The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) has recently published a revised Evacuation Planning Handbook. This free resource is a valuable tool for anyone involved in community services, or who may advocate for the interests of marginalised individuals or groups in the event of an evacuation.
The handbook is designed to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency evacuation process. It outlines nationally agreed principles, including guidance on tailoring warning communications for the different segments of a community. The Evacuation Planning Handbook emphasises the value of local knowledge in evacuations, and advocates for timely, authentic community engagement as part of the planning process.
The new Evacuation Planning Handbook is freely available on the AIDR Knowledge Hub: https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-4-evacuation-planning/