FEMA Operations Brief for Mar 9, 2014

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Published on March 9, 2014

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Operations Briefing for Sunday, March 9, 2014

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

•Daily Operations Briefing •Sunday, March 9, 2014 8:30 a.m. EDT

Significant Activity: Mar 8 – 9 Significant Events: • Winter Weather – Mid-Atlantic • Ice Jam Flooding – Wyoming Significant Weather: • Heavy snow – Northern Rockies • Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains • Heavy rain – Pacific Northwest to Northern Intermountain and Southern Plains • Rain/snow mix – Northern/Central Rockies • Red Flag Warnings: Nebraska • Critical Fire Weather/Elevated Fire Weather Areas: Kansas and Nebraska • Space Weather: Past 24 hours – minor, R1 radio blackouts occurred; next 24 hours – none predicted FEMA Readiness: No significant changes

Winter Weather – Mid-Atlantic Friday, March 7-8, 2014 • Winter storm brought light snow, freezing rain and sleet from eastern portions of the Southeast through the Mid-Atlantic, before dissipating on March 8 Impacts: • No significant property damage; however, downed trees/power lines led to power outages o 188k (-95k; down from peak of approx. 500k) o NC outages are concentrated in 4 counties o Guilford (Greensboro metropolitan area), Alamance, Davidson & Randolph (Duke Energy, as of 8:30 a.m. EDT, Mar 9) ▲ NC: 2 (-3) shelters open with 94 (+33) occupants (ARC; 4:30 a.m. EDT, Mar 9) • No fatalities or injuries Response: • NRCC not activated; NWC is at Watch/Steady State • All FEMA Regions remain at Watch/Steady State • All State EOCs within the affected region remain at Normal Operations • No shortfalls or unmet needs; no requests for FEMA assistance North Carolina = Primarily-affected counties

Ice Jam Flooding – Wyoming Situation • Ice-jam on Big Horn River caused localized flooding near Worland (pop. 6k; Washakie Co.) • Flooding has receded as the ice jams have moved north of Worland, away from the town • High water/flooding concerns continue along the Big Horn River in Washakie & Big Horn counties as the ice jam moves downstream FEMA Region VIII State/Local Response • WY EOC is partially activated (Level II) • Approx. 80 residents evacuated from Worland; however, all evacuations have been lifted • Sandbagging near town of Manderson (pop. 115; located 17 miles north of Worland) due to possible overtopping of local levee = Wyoming FEMA Response • NRCC not activated; NWC is at Watch/Steady State • FEMA Region VIII remains at Watch/Steady State • No shortfalls or unmet needs; no requests for FEMA assistance

Disaster Requests & Declarations Requests Declaration Requests in Process APPROVED (since last report) 3 Date Requested ME – DR Severe Winter Storm February 21, 2014 SC – DR Severe Winter Storm March 2, 2014 IN – DR Severe Winter Storm March 5, 2014 0 Requests DENIED (since last report) 0

Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments Region State / Location Event IA/PA X OR Winter Storm February 6, 2014 PA Number of Counties Requested Complete 3 0 Start – End 3/10 – 3/14

Open Field Offices as of March 9, 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

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 None None • Geomagnetic Storms None None None • Solar Radiation Storms None None None R1 None None 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/

FEMA Readiness – Deployable Teams/Assets Deployable Teams/Assets Resource Status Total Available Partially Available Not Available Deployed Activated FCO 41 20 49% 3 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 16 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 2 371 95% 0 20 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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