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New Orleans Homeland Security Initiatives – Katrina and the Lessons Learned. Planning Factors. Situation A. City location/GEO factors B. Population base/Entergy Heartland C. Hospitals/Assisted living homes D. Warning Time. Hurricane “PAM” A. 20,000 Deaths B. Intense Flooding

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New Orleans Homeland Security

Initiatives –

Katrina and the Lessons Learned

planning factors
Planning Factors
  • Situation
    • A. City location/GEO factors
    • B. Population base/Entergy Heartland
    • C. Hospitals/Assisted living homes
    • D. Warning Time
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Hurricane “PAM”
    • A. 20,000 Deaths
    • B. Intense Flooding
    • C. Evacuation Predictions
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Plan Development

A. Evacuation

      • 1. Multi-state/Parish
      • 2. Three phase 50/40/30 hours
      • 3. Coordinated through state

B. Shelter of Last Resort

      • 1. Define
      • 2. After Curfew
      • 3. Transportation
      • 4. Security & Supplies
      • 5. Known Second Evacuation
pre storm
Pre Storm

1. State & Federal Coordination

    • Begin Friday 26 August
  • Storm Shift Friday Night
  • Mandatory Evacuation/Success
  • Curfew
  • Open Refuge of last Resort
storm
Storm
  • Early Morning Monday 29 August
  • Mid Day aware of levee issues
  • Search and Rescue
  • Initial Federal contact
response
Response
  • FEMA
  • State/National Guard
  • Title 10 Military
  • Evacuation
    • Superdome
    • Convention Center
issues
Issues
  • Response Time
  • Use of Title 10 Military
  • Communications/Common Operating Picture
  • Command and Control
  • Logistics Movement Center/Push vs Pull
required improvements
Required Improvements
  • Mission vs Compliance
      • Use of Title 10
  • Clear Command and Control
  • National Rail and Shelter plan
  • Prepackaged “Push” Supplies
  • Evacuation Improvements (City Assisted Evacuation Plan)
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Goal 1~Create and maintain an environment where the decision to evacuate becomes more desirable than remaining behind~
  • In conjunction with state officials, enhance the sheltering plan to make it more “user friendly”
  • Provide more information early in the season to enable citizens to better formulate their own evacuation plans
goal 2 provide greater support to citizens who need special assistance
Goal 2~Provide greater support to citizens who need special assistance~
  • Medical “special needs” citizens.
  • Elderly, hospital cases
  • No self evacuation transportation available
goal 3 implement measures to greatly enhance the security of city resources
Goal 3~Implement measures to greatly enhance the security of city resources~
  • To include:
    • Accounting for and providing safety measures to city employees
    • Comprehensive plans to protect vehicles and other equipment items
    • Anti-looting plan
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New Orleans City Assisted Evacuation Plan Model Timeline

Buses with last passengers leave city

Launch CAEP; Dispatch buses and Security

AMTRAK leans forward with railcars

City Hunkers Down

Amtrak continues operations

RTA begins Airport runs from 2 Staging Centers

TSA/USDOT lean forward with packages

TS Winds Reach Coastal LA

Last Amtrak Train leaves City

RTA begins pickups at 13 locations

RTA ends pickups at 15 locations

PHASE DOWN CAEP

EXECUTE CAEP

6

40

24

36

30

12

84

60

58

54

0

72

50

Make Ready

State Phase 1: Evacuation of areas outside of any levee protection system

State Phase 3: Evacuation of areas north/east of the Mississippi River and south of Interstate 12; State implements Contraflow; Mayor orders Mandatory Evacuation

NOPD, LSP, LANG, OPCS lean forward w/ security

~12 hrs prior to hurricane landfall

State Phase 2: Evacuation of areas north of Intracoastal Canal & south/west of Interstate 10 and Mississippi River

RTA, MSY, NOMCVB activating hurricane plans

MSY Shuts Down

State/Feds lean forward with Evacuation buses

Note: This is only to be used as a guideline. It is thought to be a reasonable timeline; however, in practice, there may be more or less time available depending on the circumstances of the actual event.

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City Assisted Evacuation Plan

Shelters will be opened in anticipation of receiving evacuees

Evacuee Processing Center

(CERT)

Processing teams will be sent in for registration

Union Passenger Terminal

Evacuee

Processing Center

(CERT Registration)

Hospitals and care centers will evacuate by pre-arranged transportation. DHH is managing this activity

Belle Chasse

Hotel Staging Center 1

Center 2

Center 3

Hospitals & Care Centers

Hotels

The Morial Convention Center will be opened as an Evacuee Processing Center

Evac

Pick-up Locations

RTA

State or

Regional Shelter

Morial C.C.

People will relocate to the convention center from various RTA Pick-up locations throughout the city

Shelter

EVAC Bus

POV/CAB/Drop Off

Homeland Security Command Cell will be activated

Residences

Needs Medical Resources

(NMR)

Security

NOPD

Nat. Guard

Medical Unit

Ambulance or Transport

Security and Medical will be put in place prior to registration operations

RTA

Senior Citizens Rail Cars

Shelter

EVAC Bus

Senior Centers

Special Needs Screening

AMTRAK will prepare to evacuate senior citizens and people with special needs

AMTRAK

Ambulance

Special Needs Rail Cars

RTA

Hotel guests will self-evacuate. Any remaining visitors will be processed through one of three Hotel Staging Centers and shuttled to airport.

EVAC Bus

Other City Airport Hub

Ambulance

RTA

Louis Armstrong Airport

(Confirmed Flights)

Hotel Shuttle, Bus, Cab, Limo

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