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Final FEMA SitRep on the flooding situation in TX after Imelda

FEMA

Situation:

• Remnants of Imelda have moved north into KS

• Moderate risk of flash flooding in KS and MO for today

• Houston area bayous have crested

Lifelines:

Food, Water, Shelter: 14 (-4) shelters / 1,106 (+202) occupants (ARC; 6:00 a.m.)

Energy: Minimal power outages (DOE EAGLE-I as of 7:00 a.m. EDT)

Transportation: • I-10 (Houston): San Jacinto River bridge closed (CISA-IOCC as of 4:27 a.m. EDT) • I-10 between Beaumont and Winnie closed in both directions; expected to reopen this evening (TX DOT as of 7:00 a.m. EDT)

State / Local Response:

• Governor declared a state of emergency for 13 counties

• TX EOC at Partial Activation

FEMA Response:

• Region VI IMAT-2 & a Region VI LNO deployed to TX EOC

• IA Preliminary Damage Assessments will begin 9/23

• FEMA ROC & Region VI Enhanced Watch deactivated

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Situation Post-Tropical Cyclone Dorian is heading towards Newfoundland, Canada and is no longer impacting the U.S.

FEMA

Lifeline All lifelines are Green


Safety and Security

• US&R: all task forces and Red IST have demobilized and are returning to home station (NRCC SLB 1:00 p.m. EDT) • NC Evacuations: • Mandatory for Dare County • Hyde County under ferry restrictions, only first responder personnel allowed to and from the island (Region IV as of 3:25 am EDT)

Food, Water, Shelter

• NC Shelters: 1 shelter open with 1 occupant (Region IV as of 7:30 a.m. EDT)

Energy

• Minimal power outages remain across impacted states (As of 7:30 am EDT. Customer outage data is provided by the Department of Energy’s EAGLE-I system. Comprehensive National coverage of all electrical service providers is not available.)

Transportation

• NC Ports: Wilmington open with restrictions; Morehead City closed, anticipate re-opening on Sep 9 (NRCC SLB as of 1:00 p.m.)

State/Local Response

• SC Governor requested a Major Disaster Declaration on Sep 5 • GA EOC at Full Activation • NC EOC at Partial Activation • TN, VA and MD EOCs at Monitoring • SC and MS EOCs returned to Normal Operations

Federal Response

• NRCC de-activated • Region III RWC returned to Steady State; RRCC de-activated o LNOs remain deployed • Region IV RRCC de-activated o LNOs deployed to SC, NC, FL and GA • IMAT Teams deployed: o Region III IMAT: demobilized and returned to home station o Region IV IMAT-1: demobilizing; IMAT-2: returned to home station o Region VII IMAT: SC; will demobilize on Sep 9 o Region VIII IMAT: NC • ISB Teams deployed to AL, GA, NC, and SC o Charlie Team at Fort A.P. Hill, VA • MERS assets deployed to NC, SC, VA, FL and GA


FEMA SitRep, 9/7/19: Dorian’s impact

FEMA

Lifeline NC Energy lifeline is YELLOW; anticipate returning to GREEN later today as power is restored; all other lifelines remain Green

Safety and Security • US&R: Fort Bragg, NC: 1 Type I TF, 7 Type III TFs, 3 MRP-W TFs, and 1 HEPP; Ft. Jackson, SC: 1 Type 1 TF, 1 Type III TF; 1 MRP-W TF, 1 HEPP package; Columbia, SC: 1 Red IST (has begun demobilizing), 1 IST C cache, 1 IST E cache (ESF-9 Update, NRCC SLB 12:00 p.m. EDT) • Evacuations: NC –Mandatory 3 counties, voluntary 8 counties; SC evacuations lifted

Food, Water, Shelter • Shelters: NC 12 (-63) with 901 (-2,888) occupants; SC 1 (-22) with 16 (-1,339)occupants; VA 1 with 76 occupants (ARC Midnight Shelter Count as of     6:16 a.m. EDT) • Planned capacity for sheltering across SC, NC and VA is 30k Health and Medical • Fatalities / Injuries: FL 6 / 0; NC 1 / 0 (NRCC SLB as of 6:00 p.m. EDT)

Energy • SC: 30k (peak 160k) customers without power; NC: 61k (peak 235k) customers (DOE Eagle- I as of 6:45 a.m. EDT) • All cities reporting at least 90% retail fuel availability (NRCC SLB as of 6:00 a.m. EDT)

Transportation • Airports: NC and SC – all airports open • Ports: NC: Wilmington open with restrictions (NRCC SLB as of 6:00 p.m.)

