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Debris at Port Alto Beach, Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
the importance of ensuring that recovery contractors will have
sufficient resources available for recovery if other agencies are
also using the same contractor for recovery.
� Vehicle fleets need to be moved to higher ground prior to storm/
heavy rain events as underground garages can flood, or if the
access roadway network to the parking facility is likely to flood,
making the vehicle fleet unavailable for recovery.
With sophisticated methods available for predicting storm
paths, it is possible for emergency managers to develop
evacuation scenarios based on storm direction and expected
surges versus evacuating a large swath of coastline areas based
on the storm category.
Consider evacuation of low-lying inland areas that may flood
from rains that accompany the storms and not just coastal
areas prone to surge flooding. Develop specific procedures and
policies for evacuating such inland areas.
Educate the public for the need to evacuate when officials call
for an evacuation.
Develop a traffic management plan and an incident management
plan specific to evacuation operations, not just along freeways
but also for arterial networks. Some agencies already have such
plans, while others should consider developing such plans.
Often, lists for vulnerable populations do not get updated due
to people moving or not calling in to update their information
every year, thus valuable resources get wasted in trying to locate
people who need to be evacuated when agencies don't have the
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