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1 SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE, RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 911 Communications Center Fire Marshals Office Office of Emergency Management

2 Suffolk County’s Emergency Preparedness Initiatives

3 2005 hurricane season worst on record (Katrina / Rita) 2005 hurricane season worst on record (Katrina / Rita) 2006 Atlantic hurricane season less active than predicted 2006 Atlantic hurricane season less active than predicted Hurricane activity goes in cycles Hurricane activity goes in cycles Periods of activity followed by periods of inactivity Periods of activity followed by periods of inactivity Presently in an active cycle (could last 10 yrs) Presently in an active cycle (could last 10 yrs) Recent storms have been more intense Recent storms have been more intense Five CAT 5 storms have made landfall Five CAT 5 storms have made landfall Lessons learned from Katrina and Rita Lessons learned from Katrina and Rita Suffolk County’s emergency preparedness efforts have moved forward and we are now more prepared than ever before Suffolk County’s emergency preparedness efforts have moved forward and we are now more prepared than ever before

4 Suffolk County’s Emergency Preparedness Efforts Evacuation Evacuation Shelters Shelters Special Needs Population Special Needs Population Pets Pets Logistics Logistics Information Dissemination Information Dissemination Interoperability of Communications Interoperability of Communications Emergency Operations Center Emergency Operations Center

5 Suffolk County Emergency Management EOC Activated prior to an emergency EOC Activated prior to an emergency Work with local, state, and federal officials in shelter management, planning, resource management, and incident response coordination. Work with local, state, and federal officials in shelter management, planning, resource management, and incident response coordination. Representatives from utility, transportation, Fire, Police, Health, EMS, public works, and local governments meet at the EOC and offer specialty knowledge and available resources during the emergency. Representatives from utility, transportation, Fire, Police, Health, EMS, public works, and local governments meet at the EOC and offer specialty knowledge and available resources during the emergency. Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

6 Suffolk County Emergency Management Computer software utilized throughout an incident to coordinate County response efforts. Computer software utilized throughout an incident to coordinate County response efforts. E -Team allows responding jurisdictions and agencies to communicate and collectively manage their response decisions. E -Team allows responding jurisdictions and agencies to communicate and collectively manage their response decisions. E-Team Computer Software

7 HURREVAC National Hurricane Center Computer Program Plotting forecast tracks and evacuation time calculations manually is time consuming. Plotting forecast tracks and evacuation time calculations manually is time consuming. HURREVAC HURREVAC Automatically tracks information and displays the results Automatically tracks information and displays the results Updates current and forecast storm data and displays the track of the storm. Updates current and forecast storm data and displays the track of the storm. Calculates evacuation times and storm surge based on storm speed and intensity. Calculates evacuation times and storm surge based on storm speed and intensity. Serves as a tool to help emergency managers determine the course of action. Serves as a tool to help emergency managers determine the course of action.

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9 Sync Matrix Argonne National Laboratory A computerized planning tool used to compare coastal storm plans developed by all regional jurisdictions (Suffolk, Nassau, NYC, Westchester, MTA and Port Authority) and helps to identify decision points related to evacuation and response plans. A computerized planning tool used to compare coastal storm plans developed by all regional jurisdictions (Suffolk, Nassau, NYC, Westchester, MTA and Port Authority) and helps to identify decision points related to evacuation and response plans.

10 Logistics Citywide Asset and Logistics Management System (CALMS) Web-based system designed to capture information on our resources that are used in disaster response. Identifies facilities, fleet vehicles, heavy equipment, machinery and emergency supplies from various county and town agencies.

