Actions Needed to Clarify Responsibilities and Increase Preparedness for Evacuations
Has this become a topic of conversation ?WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY:
During the evacuation of New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many of those who did not own a vehicle and could not evacuate were among the over 1,300 people who died. This raised questions about how well state and local governments, primarily responsible for disaster planning, integrate transportation-disadvantaged populations into such planning. GAO assessed the challenges and barriers state and local officials face; how prepared these governments are and steps they are taking to address challenges and barriers; and federal efforts to provide evacuation assistance.
The biger step of being addressed in your community's planning documents ?
According to the APA Conference agenda there is a session related to/about this.
I found this in Natural Hazards Observer.