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FW: Hurricane Katrina Situation Report

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.

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.

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


       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


       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:

Chatham Seventh Day Adventist Church 50 Godley Way Savannah ARC
Cobb Lost Mountain Park 4846 Dallas Hwy Powder Springs ARC
Colquitt Norman Baptist Assembly 4243 Hwy. 319 Norman Park ARC
Coweta Central Baptist 14 West Broad Street Newnan ARC
DeKalb Peachcrest Salvation Army Shelter
3500 Sherrydale Lane
Decatur SA
DeKalb Salvation Army 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE Atlanta SA
Dougherty Church of Christ 1732 Beattie Road Albany ARC
Fulton Georgia Tech Alexander Coliseum 10th and Fowler Streets Atlanta ARC
Jones Gray United Methodist Church 118 South Jefferson Street Gray ARC
Lowndes Central Avenue Church of Christ 304 E. Central Avenue Valdosta ARC
Muscogee Benning Supercenter 1441 Benning Drive Columbus ARC
Newton Georgia FFA SCCA Center 720 FFA Road Covington ARC
Putnam Rock Eagle 4-H Camp 350 Rock Eagle Road Eatonton ARC
Richmond Warren Baptist Church 3203 Washington Road Augusta ARC
Troup Tatum School Building
3157 Roanoke Road
LaGrange ARC
Walton Corinth Christian Church
1635 Highway 81 SW
Loganville ARC
Whitfield First Baptist Church of Dalton
311 North Thornton Avenue
Dalton ARC
Date Total for 9/4/05  at 10:00 PM        

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:







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


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:



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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