11 General Population Shelters American Red Cross shelters American Red Cross shelters 145 school buildings 145 school buildings -108 not in flood zone / 37 in flood zone - 59 have generators (not in flood zone & w/gen – 37) Capacity of 108 buildings – 60,000 Capacity of 108 buildings – 60,000 - Top 25 will be opened first 5/10/10 - Directions to top 25 are on website Food, water, basic medical supplies –ARC Food, water, basic medical supplies –ARC Volunteers needed to staff shelters Volunteers needed to staff shelters

12 County Run Shelters First Responder Shelters First Responder Shelters Pet Friendly Shelters Pet Friendly Shelters Special Needs Shelters Special Needs Shelters

13 First Responder Shelters Shelter families of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, school bus drivers, etc. Shelter families of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, school bus drivers, etc. Sheriff’s Office to provide security, food/water Sheriff’s Office to provide security, food/water

14 Pet Friendly Shelters SC Fire Academy SC Fire Academy Ducks Stadium Ducks Stadium SCCC Campuses SCCC Campuses Capacity of 750 pets and 550 p eople Capacity of 750 pets and 550 p eople Suffolk County is partnering with SPCA Suffolk County is partnering with SPCA Owners asked to bring cage, pet food, medicine, leash, records, water bowl Owners asked to bring cage, pet food, medicine, leash, records, water bowl

15 Special Needs Shelters Shelter Locations: Shelter Locations: John J Foley Skilled Nursing Facility John J Foley Skilled Nursing Facility SCCC Campuses SCCC Campuses Town special needs shelters Town special needs shelters Staffing Support: Staffing Support: Medical Reserve Corps Medical Reserve Corps CERT CERT County Employees County Employees

16 JEEP Joint Emergency Evacuation Program Assists eligible disabled individuals who need emergency evacuation assistance Assists eligible disabled individuals who need emergency evacuation assistance Need to pre-register and apply for approval Need to pre-register and apply for approval Database of all JEEP registered individuals Database of all JEEP registered individuals Transportation will be provided to: Transportation will be provided to: general population shelter general population shelter Special needs shelter Special needs shelter hospital hospital Call (631) for application Call (631) for application

17 Evacuation Evacuation Evacuating LI not practical Evacuating LI not practical Evacuate or Shelter-In-Place Evacuate or Shelter-In-Place Evacuate to higher ground Evacuate to higher ground RUN from the Water HIDE from the Wind County & private bus companies County & private bus companies Bus pick up points designated Bus pick up points designated Wheelchair accessible vehicles Wheelchair accessible vehicles LIRR – Evacuation Trains LIRR – Evacuation Trains Nursing homes & hospitals – evacuate 72 hours prior to storm Nursing homes & hospitals – evacuate 72 hours prior to storm Mobile homes & trailer parks priority Mobile homes & trailer parks priority

18 Logistics Pre-positioned supplies Pre-positioned supplies - FEMA/SEMO - American Red Cross - Suffolk County Food – MRE’s / Heater Meals / Prepared Meals (MOW) Food – MRE’s / Heater Meals / Prepared Meals (MOW) - 3 days food supply in Long Island Water Supply Water Supply - SCWA has generators for pumping stations - Bottled water MOU’s Air mattresses / Cots – Storage trailers around County Air mattresses / Cots – Storage trailers around County Generators – availability, cost & funding Generators – availability, cost & funding

19 Logistics Fuel supply – prioritize all facilities that Fuel supply – prioritize all facilities that require fuel – diesel & gasoline MOUs with fuel distributors MOUs with fuel distributors LIPA – prioritize electric restoration for critical infrastructure facilities LIPA – prioritize electric restoration for critical infrastructure facilities LIRR/MTA/Verizon – identified all critical infrastructure in inundation zone LIRR/MTA/Verizon – identified all critical infrastructure in inundation zone

20 Communications Interoperable 800 MHz radios Interoperable 800 MHz radios Satellite phones – Town OEMs, county agencies Satellite phones – Town OEMs, county agencies Amateur Radio Operators (RACES) Amateur Radio Operators (RACES) GETS (Government Emergency Telecommunications Service) GETS (Government Emergency Telecommunications Service)

21 Communications Government Emergency Telecommunications Service GETS provides emergency personnel priority access for phone calls when normal calling methods are unsuccessful. GETS provides emergency personnel priority access for phone calls when normal calling methods are unsuccessful. GETS cards are issued to administrative staff of Health, EMS, Fire, Police, DPW, OEM, County Executive and staff that are crucial to maintaining our critical infrastructure. GETS cards are issued to administrative staff of Health, EMS, Fire, Police, DPW, OEM, County Executive and staff that are crucial to maintaining our critical infrastructure. During 9/11 events 10,000 GETS calls attempted in New York City and Washington area with 95% completion rate. During 9/11 events 10,000 GETS calls attempted in New York City and Washington area with 95% completion rate. GETS

