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FYI -Info from the Governor?s office.
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Situation Report
Georgia Office of Homeland Security ? GEMA 

Situation Report #12 

Hurricane Katrina 
Operational Period: 2:00 PM September 5, 2005 to 10:00 PM September 5, 
2005 


Current Situation: 

The State of Georgia received a Emergency Declaration from the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated FEMA-3218-EM for the 
Hurricane Katrina Evacuation.  The incident period is August 29, 2005 and 
ongoing.  Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide Public Assistance 
Category B (emergency protective measures), including direct Federal 
assistance at 100 percent Federal funding.  This assistance is for all 159 
counties in the State of Georgia. 

The State Operations Center (SOC) is fully activated and staffed with 
representatives from OHS-GEMA, Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Georgia 
Division of Public Health (DPH), Department of Family and Children 
Services (DFCS), Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), Georgia 
Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Mutual Aid Group (GMAG), 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Georgia State Defense Force 
(GASDF), Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and Georgia Army 
National Guard (GARNG).  Federal representatives to the SOC include the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and First Army. Other 
representatives include the Salvation Army (SA) and the American Red Cross 
(ARC). 

Governor Perdue?s State of Emergency remains in effect. 
 

Agency Reports: 

Office of Homeland Security-Georgia Emergency Management Agency 
(OHS-GEMA)- 

OHS-GEMA continues to assist with the coordination of the receipt of 
displaced individuals at Dobbins ARB. Field Staff are on site assisting at 
the forward operations center with intake, sheltering, and medical issues. 


OHS-GEMA continues to coordinate all EMAC requests. 

OHS-GEMA is coordinating requests for information and assistance from 
local governments and state agencies regarding needs and offers of assets. 


Department of Human Resources (DHR)- 

The DHR EOC is open and continuing operations. DFCS and Public Health are 
providing support to shelter operations, in collaboration with the ARC. 
There are currently 16 shelters open. DHR and Public Health are currently 
on standby at Dobbins ARB. A special needs triage facility in Clayton 
County is prepared to receive evacuees if necessary. DHR Public Health is 
assisting shelters with nurse staffing needs, and there are additional 
nurses on standby. DHR DFCS and MHDDAD are supporting ARC with staffing at 
shelters and processing centers, as requested by ARC and OHS-GEMA. Public 
Health is working with pharmaceutical manufactures concerning medication 
donations for dispensing to evacuees in need. Public Health is also 
monitoring trends in medical conditions of evacuees and performing 
investigations to detect any potential outbreaks. DHR is coordinating and 
supporting OHS-GEMA and other state and federal agencies as needed. 

Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS)- 

DOAS fulfilled a request by OHS-GEMA for a rental purchase of seven (7) 
Hotel Rooms. Also, completed rental purchase of five (5) 20? x 40? inch 
tents with cooling fans. Completed rental purchase of 1500 Folding Chairs, 
25 6ft. Folding Tables, & 200 8 ft. Folding Tables.  Completed rental 
purchase of 15 Port-A- Potty?s. 
  
DOAS representative is staffing SOC for purchasing requirements. 

Georgia Department of Agriculture (AG)- 
Continues to provide support for animal shelter at Rock Eagle 

Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)- 
GDC continues to staff the state operations center and will be available 
as required. 

Georgia Department of Education (DOE)- 

The DOE is maintaining a website for information on enrolling displaced 
students in Georgia school system. www.gadoe.org. 

Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC)- 

GFC has 49 personnel assigned in the Gulf Coast region in various overhead 
and single resource positions. Continue to provide support to SOC and 
ongoing operation including EMAC support. 

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)- 
12 officers are working various shift assignments assisting with security 
at Camp Rock Eagle shelter in Putnam County. DNR continues to provide 
support to the SOC. 


Georgia Department of Pardons and Paroles 
15 parole officers teamed with GBI in casualty location and recovery along 
Mississippi Gulf coast. 

Georgia Department of Transportation 
There are eight (8) Damage Assessors in Mississippi sent by GDOT to assist 
in damage assessment. 

Three (3) vans that were at Dobbins will be on call from 6:00 pm 09-05-05 
to 7:00 am 09-06-05. The contact list for the vans and the DOT supervisors 
list have been given to GEMA?s front desk. 

