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2011 Flood Recovery The Benefits of Collaboration. Maria de la Torre Chief , Emergency Management Baltimore District August 24, 2012. Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges Sep 2012. Collaboration - Before, During & After. Relationships are established daily

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2011 flood recovery the benefits of collaboration

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


Collaboration before during after
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


Collaboration before during after1
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


Collaboration before during after2
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


Collaboration before during after3
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


Collaboration before during after4
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)


Collaboration before during after5
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


Collaboration before during after6
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)


Collaboration before during after7
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)


Benefits of collaboration
Benefits of Collaboration

  • Knowledge

  • Empowerment

  • Improved preparedness for the next event

  • Identifying trouble spots and looking forward to what needs to change and how


Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Athens – Chemung River, PA – Damage to Levee


Pennsylvania1
Pennsylvania

Sunbury, PA – Rt. 61 Bridge

Wilkes Barre, PA – Pierce & Market Street Bridges


Pennsylvania2
Pennsylvania

Wyoming Valley, PA – Reinforcement on Landside of Wall


New york
New York

Binghamton NE Area, NY