PLANNING SUPPORT (FEMA/ESF-5)

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ESF-5 Planning Organization, Definitions and Plan Outlines

ORGANIZATION: The Planning Support Branch consists of three designated functional positions, led by a branch chief (Branch Chief, Planning Coordinator and Planning Specialist .  In some cases, a fourth position (Clerical Specialist) may be required to provide dedicated Administrative support.   

FUNCTIONAL AND ACTION PLANNING: Outlines the major actions and activities of the ERT in the next operational period.  Establishes the FCO priorities, development of supporting objectives and supporting tasks of ERT  functional elements. 

KEY ACTION PLANNING ELEMENTS: FCO Priority - provides a general direction, but not a specific destination (e.g. Identify critical unmet needs in impacted area). ERT Objective - provides a specific destination but not a route. (e.g. Deploy Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) Team to impacted area. ERT Element Task - Identifies how to get to a specific destination (e.g. Arrange air transportation to MOB Center for RNA Team).

OPERIOD ACTION PLANING CYCLE: This cycle is essentially a four-stage process: (1)Identify FCO Priorities, (2) ERT Elements develop and refine objectives, (3) ERT Elements identify and unify objectives for next OPeriod, and (4) ESF5 assembles Action Plan for next OPeriod. An OPeriod is a specific time period that serves as the baseline for planning, coordinating and accomplishing ERT Operations and activities.  It is established by the FCO based on recommendations from the Operations Section Chief and the Information and Planning Chief.  At the outset of the disaster the Operiod may be set at 12 hours.  Normally, the OPeriod is initially set at 24 hours and then lengthened to 48 hours once the response operation enters the recovery phase.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING: Developed to address one or more specific threats to provide a basis for decision making and a course of action.  Identifies requirements and resources to satisfy those requirements.  Contains action timelines and checklists to support operations and to task ERT components. It's purpose is to prepare for events and threats which would, if they were to occur, would adversely impact ERT or response operations.  

ERT MANAGEMENT PLANNING: Long range management planning. (See ERT Strategic Planning).

ERT STRATEGIC PLANING: (Ref: Interim Guidance, Apr 24, 2000) Strategic Planning is the forecasting of future goals by the Federal Coordinating Officer, and the associated development of goal-supporting objectives through unified Emergency Response Team Planning processess.  The new Strategic Planning Guide is an interim publication designed to help standardize the strategic planning process during disaster response operations.  Final and more refined guidance is planned for publication later in 2000, in the form of an ERT Planning Job Aid, which will be a companion document to the new ERT Information and Planning Section Operations Manual.

SPECIAL FUNCTIONAL PLANS: e.g. Debris Management Plans, Temporary Housing Plans, Public Assistance Management Plans.  Keep these plans as streamlined and simple as possible.  Critical components include: Specific Objectives, method(s) of achieving the objective(s), list of milestones, and a timeline.  

TRANSITION PLAN: Components - Staff positions changing, prioritize changes, operational transition briefings, overview of key decisions and events, current response and situation (from SITSTAT Branch), and ERT organizational overview (FCO priorities, Operational Period, transition timeline)

DEMOBILIZATION PLAN: Components - timeline, phased functional staffing pattern, key demobilization action, key DFO closure actions  and After Action Reporting.

 

        ERT Action Planning Instructions: The top portion through Section One of the 
        Worksheet is filled out by  the planning coordinator (ESF5).  Section 2 to the bottom is filled
        out by the ERT Section or Element.  The Action Planning meeting ideally takes place in the 
        afternoon, following the development of the priority-supporting objectives by the 
        functional areas.  Attendance at the OPeriod Planning Meeting is locally determined.
        The Planning Coordinator or Planning Support Branch Chief will facilitate all OPeriod 
        Planning Meetings.  Meeting should be 30 minutes or less and conducted in a SIT Room
        with Maps, Displays and other references.  Following the meeting an Action Plan for
        the next Operiod should be completed and distributed (See Format below).

