Objective 1: To define the physical geographic and vulnerability risk factors associated with secondary effects of a high-magnitude earthquake in the GVRD. Then, to define the variables incorporated in the cost surface and LCPA to identify optimal evacuation routes.
Objective 2: To identify zones of extreme to low physical geographic and vulnerability risk by creating two separate MCE risk models.
Objective 3: To run multiple LCPAs and identify optimal evacuation routes from determined high-risk areas following major roads leading out of the GVRD.
Objective 4: To apply the evacuation model to a scenario outlined by the BC emergency response plan and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.
Figure 18. Final map of Evacuation Routes from High-Risk Zones