Global & Disaster Medicine

FEMA & Florence: 9/12/18

Situation Hurricane Florence expected to make landfall along the East Coast Friday
Preparations/Response FEMA HQ

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• NRCC at Level I, 24/7 with all LNOs and ESFs

• National IMAT East-1 deployed to NC

• Region V & VIII IMATs deployed to DC to pre-stage

• Region I IMAT deployed to VA

• MERS assets deployed

• FSAs established at Ft A.P. Hill, VA and Martinsburg, WV

Region IV

• RRCC at Level II, 24/7

• LNOs and DCO/DCE deployed to NC and SC

• IMAT 1 deployed to NC

• IMAT 2 deployed to SC

• Regional HLT deployed to NHC North Carolina (FEMA-3401-EM-NC): • EOC at Full Activation;

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Statewide State of Emergency declared

• Mandatory evacuations in effect for select areas; 50k evacuated out of 200k anticipated o Possible shortage of bus service due to World Equestrian Games

• US&R: Red IST, IN-TF1

• Shelters: 5 open with 258 occupants (ARC Midnight Shelter Count as of 5:46 a.m. EDT) South Carolina (FEMA-3400-EM-SC):

• EOC at Full Activation; Statewide State of Emergency declared

• Several public schools and government offices will be closed today

• Mandatory evacuations in effect for 6 counties, all other orders rescinded o Highway 521 (evacuation route) has construction projects and is down to one lane

• Shelters: 31 open with 1,385 occupants (ARC Midnight Shelter Count as of 5:46 a.m. EDT)

• US&R: FL-TF1&2, PA-TF1
• Tennessee EOC at Monitoring (to support EMAC requests)

Region III

• RRCC at Level II (day shift only) with all ESFs, DOD USCG, DHS IP, ARC; will go to Level III (night shift only) today

• LNO deployed to NRCC

• IMAT (Type III) deploying to MD

• IMAT (Type III) deployed to VA Virginia (FEMA-3403-EM-VA):

• EOC at Partial Activation; State of Emergency declared; National Guard activated

• Emergency Declaration approved September 11

• Mandatory evacuation in effect for Zone A (19 counties) in the Hampton Roads area

• Planning to open 3 state shelters by September 13 State Response

• MD EOC at Partial Activation; State of Emergency declared

• WV EOC at Full Activation

• DE EOC at Monitoring

• DC EOC at Monitoring; Mayor declared a state of emergency

• PA EOC returned to Normal Operations

Region II • NJ EOC at Monitor


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