Final decisions on locations and temporary housing types, will be made in conjunction with state and local officials

, and included in FEMA's Hurricane Katrina Combined Housing Strategy which is currently under development.

Working through the emergency support functions of the disaster, the Dept. of Transportation is reporting that all bridges and railways are dosed in New Orleans, and the port is closed. In Mississippi, 1-10 is open with one lane westbound open for emergency response vehicles only. There is damage to all 1-10 bridges. U.S.90 bridge is destroyed.

A team of 66 transportation experls is supporting state and local officials in
the damage assessment of highways, railroads, airports, transit systems, ports and pipelines. The Department of Transportation is supporting detour planning and critical transportation system repairs.
As of August 31 at 8:30 p.m., 2.3 million customers are without power throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Louisiana - 863.652; MS - 990,425; Alabama - 310,047; Florida - 80,075; Georgia - 12,500

,/

Stavinq Put
We still have many people very much in harm's way, and want to caution people about trying to return home.
o Please don't put yourself - or our first responders - at risk.

o Listen to state and local officials who ask you to remain in shelters, homes or safe places until given the "all clear" to travel- Roads are very likely to be damaged or blocked by debris. Cars on the road slow emergency managers and first responders in doing their job.

outside Contacts:
We know the people impacted by Humcane Katrina are suffering, and our thoughts are with all of those who have been stranded by the storm and are seeking to connect with family members and fnends-

We are asking individuals who have access to means of communicating outside of the impacted areas to reach out to loved ones and let them know they are safe.
o If you evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina, make every attempt

to call friends and loved ones outside the disaster area, and ask that those you contact pass along information about your safety and whereabouts.
o During a disaster such as this, and with so many communications

systems down, there is no way to have an organized, centralized number or system to find individuals who evacuated.
o

Also, people should understand that due to communication disruptions during large disasters, it may take several days for loved ones to contact those outside the disaster area.

National Response Plan:

Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff activated the National Response Plan by declaring an Incident of National Significance as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
The National Response Plan (NRP) fully mobilizes the resources of the entire federal government to support response and recovery efforts for state and local authorities.

The NRP defines an lncident of National Significance as a major disaster or emergency that overwhelms the resources of state and local authorities, requiring significant coordination across the federal government. Under the NRP, DHS coordinates overall incident management, response and recovery efforts to address the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. Concurrently, the White House has established a White House Task Force on Hurricane Katrina Response to oversee recovery efforts and develop policy initiatives to address the recovery needs of the region.

FEMA is currently working within the hardest hit county and parish emergency operations centers to help local officials with their requests for assistance.
Declarations and Assistance:

President Bush moved quickly to dedare major disasters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama making them eligible for presidential disaster aid for both public and individual aid ensuring the swift response of the federal government to help Katrina's victims. President Bush declared the affected counties in Florida a major disaster from the initial hit of then category 1 Katrina, freeing up federal aid and support for county and state government needs.
o With the President's disaster declarations, we are able to bring full

resources of the federal government to bear to help the residents in .the impacted states with emergency needs and recovery support
o lndividuals in the declared counties are eligible for disaster

assistance
o 32 parishes in Louisiana have been designated for both lndividual

and Public Assistance programs. 15 counties in Mississippi have been declared for IndividualAssistance. 3 counties in Alabama have been designated lndividual Assistance programs and 6 counties for Public Assistance. Two counties in Florida have been declared for Public Assistance.
o

Damage surveys will commence for other areas after the life-saving and life-sustainingefforts are complete and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated.

Affected individuals in declared counties can register online at

w.fema.qov or call FEMA's toll-free registration line 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362) TTY 800-462-7585.
o Reqisterinq on-line is encouraqed due to the possibility of high call

-

volume.
o

If registering by phone, owners of commercial properties and residents with only minor losses are urged to wait a few days before calling so those whose homes were destroyed or heavily damaged can be served first. insurance company or agent before calling to report losses and, if necessary, to request an advance or partial payment of their settlement

o Storm victims with insurance coverage should contact their

o If you have a family member with internet access who can help you register, that may also be an option to avoid busy signals and waits on our teleregistration line.
o www.ferna.qov is also a great source to access information on

available assistance, disaster recovery center locations once they begin opening, and other disaster specific information.
o Our registration centers are operating 24/7, and we've added

personnel to minimize wait time as much as possible.

o We are aware that some people with serious needs might not be able to call us due to power or phone outages - we'll be operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week until all have a chance to register with FEMA.
When registeringfor assistance, FEMA has a number of programs to help meet basic shelter and emergency needs
o Temporary housing assistance to make repairs to homes with limited damaged or provide rental assistance to those with more substantial damage
o Low interest disaster loans through SBA to repair or replace

homes, personal property or businesses that sustained damage, not covered by insurance
o Assistance with other emergency needs, which could include

medical expenses, transportation expenses, or repair or replacement of certain personal property

. .