ERT OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORK SHEET

Disaster Number:   
ERT Element:  

Operiod

Beginning:                                   Ending:
1. Specific FCO Priority this Operational Planning Worksheet Supports:
a. FCO Priority  
b. Lead Element   c. Supporting Elements  
2. Operational Objectives that Support Accomplishments of the Above Priority
a. Operational Objective:  
(1) Time Required to Complete Objective:   (2) Lead POC: Name:
Number:
(3) Support Required from other ERT Elements:  
(4) Factors that may impact success:  
b. Operational Objective  
(1) Time Required to Complete Objective:   (2) Lead POC: Name:
Number:
(3) Support Required from other ERT Elements:  
(4) Factors that may impact success:  
c. Operational Objective  
(1) Time Required to Complete Objective:   (2) Lead POC: Name:
Number:
(3) Support Required from other ERT Elements:  
(4) Factors that may impact success:  
APPROVED BY: Typed and Signed Name
of Approving Official:

 

ERT OPERATIONAL PERIOD ACTION PLAN

Disaster Number:  
OPeriod: Beginning:                                        Ending:
a. FCO Priority:  
(1) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(2) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(3) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
b. FCO Priority:  
(1) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(2) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(3) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
c. FCO Priority:  
(1) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(2) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(3) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
d. FCO Priority:  
(1) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(2) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
(3) Operational Objective:   Lead ERT Element
 
Attachments Functional Plan(s)    Other:_______________
SCO Approval:*

FCO Approval: 

SCO Name and Signature:
FCO Name and Signature:
*Note: The SCO Approval is required when preparing a joint State/Federal Action Plan.

           Alternate Action Plan Format

ACTION PLAN For the Operational Period

FEMA-XXXX-DR-XX

MASTER

DATE: 5/18/00

POC/Ext: 

Personnel Assigned

DFO:

Field:

Total:

Instructions:  Open FCO Priorities that are supported by the Staff functions will appear under the Section I and given a Priority Number by ESF-5. Completed FCO priorities will be removed from Section 1 by ESF-5 and placed on a Closed Priority Form.   Critical issues for FCO Priorities will be entered by the Staff Functions in Section II.  Staff functions should number and publish their daily priorities in Section III in order to facilitate DFO inter- coordination. Internal Staff accomplishments for the current operational period should be entered in Section IV.  Staff SITREP inputs should be submitted in the Section V.

Section I:                                                          FCO PRIORITIES (Current Operational Period)

Priority Number

Description

 

Activities/Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section II:       RECOMMENDED ISSUES FOR FCO PRIORITIES (Next Operational Period)

Priority Number

Description
Activities/Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section III:                                          STAFF FUNCTION  PRIORITIES (Internal)

Priority Number

Description

Activities/Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section IV:                STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Internal – Previous Operational Period)

Priority

Number

Description
Activities/Objectives Completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 Section V:                                        SITREP INPUT

Instructions: Type all new inputs in italics and take italics off items that have been published once. Sections should try to have at least 80 percent or more new inputs each time. Items that have been published twice should be considered for removal.

 

6.          STATUS OF FEDERAL OPERATIONS:

 

A.

 

ERT STRATEGIC PLANNING (Interim Guidance Apr 14, 2000)

Suggested FCO Goals:
bulletAssess Community and State needs.
bulletFacilitate partnerships with Other Federal Agencies, State and Local governments.
bulletArrange for facilities, personnel, and equipment to support disaster operations.
bulletSecure, allocate, and obligate Federal Funds for disaster response and recovery.
bulletInitiate internal and external staff communications, planning and information support for disaster response, field operations and decision making.
bullet Provide and deliver Federal assistance and programs to State and local governments.
bulletDevelop strategies to reduce the threat of future damages from disasters. 
bulletEnsure safety and security for all Federal Operations.
bulletPrepare for demobilization and re-allocation of Federal Resources.

STRATEGIC PLAN GUIDANCE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION                                                                                                                   PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS...........................................................................................

INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................

ERT STRATEGIC PLANNING OVERVIEW........................................................

·                             TIMELINES..............................................................................................

·                             MILESTONES..........................................................................................

·                             STRATEGIC SUB-OBJECTIVES...........................................................

·                             SPECIAL FUNCTION PLANS..........................................................

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHECKLIST..........................................................

