North Carolina Emergency ManagementPreparedness, Response & Recovery • Michael A. Sprayberry • NCEM Deputy Director/Operations Chief
State Emergency Operations Center • Jointly with NCNG, NCSHP, and NCDOT WRAL
Role of Emergency Management • Plan Respond Recover Mitigate • Coordination of logistical support from state and county resources to impacted areas. • Ensuring that each agency involved with incident management activities is providing appropriate situational awareness and resource status information.
How Our System Works When Disaster Strikes If disaster exceeds local capability, county Emergency Management responds Local emergency services responds Disaster If approved, State receives assistance from FEMA and other federal agencies If disaster exceeds county capability, State Emergency Management activates resources If severity and magnitude of disaster exceeds state and local capabilities, Governor requests federal assistance
S.E.R.TGovernmental Agencies • Public Safety (Lead Agency) • Administration • Agriculture • Commerce • Public Instruction • Health and Human Services …and many more • Labor • Insurance • Cultural Resources • Aging & Adult Services
S.E.R.T. Non-Governmental Agencies • Amateur Radio • Food Banks • NC VOAD • State Bar • NC Association of Volunteer Administrators …and many others
PreparednessSince Hurricane Floyd • A Critical Incident Mgmt. System • SwiftwaterRescue Teams (50 +) • Helo-Aquatic Rescue Teams (3) • HazMat Regional Response (7) • Urban Search and Rescue Teams (11) • Licensed Care Facility Planning • Medical Assistance Teams (8) • Mobile Pharmacies (2)
PreparednessSince Hurricane Floyd • Animal Response Teams • Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers • Mass Care Support Trailers • Statewide Special Needs Registry • Logistics Section Warehouses (2) • Contracts for disaster goods and services to • include Recovery Staff
CAMET and Mass Care Support Trailer Locations Alleghany C u r Northampton r C Gates i u Ashe Surry t a Person P m Caswell c Stokes Rockingham Vance a k Warren d s e Granville Hertford q P n u q e o r t a Halifax n u Watauga i k m Wilkes a Yadkin n C s h Forsyth Bertie o w Franklin Avery Nash M a Guilford Orange Alamance i n t c Durham h e Alexander Caldwell l l Davie Yancey Edgecombe Martin Madison Washington Tyrell Davidson Iredell Dare Wilson Burke Wake Chatham Randolph McDowell Catawba Pitt Buncombe Rowan Beaufort Haywood Hyde Lincoln Swain Johnston Lee Cabarrus-2 Greene Rutherford Henderson Harnett Graham Moore Jackson Wayne Stanly Lenoir Gaston Polk Cleveland a Montgomery i n a Mecklenburg v Macon l y Craven s Cherokee n a r Sampson T Pamlico Clay Cumberland Richmond Jones Hoke Union Anson Duplin Scotland Onslow Carteret Robeson Bladen Pender 37 CAMET New Columbus Hanover Brunswick Mass Care Support Trailers 19 8 UASI- CAMETS
PreparednessSince Hurricane Floyd • Vendor Re-Entry • Accurate flood maps • The CRES SOG/FOG • Planning for fuel shortage • Geospatial & Technology Management Section • Intrastate Mutual Aid as a fundamental resource multiplier
PreparednessSince Hurricane Floyd • Interstate Mutual Aid – EMAC Improved • A Disaster Recovery Section • North Carolina Disaster Recovery Guide • Disaster Recovery Housing Taskforce • Interoperable Communications – VIPER • NCNG Force Packaging and Mission Ready • Packaging in other disciplines
Hurricane Irene August 27-28, 2011 • Thousands of families displaced 7 deaths 119 homes destroyed 2,000+ homes damaged
Irene – Community Outreach NCEM/FEMA employees canvassed communities and held multiple meetings from August through November to provide information to storm survivors and help families register with FEMA/SBA for disaster assistance. $8,160,795.82
Irene Response • 38 counties declared IA • 37 counties declared PA • $650 M Disaster (estimated total)
Joint Field Office – Hurricane Irene 400+ FEMA employees 50 NCEM employees 38 SBA employees Worked from early September to early December. FEMA, NCEM & others co-located in one office to provide unified recovery operations for public affairs, community relations, planning, operations and logistics.
Recovery – Hurricane Irene • $67 million grants/loans • 35,000+ registered for assistance • 31 Disaster Recovery Centers opened Aug. 31 - Nov.4 • 17,666 visited DRCs • 27,170 homes inspected
Irene – Housing Assistance • 280 families temporarily housed in hotels/motels. Matched 4,400+ families with rental resources. • 190 Temporary Housing Units on owners property; • To provide safe and sanitary housing while they repair or rebuild their homes.
Hurricane Irene – Lessons Learned • Reluctance to Evacuate • Nursing Home Evacuations • Medical Strike Team • Mass Care Support Trailer
Older Adult Preparedness • Special Needs Registry • Mass Care Support Trailers • SERT Partner Coordination • Personal Preparedness Plans • Long Term Care Facilities Template • Integrating Whole Community Planning
Older Adult Preparedness CDC REPORTS: • 33% of those living in the community, live alone. • 93% of those 65 years of age and enrolled in Medicare do not live in a nursing home. US Census Estimates: • 21% of NC’s population, by year 2025, will be over 65 years of age
Mike’s Concerns How are they accounted for? • Special Needs/Elderly • Not listed on any registry • Lack of support network • Home Bound Persons • Inability to evacuate • Inability to participate in Mass Feeding
2012 Hurricane Season Begins June 1 Six Month Season NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says: 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher); Of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher); Of those one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5). KirkLeslieMichaelNadineOscar • FlorenceGordonHeleneIsaacJoyce AlbertoBerylChrisDebbyErnesto PattyRafaelSandyTonyValerieWilliam • Average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.
What Can You Do… Preparedness Starts with YOU! Ensure Communications Systems are in place Ensure Disaster Plans that reflect Whole Community Ensure that your State Agency is in compliance to laws, regulations and monitoring Share with agencies serving older adults and persons with disabilities what is in place through ReadyNC at the state level. Enhance training and education through collaboration Improve understanding of and access to state level Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
What Can You Do… Preparedness Starts with YOU! • Develop a Family Disaster Plan • (ex. myPrep) • Develop a support network • Understand that disasters can and will happen • Ensure Communications Systems are in place • Be ready to care for yourself and family for at least one week; first aid, food, water, shelter, clothes, cash, medicine • Encourage your network of family, friends and coworkers to create their own individual/family personal preparedness plan
Michael A. Sprayberry • NCEM Deputy Director/Operations Chief • 919/825-2291 • Mike.Sprayberry@ncdps.gov QUESTIONS??