Global & Disaster Medicine

FEMA 8/31/2019 SitRep on Hurricane Dorian

Situation • Hurricane Dorian has become a very powerful hurricane, capable of causing life threatening storm surge, extensive wind damage, heavy rain, and significant infrastructure damage to portions of Florida and the Southeast early next week into the middle of next week

Potential Impacts – Southeastern U.S. • Rainfall accumulations: 6-12 inches, isolated 18 inches across southern/central Florida and coastal sections of the Southeast U.S.; may cause life-threatening flash floods • Surf: Swells are likely to begin affecting east-facing shores of 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 evacuations ordered for select coastal sections of Brevard County o Voluntary evacuations in effect for areas in Miami-Dade, Hendry, Martin, Osceola, and St Lucie counties o Orlando International Airport scheduled a precautionary closure for 2:00 a.m. Mon, Sept 2 • Seminole Tribe of Florida EOC: Partial Activation; Tribal Chief declared state of emergency • GA EOC: Full Activation: Governor declared a state of emergency

Federal Preparations/Response • Emergency Declaration FEMA-3419-EM-FL approved Aug 30, 2019 • NRCC: Level I, 24/7 with all LNOs and all ESFs • Region IV RRCC: Level I, 24/7 until further notice • Region IV LNOs deployed to FL and GA; Tribal LNO deploying to Seminole Tribe of Florida today • Region IV DCE Emergency Preparedness LNOs deployed to FL EOC, RIV RRCC, Homestead ARB, North Auxiliary Field, Warner Robins AFB, and Maxwell AFB • IMAT Teams deployed: o National IMAT E deployed to FL EOC o National IMAT C available o Region II IMAT demobilizing from USVI, returning to home station o Region IV IMAT-1 to FL EOC o Region IV IMAT-2 to GA EOC o Region VII IMAT deployed to Region IV RRCC o Region VIII IMAT deployed to Region IV RRCC • ISB Teams: Logistics staging teams deployed to AL, SC, GA, and NC • US&R: o Teams deployed to PR and USVI demobilized o Red IST: Relocating to Orlando, FL o 12 Task Forces, 4 Mission-Ready Packages – Water Rescue and 1 HHP activated

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