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NASTO/I-95 Corridor Coalition Hurricane Sandy After Action Review (AAR) Summary Matthew Hedge PennDOT February 27, 2013.

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1 NASTO/I-95 Corridor Coalition Hurricane Sandy After Action Review (AAR) Summary Matthew Hedge PennDOT February 27, 2013

2 Topics Disaster Overview After Action Review Goals After Action Review Process Review Findings Key Agency Takeaways Key Industry Takeaways

3 Disaster Overview First Emergency Declaration under MAP-21 Impact felt across 17 States High density area of NY/NJ hit the hardest 8 million people lost power Tens of billions of dollars in damage Source: Source:

4 After Action Review Goals Examine existing agency process –Highlight strengths –Identify areas for improvement –Gather feedback on legislation Review communication effectiveness –Intrastate –Interstate Develop a set of best practices

5 After Action Review Process

6 After Action Review Webcast Questions 1.Previous Emergency/Disaster Plans 2.Proactive Measures Before Arrival 3.Murphy’s Law Before Arrival – Unexpected Events 4.Communications After Sandy Starting Causing Damage 5.Field Awareness 6.Legal/Regulatory 7.Information Systems 8.The Aftermath – Ongoing Relief Efforts 9.The Aftermath – Emerging Best Practices 10. Survey Response – Presidential Declaration

7 Findings Key Commodities –Non-Divisible Manufactured Housing Cranes Power Generation –Divisible Emergency Supplies Fuel Debris Source: Source:

8 Findings

9 Key Agency Takeways Standardize Legal Language –Provide clear definition of “waiver” for industry Examine Emergency Permit Types Agencies Must Issue Permits –Can waive permit fees and processes –Cannot waive size and weight regulation Improve Emergency Operations Plans

10 Key Industry Takeaways Industry must obtain permits Agencies are willing to work to reduce complexity Must communicate with agency personnel

11 Questions? Matthew Hedge Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Maintenance and Operations 400 North Street – 6 th Floor Harrisburg, PA Phone:


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