Three (3) buses from the American Coach Lines are on call tonight from 
6:00 pm 09-05-05 till 9:00 am 09-06-05. Tomorrow ten (10) buses will be on 
duty from 9:00am till 9:00 pm 09-06-05. 

No flights were received today at Dobbins. 


Georgia Mutual Aid Group (GMAG)- 
GMAG is currently at PL2 in response to numerous jurisdictions providing 
overhead, equipment, and other resources.  Central GSAR Team scheduled for 
0600 deployment from Houston County 911 Center in Warner Robbins ? 
expected to arrive at LSU Fire and Training Institute in Baton Rouge at 
1800 hrs. All logistics are in place for deployment. 

Personnel involved/standby = 352 
Equipment involved/standby = 13 

Georgia State Patrol (GSP)- 
Georgia State Patrol is coordinating Military Escort from South 
Carolina/Georgia state line on I-20 to Georgia/Alabama state line on I-20. 
 Currently, there were three military convoys from SC to Alabama. GSP 
Troopers are standing by at Dobbins ARB for possible escort.  GSP is 
working on security for the Henry County Emergency Distribution Center in 
McDonough. 

GSP representative present in SOC as support and law enforcement security 
coordination 

Office of the State Climatologist (OSC) ? 
The Office of the State Climatologist continues to monitor the tropics. 
Tropical Depression #15 has formed between Bermuda and the Bahamas. At 
this time no impacts on operations in Georgia (or the continental US) are 
expected. TD 15 is forecasted to become a tropical storm. The current 
forecast has it initially moving toward the southeast coast but then 
turning northwestward then northeastward by Friday. As with all forecasts, 
this forecast is apt to change. The OSC will continue monitoring this 
situation. 

A bigger concern at this time is the persistent broad area of low pressure 
located off southeast Florida. While remaining disorganized, it is 
possible that this system could develop into a tropical depression on 
Tuesday or Wednesday. Because of it closeness to the coast, this system 
will be monitored very closely. If a tropical system does develop, Georgia 
may need to respond very quickly. 

Weather across the state is not expected to have any major impacts on 
operations through Friday. This assumes no impact from TD 15. Temperatures 
should be seasonably warm. North of the fall line, little or no rain is 
expected through Friday. The northern coastal plain will have a slight 
change of scattered thunderstorms mid to late week. South Georgia, 
especially south central, southeast and coastal regions will have 
scattered showers and thunderstorms through Friday. See local NWS for 
location specific forecasts. 

American Red Cross (ARC)- 

American Red Cross is maintaining shelters, managing volunteers, training 
additional personnel and with support and services from all areas of 
government and non-government in the community.  Service provision sites 
are exploring transition to more appropriate locations and will advise 
what resources are needed when. DFACS, DHR, Public Health, Salvation Army, 
Department of Corrections, and other agencies are providing help in all 
areas of disaster response. 

Salvation Army (SA)- 

Meals and Assistance 

Today, 825 snacks or meals were served in Haralson County by Salvation 
Army volunteers between 0800 and 1200hrs. 

At The Salvation Army's Lawrenceville, GA facility, 1100 snacks or hot 
meals were served to individuals in need.  240 referrals were made for 
assistance to families; 298 grocery boxes were distributed and 298 cases 
of bottled water.  788 individuals were assisted by the Army at this 
location.  Spiritual Care was provided to 402 seekers.  Many displaced 
citizens were issued clothing items. 
The Army continues to feed the displaced along I-20 at the Alabama State 
Line (Georgia Welcome Center).  The Salvation Army?s auxiliary shelter on 
North Druid Hills Rd. in Atlanta has housed 16 displaced persons supplying 
them with food, clothing vouchers, comfort kits, gas cards, snacks, and 
water. At the Henry County processing area, the Salvation Army (Henry 
County Service Extension) has been supplying clothing vouchers and grocery 
vouchers for the displaced.  Furthermore, the staff and volunteers at the 
Henry County Site have all been fed by The Salvation Army Mobile Feeding 
Unit. 
Shelters 
Two Salvation Army auxiliary shelters are in operation today.  The North 
Druid Hills Shelter is expecting 215 people from North River Community 
Church expected to arrive by tomorrow morning.  The Salvation Army has 
been working closely with DHR and the ARC to ensure that shelter clients 
are medically interviewed and registered on the Red Cross? family links 
website. 
1.        2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE (16 Currently in Shelter) 
Atlanta 30329 
404-315-7499 (Major Alan Hofer) 
2.        3500 Sherrydale Ln. (Standing By) 
Atlanta 30032 
404-289-2339 (Captain Henry Morris) 
SA is still in need of 270 cots. (Requested, anticipated by tomorrow 
evening) 

In addition, The Salvation Army is preparing to house the families of 
firefighters from the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi area.  We have 
made our ACA Certified Camps in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Florida 
available for this purpose. 

