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Anna Tangredi, Voluntary Agency Liaison, TDEM Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, Texas VOAD President, SVDP-SCR Mark Minick, Senior VP of External Relations, LSSDR. An integrated approach to Disaster case management in the TX Wildfires. Texas Wildfires TX DR-4029.
Anna Tangredi, Voluntary Agency Liaison, TDEM Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, Texas VOAD President, SVDP-SCR Mark Minick, Senior VP of External Relations, LSSDR An integrated approach to Disaster case management in the TX Wildfires
47.3% of all acreage burned in the United States in 2011 was burned in Texas. • 3,959,040 acres burned (size of state of Connecticut) • Bastrop County Complex Fireengulfed Bastrop, Texas and by September 30 had destroyed 1,645 homes, burned 34,068 acres, and killed two people. • This fire is now regarded as the most catastrophic wildfire in Texas history. • Across the State 23 counties were impacted by the Wildfires that occurred in September 2011. The Damage
Shelters Set Up The State’s Perspective
Case Managers brought in to find hotel rooms and help families transition from the shelters. The state’s perspective
Transition to the DRC The State’s Perspective
TRANSITION TO Long Term Recovery The State’s Perspective
Phases of a Disaster Preparedness Mitigation Incident DISASTER CYCLE Recovery Response FEMA Course IS288 “Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management”
Cooperation Communication Coordination Collaboration The VOAD Perspective
1.Important to have established relationships prior to the Disaster. 2.Critical for VOAD to work with the Office of Emergency Management, County Judge, TDEM and FEMA during a disaster. 3. Tabletop exercises and Disaster response and recovery planning create successful outcomes. VOAD and governmental entities
American Red Cross Salvation Army Victim Relief Ministries Society of St. Vincent de Paul Texas Baptist Men Latter Day Saints and many others Relief
Catholic Charities Lutheran Social Services Disaster Relief Society of St. Vincent de Paul Presbyterian Disaster Relief UMCOR and many others Long Term Recovery Committees Recovery
Phases of Case Management Outreach Intake/Referral Release Forms Referral Assessment Budgeting Recovery Plan Monitoring Advocacy Closure Advocacy The VOAD Perspective
Case Managers were deployed to the DRC Case Managers were involved in DCM Phase 1 Case Managers are continuing to assist clients throughout the 23 impacted counties DR-4029 was the first time Texas VOAD had a safety net for clients from the shelters to Long Term Recovery The Texas Wildfire Approach