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2011 Flood Recovery The Benefits of Collaboration. Maria de la Torre Chief , Emergency Management Baltimore District August 24, 2012. Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges Sep 2012. Collaboration - Before, During & After. Relationships are established daily

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2011 flood recovery the benefits of collaboration

2011 Flood RecoveryThe Benefits of Collaboration

Maria de la Torre

Chief, Emergency Management

Baltimore District

August 24, 2012

Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges

Sep 2012

collaboration before during after
Collaboration - Before, During & After
  • Relationships are established daily
  • Benefits/gains remain the same:
    • Safety of citizens
    • Efficient response & recovery
    • Viability of communities for long term
    • Maximize resources
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Collaboration - Before, During & After
  • USACE EM works under two main authorities
    • PL84-99 Flood Control & Coastal Emergencies (USACE)
    • Robert T. Stafford Act (FEMA)
  • PL84-99 Flood Control & Coastal Emergencies
    • NY, PA, MD, WV, DE, VA and DC
    • Support other Districts
    • Not dependent on a Presidential Declaration
  • Stafford Act
    • PA, MD, DC
    • Support other Districts
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

BEFORE:

  • Disaster Preparation & Planning
  • Coordination with Federal/State/Local partners
  • Inspection of Non-Federal Flood Risk Management Projects (FRMPs)
  • Inspection of Federal FRMPs
  • Ongoing studies, projects, initiatives, Silver Jackets
  • Training
    • Debris Management
    • Points of Distribution
    • Critical Facility Assessments
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

DURING:

  • Deploy liaisons to the PA, MD, DC emergency operations centers
  • Deploy Emergency Area Coordinators to provide boots-on-the-ground support
  • Monitor and/or regulate 17 dam/reservoir projects to minimize/reduce flooding to downstream communities
  • Coordinate with FRMP local sponsors for any issues
  • Stock and manage flood fighting supplies at various locations
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

DURING:

  • Participate in regional calls with Federal, state and local agencies regarding forecasts, issues, any needs
  • Deploy engineers and other disciplines to provide technical support
  • Respond to citizen inquiries
  • Coordinate for any FEMA missions, placement of response teams, providing data as requested
  • Deploy tactical communications vehicles (FEMA)
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

AFTER:

  • Participate on Debris Task Force – debris clearance in streams
  • Silver Jackets maintain coordination for recovery efforts at local/state level
  • Conduct damage assessments of federal and non-federal FRMPs and hurricane/shoreline protection projects
  • Repair eligible damages to federal and non-federal FRMPs & hurricane/shoreline protection projects
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

AFTER:

  • Provide debris technical assistance/estimating (FEMA)
  • Conduct dam structural assessments (FEMA)
  • Provide temporary housing support – refurbishment and new construction (FEMA)
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Collaboration - Before, During & After

AFTER:

  • Provide debris technical assistance/estimating (FEMA)
  • Conduct dam structural assessments (FEMA)
  • Provide temporary housing support – refurbishment and new construction (FEMA)
benefits of collaboration
Benefits of Collaboration
  • Knowledge
  • Empowerment
  • Improved preparedness for the next event
  • Identifying trouble spots and looking forward to what needs to change and how
pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Athens – Chemung River, PA – Damage to Levee

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Pennsylvania

Sunbury, PA – Rt. 61 Bridge

Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges

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Pennsylvania

Wyoming Valley, PA – Reinforcement on Landside of Wall

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New York

Binghamton NE Area, NY

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