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This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Impact of Changing Travel Time (Text Description)

The vertical axis of the chart shows total evacuation time in hours from 0 to 80 in 20-hour increments. The horizontal axis shows % increase in travel times from 0% to 100%. The baseline evacuation time is 53.8 hours. A 25% increase in traveltime increases total evacuation time to 59.9 hours. A 50% travel time increase increases total evacuation time to 66 hours. A 75% increase in travel time increase total evacuation time to 72.1 hours and a 100% increase in travel time increases total evacuation time to 78.3 hours.

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