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Missions / Deployments 
This a cumulative report of all resources provided via EMAC 

LOUISIANA 
        National Guard has 4-UH60, 3-UH1, 2-CH47 and crews deployed. 
        GSP, GBI, DOC, DNR have a total of 100 personnel making up a 
State Law Enforcement Team 
        Ambulances are currently assisting with medical needs 
        The Georgia Search and Rescue Team with 77 personnel are 
assisting in rescue/recovery missions 

MISSISSIPPI 
        2 Incident Management Teams (IMT) are working on the coast 
augmenting emergency operations in the affected counties. 
        National Guard has a 1528 person Task Force, 1-CH47, 1-UH1 and 
crews deployed 
        2 State Law Enforcement Strike Teams are assisting in security 
        GMAG has assisted in deployment of 50 firefighters from City of 
Atlanta and DeKalb County Fire 
        DOT is providing an 8-person Public Assistance Team 
        The Georgia Mass Fatality Response Team is deployed 
        A team of local emergency management and public safety 
representatives are currently serving as a Community Relations team 
        OHS-GEMA is providing a 4-person Individual Assistance team 

County Reports: 


Cherokee County- 
At 05:00 today a convoy departed the Cherokee County Emergency Operations 
Center. This convoy was made up of large donated trucks, EMA personnel and 
escorts from the Cherokee County Sheriff?s Office. The mission is to 
pickup state medical supplies for Public Health District 1-2 in Charleston 
SC and bring them back to a county owned warehouse in Cherokee. The 
warehouse is being setup at this time and will be ready for the supplies 
when they arrive around 19:00 today. Public Health representatives from 
District 1-2 will be on-site today to assist us. 

We have developed a deployment plan for the delivery of the supplies 
across the state as requested. We should be ready to fill requests that 
come from Public Health EOC by 22:00 tonight. Our EOC is activated at 
level 1 in support of this and other missions related to the on-going 
events. The point of contact will remain 678-493-4039 24/7 until all 
missions are complete. 

Cobb County- 
Assisting OHS-GEMA and ARC to locate a facility for a processing center. 

Henry County- 
Assisting ARC and DFCS with the operations of ARC processing center. 

Open Shelters: 

County
Name
Address
City
Type
Capacity
Occupancy
Chatham 
Seventh Day Adventist Church 
50 Godley Way 
Savannah 
ARC 
350
1
Cobb 
Lost Mountain Park 
4846 Dallas Hwy 
Powder Springs 
ARC 
150
92
Colquitt 
Norman Baptist Assembly 
4243 Hwy. 319 
Norman Park 
ARC 
350
350
Coweta 
Central Baptist 
14 West Broad Street 
Newnan 
ARC 
350
32
DeKalb 
Peachcrest Salvation Army Shelter 

3500 Sherrydale Lane 
Decatur 
SA 
115
0
DeKalb 
Salvation Army 
2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE 
Atlanta 
SA 
100
16
Dougherty 
Church of Christ 
1732 Beattie Road 
Albany 
ARC 
100
25
Fulton 
Georgia Tech Alexander Coliseum 
10th and Fowler Streets 
Atlanta 
ARC 
500
97
Jones 
Gray United Methodist Church 
118 South Jefferson Street 
Gray 
ARC 
70
0
Lowndes 
Central Avenue Church of Christ 
304 E. Central Avenue 
Valdosta 
ARC 
75
10
Muscogee 
Benning Supercenter 
1441 Benning Drive 
Columbus 
ARC 
650
101
Newton 
Georgia FFA SCCA Center 
720 FFA Road 
Covington 
ARC 
400
353
Putnam 
Rock Eagle 4-H Camp 
350 Rock Eagle Road 
Eatonton 
ARC 
1000
512
Richmond 
Warren Baptist Church 
3203 Washington Road 
Augusta 
ARC 
250
54
Troup 
Tatum School Building 

