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Hurricane Irene. Emergency Planning and Response Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Peter Stuebe Deputy Director Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Hurricane Planning. Objective: Provide evacuation services Protection of customers, residents, employees and infrastructure.

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Hurricane Irene

Emergency Planning and Response

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Peter Stuebe

Deputy Director

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

hurricane planning
Hurricane Planning
  • Objective:
    • Provide evacuation services
    • Protection of customers, residents, employees and infrastructure
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Hurricane Planning
  • Worst Case: 2.3 Million New Yorkers would be ordered to evacuate.
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Hurricane Planning
  • Components of MTA Plans
    • Agency and All-Agency plans
    • Evacuation routes
    • Communications plans
    • Use of shelters, reception centers
    • Protection of equipment
    • Evacuation or shelter of employees
    • Service Curtailment
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Hurricane Planning
  • Lessons learned from Katrina
    • Accommodations for pets
    • Plan for earlier evacuation of health care facilities
hurricane irene
Hurricane Irene
  • Challenge and test of the region’s preparedness
    • 7,500 Health Care Evacuations
    • 7,500 took refuge in City shelters
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Preparedness
  • Mitigations
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Preparedness
  • Mitigations
preparation
Preparation
  • Homeless
hurricane evacuation
Hurricane Evacuation
  • Challenges
    • MTA timelines must conform to service area timelines
    • Coordination with City and other agencies to ensure evacuation
    • Movement of equipment
    • Safe shelter of employees
    • Resumption of service
timelines for hurricane evacuation
Timelines for Hurricane Evacuation

All times refer to hours before the ZERO hour established by NYC OEM

transportation strategy
Transportation Strategy
  • Maintain near normal service during rush hour
  • Supplement where needed
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Transportation Strategy
  • Fares in evacuation zones
  • Pets
additional bus service
Additional Bus Service
  • In the worst case scenario, additional service is required during the midday on 75 NYCT and 23 MTA Bus routes
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Curtailment of Service

Safety of crews and bus operators

customer communications
Customer Communications
  • MTA as “Target”
    • Past 2 years improvements in customer

communications

      • Countdown clocks
      • Internet and cellular
      • Special web info and signage
    • Managing the Message
      • Critical to our success
communications
Communications
  • Chairman Walder participated in press briefings with the Mayor and Commission of OEM
who was there
Who Was There?
  • City
  • State
  • Federal
citywide incident management system
CITYWIDE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • Any emergency is complex in NYC
  • CIMS
    • Used to define roles and responsibilities
      • Information
      • Decisions
      • Resources
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EOC
  • Wednesday, August 24 – Activation of the EOC for Planning Meeting
  • Thursday, August 25 – Activation 24/7
damage assessment
Damage Assessment
  • Worst Damage to MTA on Pt. Jervis
after action or hot wash
After Action or “Hot Wash”
  • Dozens of meetings
    • Lessons learned
  • Routine Tabletop Exercises