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Galena Recovery Panel 2013 Spring Floods. Panel Members Galena Jon Korta (Local Disaster Recovery Coordinator and City Council Member) March Runner (Tribal.

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1 Galena Recovery Panel 2013 Spring Floods

2 Panel Members Galena Jon Korta (Local Disaster Recovery Coordinator and City Council Member) March Runner (Tribal Administrator – Louden Tribal Council) Ken Essex (Galena City School District and City Council Member) Federal Joan Rave (Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator) State David Andrews (State Disaster Recovery Coordinator)

3 Purpose Provide an overview of the Community Disaster Recovery efforts in Galena Discuss lessons learned as they relate to the process of initiating and implementing long term recovery Highlight best practices Allow for Q&A from audience members

4 Why Long-Term Recovery for Yukon River/Galena Pre-Flood

5 Why Long-Term Recovery for Yukon/Galena Height of Flood

6 What it Looked Like on the Ground Old Town Galena

7 What it Looked Like on the Ground – New Town Galena

8 What it Looked Like on the Ground (All Around Town)

9 What it Looked Like on the Ground

10 Why Long-Term Recovery for Galena Over 250 residents evacuated Nearly every home (approximately 264) was impacted by floodwaters and/or ice damage Critical infrastructure damages: Power Water/Sewer Levee Natural Resource Impacts Spill response and solid waste issues Economic Impacts Business operations suspended

11 Overview and Timeline Water begins to rise in Galena: Memorial Day weekend 2013 Flooding starts in Galena: May 27, 2013 State disaster declaration and IMAT deployed: May 30, 2013 First State/Community Meeting: June 24, 2013 Community continues to have meetings throughout Response and Recovery Community meetings held in Galena and Fairbanks: June – August 2013 Federal Declaration – June 25, 2013 Included activation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) at States request Galena Recovery Advisory Council (GRAC) established – June 27, 2013

12 Community Meetings Purpose To keep all community members up to date on the response and recovery efforts in Galena Galena liaisons assisted with this effort Support from Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Newsletter was also developed to help keep community members informed Panel member input on Community Meetings

13 Galena Recovery Advisory Council (GRAC) Purpose Bring together key sectors of the community to focus on short and long-term recovery efforts Ad-hoc group that consisted of: City, Tribal, School District, and community members Weekly meetings Response versus Recovery issues Panel member input on GRAC

14 Overview and Timeline Weekly meeting with GRAC: July – August 2013 Community hires and state funds two (2) liaisons: July 2013 Long-Term Recovery efforts suspended: September – November 2013 Community hires and state funds a Local Disaster Recovery Coordinator position for Galena: November 2013

15 Local Disaster Recovery Coordinator (LDRC) Purpose Organize, coordinate and advance the recovery at the local level Manage and coordinate the redevelopment and building of community serve as the jurisdictions primary point of contact with the Stat e Disaster Recovery Coordinator Panel member input on LDRC

16 Overview and Timeline GRAC transitions to Galena Recovery Planning Team (GRPT): December 2013 GRPT develops initial list of issues/needs they would like addressed as part of the long-term recovery effort: December 2013 (150 under 6 RSFs) Stakeholder engagement meetings: Week of January 20 and January 28, 2014

17 Galena Recovery Planning Team Purpose Replace the GRAC with emphasis on long-term recovery efforts Members: City Leadership Tribal Leadership School District Community Representative Business Representative Panel member input on GRPT

18 Stakeholder Engagement Meetings Purpose Share GRPTs list of issues and needs with community members Solicit community input and possible additions Preliminary prioritization of issues and needs Life Sustaining Quality of Life General Improvement 2 week process Three RSFs each week Initial List expanded to over 200 issues and needs Panel member input on Stakeholder Engagement Meetings

19 Overview and Timeline Top Issues and Needs identified: February 2014 Original 200+ issues and needs are assigned to five (5) categories Recovery Support Functions Single Agency FEMA/State Joint Field Office (JFO) Local Government Duplicate item

20 Issues and Needs List Panel member input on Issues and Needs identification, prioritization, and overall process

21 State and Federal Support Activities Mission Scoping Assessment Recovery Support Strategy Community Disaster Recovery Meetings Purpose Provide updates on status of long-term recovery related activities Participants LDRC RSFs JFO Programs (IA, PA, HMGP) Support agencies FDRC input on State and Federal Support Activities

22 Path Forward Continue to support Galena with project development or technical assistance with priority issues and needs Match resources for needs for non-priority issues and needs State Federal Programs Grant Funding Sources Develop a Local Disaster Recovery Document Panel member input on Path Forward

23 Keys to Success Make Decisions and Manage Recovery Locally Community engagement Develop Partnerships, Networks, and Effective Coordination Strategies Take advantage of Mitigation opportunities and funding Prepare for Recovery Panel member input on Keys to Success

24 Lessons Learned Panel member input on Lessons Learned

25 Audience Q&A Please Use Microphones


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