In order to avoid confusion or being unnecessarily evacuated, review your evacuation zones for work and home, as well as your children's schools. Follow all instructions from emergency personnel and municipal employees regarding evacuation and preferred major exit routes. If you are without transportation, gather at the muster point nearest your home or workplace and wait for a Town of Hinton transit bus to take you to a designated reception area. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring along your 72 hr kit (or a portion of) if possible.
The below map, custom created in google maps, features the districts of Hinton, as well as the muster points. If you are currently signed in to Google, and you have identified important locations in Google Maps, it may display your current location, home, and work, for your planning convenience. Try selecting a muster point location, and it will offer you directions to the location.
You can also download this information in our 4 Steps to Prep brochure, available here.
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