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  1. 2011 Flood RecoveryThe Benefits of Collaboration Maria de la Torre Chief, Emergency Management Baltimore District August 24, 2012 Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges Sep 2012

  2. Collaboration - Before, During & After • Relationships are established daily • Benefits/gains remain the same: • Safety of citizens • Efficient response & recovery • Viability of communities for long term • Maximize resources

  3. Collaboration - Before, During & After • USACE EM works under two main authorities • PL84-99 Flood Control & Coastal Emergencies (USACE) • Robert T. Stafford Act (FEMA) • PL84-99 Flood Control & Coastal Emergencies • NY, PA, MD, WV, DE, VA and DC • Support other Districts • Not dependent on a Presidential Declaration • Stafford Act • PA, MD, DC • Support other Districts

  4. Collaboration - Before, During & After BEFORE: • Disaster Preparation & Planning • Coordination with Federal/State/Local partners • Inspection of Non-Federal Flood Risk Management Projects (FRMPs) • Inspection of Federal FRMPs • Ongoing studies, projects, initiatives, Silver Jackets • Training • Debris Management • Points of Distribution • Critical Facility Assessments

  5. Collaboration - Before, During & After DURING: • Deploy liaisons to the PA, MD, DC emergency operations centers • Deploy Emergency Area Coordinators to provide boots-on-the-ground support • Monitor and/or regulate 17 dam/reservoir projects to minimize/reduce flooding to downstream communities • Coordinate with FRMP local sponsors for any issues • Stock and manage flood fighting supplies at various locations

  6. Collaboration - Before, During & After DURING: • Participate in regional calls with Federal, state and local agencies regarding forecasts, issues, any needs • Deploy engineers and other disciplines to provide technical support • Respond to citizen inquiries • Coordinate for any FEMA missions, placement of response teams, providing data as requested • Deploy tactical communications vehicles (FEMA)

  7. Collaboration - Before, During & After AFTER: • Participate on Debris Task Force – debris clearance in streams • Silver Jackets maintain coordination for recovery efforts at local/state level • Conduct damage assessments of federal and non-federal FRMPs and hurricane/shoreline protection projects • Repair eligible damages to federal and non-federal FRMPs & hurricane/shoreline protection projects

  8. Collaboration - Before, During & After AFTER: • Provide debris technical assistance/estimating (FEMA) • Conduct dam structural assessments (FEMA) • Provide temporary housing support – refurbishment and new construction (FEMA)

  9. Collaboration - Before, During & After AFTER: • Provide debris technical assistance/estimating (FEMA) • Conduct dam structural assessments (FEMA) • Provide temporary housing support – refurbishment and new construction (FEMA)

  10. Benefits of Collaboration • Knowledge • Empowerment • Improved preparedness for the next event • Identifying trouble spots and looking forward to what needs to change and how

  11. Pennsylvania Athens – Chemung River, PA – Damage to Levee

  12. Pennsylvania Sunbury, PA – Rt. 61 Bridge Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges

  13. Pennsylvania Wyoming Valley, PA – Reinforcement on Landside of Wall

  14. New York Binghamton NE Area, NY

  15. The Benefits of Collaboration