FEMA Operations Brief for Mar 2, 2014

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Published on March 2, 2014

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Operations Briefing for Sunday, March 2, 2014

Presented by Homeland Security Jobs HQ at http://homelandsecurityjobshq.com

•Daily Operations Briefing •Sunday, March 2, 2014 8:30 a.m. EST

Significant Activity: March 1-2 Significant Events: • Heavy rain & flash flooding – southern CA - FINAL • Winter storm – Central and Northeast U.S. Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley • Freezing rain – Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic; Northern Intermountain • Heavy snow –Central Rockies to Mid-Atlantic; Northern Intermountain and Rockies • Red Flag Warnings: None • Elevated Fire Weather Areas: None • Space Weather: Past 24 hours – minor, S1 solar radiation storms & R1 radio blackouts 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–CA - FINAL Situation: ▲ Total rainfall accumulations much as predicted with a maximum over 10 inches in the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. ▲ Storm is predicted to exit southern California today Impacts: ▲ Highway and local road closures due to flooding, rock, and mudslides ▲ Small mudflows and minor flooding have occurred, 2 homes damaged ▲ Power outages for CA as of 7:00 a.m. EST, 12,038 customers (EAGLE-I: Comprehensive http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php ?wfo=sgx National coverage of all electric service providers is not available) State/Local Response: ▲ Mandatory evacuations in effect for 1,032 homes in cities of Glendora, Azusa, and Lake Hughes in LA County (Colby Fire burn scar areas) ▲ Mandatory evacuations lifted for 200 homes in Monrovia ▲ No shelters, but 1 evacuation center open with no occupants • LA County EOC Partially Activated, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST • CA State EOC Partially Activated, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm PST 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. through Mon. Impacts: ▲ Media reporting hundreds of flights being preemptively canceled • No widespread power outages or significant property damage • No shortfalls or unmet needs State/Local Response: • No shelters open ▲ GA EOC returned to Normal Operations • NJ EOC will activate to Level II at 8:00 pm EST ▲ MO EOC activated to Level II ▲ NYC EOC will activate to Level II at 10:00 pm EST ▲ KY EOC will activate to Level II at 3:00 pm EST ▲ PA EOC will activate to Level II at 8:00 pm EST, March 2 to 8:00 pm EST Tuesday, March 4 FEMA Response: • Region III RRCC on alert for potential activation • Region IV RRCC at Level III with ESF-3; IMAT deployed to KY ▲ Region VII RRCC at Level III; LNO deployed to MO EOC • Federal Staging Area (FSA) established at Fort Campbell, KY; National ISB Team deployed to Ft Campbell • NRCC not activated; NWC at Watch/Steady State • No requests for FEMA assistance

Winter Storm – Central & Northeast U.S.

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 2, 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

Total Forecast Ice Accumulation http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/crh/DHS_NOC_Briefing_Graphics/wpc_ice.png

Total Forecast Snow Accumulation http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/crh/DHS_NOC_Briefing_Graphics/wpc_snow.png

Minimum Temperature Forecast http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/gis/images/CONUS_mint_Day2.png

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

Space Weather Past 24 Hours Current Next 24 Hours Minor Minor Minor None None None • Solar Radiation Storms S1 S1 S1 • Radio Blackouts R1 None R1 NOAA Scales Activity (Range: 1/minor to 5/extreme) Space Weather Activity: • Geomagnetic Storms 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 • • • • 384 miles SE of Andersen AFB, Guam Moving NE at 6 mph Max sustained winds 58 mph Potential rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches over the weekend and 4-6 inches through midweek for Guam/CNMI; high risk of mudslides on Chuuk • Closest point of approach to Guam is 226 miles at 1:00 pm EST, March 3 • Expected to intensify slowly during the next 36 hours • 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 6 46% 0 3 4 • Teams deployed to: TX, OK, CA & KY • 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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