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The data behind disaster planning

When disaster strikes, do you have an evacuation plan? Many families may have a general idea of how to prepare for a storm, disaster or other emergency. But what if you had to evacuate an entire peninsula?

That question was the subject of a roundtable discussion at the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance last week. 

Tuesday’s Evacuation Roundtable discussed initial results from a multidisciplinary research project looking at scenarios around evacuation of the Halifax peninsula. Presenters included Kevin Quigley of the MacEachen Institute, Ron Pelot of MEOPAR, Ahsan Habib of Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC), and graduate student Julia Chappaz from the School of Public Administration.

The roundtable presented findings from research funded in MEOPAR's Cycle I under the Response Core. The project takes a multidisciplinary approach to improving evacuations from coastal floods. 

You can read more about the event here at Dal News.