FEMA: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Partners

FEMA has released Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place: Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Partners. The document draws upon the collective experience of those partners to provide relevant concepts, principals, and guidance as a resource for emergency managers and planners. Evacuation and shelter-in-place protective actions are prompted by a variety of threats and hazards. Incident-specific circumstances drive the relevant protective actions based on a community’s demographics, infrastructure, resources, authorities, and decision-making process. Determining that an evacuation needs to take place is not an all-or-nothing approach. FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the document, related efforts, and answer participants’ questions. The webinars are open to all. Find out more information here.