FEMA Operations Brief for Mar 4, 2014

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Published on March 4, 2014

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Operations Briefing for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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•Daily Operations Briefing •Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:30 a.m. EST

Significant Activity: Mar 3 – Mar 4 Significant Events: Winter storm – Central and Northeast U.S. (FINAL) Significant Weather: • Severe cold – Upper Midwest • Widespread showers and snow for the Western U.S. • Red Flag Warnings: None • Elevated Fire Weather Areas: None • Space Weather: Past 24 hours – minor, R1 radio blackouts occurred; next 24 hours – minor, R1 radio blackouts likely FEMA Readiness: NWC and Regions IV & VII returned to Watch/Steady State

Winter Storm – Central/Northeast U.S. (Final) Feb 28 - continuing • Over the past several days, a winter storm produced freezing rain and heavy snow across most of the Central Plains and Northeast ▲ Cold temperatures will persist across the impact area through Wednesday Impacts: ▲ No shortfalls, unmet needs or requests for FEMA assistance ▲ No significant/widespread damage has been reported ▲ Primary impacts were hazardous travel conditions and isolated power outages ▲ 5 confirmed traffic related fatalities in MO; numerous flight cancelations/delays were reported ▲ 86k customers without power across all affected Regions (peak of 171k) o Region VI: 65k (TX: 56k [+32k] most in Houston metropolitan area) o Region IV: 19k (TN: 14k [-19k]) (*EAGLE-I: As of 7:30 a.m. EST) ▲ Numerous government offices will have delayed reporting today; many schools will remain closed ▲ Shelters: 5 open with 5 occupants (TN 3/5; TX 2/0) Region IV Region VI State/Local Response: ▲ State EOCs in LA, VA, TN are MS Partially Activated; all others are at Normal Operations • Governors in TN, MS, VA, DE and NJ declared a State of Emergency ▲ Majority of National Guard personnel previously activated have been demobilized FEMA HQ Response: ▲ All FEMA Regions have returned to Watch/Steady State ▲ NRCC is not activated; NWC has returned to Watch/Steady State ▲ FSA established at Ft. Campbell, KY with a National ISB team and commodities on-site; however, retrograde is expected to begin today *Note: 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.

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 VI LA Winter Storm Jan 28-30, 2014 Number of Counties Start – End Requested Complete PA 48 48 2/18 – 3/2 PA 28 28 2/19 – 3/2

Open Field Offices as of March 4, 2014

National Weather Forecast

Precipitation Forecast – 3 Day Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

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

River Forecast – 7 Day

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 6 – 10 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/threats_ie.php

Space Weather Past 24 Hours Current Next 24 Hours Minor None Minor • Geomagnetic Storms None None None • Solar Radiation Storms None None None R1 None R1 NOAA Scales Activity (Range: 1/minor to 5/extreme) Space Weather Activity: • 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, Mar 4: • 437 miles E of Andersen AFB, Guam • Moving NNE at 17 mph; max sustained winds of 65 mph • Expected to curve to the NE and accelerate over next couple of days; weakening expected by Wednesday • Storm will move away from the Mariana Islands • Elsewhere, no tropical activity affecting the U.S. or its territories

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014 • In 2013, there were 7 weather and climate disaster events in the U.S., causing 109 fatalities and each with over $1 billion in losses • During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, FEMA and NOAA will highlight the importance of preparing for severe weather before it strikes • Backgrounder Download a one-page overview on National Severe Weather Preparedness Week • Talking Points Get facts and figures on the importance of preparing for severe weather • Social Media Plan Get tweets and Facebook posts you can use during the week • Tornado FAQ - How do tornadoes form? Where is the safest place to shelter? Should I open the windows in my house during a tornado? Get answers to frequently asked questions about tornadoes. • Learn what to do before, during and after a tornado with these shareable YouTube videos from NOAA: Get Weather-Ready: Before a Tornado Get Weather-Ready: During a Tornado Get Weather-Ready: After a Tornado • Many states have their own severe weather preparedness weeks. Check the Weather Awareness Events Calendar to find yours.

Recovery Readiness Recovery Cadre Readiness STAFFING Cadre TRAINING % Qualified % Qualified Force % of Force Qualified and Qualified and NOT Structure Total On Force Structure % Available % Deployed and Available and NOT Available Hand (OH) Structure Rating Rating (FS) Available Rating Deployed Rating Available Rating Available EQUIPPING READINESS % Qualified Qualified Rating % Reservist 1-1-1 Reservist 1-1-1 Rating Deployment Rating DSA 808 646 80% 2 76% 2 0% 1 94% 1 6% 1 40% 5 67% 3 D3 IA 3,241 1,575 49% 5 43% 3 8% 1 86% 1 2% 1 31% 5 63% 3 D4 NDRS 309 111 36% 5 19% 4 39% 3 51% 2 10% 2 29% 5 58% 4 D5 PA 1,547 1,310 85% 2 28% 3 58% 5 26% 3 9% 1 68% 3 74% 3 D3 National Processing Service Centers (NPSC) Readiness Resource Staffing Level Current NPSC Staffing Baseline Available NPSC Major to Staffing Catastrophic Status Staffing Resources Staff Applicant Services, 309 average daily SWAT active At-home Agents, IRS, Temp hires, Private Sector 5,205 on call Average Daily Call Daily Calls Capacity (past 7 days) Comments 7,000 652 • Staffed sufficiently for current number of calls 97,000 N/A • Not Activated At this time Status Criterion Green - Sufficiently Staffed Yellow - Nearing Call Capacity Red - Surpassed Call Capacity Grey - Not Activated but Available

