Appendix 6 to Annex J


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           Provide for the orderly and coordinated evacuation of those people in Saline County whose health and/or lives are endangered as a result of accidental exposure to hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Such exposure could result from either a mishap involving the transport of HAZMAT or the accidental release of such materials from a fixed facility.




          Saline County is exposed daily to hazardous materials being transported across its highways, waterways, rail lines and pipelines that transverse the county (see Appendix 5 to the Basic Plan).

Highways: 1-70, US 65, MO 41, MO 240, MO 20

Rail Lines: Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern

Pipelines: KPL Gas Service, Union Electric, Missouri Public Service, Williams Natural Gas Co., Arco (Crude-Oil)

Waterway: Missouri River


          A hazardous materials incident can also occur from the uncontrolled release of these materials from fixed containment areas. Facilities located in Saline County are identified in Annex H.



          One of every ten motor vehicles is engaged in the transport of hazardous materials.


          Hazardous materials incidents may occur without any other emergencies being involved, such as an accidental release resulting from the structural failure of a container or a leaking valve.


          Such incidents could pose a significant threat to the health and safety of response personnel, as well as others in the immediate area.


If no evacuation is required:

Secure the area. Since law enforcement personnel are able to respond quickly, they would cordon off the affected area.

Dispatch fire department response team. This will consist of qualified fire department personnel "operational trained" to do on-scene assessment to determine most appropriate action.

Alert other departments/agencies. Other local governmental units such as fire, water, sewer, and street departments should be informed of the situation. Also, notify Missouri's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the State Emergency Management Agency as required, and CHEMTREC if necessary.

If evacuation is required and an order is made to evacuate:

Designate the area to be evacuated. This information should be as clear and concise as possible in order to aid those who are assisting in the evacuation as well as for those being evacuated.

Establish perimeter security. The purpose is to limit or prohibit entry into the affected area.

Activate an emergency shelter plan if necessary. Many evacuees will stay with friends or neighbors for short periods of time; if duration is longer, the affected community should be relocated and it would become necessary to prepare evacuation facilities/centers for long-term occupancy.

Notify affected persons. All persons within the affected area must be contacted. This is best accomplished on a door-to-door basis, use of loud speakers, or by government-manned telephones, depending upon the situation. Records should be kept of location of homes/buildings visited, times and dates, and results of attempted visits. (See Appendix 5 to this Annex.)

Return of affected persons. Once the area is declared safe, a public information program should so inform evacuees when to return, what to expect upon return (i.e., how to turn utilities back on, etc.), and how to request additional information. Also, local government should warn the citizens of other related hazards so as to alert them to changes in their environment.

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