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Maine/New Hampshire Recovery Seminar and Tabletop Exercise

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  1. For Official Use Only

  2. Maine/New HampshireRecovery Seminar and Tabletop Exercise April 5, 2008 For Official Use Only

  3. Welcome and Introductions For Official Use Only

  4. 0900 Welcome and Introductions 0915 Recovery Seminar 0955 Break 1010 Recovery Seminar (continued) 1050 Recovery Tabletop Exercise 1135 Working Lunch 1215 Recovery Tabletop Exercise (continued) 1300 Hot Wash 1330 Closing Comments Agenda For Official Use Only

  5. Seminar Tom – I’ll use these as placeholders. If we get the presentations ahead of time, I can link them to this to keep a look of continuity going. For Official Use Only

  6. Maine/New HampshireRecovery Tabletop Exercise For Official Use Only

  7. Tabletop Exercise • Participants discuss a hypothetical situation • Interdisciplinary in nature • Assess plans, policies, and procedures for a systematic response • Discussion of important issues • Slow-paced, friendly, problem solving • Role, plan and process examination and familiarization For Official Use Only

  8. Purpose This Tabletop Exercise (TTX) gives participants from Maine and New Hampshire an opportunity to evaluate current concepts, plans and capabilities for recovery issues pertaining to a catastrophic flood For Official Use Only

  9. Introduction Scenario Questions Appendices Situation Manual (SitMan) For Official Use Only

  10. Exercise Elements Situation Update Situation Manual Moderated Discussion Caucus/Discussion Spokesperson presents group summaries For Official Use Only

  11. Exercise Groups • Local Elected Officials • Emergency Operations • Human Services • Public Safety • State/Federal For Official Use Only

  12. Roles and Responsibilities • Grouped by Functional Area • Interaction between tables is encouraged Players • Moderate the flow of discussion Facilitators For Official Use Only

  13. Assumptions and Artificialities • The scenario is plausible; events occur as they are presented • No “hidden agenda” or trick questions • All participants receive information at the same time • Agencies not represented do their jobs while exercise participants concentrate on their response For Official Use Only

  14. Exercise Guidelines • Community-based solutions • Open and stress-free environment • Existing and available assets • Conditions as presented • Decisions do not set precedent • No injects No-fault, low-threat environment For Official Use Only

  15. Let’s Begin For Official Use Only

  16. Unusually warm weather Heavy rainfall Snow melt contributes to excessive run off Spring 2008 Spring 2008 For Official Use Only

  17. Water erodes the embankment and tops the Milton Three Ponds Dam at high volume New Hampshire and Maine officials are notified Mandatory evacuation orders for southern Strafford Co., Lebanon, Berwick and South Berwick Wednesday April 2, 2008 For Official Use Only

  18. Major dam failure Flood waters inundate Rochester, New Hampshire and Berwick, South Berwick and Lebanon, Maine Disaster declarations Wednesday 2330 hrs Wednesday 2330 hrs For Official Use Only

  19. Approximately _________ households have sought assistance from the American Red Cross Mutual Aid Agreements have been implemented Water contaminated by hazmat and fuel spills Saturday April 5, 2008 Saturday April 5, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  20. Supplies and relief items continue to arrive Donations pour in Unaffiliated volunteers arrive in large numbers Sunday April 6, 2008 Sunday April 6, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  21. Crews are working to assess and repair structural integrity of bridges, roads and other critical infrastructure Many homes remain without running water Tuesday April 8, 2008 Tuesday April 8, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  22. Public health officials identify health concerns caused by fuel and waste water discharges Some EMAC resources are demobilized Thursday April 10, 2008 Thursday April 10, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  23. Federal assistance through the Stafford Act Infrastructure damage is massive Shelters are still required to remain open Most primary services remain inoperable Recovery and returning to normalcy are priorities Economy and tourism are shut down Communication remains key Key Issues Key Issues For Official Use Only

  24. Caucus Discussion Time – 35 Minutes For Official Use Only

  25. Brief Back For Official Use Only

  26. Almost two weeks pass State and Federal teams still on the ground Most evacuated areas remain closed Severe economic impact throughout the region Crisis counseling programs overwhelmed Monday April 14, 2008 Monday April 14, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  27. Citizens demand timelier assistance State officials meet with Federal officials to review cost recovery procedures FEMA/local officials conduct a series of Town Hall meetings to explain available services Thursday April 17, 2008 Thursday April 17, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  28. Officials trying to prioritize issues, requirements, actions Citizens continue to contact officials More emergency appropriations are needed Continued continued Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  29. Decision makers work together to address long-term issues including objectives and legal authority to implement decisions Frequent meetings are held Media emphasizing human-interest stories Volunteer and donations management is a continuing issue Monday April 21, 2008 Monday April 21, 2008 Will insert appropriate picture here For Official Use Only

  30. Impact on local economy, many small business may remain closed Public affairs campaign Family Support Center Documentation requirements Reimbursement for personnel, equipment and supplies Formation of long-term recovery committee Legal issues Returning communities to normalcy Key Issues Key Issues For Official Use Only

  31. Caucus Discussion Time – 35 Minutes For Official Use Only

  32. Brief Back For Official Use Only

  33. Hot Wash For Official Use Only

  34. Conclusion For Official Use Only