Local Preparations/Response • SC Governor requested a Major Disaster Declaration on Sep 5 • NC EOC at Full Activation • VA and MD EOCs at Partial Activation • TN, MS and SC EOCs at Monitoring

Federal Preparations/Response • NRCC at Level I, day shift; Level III with select ESFs, night shift • Region III RWC at Enhanced Watch, night shift; RRCC transitioned to Level III, day shift only o LNO deployed to VA and MD • Region IV RRCC at Level I, 24/7 o LNOs deployed to SC and NC • IMAT Teams deployed: o Region III IMAT: VA EOC o Region IV IMAT-1: FL; IMAT-2: reconstituting o Region VII IMAT: SC o Region VIII IMAT: NC • ISB Teams deployed to AL, GA, NC, and SC o Charlie Team at Fort A.P. Hill, VA • MERS assets deployed to NC, SC, VA, FL and GA


FEMA SitRep 9/5/19

FEMA

Situation

Hurricane Dorian continues to move along the Southeast US coast and is expected to approach South Carolina today. Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds expected along portions of the coasts of GA, SC, and NC and portions of southeast VA and the southern Chesapeake Bay, regardless of the exact track of Dorian’s center.

Hurricane Dorian (CAT 3) (Advisory #48A as of 5:00 a.m. EDT)

• 70 miles SSE of Charleston, SC

• Maximum sustained winds 115 mph; moving N at 8 mph

• Hurricane-force winds extend 60 miles and tropical storm-force winds extend 195 miles

Lifeline All lifelines remain GREEN

Safety and Security • Mandatory evacuations in effect in FL (1 county); SC (8 counties) and NC (6 counties)

Food, Water, Shelter • FEMA Commodities have arrived at ISBs (NBEOC) •

Region IV: 113 (-26) shelters with 6.6k (-2.7k) occupants (FL: 32/1816; GA: 13/2,038; SC: 33/2015; NC: 35/792) (ESF-6 as of 6:00 a.m. EDT) • 1 Mega shelter open in Durham, NC with 1.5k capacity (ESF-6 as of 4 Sept 11:00 a.m. EDT)

Energy • SC: 190K reported without power (Eagle- I as of 7:30 a.m.EDT);   Fuel industry partners affirm fuel supplies and distribution remain stable (NBEOC)

Transportation • Airports: SC: Charleston International Airport, Florence Regional Airport, and regional/county airports closed; NC: Wilmington International Airport closed (FAA as of 6:00 a.m.) • Ports: Canaveral and West Palm Beach re-opened with restrictions; GA: Savanah and Brunswick closed; SC: Charleston closed; NC: Wilmington and Morehead City closed

Local Preparations/Response • FL, GA, SC, NC, and Seminole Tribe of Florida EOCs at Full Activation; VA EOC at Partial Activation • TN, MS EOCs at Monitoring • Governors declared a State of Emergency for all counties in FL, NC, VA, STOF and for the coastal counties of GA and SC
Federal Preparations/Response • NRCC at Level I, 24/7 with all LNOs and ESFs  • Region III RWC at Enhanced Watch; RRCC Level II (day shift only) o LNO deployed to VA • Region IV RRCC at Level I, 24/7 o LNOs deployed to FL, STOF, GA, SC, and NC • IMAT Teams deployed: o National IMAT East: FL o Region III IMAT: VA EOC o Region IV IMAT-1: FL; IMAT-2: GA o Region VII IMAT: SC o Region VIII IMAT: NC • ISB Teams deployed to AL, GA, NC, and SC o Charlie Team at Fort A.P. Hill, VA

 


FEMA 9/3/2019 SitRep

FEMA

Situation Projected Impacts:

• Wind: hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in Florida by today; hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area beginning Wednesday

