FEMA Operations Brief for Mar 7, 2014

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Published on March 7, 2014

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Operations Briefing for Friday, March 7, 2014

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

•Daily Operations Briefing •Friday, March 7, 2014 8:30 a.m. EST

Significant Activity: Mar 6 – 7 Significant Events: Winter Weather – Mid-Atlantic Significant Weather: • Heavy snow possible – Central Rockies & Southern Appalachians • Freezing rain – Southern Appalachians • Heavy precipitation – Pacific Northwest, Central/Southern Plains, Middle MS Valley & Mid-Atlantic • Red Flag Warnings: CA, NV, AZ • Elevated Fire Weather Areas: NM, TX • Earthquake Activity: M4.6 – Dominican Republic • Space Weather: None past 24 hours; none predicted next 24 hours Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declared – Georgia FEMA Readiness: No significant changes

Winter Weather - Mid-Atlantic Situation: • Moderate winter storm – bringing light snow, freezing rain and sleet to portions of North Carolina and into the Washington, DC Metro area Impacts: • Ice accumulations of .25 to .5 inches in some locations • Snow/sleet of 1-3 inches in higher elevations of western NC • As of 9:00 a.m. EST, there were 73K customers without power across Region IV • Primarily in NC (70K customer outages) (DOE Eagle-I*) • No fatalities, injuries or widespread/significant property damage have been reported • No significant travel related impacts have been reported • No shortfalls or unmet needs • No requests for FEMA assistance State/Local Response : • State EOCs in VA and NC remain at Normal Operations FEMA Response: • No Regional RRCCs activated; Region III and IV RWCs are monitoring • NRCC not activated; NWC is at Watch/Steady State *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.

Earthquake Activity – International M 4.6 – Dominican Republic • Occurred at 4:56 p.m. EST on March 6, 2014 • 52 miles NE of Punta Cana, DR • 119 miles WNW San Juan, Puerto Rico • Depth of 32 miles • Three aftershocks reported; largest was M3.9 • No reports of injury or damage • No tsunami generated

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 SC – DR Severe Winter Storm March 2, 2014 1 Declared March 6, 2014 Requests DENIED (since last report) 0

Major Disaster Declaration – Georgia FEMA-4165-DR-GA • Major Disaster Declaration approved on March 6, 2014 for the State of Georgia Georgia • For the Severe Winter Storm that occurred February 10-14, 2014 • Provides: o Public Assistance for 39 counties o Hazard Mitigation Statewide • FCO is W. Michael Moore = Declared Counties

Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments Region State / Location Event IA/PA X OR Winter Storm February 6, 2014 & continuing PA Number of Counties Requested Complete 3 0 Start – End 3/10 - TBD

Open Field Offices as of March 7, 2014

JFO Status as of March 7, 2014 This information is pulled from WebEoc JFO Reports (edit) every Thursday after 3 pm to display on Fridays # Days Open # Days until Close

National Weather Forecast

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

Freezing Rain Probabilities (72-hour) http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs.php?ftype=pro babilities&fpd=72&ptype=icez http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs.php?ftype=pro babilities&fpd=72&ptype=icez

Precipitation Forecast – 3 Day Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

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 9 – 13 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/threats_ie.php

U.S. Drought Monitor – as of March 4 d http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats /threats_ie.php http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/ChangeM aps.aspx

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

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 49 89% 0 6 0 • 6 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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