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1 Hurricane Exercise Overview Texas 2008 Hurricane Exercise (HUREX 08)

2 Agencies Involved SPONSOR: Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) DELIVERY: Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)

3 Topics Covered  Purpose  Participating Jurisdictions  Exercise Intent & Objectives  Exercise Concept & Timeline  Focus areas  Exercise Components  Response Nodes  Milestones & Calendar  Responsibilities  Possible Participants  Planning Meeting preparation  Points of Contact

4 Purpose  To inform participants of the concept and intent for HUREX  To ensure that participants clearly understand the elements of HUREX in which they will participate  To obtain initial jurisdictional input regarding their participation in HUREX

5 Participating Jurisdictions Evacuation Areas  Valley  Coastal Bend/Matagorda  Houston-Galveston  Lake Sabine

6  San Antonio (ARCC)  Austin  Dallas  Fort Worth  Tyler*  Longview*  Texarkana * Combine as one hub  Huntsville  Waco  Laredo  Lufkin  Nacogdoches  Shelby County Participating Jurisdictions Sheltering Jurisdictions

7 Participating Jurisdictions  Other jurisdictions as desired and coordinated with GDEM

8 Dallam Lipscomb Moore Hemphill Potter Gray Parmer Cochran Yoakum Hall Hale Motley Lubbock Dickens Andrews King Terry Sherman Hansford Ochiltree Hutchinson Wheeler RandallArmstrong Donley CastroBriscoe Childress Cottle Hardeman Foard Hartley Roberts Oldham Carson Deaf Smith Collingsworth Bailey Swisher Lamb Floyd Hockley Crosby Gaines Knox Lynn GarzaKentStonewall El Paso HudspethCulberson Jeff Davis Reeves LovingWinkler Ward Ector Dawson Martin Mitchell Zavala UvaldeKinney Edwards Val Verde Presidio Brewster McMullen La Salle Dimmit Jim Wells Webb Brooks Kenedy Starr Hidalgo Willacy Cameron Bowie Cass Camp Titus Franklin Morris Rains Marion Kaufman Harrison Panola Gregg Rusk Bell Williamson Milam Sabine Trinity Upshur Van Zandt Navarro Hill Cherokee Freestone McLennan Falls Shelby Nacogdoches San Augustine Jasper Jefferson Tyler Walker Polk Robertson Madison Brazos Hardin San Jacinto Grimes Liberty Chambers Burleson Lee Ellis Goliad Bee Live Oak Maverick Refugio Nueces San Patricio Kleberg Duval Zapata Jim Hogg Smith Henderson Anderson Leon Limestone Travis Hays Comal Houston Angelina Newton Orange Cooke Grayson Fannin Collin Denton Hunt Lamar Delta Hopkins Dallas Red River Rockwall Nolan Baylor Jones Shackelford Stephens Archer Young Taylor Fisher Haskell Throckmorton Callahan Eastland Scurry Howard Borden Parker Erath Palo Pinto Montague Clay Wichita Wilbarger Wise Jack Upton Brown Coleman Runnels Coke Sterling Glasscock Midland Crane Menard McCulloch Concho Sutton Schleicher Tom Green Crockett Pecos Irion Reagan Comanche Hood Bosque Somervell Hamilton Kimble Mason Mills San Saba Blanco Burnet Lampasas Johnson Gillespie Terrell Llano Coryell Tarrant Washington Fayette Lavaca Jackson Wharton Colorado Austin Fort Bend Brazoria Harris Bastrop Matagorda Kerr Real Bexar Wilson Karnes Caldwell Guadalupe Gonzales DeWitt Waller Calhoun Victoria Kendall Atascosa Frio Medina Bandera Galveston Aransas Valley Coastal Bend Matagorda Hou-Gal Lake Sabine San Antonio Austin Dallas & Ft Worth Tyler-Longview Texarkana Sheltering Jurisdictions Chambers Montgomery Waco Laredo Lufkin- Nacogdoches Huntsville Conroe

9 Exercise Intent To improve the ability of the State of Texas to respond to catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast.  Focus on special needs evacuation  Facilitate coordination between evacuating and sheltering jurisdictions  Validate the State’s 120-Hour Hurricane Response Matrix  Incorporate lessons learned from past hurricanes, recent experience with Dean, Felix & Humberto

10 Hurricane Exercise Program Objectives  Enhance capability to respond to a catastrophic hurricane.  Coordinate with the local jurisdictions and State Operations Center through the shelter hubs to manage shelters in accordance with priorities established in State and local plans and procedures.  Manage evacuation in accordance with State and local traffic management plans to ensure desired outcomes.

