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Temporary but rapid removal of people from building or disaster (or threatened) area as a rescue or precautionary measure. If the removal extends to more than a few months or becomes permanent, it is called 'relocation.'

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You need to have a good evacuation plan in place so everyone is prepared in case of an emergency and gets out quick.
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The mayor ordered the complete evacuation of the city, as the giant marshmallow man continued to trudge gleefully along, merrily crushing the fleeing, terrified citizens beneath its gooey, puffy feet.
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The elementary school principal called for the evacuation of the building when he saw smoke coming from the cafeteria kitchen.
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