STRATEGIC PLAN TEMPLATE (Instructions)...............................................

STRATEGIC PLAN TEMPLATES (Format)....................................................

ERT STRATEGIC PLANNING OVERVIEW

The primary purposes of an ERT Strategic Plan are (1) to provide a master planning framework within which shorter-term functional area planning activities are conducted, and (2) to provide a basis for measuring and assessing ERT efficacy.  The level of detail required in a strategic plan is normally determined by the overall complexity of the response/recovery situation and projected duration of the ERT operation.  For specific goals that require extensive detail (e.g., a long-term debris management activity or a mitigation recovery program), a Special Function Plan dealing solely with that activity should be separately developed (refer to page 8 for additional Special Function Plan guidance).

The Strategic Plan is guided by a Mission Statement that succinctly articulates the direction the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) has established for the response, recovery and mitigation missions.  A Mission Statement is not measurable, but instead reflects a strategic direction. Strategic goals form the foundation of the strategic plan.  They represent where the FCO wants the ERT operation to be at selected times along an established timeline.  Although the FCO is responsible for articulating the strategic ERT goals, they are based on deliberative input from major ERT elements, as well as the State Coordinating Officer (SCO).  Once identified, these goals allow functional ERT elements to develop supporting long-range objectives and estimated workload and staffing requirements.

NOTE: Do not confuse strategic goals with an FCO’s action planning priorities.  Whereas an FCO priority is established to focus operational activities on an existing need or requirement, an FCO strategic goal is established to focus functional planning activities on a future requirement or desired outcome.  And, while FCO priorities will change frequently over the course of a disaster response, strategic goals should remain relatively fixed.

The strategic planning process should be as simple and straightforward as possible.  The major elements/products of the process are described below:

1) Mission Statement.  The FCO, as the leader of the response effort, establishes and articulates the long-range direction of the response, recovery and mitigation effort.  The FCO revisits and revises the Mission Statement as needed.

2) Strategic Goals.  The FCO, in consultation with the SCO, identifies long-range, or strategic goals (with desired dates of achievement) for the ERT to meet.  The FCO revisits and, if necessary, updates the strategic goals on a regular basis.

3) Strategic Objectives.  The ERT functional area leaders (section chiefs, program area chiefs, etc.) identify actions (with projected dates of achievement) they can take to meet the FCO’s strategic goals.  These actions become strategic objectives.  ERT functional area leaders revisit and update their objectives on a regular basis.

4) The ERT Strategic Plan.  The Information and Planning Section captures and maintains the above planning and strategizing in a timeline-based outline that is the ERT Strategic Plan.  To support this process, the Section conducts regular strategic planning meetings to revisit and, where necessary, update strategic planning objectives.

The Information and Planning Section is responsible for coordinating the development and production of the ERT Strategic Plan.  Typically, strategic planning does not begin in earnest until immediate response operations have stabilized, permitting a clearer picture of long-term disaster response and recovery implications and requirements.  However, it may be situationally desirable to begin initial strategic planning early in the initial response phase, perhaps even as a preliminary activity at the Regional Operations Center.  However, once the DFO is operational, responsibility for continued strategic planning will transition to the ERT.

Strategic planning meetings are crucial to developing the Strategic Plan itself, and should be held as often as necessary to assure its timely development.  Once the plan has been developed and published, it is recommended that strategic planning meetings be scheduled shortly after each major strategic milestone is achieved or was scheduled to occur.  This will allow the Planning Support Branch to recalibrate the plan to accommodate any significant changes.  Because strategic goals normally remain relatively static throughout the lifecycle of the response, the ERT Strategic Plan should not require constant maintenance, nor is it likely to require major revision.

Although the ERT Strategic Plan is based on the FCO’s Strategic Goals, the most operationally useful component is the timeline and associated milestones.  The timeline provides a ready reference for comparing where the ERT operation is relative to where the FCO wants or expects it to be, as well as a visual planning reference for long-term functional planning activities.  Again, if detailed planning is required to address a particular goal or functional objective(s), consider developing a separate (but supporting) Special Function Plan.  The Planning Support Branch should maintain an up-to-date, display-size strategic timeline posted in the Situation Room.

