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Floridas Disaster Management. The 2004 Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne occurred in a six-week.

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1 Floridas Disaster Management

2 The 2004 Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne occurred in a six-week period: –Multiple Hurricane operations ongoing at one time…all 67 counties were impacted. –Multiple geographic areas of operations –The Emergency Management Assistance Compact…32 States. –Logistical operations larger than Hurricane Andrew.

3 Provides guidance to state and local officials on procedures, organization and responsibilities Adopts a functional approach that combines the types of assistance to be provided under each Emergency Support Function (e.g., Transportation, Health) Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

4 State Emergency Operations 24/7 operation24/7 operation 67 Counties67 Counties State Warning PointState Warning Point State Emergency Operations CenterState Emergency Operations Center State Emergency Response TeamState Emergency Response Team

5 State Emergency Response Team Made up of state, local, volunteer agencies, and the private sectorMade up of state, local, volunteer agencies, and the private sector Grouped by emergency functionGrouped by emergency function 17 emergency support functions (ESF)17 emergency support functions (ESF) Emergency Coordinating Officers (ECO)Emergency Coordinating Officers (ECO)

6 ESF 1 Transportation ESF 2 Communications ESF 3 Public Works and Engineering ESF 4 Firefighting ESF 5 Information and Planning ESF 6 Mass Care Emergency Support Functions

7 ESF 7 Resource Support ESF 8 Health ESF 9 Search and Rescue ESF 10 Hazardous Materials ESF 11 Food & Water ESF 12 Energy Emergency Support Functions

8 ESF 13 Military Support ESF 14 Public Information ESF 15 Volunteers & Donations ESF 16 Law Enforcement ESF 17 Animal Protection & Agriculture Emergency Support Functions

9 The Rules 1.Meet the needs of the disaster victims 2.Take care of the Responders 3.See Rule One

10 The Choices 1.Cost Effective 2.Mistake Free 3.Fast Pick One

11 The Mission – First 72 hours

12 Standing Orders 1.Establish Communication with Areas Impacted 2.Search and Rescue /Security 3.Meet Basic Human Needs 1.Medical 2.Water 3.Food 4.Shelter 5.Ice is a distant fifth (Unless its really hot) 4.Restore Critical Infrastructure 5.Open Schools / Local Businesses 6.Begin the Recovery

13 Who Is in Charge? Agency having Jurisdiction until Local Elected Leadership: Under a Local State of Emergency The Governor: Under a State Declaration of Emergency Who Cares, work as a team

14 The Disaster Response Pyramid Federal State Emergency Response Team Local Government / First Responders Non Government Organizations (Red Cross, Salvation Army, VOADs) Citizen Corps/Community Emergency Response Team Family Preparedness / Business Preparedness

15 The Importance of Flexible Plans Neither the Disaster nor the Victims have read your plan, so dont be surprised when they dont do what the plan says. The same goes for elected officials, brief them on the plan before the next disaster.

16 Use a Sledge Hammer It rarely pays to be subtle. Better to have too much than not enough. Push resources into the area of impact, dont wait for requests. A quick and overwhelming response is better than a well planned and thought out response. If you wait until you have all facts, it becomes harder to change the outcome.

17 Mayor Municipality Chairman BoCC County Governor State President Federal Requesting Assistance or Incident Under the Stafford Act and F.S. Chapter 252, only the Elected Leadership has the authority to Declare Emergencies. Only the Governor may request assistance from the President.

18 EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact A State to State Mutual Aid Agreement Requires approval by both states authorized representatives Cost reimbursement process Ask early Always offer help to a requester when you can Bypass EMAC at your on risk (you will be footing the bill)

19 Financial Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Reestablish Data Center at Hot Site…72 hours Implement Succession Plan Ensure Financial Operations support current emergency Role change…

20 Emergency Management One Plan, One Team, Many Threats


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