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Greff, Stacie

Thursday, September 01,2005 8:01 AM

To:

Subject:

Lokey, William; Wells. Scott MDB - Media Advisory

1

Attachments: KatrinaO9-ladvisory(2).doc

Ensuring you got this. S
From: EST-ESF15 Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 12:20 AM SubjecL: RE; Media Advisory

I

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

HOMELAND SECUFUIY OFFICIAL TO HOST AM & P M DAILY FIELD BRZEFINGS

BATON ROUGE, LA - Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal
Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emerg-mgency, will
host field briefings Thursday, September 1 at 9:OOam C ~ T / 1 0 : 0 0 a m C f 2 9 Q 4 ~ ~ & 0 p m

EDT. These twice-daily federal coordination briefings will continue each day. 202-646-4600 NO. 05-186 Under Secretary Brown will be joined by operational representatives fiom state and federal government partners and voluntary agencies to provide updates on the overall coordinated federal response efforts in the field for all affected states.

WHO:

Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security Unified Area Command Center Louisiana State EOC Media Room 7667 Independence Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Thursday, September 1 AM BRIEFING: 9:OOam CDT/lO:OOam EDT PM BRIEFING: 3:30pm CDTi4:30pm EDT

WHERE:

WHEN:

The media briefing will be fed live via satellite uplink, with the feed window opening at 8:45 am CDT for the AM briefing and at 3:15 pm CDT for the PM briefing. Satellite coordinates are AMC 3 (83 deg. West) Ku Analog, Transponder 14, Downlink 11980 0. Those who cannot attend the news conference may listen in by telephone. To connect to the audio feed,

a

call - . Please note that this is a listen-only line, and callers will not be able to submit questions to participants.
###
ESF-15 External Affairs DHSIFEMA National Response Coordination Center Washington, DC 202-646-2456

-

Page 2 of 2

.

- From:
Sent:

Jevec, Robert Thursday. September 01.2005 8:05 AM Kleinman, Gary; Libby, Mark; Pyler, Bonnie; Pinheiro. Ronald; Bryce, Michael; Formanski, Stephen; Bowman, Thomas; Wetter, Donald; Fletcher. Dan; Adrianopoli. Cart; Odorn. Janet; Cote, Mi&; Taylor. AmyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding, Joan; Krd, Stan; Boden, W~ltiirn; Piggott, William; Gruber, Timothy; Lee. Alvin; Kelty. Mark; Beall, Jack; Reilly. Margaret; Balingit-Wines, Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koemer, Harry; Allen, Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton, David; Bell. Millard; Flake, Dennis; Long. Claude; Fwtch. Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Terry; Timmons, Meta; Lindbergh. Gary; Young. H-James; ESTESM8: EST-DIR; EST-DEPUTY; EST-EMERBR: Lokey, William; Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Sirmons, Gary; Wing, Deborah; Hepler. Megs

To:

Subject:

NDMS Resource Status Report - 0800,lSep 05

Importance: High
Attachments: NDMS ASSETS HURRICANE KATRlNA Sept 1-xls

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

EST-ESFI5 [Est-ESFIS@dhs.gov]
Thursday, September 01,20058:4 1 AM

Subject:

Daily field briefings corrected

-

Attachments: KatrinaO9-Iadvisory(2).doc

Media Advisory
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY N WITH CORRECTED SATELITE COORDINATES)
HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL TO HOST A M & PM DAILY FIELD BRIEFINGS BATON ROUGE, LA - Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will host field briefings Thursday, September 1at 9:OOam CDT/10:00am EDT and 3:30pm CDT/4:30pm EDT. These twice-daily federal coordination briefings will continue each day.
Under Secretary Brown will be joined by operational representatives from state and federal government partners and voluntary agencies to provide updates on the overall coordinated federal response efforts in the field for all affected states.

WHO:
WHERE:

Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security Unified Area Command Center Louisiana State EOC Media Room 7667 Independence Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Thursday, September 1 AM BRIEFING: 9:OOa.mCDT/10;00am EDT PM BRIEFING: 3:30pm CDT/4:30pm EDT

WHEN:

The media briefing will be fed live via satellite uplink, with the feed window opening at 8:45 am CDT for the AM briefing and at 3:15 pm CDT for the PM briefing. Satellite coordinates are AMC 9 (83 deg. West) Ku Analog, Transponder 14, Downlink 11980 0. Those who cannot attend the news conference may listen in by telephone. To connect to the audio feed,
call 1-800-320-4330 and enter pin 051397#. Please note that this is a listen-only line, and callers will not

be able to submit questions to participants.
###

.