22 Emergency Notifications Media – TV, radio Media – TV, radio Public Service Announcements Public Service Announcements Emergency Alert System (EAS) Emergency Alert System (EAS) NOAA All Hazards Radios NOAA All Hazards Radios Issued to various nursing homes, congregate care facilities, homeless shelters Reverse 911 Reverse 911

23 Emergency Notifications REVERSE 911 SYSTEM Suffolk County OEM can target a geographic area (Block, Town, House, Facility) with a recorded message to thousands of residents an hour. Suffolk County OEM can target a geographic area (Block, Town, House, Facility) with a recorded message to thousands of residents an hour. Ability to enter groups into a database (JEEP applicants, CERT Member, ETC.) in the system to notify of pending hazards. Ability to enter groups into a database (JEEP applicants, CERT Member, ETC.) in the system to notify of pending hazards.

24 Community Outreach/Public Information Public presentations (English/Spanish) to: Public presentations (English/Spanish) to: Community groups Community groups Chambers of commerce Chambers of commerce Senior citizen groups Senior citizen groups Church groups Church groups Special needs individuals Special needs individuals Minority communities – Minority communities – East End migrant workers Indian Reservation Indian Reservation Website & info materials – English/Spanish version Website & info materials – English/Spanish version Map & interactive website for finding nearest shelter Map & interactive website for finding nearest shelter

25 SUFFOLK COUNTY WEBSITE

26 Volunteers Community Emergency Response Team 300 trained volunteers 300 trained volunteers New classes starting regularly New classes starting regularly Trained in shelter operations, first aid, search & rescue, firefighting Trained in shelter operations, first aid, search & rescue, firefighting County Employee Volunteers 80 employees trained in Shelter Operations 80 employees trained in Shelter Operations Recruiting more volunteers Recruiting more volunteers

27 How Do I Prepare For An Emergency?

28 Make a Plan Choose a person to contact – preferably an out- of-area friend or relative Choose a person to contact – preferably an out- of-area friend or relative Choose a meeting area Choose a meeting area Know how to contact family Know how to contact family members at all times Plan for special needs Plan for special needs Plan for pets Plan for pets Post emergency telephone Post emergency telephone numbers by your telephones

29 Assemble a Kit (Go-Kit) Flash light Flash light Important documents Important documents First Aid materials First Aid materials Money - CASH Money - CASH Keys Keys Non-perishable supply of food for 4- 5 days Non-perishable supply of food for 4- 5 days Water Water Extra set of clothes for each family member Extra set of clothes for each family member Contact Information Contact Information Medications Radio Whistle Batteries Plastic bags Map Copy of family plan Personal hygiene Items Rep ly For war d Invi te gy mn ast ol.c om to Gm ail Rep ly For war d Invi te gy mn ast ol.c om to Gm ail

30 Before The Storm Secure all loose items in yard Trim trees that are close to house Board up windows Fill car fuel tanks Water supply – 1 ga/person/day – 3 days Non-perishable food for 3 days Turn refrigerator to coldest setting Close all windows and interior doors During Storm: Stay in an interior first floor room Stay away from windows and doors

31 Stay Informed Know where to get information Know if you are in a storm surge zone Know if the evacuation order affects you Should you evacuate or shelter-in-place Listen to radio / watch TV / follow instructions Keep family members informed

32 Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan WHAT IS IT? County wide plan to identify mitigation actions for natural disasters - i.e. changes to building codes, strengthening infrastructure, beach nourishment, etc. WHY DO WE NEED IT? Required by Federal Law Opens up access to two sources of Federal Funds WHO’S DOING IT? Suffolk County, Towns & Villages HOW YOU CAN HELP We need your thoughts and concerns about natural disasters Please complete and return the Questionnaire or visit our website at: /RESPOND

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