Emergency evacuation is the urgent immediate egress or escape of people away from an area that contains an imminent threat, an on-going threat or a hazard to lives or property.
Examples range from the small scale evacuation of a building due to a storm or fire to the large scale evacuation of a city because of a flood, bombardment or approaching weather system. In situations involving hazardous materials or possible contamination, evacuees may be decontaminated prior to being transported out of the contaminated area.

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    WA State - Tsunami evacuation maps released for various cities and towns

    Scientists estimate a tsunami could reach the Washington coastal areas such as Westport and Long Beach in as little as 15 minutes, and the maps show the challenges people could face in getting to higher ground that fast. Estimates are that some places in Long Beach could take a 75 minute walk...
  2. GOG

    Just got a Level 2 Evacuation Notice

    Just got the phone call. Level 2 means be ready to go. There's a fire near here that's been steadily growing since yesterday. It sucks living in a wildfire danger area during fire season. So if I disappear for a while, you'll know why. I'm going to get our bug out stuff together and be ready...
  3. ATCclears

    Wildfires in BC

    10,000+ evacuated now. Williams Lake being evacuated as flames get closer; residents en route to Kamloops - Kamloops This Week In a different area of BC, multiple communities may lose their electricity. If it goes down, it will probably be out for at least a month. Wildfire threatens North...
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