• 4-7 feet of Storm Surge north of Deerfield Beach to Lantana, FL 2-4 feet; water levels could begin to rise well in advance of the arrival of strong winds and will be accompanied by large and destructive waves

• Rainfall accumulations: coastal Carolinas 5-10 inches, isolated 15 inches; Atlantic coast from the Florida peninsula through Georgia 4 – 8 inches, isolated 10 inches; may cause life-threatening flash floods

• Surf: large swells are affecting the Florida east coast and will spread northward along the southeastern U.S. coast during the next few days; likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions

• Tornadoes: isolated tornadoes are possible through Tuesday along the eastern coast of Florida

Watches/Warnings:

• Storm Surge Warning for Lantana to Altamaha Sound

Storm Surge Watch from north of Deerfield Beach to south of Lantana; Altamaha Sound to South Santee River

• Hurricane Warning for Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach

• Hurricane Watch from north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet; north of Ponte Vedra Beach to South Santee River

• Tropical Storm Warning for north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet

• Tropical Storm Watch for north of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach and for Lake Okeechobee

Lifeline All lifelines remain GREEN

Safety and Security

• FL: Mandatory evacuations for 11 counties; voluntary evacuations 6 counties

• GA: Mandatory evacuations for 6 counties • SC: Mandatory evacuations for 8 counties

• NC: Mandatory evacuations for 2 counties

Food, Water, Shelter  *

• FL: 52 shelters open with 6,271 occupants

• GA: 10 shelters open with 283 occupants

• SC : 19 shelters open with 290 occupants

Health and Medical

FL: Hospital Evacuation: (3 in progress, 3 complete, 3 planned); Nursing Home (5 in progress, 11 completed, 3 planned); Health Care Facilities (24 in progress, 20 completed, 24 planned

Energy

• FL: retail fuel availability continues to improve as state expedites resupply shipments

Transportation • Airports: FL: Vero Beach Regional, Palm Beach International, Ft. LauderdaleHollywood International and Orlando-Melbourne International closed

• Ports: FL: Miami, Everglades, West Palm, Jacksonville, and Canaveral closed; Key West, and Fernandina open with restrictions

• Train: Amtrak will not operate south of VA between Sept 3-5

• GA DOT will begin contraflow operations for I-16 and I-75

 

Local Preparations/Response

• FL, GA, SC, NC, and Seminole Tribe of Florida EOCs at Full Activation

• TN, MS and VA EOCs at Monitoring

• NC Governor requested an Emergency Declaration on September 2

• VA Governor declared a state of emergency on September 2

Federal Preparations/Response

• FEMA-3421-EM-SC approved September 1, 2019

• FEMA-3422-EM-GA approved September 1, 2019

• FEMA-3420-EM-STOF approved August 31, 2019

• FEMA-3419-EM-FL approved August 30, 2019

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

• Region IV RRCC at Level I, 24/7

• Region III RWC at Enhanced watch; RRCC activated to Level II, day shift only

• IMAT Teams deployed: o National IMAT East deployed to FL o Region III IMAT will re-deploy from WV to VA EOC at 9:00 a.m. today o Region IV IMAT-1 to FL; IMAT-2 to GA o Region VII IMAT to SC o Region VIII IMAT to deployed to NC

• Region IV LNOs deployed to FL, GA, Seminole Tribe of Florida, SC and NC • Region III LNO deployed to VA • ISB Teams deployed to AL, GA, NC and SC • ISB Charlie Team restaging to Fort A.P. Hill, VA; ISB established at Fort Bragg, NC

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FEMA SitRep, 9/1/2019

FEMA

Situation

• Dorian is a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, capable of causing life threatening storm surge, extensive wind damage, and heavy rain from FL through eastern GA and coastal SC and NC • Although the exact NHC track forecast lies east of the Florida peninsula, a track closer to the coast or even a landfall remains a possibility late Monday through Tuesday night

Potential Impacts –Southeastern U.S.

• Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash floods possible across coastal sections of the Southeast o Coastal Carolinas: 5-10 inches, isolated 15 inches o Atlantic coast from the FL Peninsula through GA: 2-4 inches, isolated 6 inches • Surf: Large swells will affect the southeastern U.S. coast during the next few days; likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions

Local Preparations/Response

• FL EOC: Full Activation o Governor declared a state of emergency; National Guard fully activated o Mandatory evacuation delayed until September 2 for Brevard and Martin counties o Voluntary evacuations for Glades, Hendry, Martin, Palm Beach, Osceola, and St. Lucie counties o Airports:  FL airports closed to commercial flights only: Vero Beach and Daytona Beach  Orlando-Melbourne International Airport will close at 6:00 p.m. September 2 o Ports: Miami, Key West, and Port Canaveral open with restrictions; all other ports open • Seminole Tribe of Florida EOC: Partial Activation; Tribal Chief declared state


Can we survive a war at home?

Lucie, Quinton. “How FEMA Could Lose America’s Next Great War.” Homeland Security Affairs 15, Article 1 (May 2019). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/15017

“……The United States lacks a comprehensive strategy and supporting programs to support and defend the population of the United States during times of war and to mobilize, sustain and expand its defense industrial base while under attack from a peer or near- peer adversary. These legacy programs were disbanded and broken up over 25 years ago, and without a reinvestment in these activities by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), America risks losing its next great war...….”


FEMA SitRep 10/29/18: Yutu and US Territories

FEMA

Safety and Security: • Saipan: 1 confirmed fatality

Food, Water, Sheltering: • Emergency boil water advisory remains in effect for all of Saipan and Tinian • Staged and stored food and water sufficient for all projected planning factors • Saipan: 50% of grocers, 62% of restaurants and 31% of retailers have re-opened • Shelters/Occupants: 13 (-2) / 874 (-66) across CNMI; all Rota shelters have closed Health and Medical: Saipan: Hospital fully operational, at capacity; planning to open a medical support shelter • San Antonio Satellite Health Clinic open Mon – Sat Tinian: Medical Center structurally compromised; damage assessments are ongoing

Energy: • 60% of gas stations open on Saipan; both gas stations on Tinian closed due to lack of power • Utility crews have begun to restore power on Saipan and Tinian o Saipan: 8 out of 9 power feeders are down; feeder to hospital was energized, 35 FEMA generator in place; o Tinian: 4 out of 4 power feeders down; power plant damaged, 80-90% damage to distribution structures; expect to return station to service within 24-48 hours o Rota: Power nearly 99% restored, planning to move crews from Rota to Tinian

Communication: • Exchange connection between islands is on generator power with 96 hour capacity • All cell towers on Saipan and Rota remain on generator power

Transportation: • Public transportation systems not operational • All sea ports open with no restrictions • Airports: o Saipan: Inbound flights limited to returning residents and humanitarian assistance;; repairs ongoing but no estimated time for completion; Mobile ATC Tower inbound Nov 1 o Tinian: Open for humanitarian relief flights only; outbound commercial flights for tourists • Major roads and most secondary roads are accessible

State/Local Response • CNMI EOC at Full Activation • Governor declared a State of Emergency; directed Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense • to lead local government efforts o Governor directed all non-critical government employees to report to work today, Oct 29, to assist in preliminary damage assessments and prepare offices to reopen o Guam Guardsmen expected to begin duty on Saipan as early as Tuesday, Oct 30

FEMA HQ/Federal Response • FEMA-3408-EM-CNMI approved Oct 23; FEMA-4404-DR-CNMI approved Oct 26 • FEMA Region IX RWC at Steady State, continues to monitor • FEMA Region IX IMAT-2 deployed to Saipan; LNOs in Guam, Rota and Tinian • FEMA Region VII IMAT deployed to CNMI (already deployed for Mangkhut) • FEMA NRCC: Effective 8:00 a.m. EDT today, Oct 29 (10:00 p.m. ChST today, Oct 29) o Response Operations Cell (ROC) will transition to day shift, and to Enhanced Watch for night shift o Shift changes, and transitions between day shift ROC operations and night shift Enhanced Watch operations will occur at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. ChST) • FEMA HQ ISB team and MERS assets deployed • HHS: Federal Health Coordinating Officer, DMAT, IMT personnel and LNOs deployed; three CDC SMEs will arrive in Saipan today, Oct 29, to provide public health technical assistance • USACE: 249th Engineer BN ‘Prime Power’ deployed


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