Urban to Rural Evacuation

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Definition. Urban to Rural Evacuation:The spontaneous movement of a population from an urban area to a suburban or rural area in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.Examples: Hurricane Katrina, Three Mile Island (TMI), September 11 attacks. Background. North Central Task Force (NCTF) Prev

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1. Urban to Rural Evacuation A Closer Look at Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier By Saskia Cohick

2. Definition Urban to Rural Evacuation: The spontaneous movement of a population from an urban area to a suburban or rural area in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Examples: Hurricane Katrina, Three Mile Island (TMI), September 11 attacks

3. Background North Central Task Force (NCTF) Previous research potential evacuee surge Emergency Management Agency (EMA) professionals found research predictions inadequate Reasons Experience (TMI) Population characteristics NCTF made up of Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Clinton and Union counties in north central PA. An email was circulated through the task force, especially the GIS Committee, to review the web site illustrating anticipated population influxes for counties nationwide. NCTF is directed by EMA Coordinators/Directors from each of the 7 counties in the region Several of these EMA Directors/Coordinators, as well as other members of other committees and involved volunteers have disagreed with the results, based on TMI as well as regular events in the counties.NCTF made up of Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Clinton and Union counties in north central PA. An email was circulated through the task force, especially the GIS Committee, to review the web site illustrating anticipated population influxes for counties nationwide. NCTF is directed by EMA Coordinators/Directors from each of the 7 counties in the region Several of these EMA Directors/Coordinators, as well as other members of other committees and involved volunteers have disagreed with the results, based on TMI as well as regular events in the counties.

4. Map of NCTF

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