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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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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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

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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
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How does the ELT help you?

  • Traffic Congestion Information
  • Road Closures
  • Shelter Location
  • Contra-Flow/Reverse Lane Information
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Type of Evacuation Occurring
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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.
etis emergency traffic information system
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.
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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
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ISABEL LESSON LEARNED

  • Confusing/Conflicting Information
  • Population Apathy
  • Light Evacuation Response
  • 16 total storm deaths –
  • Need Updated & Current POC Information
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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.
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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
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Improvements Cont.

Mapping Application Enhancements

FEMA 100 Year Floodplain

Surge Inundation Zones

Evacuation Zones

Shelter Points

HAZUS/Satellite Imagery

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Michael (Mike) Foran- USDOT

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

[email protected].gov

404-305-5471

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CONTACT INFORMATION

BROCK LONG- FEMA RIV

HURRICANE PROGRAM SPECIALIST

[email protected]

770-220-5668

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