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|FW: Hurricane Katrina Situation Report|
FYI -Info from the Governor’s office.
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Situation
Georgia Office of Homeland
Security – GEMA
Situation Report #12
Operational Period: 2:00 PM September 5, 2005 to 10:00 PM September 5,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
1. 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE (16 Currently
404-315-7499 (Major Alan Hofer)
2. 3500 Sherrydale Ln. (Standing
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
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Missions / Deployments
This a cumulative report of all resources provided via EMAC
Guard has 4-UH60, 3-UH1, 2-CH47 and crews deployed.
GBI, DOC, DNR have a total of 100 personnel making up a State Law Enforcement
are currently assisting with medical needs
Georgia Search and Rescue Team with 77 personnel are assisting in rescue/recovery
Incident Management Teams (IMT) are working on the coast augmenting emergency
operations in the affected counties.
Guard has a 1528 person Task Force, 1-CH47, 1-UH1 and crews deployed
State Law Enforcement Strike Teams are assisting in security
has assisted in deployment of 50 firefighters from City of Atlanta and
DeKalb County Fire
is providing an 8-person Public Assistance Team
Georgia Mass Fatality Response Team is deployed
team of local emergency management and public safety representatives are
currently serving as a Community Relations team
is providing a 4-person Individual Assistance team
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.
Assisting OHS-GEMA and ARC to locate a facility for a processing center.
Assisting ARC and DFCS with the operations of ARC processing center.
||Seventh Day Adventist Church
||50 Godley Way
||Lost Mountain Park
||4846 Dallas Hwy
||Norman Baptist Assembly
||4243 Hwy. 319
||14 West Broad Street
||Peachcrest Salvation Army Shelter
3500 Sherrydale Lane
||2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE
||Church of Christ
||1732 Beattie Road
||Georgia Tech Alexander Coliseum
||10th and Fowler Streets
||Gray United Methodist Church
||118 South Jefferson Street
||Central Avenue Church of Christ
||304 E. Central Avenue
||1441 Benning Drive
||Georgia FFA SCCA Center
||720 FFA Road
||Rock Eagle 4-H Camp
||350 Rock Eagle Road
||Warren Baptist Church
||3203 Washington Road
||Tatum School Building
3157 Roanoke Road
||Corinth Christian Church
1635 Highway 81 SW
||First Baptist Church of Dalton
311 North Thornton Avenue
|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
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
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
||2090 North Druid Hills Road
||Cobb Co. Community Center
||202 Waterman Street
||Gwinnett Co. Community Center
||3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy
||Jonesboro Community Center
||130 Spring Street
||3771 Central Ave
To Register with FEMA for Disaster Assistance
1-800-621-FEMA or www.fema.gov
Red Cross for Sheltering Information
1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)
Red Cross Number for Volunteers
Red Cross Number for Relief Information
Number Displaced Can Call to Receive State Assistance
(404) 651-6316 or
Phone Number for Family Members Wanting to Know Location of Dobbins Patients
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:
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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