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FHWA – HURRICANE EVACUATION TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP APRIL 5 –6, 2004. T. Stewart Baker Hurricane Program Manager VDEM. T. Stewart Baker Hurricane Program Manager Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Isabel - One Of The Longest CAT 5 Hurricanes Of Record.

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fhwa hurricane evacuation transportation workshop april 5 6 2004
FHWA – HURRICANE EVACUATION TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOPAPRIL 5 –6, 2004

T. Stewart Baker

Hurricane Program Manager

VDEM

T. Stewart Baker

Hurricane Program Manager

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

process
Process
  • Monitored Hurricane Advisories
  • Monitored NC evacuation activities
  • Monitored traffic flow on RT 168 into the Tidewater area from NC Outer Banks
  • Reviewed projected Storm Surge levels
  • Multiple conference calls with state agencies - i.e. VSP, VDOT & others, localities and NWS
process continued
Process Continued
  • Governor conveyed authority for Mandatory Evacuations to coastal localities
  • Hurricane intensity weakened before/during evacuation activities by localities
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Evacuations relatively low
  • Any out of area evacuations were into the projected path of Isabel
  • At landfall ROW expanded farther than anticipated
  • Winds influenced increased storm surge activity
ongoing activities
Ongoing Activities
  • Development of HURREVAC Risk Profile Module similar to Florida’s
ongoing activities1
Ongoing Activities
  • Proposal to install ramp gates along Interstate 64 – Approx. 80 miles
  • Proposal to establish guidelines for critical bridge and tunnel facility closures during tropical events
questions
QUESTIONS?

Contact:

T. Stewart Baker

sbaker@vdem.state.va.us