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Massachusetts Hurricane Evacuation Studies

The purpose of the Southern Massachusetts Hurricane Evacuation Study, finalized in 1997, was to provide the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the coastal communities in southern Massachusetts with realistic data qualitifying the major factors in hurricane evacuation decision-making. To accomplish this the Study provides information on the extent and severity of potential flooding from hurricanes, the associated vulnerable population, capacity of existing public shelters and estimating sheltering requirements, and evacuation roadway clearance times. The report also provides guidance on how this information can be used with the National Hurricane Center's advisories for hurricane decision-making.

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