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NADO-National 
Rural Transportation Conference 12/3- 
5/14 
Gena McCullough 
Bi-State Regional Commission
Illinois Bi-State Region for 
Evacuation Plan 
Quad Cities, 
IA/IL MPO
 Received $45,574 in Illinois Rural Planning 
Funds to produce a regional evacuation plan for 
the Rural Illinois Bi-Stat...
Create a comprehensive and cohesive resource for 
evacuation planning and compilation of vital 
information for the Illino...
EVACUATION PLANNING 
WORKING GROUP 
EVACUATION PLANNING 
ADVISORY GROUP 
 Regional Offices of Education 
 County Sheriff...
Literature Survey and Case Study 
Research 
• Looked at events that could occur in our region 
 Joplin, MO; Tornado 2011...
 Use of Multiple Communication Tools 
 Use of ITS & Dynamic Message Signs 
 Planning for Capacity (Congestion Managemen...
INTRODUCTION CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS 
 Purpose 
 Methodology 
 Regional Profile 
 Situation and Assumptions 
 Authoriti...
DATA- POPULATIONS, 
SPECIAL NEEDS, MAJOR 
INDUSTRIES, SCHOOLS, 
SHELTERS 
MAPPING- HOUSEHOLDS 
WITHOUT VEHICLES 
Counties ...
COMMUNICATION TRANSPORTATION 
 Overview 
 Public Notification and 
Communication 
 Inter-Jurisdictional 
Communications...
BUFFER AREAS EVACUATION ROUTES
SHELTERING 
CONSIDERATIONS RESOURCES 
 Regional Shelter Capacities 
 Special Needs Populations 
 Animal Sheltering 
 F...
PLANNING FOR 
“POPULATION SURGE” 
ACCESS CONTROL & 
SECURITY 
 Urban 
 Rural 
 Security Requirements 
 Re-Entry Proced...
EVACUATION TRAINING 
AND EXERCISES REFERENCE DOCUMENTS 
 Training 
 Exercises and Drills 
 Public Outreach and 
Educati...
Resolutions passed by Henry and Mercer 
Counties recognizing the plan as a 
resource to be used in Evacuation 
Planning 
...
Gena McCullough 
gmccullough@bistateonline.org 
309-793-6302 ext. 146 
Questions/Comments
Evacuation Plan for the Illinois Bi-State Region: A Preparedness Resource Guide for Evacuation Events
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Evacuation Plan for the Illinois Bi-State Region: A Preparedness Resource Guide for Evacuation Events

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Presentation by Gena McCullough, Bi-State Regional Commission, at the National Rural Transportation Conference, December 3 - 5, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.

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Evacuation Plan for the Illinois Bi-State Region: A Preparedness Resource Guide for Evacuation Events

  1. 1. NADO-National Rural Transportation Conference 12/3- 5/14 Gena McCullough Bi-State Regional Commission
  2. 2. Illinois Bi-State Region for Evacuation Plan Quad Cities, IA/IL MPO
  3. 3.  Received $45,574 in Illinois Rural Planning Funds to produce a regional evacuation plan for the Rural Illinois Bi-State area.  Served to organize stakeholders, gather and incorporate input from many resources into the plan to ensure a regionally consistent document.
  4. 4. Create a comprehensive and cohesive resource for evacuation planning and compilation of vital information for the Illinois Bi-State Region.
  5. 5. EVACUATION PLANNING WORKING GROUP EVACUATION PLANNING ADVISORY GROUP  Regional Offices of Education  County Sheriff Departments  County Highway Departments/County Engineers  County Disaster Services and Emergency Management Agency  County Health Departments  Fire Districts  Rural Transit Systems – Abilities Plus and RIM Transit  Bi-State Regional Commission  Illinois Department of Transportation  Emergency Medical Services  School Districts  Visitors Bureaus/Offices  Animal Shelters and Humane Societies  Other Transit Providers  Nuclear Generating Station
  6. 6. Literature Survey and Case Study Research • Looked at events that could occur in our region  Joplin, MO; Tornado 2011  Taft, LA; Chemical Explosion 1983  Japan; Nuclear Disaster 2012
  7. 7.  Use of Multiple Communication Tools  Use of ITS & Dynamic Message Signs  Planning for Capacity (Congestion Management)  Population Surge (Urban or Rural)  Asset Inventory • Food, Water, Transit, Fuel, Shelter, Healthcare  Mutual Aid Agreements  Strong Support for Regional Planning  Special Needs Population Consideration  Providing for Pets
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS  Purpose  Methodology  Regional Profile  Situation and Assumptions  Authorities  Overview  Type and Scope of Evacuation Operations  Decision to Evacuation and Enforcement Authority  Command and Control  Overall Roles and Responsibilities
  9. 9. DATA- POPULATIONS, SPECIAL NEEDS, MAJOR INDUSTRIES, SCHOOLS, SHELTERS MAPPING- HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT VEHICLES Counties Henry Mercer Rock Island Total Households 20,467 6,889 60,527 87,883 HH w/o vehicles 1,215 309 5,539 7,063 Population 50,465 16,497 147,625 214,587 65 & over 8,509 2,947 23,709 35,165 Source: US Census Bureau, ACS (2009-11)
  10. 10. COMMUNICATION TRANSPORTATION  Overview  Public Notification and Communication  Inter-Jurisdictional Communications  Communication Contingency Plans  Modes of Transportation  Transportation Points  Transportation Coordination  Evacuation Routes and Capacities  Transportation Strategies  Communication Considerations  Evacuation of Special Needs Population  Evacuation of Animals (Livestock)  Hazard-Specific Considerations  Evacuation Plan Preparedness Tasks
  11. 11. BUFFER AREAS EVACUATION ROUTES
  12. 12. SHELTERING CONSIDERATIONS RESOURCES  Regional Shelter Capacities  Special Needs Populations  Animal Sheltering  FEMA Long-Term Housing Assistance  Hazard Specific Considerations  Evacuation Plan – Preparedness Tasks  Overview  General Emergency Personnel  Transportation Resources • Fuel  Sheltering Resources • Food & Water  Mutual Aid Agreements
  13. 13. PLANNING FOR “POPULATION SURGE” ACCESS CONTROL & SECURITY  Urban  Rural  Security Requirements  Re-Entry Procedures
  14. 14. EVACUATION TRAINING AND EXERCISES REFERENCE DOCUMENTS  Training  Exercises and Drills  Public Outreach and Education  Federal Guidance  Case Studies
  15. 15. Resolutions passed by Henry and Mercer Counties recognizing the plan as a resource to be used in Evacuation Planning Rock Island County concurred with the planning process involved in developing the plan through its Administration Committee
  16. 16. Gena McCullough gmccullough@bistateonline.org 309-793-6302 ext. 146 Questions/Comments

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