Web-Based Hurricane Evacuation System (HURREVAC) Fact Sheet
National Hurricane Program
June 5 through 6, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan traveled to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida to view a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) drug offload, tour the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and meet with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Office for Public Safety Research (OPSR) applies multidisciplinary research and development to strengthen the safety and effectiveness of first responders, the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) and of state and local partners.
The purpose of the NHP Pre-Impact Guidance is to present experience, best practices, and lessons learned from federal, state, and local emergency managers applied to a decision-making structure that emergency managers may reference, or use to support the development of checklists for pre-impact planning that are meaningful to their jurisdiction.
A 2013 DHS S&T funded gap analysis concluded that an upgraded hurricane decision support platform should be developed to integrate all phases of hurricane planning and evacuation decisions.
The goal of the NHP Technology Modernization effort with respect to the integrated HV-X platform is to create a flexible system with new and updated technology that enables EMs to make timely and accurate evacuation related decisions.
As part of the NHP technology modernization, DHS S&T is exploring enhancements to the current evacuation alert strategy to improve public compliance.
DHS S&T, in collaboration with FEMA via the National Hurricane Program Technology Modernization effort, has been working to streamline the HURREVAC storm tracking and decision support platform, a computer based tool commonly used throughout the Emergency Management community.
This NHP Preparedness and Response Guidance Document contains a compilation of the best practices and lessons learned for hurricane preparedness and response.