Assessment of Evacuation Network Performance under Different Evacuation Scenarios

Several major disasters have occurred in the United States and impacted coastal and river valley communities. The economic and societal impact of such disasters have demonstrated a need for better emergency planning, response, recovery, and adaptation. Through the understanding of the behavior, characteristics of past events, much informed decisions can be make. This study will utilize data from Hurricane Irma (2017) to compare traffic characteristics during the evacuation with those observed during routine non-emergency operations. The 2017 evacuation of Hurricane Irma has been referred to as the largest evacuation in the history of the nation with approximately 6.5 million Floridians under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. The present research will be focusing on the evacuation process of the coastal communities in the Florida Keys.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $158917
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University

      3660G Patrick F. Taylor Hall
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wolshon, Brian

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230930
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01715272
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 29 2019 9:30PM