4: VECTOR will review storm impact potential and vulnerabilities, evacuation issues & timing, shelter needs, and prepare recommendation for Governor’s Evacuation Decision Consideration Evacuation & Sheltering Con-Ops Updated Behavioral Analysis Slide 5: Evacuation Route Stakeholders Briefings Continue to model effects from Hampton Roads Traffic Control Plan & updated Transportation Analysis ODU/VMASC Updated Storm Surge Maps : Updated Storm Surge Maps Mass Transit Evacuation : Mass Transit Evacuation State planning on-going with the DRPT as lead Resource listing of potential Virginia mass transit resources (commercial included) is complete and updated Localities within the Tidewater area are working with the HRPDC to develop local plans for transportation dependent City of Norfolk – pick-up points and distribution point Rail Evacuation : Rail Evacuation State planning on-going MOUs being developed with CSX and Norfolk Southern for essential equipment Plan to be drafted for committee review in July Local planning on-going Determining need Assessing acceptability of timeframe Inmate Evacuation : Inmate Evacuation State owned facilities (DJJ/DoC): Have plans in place Plans have been tested and exercised in many cases Local facilities: On-going planning – committee meeting biweekly since November 2006 Similar challenges to general population evacuation but with the complexities of inmate segregation and security requirements Summary : Summary VA continues to enhance its evacuation planning implementing lessons learned from recent hurricanes Designated state facilities will be utilized as shelters or refuges of last resort Planning activities with localities and neighboring states continue We will complete our Hurricane Evacuation Re-Study prior to the 08’ season Slide 12: Questions Next – Lane Reversal Exercise & Lessons Learned

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