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FEMA Operations Brief for Mar 1, 2014

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Published on March 1, 2014

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Operations Briefing for Saturday, March 1, 2014

Presented by Homeland Security Jobs HQ at http://homelandsecurityjobshq.com
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•Daily Operations Briefing •Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:30 a.m. EST

Significant Activity: February 28 – March 1 Significant Events: • Heavy rain & flash flooding – southern CA • Winter storm – Central and Northeast U.S. Significant Weather: • Rain, thunderstorms and flash flooding – southern CA • Heavy snow – Central Rockies to Great Lakes • Freezing rain – Northern Intermountain; Central/Southern Plains to Ohio Valley • Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Lower Mississippi Valley • Red Flag Warnings: TX & NM • Elevated Fire Weather Areas: NM & TX • Space Weather: Past 24 hours – minor, S1 solar radiation storms occurred; next 24 hours – minor, S1 solar radiation storms & R1 radio blackouts likely FEMA Readiness: No significant changes Declaration Activity: None

Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding – California Situation: • A second stronger storm system bringing heavy rain with heavy higher elevation snow to CA coast; rainfall will continue through this afternoon • Rain accumulations of 1-2” in past 24 hours; total accumulations could reach 2-4” in lower elevations, 4-7” in foothills, 8-10” in mountains • Greatest threat of flash flooding in mountain foothills and recent burn areas • Small mudflows and minor flooding have occurred Heavy Showers Continue through Early Morning Today http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php ?wfo=sgx Impacts: ▲ Power outages for CA as of 7:30 a.m. EST, 21,664 customers without power; primarily: Los Angeles County – 4,314, Orange County – 4,583, San Bernardino County – 3,595, Kings County – 2,841, Riverside County – 2,723 (EAGLE-I: Comprehensive National coverage of all electric service providers is not available) State/Local Response: • Mandatory evacuations in effect for 750 homes in cities of Glendora, Azusa, and Monrovia in LA County (Colby Fire burn scar areas) and 13 homes in Lake Hughes (LA County) • No shelters open • LA County EOC Partially Activated, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST through March 2 • CA State EOC Partially Activated, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm PST through March 2 FEMA Response: • • • • • FEMA Region IX remains at Watch/Steady State LNO deployed to CA EOC NRCC not activated; NWC at Watch/Steady State No shortfalls or unmet needs No requests for FEMA assistance Predicted Debris and Mud Flow from Colby Fire Burn Area

Winter Storm – Central & Northeast U.S. Situation: • Winter storm will affect central and northeast U.S. today through Mon • Moderate to heavy snow from Central Plains to northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England • Freezing rain from Middle to Lower Mississippi valleys, Tennessee and lower Ohio valleys, Central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic • Winter Storm Watches issued, affecting over 35 million people • Record-breaking cold temperatures in central and northeast U.S. Impacts: • No widespread power outages or significant property damage • No shortfalls or unmet needs State/Local Response: • No shelters open • GA State EOC Partially Activated (in support of 3368-EM-GA) • NJ SEOC will activate to Level II, at 8:00 pm EST, March 2 FEMA Response: • Region III RRCC on alert for potential activation on March 2 • Region IV RRCC will go to Level III at 7:00 am EST on March 2 with ESF-3; IMAT deploying to KY today • Region VII Watch will go to Enhanced Watch today from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST and March 2 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST • Fort Campbell, KY designated a Federal Staging Area (FSA); National ISB Team will deploy to Ft Campbell today • NRCC not activated; NWC at Watch/Steady State • No requests for FEMA assistance

Disaster Requests & Declarations Requests Declaration Requests in Process APPROVED (since last report) 2 Date Requested ME – DR Severe Winter Storm February 21, 2014 GA – DR Severe Winter Storm February 26, 2014 0 Requests DENIED (since last report) 0

Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments Region State / Location Event IA/PA IV GA Winter Storm Feb 11-13, 2014 IV SC V VI Number of Counties Start – End Requested Complete PA 48 47 2/18 – TBD Winter Storm Feb 11-13, 2014 PA 21 (-1) 21 (+3) 2/20 – 2/28 IN Winter Storm Jan 4-7, 2014 PA 49 43 2/10 – TBD LA Winter Storm Jan 28-30, 2014 PA 28 7 2/19 – TBD

Open Field Offices as of March 1, 2014

National Weather Forecast

Active Watches/Warnings http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php

Precipitation Forecast – 3 Day Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

River Forecast – 7 Day

Freezing Rain Probabilities http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_p robs.php?ftype=probabilities&fpd=72&ptype=icez http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs. php?ftype=probabilities&fpd=72&ptype=icez

Convective Outlooks Days 1 – 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Critical Fire Weather Areas Days 1 – 8 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3-8

Hazard Outlook: March 3 – 7 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/threats_ie.php

Space Weather NOAA Scales Activity (Range: 1/minor to 5/extreme) Space Weather Activity: • Geomagnetic Storms Past 24 Hours Current Next 24 Hours Minor Minor Minor None None None S1 S1 S1 None None R1 • Solar Radiation Storms • Radio Blackouts HF Communication Impact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/global.html Sunspot Activity http://spaceweather.com/

Western Pacific–Tropical Storm 03W (Faxai) As of 4:00 a.m. EST • • • • 479 miles SE of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Moving NE at 5 mph Max sustained winds 40 mph Potential rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches over the weekend and 4-6 inches through midweek for Guam/CNMI • Closest point of approach to Guam is 259 miles at 4:00 am EST, March 3 • Elsewhere, no tropical activity affecting the U.S. or its territories

FEMA Readiness – Deployable Teams/Assets Deployable Teams/Assets Resource Status Total Available Partially Available Not Available Deployed Activated FCO 41 21 51% N/A 2 9 4 44% 0 0 5 US&R National IMAT 28 3 26 3 92% 100% 2 0 0 0 0 Rating Criterion OFDC Readiness: FCO Green Yellow Type 1 3+ 2 Type 2 4+ 3 Type 3 4 3 18 FDRC Comments FDRC • NV-TF1 (Yellow/Conditional) • NM-TF1 (Yellow/Conditional) • • • • 3 2 Red 1 2 2 1 Green = Available/FMC Yellow = Available/PMC Red = Out-of-Service Blue = Assigned/Deployed • Green: 3 avail • Yellow: 1 avail • Red: 0 avail Individual N-IMAT red if 50% of Section Chiefs and/or Team Leader is unavailable for deployment. 0 Regional IMAT 13 7 54% 0 3 3 • Teams deployed to: TX, OK & CA • Region V & X: personnel shortages • Region VII: personnel shortages & equip MCOV 55 50 91% 0 5 0 • 5 not available – transitioning/upgrade to new satellite system • Green: > 6 avail • Yellow: 4 -6 teams available • Red: > 8 teams deployed/unavailable R-IMAT also red if TL Ops/Log Chief is unavailable and has no qualified replacement. • • • • Green = Available/FMC Yellow = Available/PMC Red = Out-of-Service Blue = Assigned/Deployed

FEMA Readiness – National/Regional Teams National/Regional Teams Resource Status Total Available Partially Available Not Available Deployed/ Activated NWC 5 5 100% 0 0 2 366 94% 0 25 Not Activated HLT 1 1 100% 0 0 Not Activated Rating Criterion 24/7 NRCC Comments DEST Not Activated RRCCs 10 10 100% 0 0 Not Activated RWCs/MOCs 10 10 100% 0 0 24/7 • Green = FMC • Yellow = PMC • Red = NMC

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