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1 1 Concept briefing for a proposed statewide, comprehensive, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami EOC Functional Exercise in 2016 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Catastrophic Earthquake and Tsunami Functional Exercise 2016 Patrick Massey Federal Preparedness Coordinator Director, National Preparedness Division FEMA Region 10 Terry Egan Unit Manager Plans, Exercises, Training WA Emergency Mgt Division WSEMA – September 17, 2013

2 2 Map : Cascadia Subduction Zone Fault Line The CSZ 2016 Exercise is a progressive exercise series commencing in early 2014 with building block training and exercise ramp-up events culminating in a comprehensive four day EOC-to- EOC Functional Exercise in the Spring 2016. All hands on deck! WA City-County-State- Tribal-Federal-Private EOCs CSZ Exercise 2016

3 3  Magnitude 9.0 earthquake.  Direct impacts to States of Oregon and Washington.  Complete rupture of the 800-mile fault line.  Impacts affecting over 140,000 square miles.  Severe ground shaking lasting up to 5 minutes.  20’ to 80’ Tsunami impacting the entire coastline within 15-30 minutes.  Numerous aftershocks with several of M7.0+. Simulation of a M9.0 CSZ earthquake. Graphic provided by Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Crescent City Washington Oregon California Scenario Overview CSZ Exercise 2016

4 4  15,000 deaths; tens-of-thousands injured throughout three coastal states.  3 million households impacted.  800,000 requiring shelter.  Extreme transportation impacts to I-5 corridor west to coastline. Coastal communities isolated.  Major extended disruptions to Critical Infrastructure lifelines (electricity, refined fuels, water supply, etc.)  Tremendous need for critical life-saving and life-sustaining resources – extensive mutual aid needed. Map : Highway Road Segments in the Cascadia Region with Expected Damages ranging from Slight to Complete under the 90 th -Percentile Case Scenario. CSZ Earthquake/Tsunami Impacts CSZ Exercise 2016

5 5 Enhance Joint Operations – Success in managing the consequences of a wide-area catastrophic disaster hinges on how well local, state, and Federal actions and the whole community are integrated and synchronized. The desire is for all exercise players at all levels to gain an appreciation of the sheer necessity of joint unified action. Instill an operational mindset shift to ‘catastrophic’ – Our elasticity and ability to stretch to handle the impacts of a catastrophic disaster is a daunting challenge. We need to plan and exercise for the worse. Planning Springboard – The lessons learned in the CSZ 2016 Exercise will be used to develop and/or update CSZ and related catastrophic disaster response plans at all levels and to inform future exercise design. Strategic Goals: CSZ Exercise 2016

6 6 Exercise Mission Statement: CSZ Exercise 2016 Collaboratively plan, design, and conduct a comprehensive Functional Exercise that tests local, state, tribal, and federal catastrophic earthquake plans to improve our joint-interagency and whole community ability to effectively respond to a wide- area, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami caused by a rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) fault along the Northwest coast of the United States. Draft-proposed

7 7 Exercise Participants (Anticipated)  WA Coastal Counties and Cities  WA I-5 Corridor Counties and Cities  WA East-of-the-Cascades Counties (TBD)  WA EMD  WA state Agency ESFs  Supporting States (AK and ID)  FEMA Region X  FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC)  Federal agency ESFs  Department of Defense  NORTHCOM, NRNW, NGB, etc.  Tribal governments  Nongovernmental Organizations  Major private sector partners  Private and public critical infrastructure lifeline providers  International partners (e.g. British Columbia)  Public (Tsunami Evacuation Drills - TBD) CSZ Exercise 2016

8 8  Critical Transportation  Environmental Response / Health and Safety  Fatality Management  Infrastructure Systems  Mass Care Services  Mass Search and Rescue Operations  On-Scene Security and Protection  Operational Communications  Operational Coordination  Planning  Public Health and Medical Services  Public Information and Warning  Public and Private Services and Resources  Situational Assessment The CSZ 2016 Functional Exercise will test EOC-to-EOC ability to perform tasks and objectives (TBD) associated with all Response Core Capabilities: CSZ Exercise 2016

9 9 Exercise Planning Timeline Please note: A number of ramp-up events to include training courses, seminars, workshops, tabletops (all TBD) will be conducted prior to the culminating Functional Exercise. 2013 Concept and Objectives Meeting 201520142016 After Action Report Published Initial Planning Meeting Exercise Series ‘Kick Off’ Meeting 2017 CSZ 2016 Exercise Mid-Term Planning Meeting Final Planning Meeting MSEL Synchronization Meetings Scenario Document Socialize Concept Extent of Play Agreements ‘Ground Truth’ Document C&E Training EXPLANEEGs CSZ Exercise 2016

10 10  The Fed/state CSZ response concept covers three Areas of Operation (AO).  These three areas will be used to inform exercise design:  Coastal  I-5 Corridor  East of the Cascades  Total population in coastal and I-5 corridor in WA is over 5 million! Areas of Operation Graphic of the CSZ Geographic Areas as identified in Region X CSZ plan annex CSZ Exercise 2016

11 11 Why an Exercise in 2016?  Culminating point to many recent CSZ and catastrophic earthquake planning efforts at the local, state, tribal, and federal level.  Allows adequate time to update plans, policies and procedures; also allows time to build and design a complex exercise with many participants.  Implement a building block approach to train and exercise staffs on EOC- specific plans and procedures and joint-operations.  Significant amount of ‘areas for improvement’ identified in previous local and larger exercises (e.g., Evergreen Quake Exercise Series). CSZ Exercise 2016

12 12 Plenty of TBD based on partner input Exercise Parameters – the concept as it stands now:  Four-day response Functional Exercise (FE).  EOCs at all levels playing – city, county, states, tribes, feds, private sector  All field-play simulated (with possibility of some limited field elements TBD) via Injects-MSEL distributed via Control/Simulation cell.  Date: late May or early June 2016 (exact days TBD).  Options of 24-hour, 12-hour, or 8-hour play each day (TBD).  Local level of participation each day is objectives driven; encouraged to play full timeline.  All EOCs activated to highest level. CSZ Exercise 2016

13 13 The following are some of the major issues that we will need to determine in designing the CSZ 2016 Functional Exercise:  Include components of Continuity of Operations into the exercise?  Include Recovery components into exercise?  Duration of EOC play each day (24hrs, 12hrs, 8hrs)?  Telecommunications outage play during the exercise or in a separate drill?  Exercise length > 4 days?  Type of ramp-up events (trainings, seminars, etc.)? Considerations CSZ Exercise 2016

14 14 The path forward over next several months:  Socialize concept to local, state, federal, and other partners.  Gather comments from exercise participants.  Conduct “Kick-off” meeting in January/February 2014.  Brief the exercise concept to whole community  Discuss the exercise planning/design governance structure  Solicit candidates to serve as exercise design team leaders  Develop draft Exercise Scenario Document.  Solicit and then vote on the Exercise Name and Logo CSZ Exercise 2016

15 15 For More Information Contact: WA EMD  Name: Brittany Ginn  Position: State Exercise Program Manager  Email: FEMA Region 10  Name: Stephen Simerly  Position: Regional Exercise Officer  Email: CSZ Exercise 2016

16 16 i CSZ Exercise 2016 Questions?

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