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EVACUATION LIAISON PROGRAM. BACKGROUND. Born out of Floyd 3.5 million evacuees Multi state/region event No coordination across borders Florida GA SC NC all requested traffic evacuation coordination assistance. THE STARTING POINT. Designed an ELT based on HLT concept Only in FEMA RIV

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EVACUATION LIAISON PROGRAM


BACKGROUND

  • Born out of Floyd

  • 3.5 million evacuees

  • Multi state/region event

  • No coordination across borders

  • Florida GA SC NC all requested traffic evacuation coordination assistance


THE STARTING POINT

  • Designed an ELT based on HLT concept

  • Only in FEMA RIV

  • Created a Traffic Model – Evacuation Traffic Information System (ETIS)

  • Operational conference Calls & Briefings


Where We Are Today

  • Current USDOT Traffic Management Capability:

  • ELP Extends To Three FEMA Regions III,IV,VI

  • Continuing To Enhance Web-Based ETIS System

  • 2 Activations – Lili/Isidore & Isabel

  • Post Assessments Inclusion

  • Moving Towards Real Time Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) Incorporation (SC) & (FL)


PARTNERSHIP

  • USDOT - Team Lead

    • FHWA

    • Contractor Support

  • FEMA – EM Specialist

    • ESF-1 National Response Plan Function

    • Information Technology –GIS

  • STATE DOT & EMA’s - Not Just Coastal States


ELT MISSION:

To facilitate communication and coordination among states impacted by a multi-state hurricane evacuation response.


Region III, IV, VI, Evacuation Liaison Team Information Flow

TX DOT EMA

SC DOT EMA

NC DOT EMA

LA DOT EMA

GA DOT EMA

FEMA REGIONS RIII, RIV & RVI

USDOT

FEMA HLT

AL DOT EMA

FL DOT EMA

MS DOT EMA

FEMA Region III States

Other Agencies


ELT Responsibilites:

  • Provide a centralized communication link between the States, Regions, FEMA HQ, FEMA EST, DOT HQ, and other appropriate agencies

  • Receive, compile and analyze vital information

  • Disseminate updated information to impacted areas

  • Provide necessary data, analysis, & intelligence to facilitate evacuation, pre-positioning, staging, reentry planning, decision making and problem solving


How does the ELT help you?

  • Traffic Congestion Information

  • Road Closures

  • Shelter Location

  • Contra-Flow/Reverse Lane Information

  • Traffic Accidents

  • Type of Evacuation Occurring


REPORTING TIME TABLES

  • Formal Written situation reports twice a day

  • 3 hour updates (once evacuation begins)

  • Periodic status reports for video/teleconferencing

  • Immediate updates to potentially impacted States as information is received.

  • STATES will update the ETIS with information every 3 hours.


Evacuation Traffic Information System

www.fhwaetis.com


ETIS - Emergency Traffic Information System

  • Server Funded by Federal Highway Administration

  • Associated with the Evacuation Liaison Team at Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Regional Operations Center in Atlanta

    • For Cat 3 and above/multi-state impacts

    • Primarily for state to state coordination.


ETIS - Emergency Traffic Information System

  • On Internet

    • www.fhwaetis.com

  • State Emergency Response Team and the Emergency Operations Center have read and write access

  • Counties have read access


HURREVAC!


ETIS - Floyd Scenario


ETIS - Zoom, Contra-flow & Road Closure Table


ETIS - Zoom - Duval County


ETIS - County Evac Variables


ETIS - State to State Evacuation Volume Forecast


ETIS - I-95 Congestion Analysis


HOW ARE STATES ENHANCING ETIS?

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ISABEL LESSON LEARNED

  • Confusing/Conflicting Information

  • Population Apathy

  • Light Evacuation Response

  • 16 total storm deaths –

  • Need Updated & Current POC Information


ETIS Post Storm Improvements

  • Verification of Existing Population Data.

  • Verification of Existing Roadways and new construction.

  • Full Functionality of FEMA Region III states.

  • Full Functionality for Inland coastal counties.


Improvements Cont.

  • Create delay timing functions

  • Create historical storm data base

  • Include Partial/Full Evacuation Status

  • SC One Way Plans Included

  • Upgrade ArcIMS Mapping Software


Improvements Cont.

Mapping Application Enhancements

FEMA 100 Year Floodplain

Surge Inundation Zones

Evacuation Zones

Shelter Points

HAZUS/Satellite Imagery


CONTACT INFORMATION

Michael (Mike) Foran- USDOT

Manager, Emergency Preparedness Operations Staff ESF-1 SE United States

michael.foran@faa.gov

404-305-5471


CONTACT INFORMATION

BROCK LONG- FEMA RIV

HURRICANE PROGRAM SPECIALIST

brock.long@dhs.gov

770-220-5668


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