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How Would You React to a Major Hurricane ? Disaster Planning to Mitigate Impacts. Hoot Gibson Terry Ebbert Bob McGough Patty Kuntz Bill Bozzo. National Environmental Partnership Summit, New Orleans, May 8, 2007. Terminology. Watch: Hurricane conditions possible within 36 hours

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how would you react to a major hurricane disaster planning to mitigate impacts

How Would You React to a Major Hurricane ?Disaster Planning to Mitigate Impacts

Hoot Gibson

Terry Ebbert

Bob McGough

Patty Kuntz

Bill Bozzo

National Environmental Partnership Summit, New Orleans, May 8, 2007

terminology
Terminology
  • Watch: Hurricane conditions possible within 36 hours
  • Warning: Hurricane force winds are expected in 24 hours or less
  • Hurricane Strength (Safford-Simpson Scale)
  • Wetlands Surge Rule: Each 2.7 miles absorbs 1 foot of surge
katrina builds nears florida
Katrina Builds, Nears Florida
  • 4 PM CDT Tuesday
  • Sustained Winds 35 MPH
katrina builds nears florida1
Katrina Builds, Nears Florida
  • 4 AM CDT Wednesday
  • Sustained Winds 35 MPH
katrina builds nears florida2
Katrina Builds, Nears Florida
  • 4 PM CDT Wednesday
  • Sustained Winds 45 MPH
katrina builds nears florida3
Katrina Builds, Nears Florida
  • 4 AM CDT Thursday
  • Sustained Winds 50 MPH
katrina builds nears florida4
Katrina Builds, Nears Florida
  • 4 PM CDT Thursday
  • Sustained Winds 75 MPH (Cat 1)
katrina leaves florida
Katrina Leaves Florida
  • 4 AM CDT Friday
  • Sustained Winds 75 MPH (Cat 1)
katrina track moves west
Katrina Track Moves West
  • 4 PM CDT Friday
  • Sustained Winds 100 MPH (Cat 2)
katrina track moves west1
Katrina Track Moves West
  • 10 PM CDT Friday
  • Sustained Winds 105 MPH (Cat 2)
katrina track moves west2
Katrina Track Moves West
  • 4 AM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 115 MPH (Cat 3)
hurricane watch issued
Hurricane Watch Issued
  • 10 AM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 115 MPH (Cat 3)
hurricane watch
Hurricane Watch
  • 4 PM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 115 MPH (Cat 3)
evacuation considerations
Evacuation Considerations
  • 1 million people in 38 hours
hurricane warning issued
Hurricane Warning Issued
  • 10 PM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 115 MPH (Cat 3)
hurricane warning
Hurricane Warning
  • 4 AM CDT Sunday
  • Sustained Winds 145 MPH (Cat 4)
hurricane warning1
Hurricane Warning
  • 4 PM CDT Sunday
  • Sustained Winds 165 MPH (Cat 5)
katrina s 1 st gulf landfall
Katrina’s 1st Gulf Landfall
  • 4 AM CDT Monday
  • Sustained Winds 150 MPH (Cat 4)
katrina s 2 nd gulf landfall
Katrina’s 2nd Gulf Landfall
  • 10 AM CDT Monday
  • Sustained Winds 125 MPH (Cat 3)
katrina downgrades
Katrina Downgrades
  • 4 PM CDT Monday
  • Sustained Winds 75 MPH (Cat 1)
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Environmental Impact

  • Tidal Surge Damages Tank
  • Spill Contaminates 2000 Homes
  • Nearly 50 spillsoccur
post katrina next 2 weeks
Post Katrina – Next 2 Weeks
  • What are your:
    • Actions
    • Priorities
    • Challenges
challenges city of new orleans
Challenges: City of New Orleans
  • Transportation/Sheltering
  • Mission vs Compliance
  • Risk Management vs Risk Avoidance
    • Mission vs Resources (Funding)
    • Pets, Guns, ADA
  • Command and Control
    • Joint Field Office
    • Logistics/Push
    • Distribution of Assets
rita approaches
Rita Approaches
  • 4 PM CDT Sunday
  • Sustained Winds 40 MPH
rita approaches gulf
Rita Approaches Gulf
  • 4 PM CDT Monday
  • Sustained Winds 70 MPH
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Rita Approaches Gulf

  • 4 PM CDT Tuesday
  • Sustained Winds 100 MPH (Cat 2)
hurricane watch issued1
Hurricane Watch Issued
  • 4 PM CDT Wednesday
  • Sustained Winds 165 MPH (Cat 5)
hurricane watch1
Hurricane Watch
  • 4 AM CDT Thursday
  • Sustained Winds 175 MPH (Cat 5)
hurricane warning issued1
Hurricane Warning Issued
  • 4 PM CDT Thursday
  • Sustained Winds 145 MPH (Cat 4)
hurricane warning2
Hurricane Warning
  • 4 PM CDT Friday
  • Sustained Winds 125 MPH (Cat 3)
rita s landfall
Rita’s Landfall
  • 4 AM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 120 MPH (Cat 3)
rita downgrades
Rita Downgrades
  • 4 PM CDT Saturday
  • Sustained Winds 50 MPH
goals city of new orleans
Goals: City of New Orleans
  • Create “Preference to Evacuate”
    • User friendly shelter plan
    • Better personal evacuation plans
  • Improve Special Assistance
    • Medical special needs
    • Elderly and hospitals
    • Lack of transportation
  • Enhance city security
    • Safety of city employees
    • Protection of equipment
    • Anti-looting
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Business Continuity Implications
    • Environmental
    • Economic
    • Social
  • Planning and Practicing
  • Second Guessing