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9/28/05

Hurricane Response Effort – Incident Management Teams

 

EVACUEE SUPPORT

Incident Management Teams have provided support for more than 20,000 evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  Housing, food, water and essential supplies have been provided.

 

BASE CAMP SUPPORT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

Throughout the South, Incident Management Teams have established and managed nine base camps that provide food, shelter and showers for approximately 45,000 emergency response workers assigned to hurricane support. 

 

RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

Manage the distribution and shipment of thousands of truckloads of water, food, ice, and essential commodities.

 

SOUTHERN AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS:

The Southern Area has two Incident Management Teams that have responded to both hurricanes.   Accomplishments of these teams include:

 

Coordination of Interagency Communication

·         Provided overall communication among cooperating agencies and emergency workers. 

·         Standardized radio communication for agencies and law enforcement

·         Provided more than 200 handheld radios and two repeaters for the New Orleans airport effort.  One repeater is currently being used for 911 calls in the City of New Orleans.

·         Provided frequency management, satellite-based voice communications and internet communications, dispatchers and satellite services

·         Provided victor radio communications with aircraft which assisted with ground control.

 

Medical Triage Support

Approximately 2,400 patients were treated in a three day-period at the Air Force triage hospital set-up at the New Orleans airport immediately following Katrina.  Incident Management Teams assisted with this medical mission by providing crews to help transport the ill and the injured.  Medical supplies, food and water were also provided for patients as well as for Air Force personnel.

 

Helicopter / Aircraft off-loading support

During its peak, more than 3,000 helicopters were landing daily with evacuees at the New Orleans airport.  Between September 2nd and 4th, over 13,000 evacuees were transported from the New Orleans Airport on over 60 flights. 

·         Passenger Off-loading – as many as 500 passengers per hour for a three day period

·         Tarmac coordination

·         Aircraft Marshalling Activities

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