11  Objective 1: Gain Situational Awareness  Event assessment  Establish ICS structure  Immediate protective measures  Other immediate threats and vulnerabilities  Objective 2: Coordinate Response  Communications interoperability  Effective command and control  Mutual aid agreements  Response asset visibility and time frames  Inform the public and media HUREX Objectives

12  Objective 3: Request Assistance  Regional Response Plans  Mutual Aid Agreements  State & Federal resources via the MACS & DDC  Validate the role of ARCC in hurricane response  Private and charitable organizations  Private Sector- fuel, food, water  Objective 4: Evacuation  Special Needs  Evacuation hubs  Traffic Management / Contraflow  Fuel / comfort stations  Alternative transportation means  Medical support  Search & Rescue HUREX Objectives

13  Objective 5: Sheltering  Special Needs  Reception Center (s)  Companion animals  Hub concept  Spontaneous shelters  Non-Hub sheltering locations  Objective 6: Continuity of Government  Restoration of Services  Security  Re-entry HUREX Objectives

14 Exercise Concept  Focus on “Decision Window”  H-120 to H-48  Decisions made here set the stage for success in “execution window”  “Execution Window”  H-72 to H-36  Actions here determine success  90 % of exercise will be in H-72 to H-36  10 % in H-36 to H-Hour  Focus on Special Needs  ID  Care during Evac  Evac  Shelter H-Hour = Arrival of 39 mph winds on the coast

15 Timeline H-Hour = Arrival of 39 mph winds on the coast H–120H–72H–48H–36H Hour Decision Window Execution Window Contraflow Begins (+/-) and Keys to Success in Special Needs Evacuation

16 Focus Periods H-Hour = Arrival of 39 mph winds on the coast H–72 H–48 H–36H Hour 90 % Pre-Contraflow 10 % Post Contra-flow Contraflow Begins (+/-) 90 % pre-Contraflow; 10 % post-Contraflow

17 Focus Areas  An issue, capability or required action that you may choose to emphasize or demonstrate during HUREX 2008.  May be exercised either as a full scale element or in the functional portion of the exercise.  The following slides list several Focus Areas identified by GDEM during past HUREXs from which you may choose as you shape your own exercise.

18 Evacuation Focus Areas  Identify evacuation hub location for each region  Identify sources of evacuation vehicles  Verify database of special needs within jurisdiction  Identify who needs an ambulance and who can go by bus  Convert school buses to litters for Special Needs Cat. IV  Identify sources of medical personnel and equipment for SN Category IV buses

19 Evacuation Focus Areas  Use a tracking system to tag all evacuees  Identify sources of food & water for the evacuation hub  Obtain volunteers to act as special needs evacuees  Refine traffic management plan & contra-flow procedures  Identify fuel sources and sources of resupply  Use of media to inform the public

20 Evacuation Focus Areas  Identify comfort stations  Patient accountability (HIPAA, EMTALA)  Consider multiple taskings of resources (ambulances)  Identify resource shortfalls  Use of private sector  Use of school resources

21 Sheltering Focus Areas  Identify & establish Reception Centers  Identify and open shelter(s)  Identify and open special needs shelter(s)  Identify staff for each shelter  Identify points of delivery for state provided resources  Consider multiple tasking of resources

22 Sheltering Focus Areas  Include Texas Hospital Association to assist in shelter operations  Identify volunteers to act as incoming evacuees  Establish & maintain evacuee accountability  Identify & establish companion animal sheltering  Consider use of school resources  Identify resource shortfalls

23 Sheltering Focus Areas  Use of media to inform the public and arriving evacuees  Other focus areas of your choosing

24 Exercise Components  Regional Orientation  Planning Meeting (s)  Workshop with integrated TTX  Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill  Hurricane Exercise (HUREX)

25 Exercise Components  The following slides describe the concept for the various exercise components in more detail.  Your questions and comments are welcome.  Described in reverse sequence… most complex to least complex

26 Description of Exercise Components  Functional/Full Scale Exercise  Four separate exercises; one in each evac area  2 day exercise; half day AAR  Full scale elements encouraged  Shelter areas participate with associated evac area  From home location  No “state-wide” exercise  SOC play in regional exercises by “response cell”

27 Description of Exercise Components  Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill  Two sessions at EOTC (Texas A&M Fire School)  South: Valley & Coastal Bend/Matagorda  North: Houston-Galveston & Lake Sabine  Focus on elected & senior appointed officials  State funded 45 participants, 3:1 ratio; evac to sheltering  Three days (start noon Day 1, end noon Day 3)  Instructional periods and… walk through approaching storm, discuss actions along the timeline

28 Description of Exercise Components  Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill  State-level Drill  State/Federal/Private Sector  Include Alamo Regional Command Center (ARCC)  Held in Austin

29 Description of Exercise Components  Workshop with Tabletop Exercise  Held in each evac area  Include shelter area participants  State funded  Key planners/decision makers only  State agency presentations  Opportunity for coordination between evacuation & shelter jurisdictions

30 Description of Exercise Components  Planning Meeting  Held in each evac area  Include shelter area participants  State funded  Key planners/decision makers only  Separate planning meetings in shelter areas as needed  Opportunity for jurisdictions to “shape” their exercise  “Customized” to the region  Include challenges identified previously  Only a select audience is needed  Planners  Decision makers

31 Description of Exercise Components  Orientation Meeting  Held in each evac and shelter area  Familiarize regional participants with HUREX

32 Exercise Component Review  Regional Orientation  Planning Meeting  Workshop/TTX  ROC Drill  Functional/Full Scale Exercise (X 4)  In conjunction with associated shelter hub  Include full scale events as desired

33 Reasons for this Approach  Provides more focus on local issues  More opportunity to “work the details”  More opportunity for planning & coordination between evacuation and shelter areas  More opportunity for plan refinement and improvement  Planning begins earlier and allows for more input from jurisdictions

34 Possible Response Nodes State Operations Center DDC EOC Evac Hub or Reception Ctr MACC *

35 Milestones  Orientation Today  Planning Meeting (15 Jan 08)  Workshop/TTX (26 Feb 08)  ROC Drill (15-17 April 08)  Full Scale/Functional Exercise (29 Apr-1 May 08)

36 Orientation LRG Valley, Laredo & San Antonio Orientation Waco Orientation Tyler/Smith Co, Longview/Gregg Co Orientation Texarkana

37 Orientation Hou/Gal Austin & Huntsville Orientation DFW, Lake Sabine Nacogdoches, Lufkin & Shelby Orientation Coastal Bend Matagorda HLS CONFERENCE

38 Planning Hou/Gal Planning LRG Valley Planning Lake Sabine Planning Coastal Bend Matagorda

39 WS/TTX LRG Valley WS/TTX Lake Sabine WS/TTX Coastal Bend Matagorda WS/TTX Houston/ Galveston

40 ROC Drill: State/Federal/Private Sector

41 ROC Drill: Houston/Galveston & Lake Sabine HUREX 08: Houston/Galveston ROC Drill: Coastal Bend/Matagorda & LRG Valley

42 HUREX 08: Coastal Bend/Matagorda HUREX 08: LRG Valley TEXAS HURRICANE CONFERENCE-Galveston

43 HUREX 08: Lake Sabine

44 Responsibilities Evacuation Areas Evacuation Areas  Single POC  Location of full scale event (evac hub)  Coordinate participation  Agencies, jurisdictions  Facility  Planning meeting, WS/TTX, ECC & AAR  Communications  Documents  EOP  SOPs  Planning Information  Maps (as required)  Mutual aid agreements  Identify ROC Drill Participants

45 Responsibilities Sheltering Jurisdictions  Single POC  Location of full scale event (reception center)  Coordinate participation  Agencies, jurisdictions  Facility  Planning meeting, ECC, AAR  Communications  Documents  EOP  SOPs  Planning Information  Maps (as required)  Mutual aid agreements  Identify ROC Drill Participants

46 Responsibilities Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)  At discretion of the region  Confirm during Planning Meeting

47 Responsibilities Disaster District Committee  Coordinate State Agency participation  Provide facility  Communication  Documents  SOPs  Message & report forms  Mutual aid agreements

48 Responsibilities State Operations Center  SOC play during regional exercises will be replicated by a response cell.

49 Responsibilities NERRTC  Self-sustaining  Observer/Controllers  Equipment  Documents  Scenario package  After Action Report

50  Public Health  Schools  Hospitals  Media  Private sector  Railroads  Nursing Homes  Ambulance service  Jails, prisons  Law enforcement  Fire service  Emergency management  Amateur radio  Federal agencies  ICE  Border Patrol  TxDOT  Ports  Airports  Local military Possible Participants

51 Preparation for Planning Meeting  Identify single POC for region  Identify regional exercise team  Identify regional exercise objectives  Location of Planning Meeting  Jurisdictions participating & level of participation  Selection of specific Focus Areas  Location of WS/TTX  Concept for full scale element  MACC & DDC participation?

52 Points of Contact DPS/Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) Jack Colley Gary Weeks (Chief) (Supervisor Terrorism Preparedness) (512) 424-2443(512) 424-5347 National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (Texas A&M) Roger Sheridan (979) 458-7775 (979) 220-7652 & Jim Sachtleben (979)458-6853 (979) 324-2281 (cell)

53 Hurricane Exercise Orientation

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