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When to evacuate residents during a wildfire

September 20, 2018

When a wildfire breaks out and approaches a community, how do emergency managers decide when residents should evacuate?…
Tsunami Evacuation Plans – One Size Does Not Fit All: A Case Study in Alameda, California

September 15, 2016

Tsunami evacuation planning in coastal communities is typically based on maximum evacuation zones that reflect a combination of…
NIST Study Provides Voice for Evacuation Needs of Mobility Impaired

August 29, 2016

A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: “A fire has been reported…
Should I stay or should I go?

June 30, 2016

Millions of people will likely be in harm’s way as a new hurricane season unfolds in the United…
Many parents unaware of plans for emergencies at preschools and child care centers

October 20, 2015

If your child’s preschool or child care were affected by a tornado, fire or violent situation, would you…
Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

October 2, 2015

As the 10th U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced…
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Study Examines Attitudes Toward Storm Threats

June 30, 2015

As Superstorm Sandy battered the U.S. East Coast in 2012, residents in communities along the Connecticut shore received…
Researchers learn more about evacuating intoxicated youth

May 21, 2015

“How many beers can you drink in one hour? Two, four, or six beers?” This is not a…
Most coastal Connecticut residents underestimate storm threat

March 27, 2015

Most residents living along the Connecticut coast underestimate the physical and economic threats posed by major coastal storms,…
Bottom-up insight into crowd dynamics

February 10, 2014

Stampedes unfortunately occur on too regular a basis. Previously, physicists developed numerous models of crowd evacuation dynamics. Their…
Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate

July 9, 2013

Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they…
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