# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government

How Evacuation Decisions Are Made

The decision to evacuate is made by local officials in coordination with other jurisdictions in the region. This normally involves conference calls with local and state officials as well as the National Weather Service. An evacuation decision may be made as a result of these calls. Computerized tracking and analysis models are also helpful in deciding if or when to evacuate. Key factors in evacuation decision making include: