The purpose of the City Assisted Evacuation Plan is to help citizens who want to evacuate during a declared emergency with prior warning, but lack the capability to self-evacuate. This evacuation plan is not intended to replace the individual’s personal responsibility in preparing for their own evacuation. It is meant to be an evacuation method of last resort and only for those citizens who have no other means or, have physical limitations that prohibit self evacuation. This plan will be activated in declared emergencies with prior warning, and in other declared emergencies, that would require the evacuation of a major portion of the city.
The general concept of this evacuation plan is that the city will utilize its facilities, manpower and other resources to provide assistance to citizens who cannot self-evacuate during the declaration of an emergency. The City of Mustang, with the assistance of other agencies, will have the overall command and responsibility for execution of this plan.
The plan is designed to get all citizens and visitors out of the city prior to any foreseen emergency or during any other declared emergency that requires total evacuation of the city. This includes citizens without transportation and persons in need of medical resources. The plan uses the Mustang Town Center and other Red Cross designated shelters as debarkation points for an emergency evacuation. The plan requires evacuation by ground transportation to be fully effective.
The goal is to have the evacuation plan completed in 36 hours beginning at the issuance of evacuation orders by the governor and the mayor. The first few hours of the period being preparatory to ensure security at the processing and staging centers and to acquire transportation resources.
The City will have the overall responsibility for getting the citizens from a pre-designated location to shelters outside the risk area. The pre-designated location is the Mustang Town Center, which is located at 1501 N. Mustang Road, in the center of the city. This location is no more than 3 1/2 miles from any residence in the city. The City and State, supported by external entities, will transport citizens from the threat area to designated shelters outside the threat area. When the threat has passed and re-entry is authorized, this process will be reversed.
Citizens will be responsible for getting to the Town Center and can use any of the following methods to reach the Town Center:
1) Ride with a Friend
2) Ride with a Neighbor
4) Ambulance (If Needed)
5) Pedestrian Travel
Nursing Homes, Health Facilities, Senior Living and Day Care Centers
It will be the responsibility of the family or the facility to evacuate people in their care. It is highly recommended that all such facilities develop an evacuation plan and train their personnel in the plan. These plans should be shared with the families of people in their care. The plan should clearly set out who will be responsible for evacuating residents and how that evacuation will be carried out.
Because of the special care requirements for many residents in these facilities, it shall be the responsibility of the facility to incorporate these needs into their plans. It shall also be the responsibility of the facility to coordinate their plans with the City, prior to any emergency, if they wish to incorporate any portion of the City’s plan into their own.
This evacuation plan is activated by notifying all the partner governmental and non-governmental entities that an evacuation has been ordered and the facilities, transportation and emergency response personnel should execute their component of the plan. The city will establish evacuee processing and staging centers at the Mustang Town Center and other designated Red Cross Shelters, when needed.
This synopsis does not detail all aspects of the plan, but is meant to provide a quick overview of the general concept.
The plan is activated upon orders from the City Manager or Emergency Management Director and in concurrence with the Governor following the declaration of an emergency.
Canadian County Emergency Management
State Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management
Non Government Operated Entities
Mustang Public Schools
It is expected that the State agencies above will make the necessary notifications to the appropriate Federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Defense (DOD).