Emergency Management: Preparedness and Recovery
The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has created a centralized web page on www.DHS.gov, called Hometown Security, to make it easier and more efficient for the public to find free useful community tools and resources about security protective measures. The webpage was created to assist in the outreach efforts to communities nationwide, to reach small and medium size businesses that attract large numbers of people, including but not limited to restaurants, clubs, grocery stores, places of worship and other venues that enable communities to thrive.
Two-page guide for state and local implementation of the NIPP.
City of New Haven, CT after action review - 2011 Tropical Storm Irene
After Action Report/Improvement Plan - 2011 Tropical Storm Irene - Western Massachusetts
This 2013 FEMA Fact Sheet provides info on eligible applicants, the public assistance (PA) process and PA project categories.
An FHWA guide to assessing the vulnerability of transportation assets to climate change and extreme weather events which was mentioned during the FHWA Climate & Extreme Weather Risk Management Tools webcast.
This fact sheet explains beach nourishment and dune construction, how they affect coastal flood hazards, how they impact FEMA's coastal mapping studies, and how FEMA evaluates nourishment projects during a study.
This document provides uniform response, recovery and remediation guidance for water utility actions in response to man-made and/or technological emergencies. The guidance was developed as an initiative of EPA’s Water Protection Task Force. The intent of this guidance is to provide the minimum actions that EPA recommends be carried out by a water utility. Water utilities ought to consider whether the actions contained within this guidance have been thoroughly coordinated with these entities. Throughout this guidance “water system” includes the “system” elements of source water (ground and surface), drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution and storage, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.
The IDA is helping communities revitalize their downtown areas as they face transportation, suburbanization and technology challenges. The site includes lists of members, products and services.
Archive of webinars addressing a variety of topics which can be used in your community.
Archive of monthly Preparedness calls
This issue paper reflects the experiences and observations of the public safety, health and security professionals who comprise the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC).
APWA compiled a list of Ebola resources to provide basic background information and helpful links on Ebola protocols and support information.
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School prepared a multi-media presentation of the information contained in the annual threat assessment testimony presented to Congress. The goal of the production is to make the threat assessment testimony more readily available to the general public as it is one of the most informative top-level products of the US Intelligence Community that is publicly available. Additional references and supplemental materials are provided by CHDS.
Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane and floods. Users can then visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modeled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process.
The Transportation Climate Change Sensitivity Matrix, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, documents the sensitivity of transportation modes and sub-modes to 11 climate impacts: storm surge, wind, sea level rise/extreme high tides/coastal flooding, inland flooding, drought, increased temperatures and extreme heat, wildfires, dust storms, permafrost thaw, changes in freeze/thaw, and winter storms. Users may select a specific mode (e.g., bridges) and explore its sensitivity to a range of impacts, or they may select a specific impact (e.g., wind) and explore the sensitivity of different modes to that impact. Detailed instructions are included within the tool.
The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Climate Data Processing Tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will process raw climate model outputs from the World Climate Research Programme's CMIP3 and CMIP5 into relevant statistics for transportation planners. These statistics include changes in the frequency of very hot days and extreme precipitation events and other climate characteristics that may affect transportation infrastructure and services by the middle and end of the century. Detailed instructions are included within the User's Guide, including information on the difference between the CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate Data Processing Tools and how to select the right one for your situation.
The Guide to Assessing Criticality in Transportation Adaptation Planning document discusses common challenges associated with assessing criticality, options for defining criticality and identifying scope, and the process of applying criteria and ranking assets. It includes brief case study examples that show how different transportation agencies have approached the process of defining criticality and identifying critical assets, and includes an appendix describing the criteria used to identify critical assets in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Gulf Coast Study.
For five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been conducting a groundbreaking climate change vulnerability assessment pilot in Mobile, Alabama. Commonly known as Phase 2 of the Gulf Coast Study, this project’s mission was to develop methods, resources, and tools that will assist transportation agencies with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments and evaluating facility-level adaptation options. The archive of the webcast is now available.
A Florida County provided their COOP plan as a sample. This is a word document to facilitate personalizing for your own agency.
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers training on topics related to floodplain management, mitigation, and construction, including the basic CRS course (E278). These are oriented to local building, zoning, planning, and engineering officials. Tuition is free for state and local government officials, travel stipends are available, and on-campus lodging is free. Free transportation is provided from the airport to the campus and back to the airport. The only out-of-pocket expense is a meal ticket—all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dr. Ron Kuban, President of the Pegasus Emergency Management Consortium Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta, prepared this presentation for responders to the June 24, 2013, flooding event in Alberta.
The Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet the needs through other means.
List of 19 job titles most commonly requested in a response
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities 2011 Hurrican Irene Electric Response Report
Joint after action report regarding 2011 Tropical Storm Irene preparation, response and recovery - Westport Fire Department and Westport Emergency Management
A robust review and evaluation of Connecticut’s approach to prevention, planning and mitigation.
Information on the NIPP, including the actual plan, training courses, newsletter and more.
FLU.GOV contains news, PSA, outreach, an “Ask the Experts” blog and other helpful resources for individuals and businesses. It also contains flu essentials one-pagers in multiple languages that can be downloaded and shared.
Public Works Basic Hurricane Emergency Plan identifying roles and responsibilities of various PW divisions and supporting City Departments, damage assessment and reference information.
This document contains information on Storm Policy and The City of Palm Bay Florida's Emergency Preparedness Policy.
This document contains a copy of The City of Westminster's Emergency Operations Plans
The 32-page booklet, in English and Spanish, offers Denver residents guidelines to prepare for catastrophic emergencies ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. The English/Spanish document is available on-line.
The purpose of the Mutual Aid Branch of the Florida Division of Emergency Management is to coordinate the activities of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement and requests for federal assistance. A number of sample documents are located on their web page.
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) is the national network of Lessons Learned and Best Practices for emergency response providers and homeland security officials. LLIS.gov's secure, restricted-access information is designed to facilitate efforts to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism across all disciplines and communities throughout the US.
This document covers all areas of Upper Merion Township's Emergency Operations Plan