Public Assistance Grant Program PA Project Worksheets Obligated in past week, as of March 3, 2014 at 1400 EDT PA Category Number Of PWs Obligated This Week Emergency Work BA - Debris Protective Removal Measures 40 Permanent Work E - Public Buildings F - Public Utilities 69 51 $14,537,190 $25,405,898 3 27 10 19 4 6 229 $5,044,863 $33,251 $11,652,179 $9,794,048 $1,768,616 $680,779 $190,299 $69,107,122 Public Assistance Obligated per Category $80,000,000 Z - State Management $70,000,000 • H - Fire Management $60,000,000 G - Recreational or Other $50,000,000 F - Public Utilities $40,000,000 • E - Public Buildings $30,000,000 D - Water Control Facilities $20,000,000 C - Roads & Bridges $10,000,000 B - Protective Measures A - Debris Removal $0 $45,344,921 This Week $69,107,122 Total PA Highlights In the Past 2 Weeks - 2/18/2014 through 3/3/2014 Last Week GH - Fire Z - State Recreational Management Management or Other C - Roads & Bridges D - Water Control Facilities • On February 28, Recovery issued the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program Guide, which describes the FMAGP declaration process, eligibility, grant management and application procedures, and other related program guidance On, February 26, The Federal Register Notice “Amendment to the Public Assistance Program’s Simplified Procedures Project Threshold” went into effect, revising the monetary thresholds for processing an application using simplified procedures. The PA Division issued “Recovery Policy on Donated Resources”. The change to the final policy allows the value of mass care and sheltering activities provided by a voluntary agency to be applied to the non-Federal share as a donated resource even when those activities are part of the volunteer agency’s mission.

Direct Housing Total Households in FEMA Direct Housing per State Past Year per Week, Mar 4, 2013 – Mar 3, 2014, Projected to Sept 1, 2014 There are currently 115 Households in Temporary Housing DR 900 Based On Projected Move Outs per DR 800 4145-CO 4086-NJ** 4020-NY† 1972-MS† 1971-AL† 700 600 IA Declaration Date Program End Date Current # of Households in Direct Housing 09/14/2013 10/30/2012 08/31/2011 04/29/2011 04/28/2011 03/14/2015 04/29/2014 03/01/2013 10/29/2012 10/28/2012 42 64 3 2 4 * Housing Program has been extended ** NJ - Includes 25 households in MHUs; 39 households in Ft Monmouth apartments † Units are under authority of Department of Justice 500 = Program End Date has passed and Units are still occupied 400 = Program End Date is within 90 days and Units are projected to be occupied = Units are vacated, or on track to be, by Program End Date 300 115 200 03/03/2014 76 09/01/2014 100 NY NJ CO 0 MS 4145-CO 1981-ND 4086-NJ 1980-MO 4080-LA 1975-AR 4030-PA 1972-MS 4029-TX 1971-AL 4020-NY States with Occupied Occupied Units AL

NPSC Activity NPSC Call Activity in the Past Week 2/23/2014 through 3/1/2014 Forecasted Calls Call Type Registration Intake (RI) Helpline (HL) All Calls Number of Calls Average Answer Time Maximum Answer Time Minimum Answer Time 674 3,818 4,492 501 4,062 4,563 :12 :12 :12 :17 :16 :17 :08 :08 :08 NPSC Call Forecasting and Actual Calls Over the Past Month 2/1/2014 through 3/1/2014 1200 1000 02/03/2014 DR-4157-Illinois Reg. Period Closed 800 Forecast RI 600 Actual RI 400 200 0 Forecast HL Actual HL 0 Disasters with Open Registration Period – as of 2/17/2014

Individual Assistance Activity IHP Approved per Category In the Past 2 Weeks - 2/18/2014 through 3/3/2014 $1,200,000 Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Activity $1,000,000 Housing - Rental IHP Active Disasters in past week, as of March 3, 2014 at 1400 EDT Housing Repair/Replace $800,000 12 DRs are IHP Programmatically Open Housing - Other (18 months from declaration unless extended) Assistance Type Survivors Approved Amount Approved $600,000 Housing Assistance 208 $712,689 $400,000 Other Needs Assistance 17 $33,834 Total IHP $746,523 Other Needs Personal Property Other Needs Medical/Dental Other Needs Transportation $200,000 Other Needs - Other $0 Last Week $1,068,510 This Week $746,523

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 FDRC • NV-TF1 (Yellow/Conditional) • NM-TF1 (Yellow/Conditional) 13 6 46% 0 3 4 MCOV 55 50 91% 0 5 0 • • • • 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 Rating Criterion OFDC Readiness: FCO Green Yellow Type 1 3+ 2 Type 2 4+ 3 Type 3 4 3 18 FDRC Comments • • • • Teams deployed to: TX, OK & CA (2) Region V & X: personnel shortages Region VII: personnel shortages & equip Region IV IMAT demobilized from KY • 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 24/7 NRCC 2 366 94% 0 25 Not Activated HLT 1 1 100% 0 0 Comments Not Activated DEST • Watch/Steady State • Green = FMC • Yellow = PMC • Red = NMC Not Activated RRCCs 10 10 100% 0 0 Not Activated RWCs/MOCs 10 10 100% 0 0 24/7 Rating Criterion • Region IV & VII RRCCs returned to normal operations

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