5. Evacuation Plan
July 5, 2020
Preliminary Evacuation Plan for The Ranch at Prescott
Purpose: To provide an emergency evacuation plan for The Ranch at Prescott.
Scope: Includes all residence of The Ranch at Prescott, here after referred to as The Ranch, on the South side of Highway 69. Consideration needs to include the motels and other properties that may be exiting onto Highway 69 (Hwy 69) from other locations. Walker, Potato Patch, Costco and other homes and business that will be using Walker Road is a primary concern. The Gateway Mall area exiting onto Gateway Blvd is also a consideration.
Procedure: The evacuation of The Ranch’s major evacuation route is North on Lee Blvd to Hwy 69. It is recommended that the traffic be split to three exits to Hwy 69 to ease the possible back up on Lee Blvd at Hwy 69. Please see the attached map for the division of traffic to the three (3) exits along with recommended directions for exit.
- Those streets highlighted in “blue” would use the Lee Blvd exit as their primary evacuation route.
- Those streets highlighted in “pink” would use the Gateway Blvd exit as their primary evacuation route.
- Those streets highlighted in “yellow” would use Walker Rd as their primary evacuation route.
If resources are available traffic control would be required at eight (8) choke points as indicated on the attached map for The Ranch properties located South of Hwy 69. These recommendations are at the following in tersections:
- Lee Blvd and Hwy 69 (recommend two (2) traffic control persons).
- Gateway Blvd and Hwy 69 (recommend two (2) traffic control persons).
- Walker Rd and Hwy 69 (recommend two (2) traffic control persons).
- Lee Blvd and Gateway Blvd
- Walker Rd and Liese Dr
- Lee Blvd and Morning Glow Way
- Lee Blvd and W. Lee Blvd
- Lee Blvd and Windcloud Dr
Road blocks and area patrols after evacuation would be needed to keep the area safe.
Initial traffic should remain Two Way traffic to allow people to return home to get their families and allow emergency vehicles access to the area and to evacuate those people with special needs.
The Incident Commander (IC) would determine if and when the street would be subject to One Way traffic. This decision is best made on the scene based on existing conditions.