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Evacuation Needs Assessment Public Outreach Meetings

Tuolumne County Transportation Council and Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services are collaborating to understand wildfire risk across the County, identify opportunities to increase evacuation traffic capacity, and enhance communication strategies for more effective and resilient evacuations in the event of a wildfire. The Tuolumne County Evacuation Needs Assessment and Communication Strategies was a partnership between Tuolumne County Transportation Council and Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services (as well as other public agencies). The project identified locations and communities at higher risk of wildfire events and then explored strategies to improve evacuation roadway capacity and communication strategies that might improve the County’s wildfire resiliency and preparedness.

The study furthered the understanding of wildfire risk based on historic data to inform strategies or approaches for future evacuations and identified opportunities for evacuation-related transportation improvements for the Tuolumne County Transportation Council Regional Transportation Plan. The study does not identify evacuation routes or zones and is not an evacuation plan. However, routes likely to be used for emergency evacuation have been studied, deficiencies identified and strategies developed to improve evacuation corridors. We invite you to come share your thoughts and learn more about the study. We look forward to seeing you!

If you would like additional information, or to provide comments, please visit the project page on our website.

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