Crisis Relocation Planning
Crisis relocation planning (CRP) was an effort to plan for the relocation of people from larger United States cities and other likely areas of attack in the event of a nuclear attack upon this country. The program was envisioned as a collaborative planning effort between the federal government, the fifty states, and some 3,000 local governments (FEMA, 1980b). But the collaboration degenerated. Some states and localities refused to participate in the planning effort, and in other instances states diverted crisis relocation planners to other planning activities. Neither the refusals to participate nor the diversions of effort were deemed substantial enough by FEMA officials to undermine the overall program. However, federal officials were faced with the problem of deciding how to respond to worrisome erosion in the partnership.
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