3157 Roanoke Road 
LaGrange 
ARC 
100
8
Walton 
Corinth Christian Church 

1635 Highway 81 SW 
Loganville 
ARC 
270
0
Whitfield 
First Baptist Church of Dalton 

311 North Thornton Avenue 
Dalton 
ARC 
175
11
Date Total for 9/4/05  at 10:00 PM 
 
 
 
 
5005
1662


Resources and Information to Assist Hurricane Katrina Victims: 

In an effort to assist our neighboring states affected by Hurricane 
Katrina, please refer to the following information. Please note that some 
of the contact numbers may be down intermittently due to disaster related 
utility issues. 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has activated the National 
Emergency Resource Registry (NERR) in support of Hurricane Katrina 
resource management efforts. The NERR is currently being used by emergency 
responders to identify and allocate resources for the Katrina response. 
Resources can be entered on-line at www.nerr.gov. Contributing individuals 
and organizations are urged to visit the website and enter donations and 
vendor inventories. Entries can be made by following the "List Resource" 
link. 

All displaced residents requesting assistance are advised to contact GA 
DHR Constituent Services at 404-651-6316 or 888-295-1769. 

 If you need to report a missing loved one in Alabama, Louisiana or 
Mississippi please contact: 

Alabama 
1-866-GET-INFO 

Louisiana 
225-925-7345 

Mississippi 
866-438-4636 

Salvation Army HOTLINE for Public use 678-225-0885. 8am-6pm 7 days a week 

Drop-Off Locations for canned goods and personal care items 

County 
Name 
Address 
City 
Fulton/DeKalb 
Atlanta Temple 
2090 North Druid Hills Road 
Atlanta, 30329 
Cobb 
Cobb Co. Community Center 
202 Waterman Street 
Marietta, 30060 
Gwinnett 
Gwinnett Co. Community Center 
3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy 
Lawrenceville, 30044 
Clayton 
Jonesboro Community Center 
130 Spring Street 
Jonesboro, 30236 
DeKalb 
Hispanic/International 
3771 Central Ave 
Doraville, 30340


To Register with FEMA for Disaster Assistance 
1-800-621-FEMA or www.fema.gov 

Red Cross for Sheltering Information 
(404) 575-3734 
1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) 
Red Cross Number for Volunteers 
(404) 876-3302 

Red Cross Number for Relief Information 
(404) 870-4440 

Number Displaced Can Call to Receive State Assistance 
(404) 651-6316 or 
1-888-295-1769 

Phone Number for Family Members Wanting to Know Location of Dobbins 
Patients 
(678) 655-4151 

To report complaints about gas prices   
Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs (404) 651-8600 or (800) 869-1123 

To donate or volunteer for disaster relief efforts, contact the American 
Red Cross through their website at www.redcross.org or by calling at 
1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669). Click on the ?Family Links? section to 
register and look for information concerning family members in the 
affected area. 

The GA Department of Education has worked with its education partners and 
the Governor?s Office to launch ?Hurricane Katrina:  Georgia?s Education 
Response.?It is a ?splash? page at www.gadoe.org.  Information will be 
updated as it becomes available. 

The Department of Family and Children Services has established a number 
for families needing assistance: (404) 463-8932. 

This link list thousands of storm refugees and where they are: 
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/hurricanes/list/ 

AMERICAN RED CROSS ANNOUNCES FAMILY LINKS REGISTRY 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Red Cross has created and launched the 
Family Links Registry, which will aid individuals who are seeking loved 
ones and family members in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Family Links 
Registry can be accessed by visiting www.redcross.org or by calling: 
1-877-LOVED-1S (1-877-568-3317) to register. 
  
Evacuees wishing to inform loved ones of their location can register their 
name by clicking on "Family Links Registry" on www.redcross.org or by 
calling 1 877-LOVED-1S. Concerned friends and family can register the 
names of their loved ones and view the list of those already posted. Due 
to the extent of the damage and the number of people displaced, concerned 
friends and family members are encouraged to visit the site daily to 
consult the list, as it will be updated continuously.
 
 
Danna Marie Thompson 
Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison 
Office of Governor Sonny Perdue 
Phone: (404) 463.7780 
Fax: (404) 463.7779 
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