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Evacuation Time Estimate Study to take place in April

NEW HANOVER CTY - Starting Monday, April 16, residents living in Brunswick and New Hanover counties may be contacted by telephone to participate in an important all hazards evacuation planning survey.  
The purpose of this survey is to gather data to be used by local Emergency Management officials in improving plans for both manmade and natural disasters. The telephone survey is being conducted by First Market Research based in Boston, Massachusetts.  
All calls made during weekdays will be conducted between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.  On weekends, calls will be made between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  
Responses to the survey are voluntary and are estimated to take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
No personal questions will be asked in the survey.  Survey questions seek information such as “How long does it take you to drive from work to home?” and “How many vehicles that are usually available to the household would your family use if an evacuation was necessary?”  
The responses to these questions provide important information for emergency planning purposes by providing a better estimate of the number of people evacuating in a given area, the number of vehicles used to evacuate, and the amount of time needed to prepare for evacuation.
Additional information regarding the telephone survey and planning for emergencies can be obtained from your local Office of Emergency Management.  
Brunswick County residents may visit or call (910) 253-5383 and New Hanover County residents may visit or call (910) 798-6900.