The ERT Strategic Plan does not need to be elaborate.  However, it must identify/address the following:

·        FCO’s Strategic Goals

·        Supporting Functional Area Objectives

·        The functional area responsible for each objective

·        The projected completion date for each objective

Although the format of the plan should be as simple as possible, strategic planning must encompass the full range of ERT functional activity and associated internal and external considerations.  Among the areas to consider when developing a strategic plan:

·        SCO strategic priorities

·        FCO action planning priorities

·        response activities

·        long-term recovery issues and considerations

·        early implementation mitigation strategy

·        future agency involvement

·        supporting agency mission responsibilities

·        environmental factors

·        organizational assessments

·        political issues

·        economic issues

·        personnel issues

·        legal issues

·        media interest

·        special needs communities

·        regional issues and concerns.

TIMELINES

A key component of strategic planning is the timeline.  A timeline provides a universal basis for planning, progress evaluation, and analysis.  It also provides a visual overview of long-range strategic planning goals and associated milestones. The following figures depict an example timeline planning worksheet format (Figure 1) and an example timeline (Figure 2).  Initially, and periodically thereafter, a worksheet is provided to each functional ERT element for completion and returned to the Planning Support Branch, which uses the information to update the timeline.

NOTE:  A number of software programs designed to support project management requirements (e.g., MS Project) are capable of producing timelines.  The timeline example at Figure 2 was created using the table function in Microsoft Word.

At every strategic planning meeting the Planning Coordinator should distribute new Timeline Planning Worksheets (a separate worksheet for each FCO Goal) to each ERT functional area strategic planning representative.  The Planning Coordinator should fill in three sections: ERT ELEMENT, DATE/TIME DUE, and FCO GOAL TO WHICH THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS AND MILESTONES APPLY.  The remaining sections should be completed by the functional area and returned to the Planning Support Branch by the due date/time.  An example extract of a blank Timeline Planning Worksheet Format follows:

Figure 1

Timeline Planning Worksheet Format

ERT ELEMENT:

 

POC NAME     & NUMBER:

 

DATE/TIME DUE:

 

DATE/TIME RECEIVED:

 

FCO GOAL TO WHICH THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS AND MILESTONES APPLY:

 

 

NO

KEY ACTION/MILESTONE

SCHEDULED START       DATE

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE

PROJECTED STAFF REDUCTION

PREREQUISITE ACTIONS OR MILESTONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

In the format above, the worksheet solicits the impact of a particular action or milestone on staffing, i.e., will reaching a milestone result in a reduction in staffing?  The last column identifies whether any other actions/ milestones much be achieved/reached before the associated action can be started.

Figure 2

Timeline Example

Note: The following is an extract, and not intended to depict the full range of strategic ERT activities

ERT ELEMENT

OBJECTIVE OR MILESTONE

WEEK BEGINNING

7-1

7-8

7-15

7-22

7-29

8-5

8-12

8-19

OPS

CLOSE LAST DRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPS

BRING IN ADDITIONAL INSPECTORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPS

COMPLETE ALL INSPECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPS

STAFF ESF-6 POSITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPS

STAFF ESF-3 POSITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOG

COMPLETE LOCAL SUPPORT CONTRACTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOG

CLOSE STAGING AREA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOG

CLOSE MOBILIZATION CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADM

COMPLETE WORD TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I&P

DEVELOP DEMOBILIZATION PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I&P

STAFF REMOTE SENSING POSITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIT

COMPLETE HMG PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIT

COORDINATE FEMA/STATE MIT AGRMNT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

In the above example, the shaded areas indicate the scheduled lifespan of each action or milestone, while the lines indicate the actual status (diamond indicates start date, circle indicates stop date, and arrow indicates action continuing).  The dashed vertical line represents the current date (day 8-8).  Note that, in the above example, the first Mitigation action was a prerequisite to the second action.  Because the first action was achieved earlier than planned, the second action was initiated early.

