Emergency Management

Council works with local emergency management agencies throughout the Region, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide emergency programs assistance through mitigation, preparedness, and emergency planning.

Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program
The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council is in the process of updating the Statewide Regional Evacuation Study (SRES) originally developed and released in 2010 for the counties and municipalities of the Treasure Coast region. Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties participate in partnership to update several contributing sections that are integral in producing evacuation clearance times that help city, county, and public safety officials respond to and recover from disasters and impacts within their communities, but also provide them the tools to prepare for local and regional impacts. The Study utilizes transportation and behavioral analyses data, that, coupled with the region’s population and demographic information helps emergency management officials determine who might evacuate, who might seek shelter, and where they will seek shelter. The Study will update the region’s hazards analysis as well, taking an all hazards approach to planning that includes not only hurricanes, but other natural and man-made disasters such as tropical storms, freshwater flooding, wildfires, and chemical releases that might trigger a regional evacuation.

The Treasure Coast Local Emergency Planning Committee (TCLEPC) will coordinate with local, regional and State planners and emergency management partners on several aspects of the Study to provide data and develop a well-rounded understanding of the region’s chemical and critical facility conditions and contributions pre-and post-disaster within the region.