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2 Jeff Morrison Program Director Statewide Exercise – Operations Georgia Emergency Management Agency

3 Why Do We Prepare? Because Disasters Happen! Swissair 111 Swissair 111 Wednesday Wednesday September 2, 1998 September 2, 1998 Comair 5191 Sunday August 27, 2006

4 What Is An Exercise ? An An exercise is a focused practice activity that places the participants in a simulated situation requiring them to function in the capacity that would be expected of them in a real event.

5 Why Exercise? Exercises are conducted to evaluate an organization’s ability to execute one or more portions of its response or contingency plan.  Process  Equipment  Staffing

6 Progressive Exercising Made up of a series of increasingly complex exercises. Each exercise carefully planned to achieve clearly identified goals. Each successive exercise builds upon the previous one until mastery is achieved.

7 Georgia Emergency Management Agency HURREX 2008 May 28-29, 2008

8 Georgia Emergency Management Agency Plan Review WorkshopSeries HURREX 2008 May OPEARATIONAL READINESS Capabilities Based Exercise Development

9 Workshop Series Evacuation Plan (Including Pets) Special Needs Evacuation Special Needs Evacuation Statewide Sheltering for Atlantic Statewide Sheltering for Atlantic Hurricane Hurricane Aviation Support Operations Center Aviation Support Operations Center

10 Workshop Series Logistics and Staging Volunteers and Donated Goods Debris Management and Short Term Recovery Search and Rescue SOC/EOC Training and Exercise

11 Workshop Goals Review existing plans for operational readiness by state and local stakeholders. Identify potential gaps in operational readiness. Establish open lines of communication between emergency support function partners at the state and local level.

12 Exercise Vignettes

13 HURREX Day Functional Exercise: 2 Day Functional Exercise: Wednesday May 28, 2008 Wednesday May 28, 2008 Thursday, May 29, 2008 Thursday, May 29, 2008 Exercise Scenario: Catastrophic landfall of a Category 4 Hurricane upon the Georgia Coast.

14 HURREX 2008 Objectives  Evaluate SOC capability over multi- operational periods.  Demonstrate and evaluate the ability to develop and support a Common Operational Picture.  Provide the ability of State and local response agencies to exercise and evaluate specific plans and procedures while interacting with State level response groups.

15 HURREX 2008 Facilities State Operations Center Atlanta, GA Evacuation and Re-Entry Branch Jesup, GA Aviation Support Operations Center Chatham County Mosquito Control Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

16 Exercise Activities  Storm Inception  Storm Development  Pre Landfall  Post Landfall

17 Awareness Statements  Saturday May 24 - Sunday May 25  Awareness Statements:  Pre-scripted.  Posted to GEMA Website and distributed by GEMA Duty Officer. (PDF & Mobile)  Distribution to:  ESF primary and alternate contacts.  All EMA Directors.  GEMA Staff.

18 Storm Inception Awareness Statements

19 Situation Reports  Monday May 26 - Tuesday May 27  Pre-scripted.  Posted to GEMA Website and distributed by GEMA Planning Section. (PDF & Mobile)  Distribution to:  ESF primary and alternate contacts.  All EMA Directors.  GEMA Staff.

20 Storm Development Situation Reports

21 Wednesday 28,  SOC fully activated to include all ESF’s  Two (2) operational periods    Focus on  Pre-landfall activities  Conference calls  1115 and 1630

22 Landfall

23 Thursday 29,  SOC fully activated to include all ESF’s  Two (2) operational periods    Focus on  Post-landfall activities  Conference calls  1115 and 1630

24 HURREX 2008 Control and Evaluation State Operations Center 5 controllers provided by the Georgia State Defense Force 4 experienced exercise evaluators ASOC 2 controllers provided by the Georgia State Defense Force 1 experienced exercise evaluator 1 experienced exercise evaluator

25 SOC Evaluator Meeting June 3, 2008 Strengths:  Participants approached the exercise in a professional manner.  Allowed and encouraged interaction between ESF participants.  Provided for multi-operational period activities.

26 SOC Evaluator Meeting June 3, 2008 Weaknesses: Some ESF capability may be based on a single individuals participation. Some ESF capability may be based on a single individuals participation. Concerned about capability over multi-operational periods. Concerned about capability over multi-operational periods. Consider development of checklists, written plans and procedures. Consider development of checklists, written plans and procedures.

27 Why Do We Prepare?

28 Hurricane Jami Chatham County 2008

29 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Highway 80 Near Bull River

30 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Base Of Lazaretto Creek Bridge Tybee Island

31 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Highway 80 Near Fort Pulaski

32 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Tybee Pier

33 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage South End of Tybee Island

34 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Tybee YMCA

35 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Highway 80 at Draw Bridge

36 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage May Howard Elementary School Wilmington Island

37 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Crab Shack Tybee Island

38 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Home on Isle of Hope

39 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Pennsylvania Avenue Home

40 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Neighborhood Near Savannah High

41 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Pennsylvania Ave. Homes Pushed Into The Streets By Wind And Water

42 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Skidaway Avenue Near SSU

43 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Drinnon Residence Talahi Island

44 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Tanks Compromised Area Flooded With Petroleum Products.

45 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Business on Bay St Gas Leak Caused a Large Fire In a Lumber Store

46 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Liberty City Homes

47 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Garden City Rail Yard Trains Have Been Knocked Over

48 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Lathrop Avenue Looking North toward the GA Port Authority

49 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage West Side Shopping Center Garden City

50 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Louisville Road Pooler

51 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Louisville Road Pooler

52 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Domino’s Pizza Pooler.

53 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Chevis Road

54 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Chevis Road

55 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Georgetown Near Wild Herron Road

56 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Remains Of Home Canal Bank Road

57 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Garden Acres Neighborhood Pooler

58 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Home On Cherry St Bloomingdale Residents Did Not Evacuate

59 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Bloomingdale Water Tower

60 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Home Near Bonny Bridge Road Port Wentworth.

61 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Towne Lake Neighborhood Pooler

62 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Pooler Neighborhood South Rogers Street

63 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Pooler Neighborhood South Rogers Street

64 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Pooler Neighborhood Sangrena Woods

65 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Thunderbolt Neighborhood Mechanics Avenue

66 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Thunderbolt

67 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Wilmington Island

68 Situation – Thursday 5/29/08 1:00 PM Critical Workforce Personnel Begin To Assess The Damage Wilmington Island

69 ANY QUESTIONS?


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