MILESTONE

A milestone represents a key action, activity, or accomplishment, linked to a specific target date.  Strategic goals are typically not milestones.  Conversely, the individual objectives developed to achieve those goals make ideal milestones . Milestones provide a basis for reverse planning, i.e., engineering operations to achieve a specific objective by a specific, or desired time.  A milestone represents both a planning target and a mission assessment, or performance, indicator.

STRATEGIC SUB-OBJECTIVES

The strategic planning elements (goals, objectives, timelines, milestones) described in the preceding text are the minimum components that need to be captured in a formal ERT strategic plan.  However, that should not imply that sub-objective planning does not take place.  As with Action Planning, individual functional ERT areas are responsible for developing the tasks and strategies that will collectively and directly support the achievement of specific objectives. The inclusion of sub-objective activities (tasks/strategies) on the strategic plan is discretionary.  However, planners should be aware that the greater the level of detail, the more frequently the strategic plan will need to be revisited and updated. The Strategic Plan Template (page xx) can be easily modified to reflect sub-objective (i.e., task) planning.  An example of a modified template is shown below.

STRATEGIC GOAL # 1

 

 

SUPPORTING OBJECTIVE and CORRESPONDING TASKS

LEAD ERT ELEMENT

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE

1-1

 

 

 

 

1-1-1

 

 

 

 

1-1-2

 

 

 

 

1-1-3

 

 

 

           

1-2

 Optional Task (or Strategy) rows

 

 

 

1-2-1

 

 

 

 

1-2-2

 

 

 

 

1-2-3

 

 

 

         

SPECIAL FUNCTION PLANS

Special, more detailed and focused plans may be needed to support specific functional area activities which support strategic goals.  Special Function Plans are typically strategic in nature (i.e., they will require an extended period of time to complete), but focused on a specific operational goal or set of related goals.  Examples of such plans include, but are not limited to:

·        Debris Management Plans

·        Temporary Housing Plans

·        Mitigation Plans (e.g., Repetitive Loss, Buyout)

·        Public Assistance Management Plan

Because they support a narrow functional purpose, Special Function Plans are principally developed by the ERT element with oversight over the functional area.  The Planning Support Branch will, on request, facilitate this process (e.g., assist the functional area with required planning efforts and activities, facilitating functional planning meetings and helping to format and organize the plan).  However, the information that comprises the plan must be provided by, and remains the responsibility of the responsible functional area. Keep the Special Function Plan as streamlined and simple as possible.  Critical components in the plan are:

·        the specific objective (s)

·        method (s) of achieving that/those objective (s)

·        identifying contingency or alternative courses of action

·        list of associated milestones

·        a timeline

Include additional data only if it adds value to the final product.

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHECKLIST

1.

FCO

Attend strategic planning meetings to ensure your strategic vision is properly communicated and effectively addressed.

2.

FCO

Ensure that changes in strategy are immediately communicated to the Information and Planning Section.

3.

Each Individual ERT Strategic Planning Representative

Accomplish the following activities on a recurring and continuing basis throughout the life of the strategic planning process:

a.__

Review the ERT strategy from a functional perspective; then revise (or develop new) supporting objectives and key actions/ milestones that your functional area will take to support those goals.

b.__

Based on the above action, fill out new or revised Timeline Planning Worksheet(s) for your functional area and return to the Information and Planning Section.

c.__

Determine the need for and develop, with the assistance of the Planning Support Branch, Special Function Plans to address highly focused but long-term functional activities.

d.__

Prepare for and attend all Strategic Planning meetings.

4.

Planning Specialist

Monitor, assess, and maintain the currency and accuracy of the ERT Strategic Plan. Coordinate the completed/revised Strategic Plan with the SCO, and seek FCO approval.

STRATEGIC PLAN TEMPLATE (Instructions)

An ERT Strategic Plan should reflect the following minimum information:

·        An overview or summary of the response situation.

·        A list of the planning assumptions used to guide strategic planning decisions and projections.

·        A strategic mission statement to guide the overall direction of the strategic planning process.

·        Each strategic goal articulated by the FCO, associated supporting objectives developed by individual      ERT functional areas, the lead ERT element responsible for accomplishing the objective, and projected/scheduled completion times.

·        A timeline.

