Evacuation Routes

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Evacuation Routes

Postby seeknulfind » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:16:15

The past couple of years (maybe longer, I dunno) I've seen signs for evacuation routes posted in various places. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble here.

What puzzles me is they all seem to point TO populated areas. i don't get it. The last place I'd want to "evacuate" to is a heavily populated area.

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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Palladin » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:43:42

The kind of folks that would follow and evac route sign aren't going to be able to make it in rural and wilderness areas. That's just nanny gov corraling the sheeple up to administer their nonexistent services...

Why isn't anybody helping us?! :confused:
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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Reverenddel » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:47:07

You know what the FEMA Evacuation Plan is for New Orleans currently?

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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby justsumstuff » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:56:03

Is that the hurricane evacuation route along the interstates for the coast cities?


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby seeknulfind » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:19:27

justsumstuff wrote:Is that the hurricane evacuation route along the interstates for the coast cities?


Dunno. It follows 301 North towards Philadelphia. Makes no sense to me. Of course on the eastern shore, where exactly would someone go? I'd stay put if possible. Far enough inland to buffer against hurricanes.

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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby OakRidgeStars » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:22:42

The Evac signs around here all point West, to get people away from the coastline. Since the rural areas are also to the West, any SHTF Evac route would be about the same.

All the more reason to start saving my money for a magic flying carpet. Just in case.


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby widefat » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:47:23

Evac routes. Thousands of scared people bent only on self preservation. Enough to make sure you get stuck on an interstate with no food, water, or protection. Short of a nuclear blast, I'll take my living room. Call me when it's over.

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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Reverenddel » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:51:41

You know? Quite a few people forget to check their elevation where they live.

If I have a hurricane/storm bearing down on me, and I'm on the high ground, I'm not leaving, why leave?


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby justsumstuff » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:24:22

Funny you should mention Hurricanes. Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30. Plan Now.
http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirgini ... hurricanes


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Reverenddel » Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:25:54

I think it's funny that I read that, and NO WHERE did it say "Have a firearm with extra mags/ammo".

I can survive fairly well with the items I have on hand, but to KEEP those items out of looters hands?

Well... I should have to say it.


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby zephyp » Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:44:21

Reverenddel wrote:I think it's funny that I read that, and NO WHERE did it say "Have a firearm with extra mags/ammo".

I can survive fairly well with the items I have on hand, but to KEEP those items out of looters hands?

Well... I should have to say it.


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Reverenddel » Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:27:39

It's the difference between "Preppers", and "Survivalists" I suppose...

Or as we call "preppers", "Sheeple with viable resources."


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby mamabearCali » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:58:09

It really depends on where you live/the disaster that occurs if you will need to evacuate. My parents live in VA beach about 3 miles as the crow flies from the ocean so in hurricanes they have to leave. However even I would tell them don't go up 64 if you have any choice about it whatsoever--make your way out through suffolk and then along maybe out route 460 to us.

Anyway don't evacuate unless you absolutely must, but if you must avoid the heavy traffic route and get out on smaller roads. FEMA is not going to help you, and in the end you will be on your own (or with relatives). I ould rather be on my own with less people around than more.
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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby OakRidgeStars » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:09:12

mamabearCali wrote:My parents live in VA beach about 3 miles as the crow flies from the ocean so in hurricanes they have to leave. However even I would tell them don't go up 64 if you have any choice about it whatsoever--make your way out through suffolk and then along maybe out route 460 to us.


The bug out scenario is not good for those of us that live in VB. Ever tried to go from I-264 West from VB to either I-64 or the Norfolk tunnels on a Friday afternoon?. Imagine that times 10.

All it will take is a handful of accidents in key spots, such as Bowers Hill, the I-264 / I-64 interchange, the Norfolk tunnels and I-464 / Rt. 17.

None of us will be going anywhere for a long, long time.


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby bryanrheem » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:30:23

I've never tested this for feasibility, but take a mental note of the long running bike trails. In NOVA, there are several that run out west. They are well maintained and wide enough for a vehicle.

In an emergency, they will be a nice alternative to traffic.


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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby Yarddawg » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:33:15

mamabearCali wrote:It really depends on where you live/the disaster that occurs if you will need to evacuate. My parents live in VA beach about 3 miles as the crow flies from the ocean so in hurricanes they have to leave. However even I would tell them don't go up 64 if you have any choice about it whatsoever--make your way out through suffolk and then along maybe out route 460 to us.

Anyway don't evacuate unless you absolutely must, but if you must avoid the heavy traffic route and get out on smaller roads. FEMA is not going to help you, and in the end you will be on your own (or with relatives). I would rather be on my own with less people around than more.


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Living on the peninsula I can tell you it is no better over here. Friday afternoons are such a joy to travel on I-64W. It starts backing up around 3:00 and stays that way, it seems, all weekend. No way would I use it in an emergency!
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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby rod » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:27:08

IF I had to evacuate, the last route I'd take is one with a sign on it telling everyone else to take that same route. I'm in a pretty good spot but if I bugged out, I'd follow a railroad track to where ever I wanted to go. No cars, direct route to lots of places, tunnels already dug that need tunnels, bridges already built over places that need bridges, not too many other people along the tracks, don't really need a map if I get lost, and lots of other reasons. The only disadvantage (unless you own a train) is that you have to walk.
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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby OakRidgeStars » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:30:29

rod wrote:IF I had to evacuate, the last route I'd take is one with a sign on it telling everyone else to take that same route. I'm in a pretty good spot but if I bugged out, I'd follow a railroad track to where ever I wanted to go. No cars, direct route to lots of places, tunnels already dug that need tunnels, bridges already built over places that need bridges, not too many other people along the tracks, don't really need a map if I get lost, and lots of other reasons. The only disadvantage (unless you own a train) is that you have to walk.


Or modify a vehicle with wheels to ride the rails, similar to what the railroad maintenance crews use. Where there's a will there's a way.

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Re: Evacuation Routes

Postby SHMIV » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:42:18

A bicycle, dirtbike, ATV, possibly even a street bike could navigate a railroad track. It would sure suck in the rain, though.
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