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1 North Carolina Emergency Management North Carolina Emergency Management Preparedness, Response & Recovery Michael A. Sprayberry NCEM Deputy Director/Operations Chief

2 North Carolina Emergency Management State Emergency Operations Center Jointly with NCNG, NCSHP, and NCDOT WRAL

3 North Carolina Emergency Management Role of Emergency Management Plan Respond Recover Mitigate Coordination of logistical support from state and county resources to impacted areas. Ensuring that each agency involved with incident management activities is providing appropriate situational awareness and resource status information.

4 North Carolina Emergency Management Disaster Local emergency services responds If disaster exceeds local capability, county Emergency Management responds If disaster exceeds county capability, State Emergency Management activates resources If severity and magnitude of disaster exceeds state and local capabilities, Governor requests federal assistance If approved, State receives assistance from FEMA and other federal agencies How Our System Works When Disaster Strikes

5 North Carolina Emergency Management DIRECTOR or SERT LEADER OPERATIONS SECTION LOGISTICS SECTION RECOVERY SECTION INFORMATION & PLANNING SECTION GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

6 North Carolina Emergency Management

7 S.E.R.T Governmental Agencies Administration Agriculture Commerce Public Instruction Health and Human Services …and many more Labor Insurance Cultural Resources Aging & Adult Services Public Safety (Lead Agency)

8 North Carolina Emergency Management S.E.R.T. Non-Governmental Agencies Amateur Radio Food Banks NC VOAD State Bar NC Association of Volunteer Administrators …and many others

9 North Carolina Emergency Management Preparedness Since Hurricane Floyd A Critical Incident Mgmt. System Swiftwater Rescue Teams (50 +) Helo-Aquatic Rescue Teams (3) HazMat Regional Response (7) Urban Search and Rescue Teams (11) Licensed Care Facility Planning Medical Assistance Teams (8) Mobile Pharmacies (2)

10 North Carolina Emergency Management Animal Response Teams Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers Mass Care Support Trailers Statewide Special Needs Registry Logistics Section Warehouses (2) Contracts for disaster goods and services to include Recovery Staff Preparedness Since Hurricane Floyd

11 North Carolina Emergency Management Watauga Ashe Cherokee Graham Swain Clay Macon Jackson Haywood T r a n s y l v a n i a Henderson Buncombe Madison Yancey M i t c h e ll Avery McDowell Polk Rutherford Burke Cleveland Caldwell Wilkes Alleghany Alexander Catawba Lincoln Gaston Surry Yadkin Iredell Mecklenburg Stokes Forsyth Davie Rowan Stanly Union Davidson Cabarrus-2 Anson Rockingham Guilford Randolph Montgomery Richmond Scotland Caswell Alamance Chatham Moore Person Orange Lee Hoke Durham Granville Vance Warren Harnet t Cumberland Robeson Johnston Sampson Bladen Columbus Brunswick New Hanover Pender Duplin Onslow Carteret Jones Wayne Lenoir Craven Pamlico Greene Wilson Franklin Nash Edgecombe Northampton Hertford Bertie Martin Pitt Gates Beaufort Hyde Washington Tyrell Dare C u r r i t u c k C a m d e n P a s q u o t a n k P e r q u i m a n s C h o w a n CAMET and Mass Care Support Trailer Locations CAMET Mass Care Support Trailers UASI- CAMETS Wake

12 North Carolina Emergency Management Preparedness Since Hurricane Floyd Vendor Re-Entry Accurate flood maps The CRES SOG/FOG Planning for fuel shortage Geospatial & Technology Management Section Intrastate Mutual Aid as a fundamental resource multiplier

13 North Carolina Emergency Management Preparedness Since Hurricane Floyd Interstate Mutual Aid – EMAC Improved A Disaster Recovery Section North Carolina Disaster Recovery Guide Disaster Recovery Housing Taskforce Interoperable Communications – VIPER NCNG Force Packaging and Mission Ready Packaging in other disciplines

14 North Carolina Emergency Management Thousands of families displaced 7 deaths 119 homes destroyed 2,000+ homes damaged Hurricane Irene August 27-28, 2011

15 North Carolina Emergency Management NCEM/FEMA employees canvassed communities and held multiple meetings from August through November to provide information to storm survivors and help families register with FEMA/SBA for disaster assistance. $8,160, Irene – Community Outreach

16 North Carolina Emergency Management Irene Response 38 counties declared IA 37 counties declared PA $650 M Disaster (estimated total)

17 North Carolina Emergency Management Joint Field Office – Hurricane Irene FEMA, NCEM & others co-located in one office to provide unified recovery operations for public affairs, community relations, planning, operations and logistics FEMA employees 50 NCEM employees 38 SBA employees Worked from early September to early December.

18 North Carolina Emergency Management Recovery – Hurricane Irene $67 million grants/loans 35,000+ registered for assistance 31 Disaster Recovery Centers opened Aug Nov.4 17,666 visited DRCs 27,170 homes inspected

19 North Carolina Emergency Management Matched 4,400+ families with rental resources. Irene – Housing Assistance 280 families temporarily housed in hotels/motels. 190 Temporary Housing Units on owners property; To provide safe and sanitary housing while they repair or rebuild their homes.

20 North Carolina Emergency Management Hurricane Irene – Lessons Learned Reluctance to Evacuate Nursing Home Evacuations Medical Strike Team Mass Care Support Trailer

21 North Carolina Emergency Management Older Adult Preparedness Special Needs Registry Mass Care Support Trailers SERT Partner Coordination Personal Preparedness Plans Long Term Care Facilities Template Integrating Whole Community Planning

22 North Carolina Emergency Management Older Adult Preparedness CDC REPORTS: 33% of those living in the community, live alone. 93% of those 65 years of age and enrolled in Medicare do not live in a nursing home. US Census Estimates: 21% of NCs population, by year 2025, will be over 65 years of age

23 North Carolina Emergency Management Mikes Concerns Special Needs/Elderly Not listed on any registry Lack of support network How are they accounted for? Home Bound Persons Inability to evacuate Inability to participate in Mass Feeding

24 North Carolina Emergency Management Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. NOAAs Climate Prediction Center says: 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher); Of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher); Of those one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5) Hurricane Season Begins June 1Six Month Season Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar

25 North Carolina Emergency Management What Can You Do… Preparedness Starts with YOU! 1)Ensure Communications Systems are in place 2)Ensure Disaster Plans that reflect Whole Community 3)Ensure that your State Agency is in compliance to laws, regulations and monitoring 4)Share with agencies serving older adults and persons with disabilities what is in place through ReadyNC at the state level. 5)Enhance training and education through collaboration 6)Improve understanding of and access to state level Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters

26 North Carolina Emergency Management What Can You Do… Preparedness Starts with YOU! 1)Develop a Family Disaster Plan ( ex. myPrep) 2)Develop a support network 3)Understand that disasters can and will happen 4)Ensure Communications Systems are in place 5)Be ready to care for yourself and family for at least one week; first aid, food, water, shelter, clothes, cash, medicine 6)Encourage your network of family, friends and coworkers to create their own individual/family personal preparedness plan

27 North Carolina Emergency Management Preparedness is Everybodys Responsibility!

28 North Carolina Emergency Management Michael A. Sprayberry NCEM Deputy Director/Operations Chief 919/


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