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Evacuation Planning in the WUI

Presenter: Thomas J. Cova, Director of the Center for Natural & Technological Hazards, University of Utah Geography Department            

Description: The 2012 fire season has already resulted in more fire-caused evacuations than many recent years.  This webinar will review traditional and contemporary aspects of evacuation planning.  Traditional topics to be covered include warning and response, traffic management, contingency planning, and vulnerable populations.  Contemporary topics will include social media, in-place shelter, trigger points, return-entry planning, and the changing policy context.  Examples drawn from recent events will be used to illustrate concepts as well as lessons learned, and participants will gain a broader understanding of practical considerations in effective evacuation planning in the WUI. 

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