Each supporting objective should monitored on an associated timeline.  In the template depicted on Page 16, a separate timeline is provided for each strategic goal.  However, regardless of whether individual timelines are used, a master timeline -- reflecting all objectives -- should be developed and maintained (with at least one poster-sized version in the Situation Room) by the Information and Planning Section.  The following template may be modified or expanded as required.

STRATEGIC PLAN  WORKSHEET for DR-XXXX

SITUATION OVERVIEW

I.

STRATEGIC MISSION STATEMENT

II.                 

 

PLAN  ASUMPTIONS

III.              

 

STRATEGIC GOAL # 1

Copy this table and number consecutively  for each FCO Goal,

 

SUPPORTING OBJECTIVE

LEAD ERT ELEMENT

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE

1-1

Add or Delete rows as needed

 

 

1-2

 

 

 

1-3

 

 

 

1-4

 

 

 

1-5

 

 

 

1-6

 

 

 

1-7

 

 

 

         

STRATEGIC TIMELINE FOR GOAL # 1

ERT ELEMENT

OBJECTIVE OR MILESTONE

WEEK BEGINNING

5-7

5-14

5-21

5-28

6-4

6-11

6-18

6-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

Contingency Planning 

Title Page

Table of Contents

Plan Overview

Basic Plan

Part 1- ERT Relocation

Conditions for Implementation

Checklist of Actions and Responsibilities

Resource Requirements

Transportation

Communications

Equipment, Furniture and Supplies

Billeting

Other

Action Timelines

Supporting Information

Part 2- DFO Reconstitution

Conditions for Implementation

Checklist of Actions and Responsibilities

Resource Requirements

Transportation

Communications

Equipment, Furniture and Supplies

Billeting

Other

Action Timelines

Supporting Information

Plan Review Schedule

 

DISASTER AREA ELEMENTS OF ESSENTIAL INFORMATION (EEI)

Boundaries of Disaster Social & Economic Impact Seismic/Geophysical Info
Access Points Political Impact

Special Events (DOMS)

Jurisdictional Boundaries Historic/Demographic Info

FEMA Disaster Ops

 

Natural Disaster Information Sources (EEI)

Storm 99 (Tropical)

Warn Net

Winter Storm
U.S. Weather Threat Assessments (Experimental)

Current Seismic and Tropical Events Tracker

Central US Earthquake Consortium Mid America Earthquake Center
Multidisciplanary Center for  Earthquake   Engineering Research (MCEER) Western States Seismic Policy Council Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information (CINDI) USGS

 

Quick Refrerence Weather Resources (EEI)

National Weather Service Boise Fire Weather
6-10 Day Forecasts 8-14 Day Forecasts 90 Day Climate Outlook
Weather Watchers On Line Live weather Radar sites CNN Weather

Weather Channel 

Storm Display™ (NBC 4) Dr. Gray's Forecast

 NWS Current WX Watches

 Intellicast Weather

 

Man Made Disaster Information Sources (EII)

Radiation Protection and Emergency Response Federal Radiological Preparedness (FEMA) NRC Emergency Response
NUREGs (NRC) Nuclear  Utility Links (NRC) HAZMAT National Response Team (NRT)

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Hazardous Materials Guide for First Rsponders

 

ASSESSMENT (EEI)

Impact Models/Prediction Damage Assessment Communications Status
Transportation Status Operating Facilities Energy Systems
Critial Resources Water Systems Waste Treatment

 

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY (EEI)

FEMA Disaster Declarations

Key Personnel Recovery Program Stats
ESF Activations

Remote Sensing

Donations
FCO/SCO Priorities Activities & Events

Action Planning
County Census Data Bases:   Choose State, County, then Tables.  Enter retrival matrices - P3, P5, P9, P10, P13, P16, P29, P60, P69, P80, P80A, P86, P90, P91, P92, P107, P107A, P108, H3, H4, H5, H20, H21, H23, H24, H25, H25A, H30, H43, H43A, H44, H51, H52, H52A, H55, H58, H61, H61A, H64

 

FEMA Intranets (FEMA/DFO Access Only)

Microsoft Outlook Basics

 

ESF-5 Resource Library

Desk References On Line

First Aid Guide