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Improving shadow evacuation management: Case study of the Graniteville, South Carolina chlorine spill


Improving shadow evacuation management: Case study of the Graniteville, South Carolina chlorine spill

Abstract: 
This study describes opportunities to better manage shadow evacuations during disaster events.  Using the 2005 chlorine release accident in Graniteville, South Carolina, as our study event, we demonstrate how a lack of geography details in warning messages led to an evacuation over-response.  Given the repeated nature of these types of accidents (Bexar County, Texas, 2004; Minot, North Dakota, 2002; Festus, Missouri, 2002), our results should have future significance for those managing evacuations from similar events.

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Mitchell, J. T., and S. L. Cutter, Andrew S. Edmonds. 2007. "Improving shadow evacuation management: Case study of the Graniteville, South Carolina chlorine spill." Journal of Environmental Management (January): 28-34. http://webra.cas.sc.edu/hvri/pubs/2007_EvacuationShadowGranitevilleSC.pdf

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Susan Cutter
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