Evaluation and Analysis of Post-Disaster Re-Entry in Megaregions: A Pilot Study

Evacuation procedures are the primary focus of emergency managers (and researchers) when planning for disaster in at-risk areas. However, properly managed re-entries after an event are also essential to assure the safety of returning residents. A systematic reentry plan also helps to support the recovery process by allowing it to be managed and begins as soon as possible (Texas Division of Emergency Management, 2013). The limited amount of research into re-entry processes and management has lead to a limited knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of the re-entry process and its smaller components (Siebeneck et al, 2013). This is thought to have resulted in challenges for officials and personnel involved in the process. This is thought to be especially true when there are lack of resources within the evacuation zone for those returning or other issues such as pre-mature re-entry (Seibeneck and Cova, 2008). In some cases, re-entry can prove more difficult than evacuation when evacuees are scattered across multiple regions or states (Lin et al, 2013). Although re-entry research is limited, the research that has been performed on hurricane evacuations may act as an analogous framework for research on improving re-entry (Stallings, 1991 and Siebeneck et al, 2013). The research proposed in this project will explore key concept related to the processes and procedures associated with post-event re-entries. Starting in localized events, then growing toward megaregion-level events.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $129600
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wolshon, Brian

    • Start Date: 20170901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180901
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01650956
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 15 2017 1:12PM