Capability Gap

Lack of evidence-based knowledge regarding evacuation due to fire behavior in Wildland Urban Interface areas

  • Difficulties in evacuating a large number of people in a small amount of time, in an attempt to prevent people from getting trapped, while trying to escape  
  • Formal guidelines and evacuation plans do not exist for WUI settlements.
  • Evacuation instructions may be misused or disregarded and eventually jeopardize population’s safety 
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