From: Sent: To:

Subject:
update :

Wells. Scott Thursday. September 01,2005 8:52 AM Lowder. Michael; Buikema. Edward; Jones, Gary; McWilliams, Kate; Lokey, William; Robinson, Tony; Champagne, Lee; Hanington, Richard W; King. Bill; Stoffel, Sharon; Wells, Scott Update

Evacuation operations for general population commenced yesterday. Basics of system in place. 3 rest stops with food, water porta-potties, fuel in place (or will be in place this morning).We have handed control of evacuation to DOD. In addition to the 20K in superdome we anticipate up to 35K more evacuees that will need a home. Jack Colley said Texas will take them all but not all will fit in astrodome. Security problems are becoming major problem in executing response operations. Causing delays in evacuating patients from hospitals, general evacuation from superdome, etc. We are concerned about our workforce. Buses were diverted to Causeway and 1-10 collection point last night to evacuate victims, There were over 4K victims at the causeway, some with major major problems. Had to divert to defuse the situation.
6000 evacuees in St Bernard Parish have to service with essentials.

,
'

Still have many pockets of victims on hogh ground with no food water. will be using 18 military helicoptere we received yesterday to drop supplies to these hot spots as well as St Bernard Parish. Have put a tourniquet on the situation at superdome but still have many problems there. will be able to give more attention to other parishes.
DMORT operations commence today.
SAR

and NDMS are working with no major problems-

I I

Shelves got empty yesterday at Buauregardfor all supplies but were restocked by end of day- MREs are biggest problem.

'

From: Sent: To: Subject:
Mini EOV

Worthy, Sharon [Sharon.Worthy@dhs.gov] Thursday. September 01,2005 9:14 AM 'william.lokey@dhs.gov' Mr. Brown needs you immediately

I

From:

Brown, Michael D

To:

Sent:

Thursday, September 01,20059:18 AM Lokey. William

Call me now

cell
Meov

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Jon Ayscue- - -+ lb
Thursday, September 01.20059:35AM Redfearn, Betty
William Lokey

To:
Cc:

Subject: Need deployment

Hi, Betty. Bill Lokey has asked me to deploy to his location. Would someone there be able to put in the deployment request for me so that I can travel? I can be there on Saturday if that's alright.

Regards
Jon Ayscue

p.s. I can also be reached via my celtphor , Begin forwarded message:

I

From: "Lokey,William" <William.Lokev@dhs.qov>
Date: Awust 31.2005 11:03:14 PM EDT

To: Jon ~ y s c u fi 3 Subject: RE: Need any help?

Jon, Would love to have you on staff. You'll have to get your self here. Hope to see you ----Original Message----From: Jon Ayscue [mailtc F Sent: Wednesday, August 3 1,2i105 2:5 IPM To: William Lokey Subject: Need any help? Bill, I'm getting things wrapped up at home so that I can make myself available for deployment to the Florida staging area Before deploying into the general pool, I wanted to offer you my help there in Louisiana.

I thought that my background as a project manager helped out a bit when I was working for you at HQ during the post-Isabel flood insurance business, and that you might be able to use similar support now. I imagine that it's a little hard keeping track of everything that's going on.
If I can be of help to you, let me know and I will figure out how to deploy to your location, otherwise I will be making myself available for deployment to Florida in another day or two.

Page 2 of 2

Regards,
Jon Ayscue

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Durn, Alice
Thursday, September 01.2005 9 3 AM :6

To:

Lokey, William

Subject: RE: Staffing Needs

Thanks, Bill. Good Luck! !! Alice
-

-

From: Lokey, William Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 11:16 PM To: D u e , Alice Subject: RE: Staffing Needs
Lee Champagne is chief of staff and is leading this.

From: Duffy, Alice Sent: Wednesday, August 31,20059:14 AM To: Lokey, William Subject: Staffing Needs
Bill. I have been designated as the Mob Center's POC for DAE Staffing deployments to Louisiana. If you can give me the name of someone who can let me know your staffing needs I will work directly with them. I can be reached at 202-431-7416. We have people from all cadres ready to be deployed. Alice

Alice Du@ South Mobilization Center cell

'

From: Sent: To: Cc:

Craig. Daniel Thursday, September 01.2005 956 AM Buikerna. Edward; Lowder, Michael; Musgrave, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Lokey. William Burris, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks

Just received a call from Joe Perles, he is the President of Drury Hotels, and on the Board at the Red Cross. They have a location in NOLA, four blocks from the superdome on Poidras. The hotel is dry and can be used. They have offered to open it up to our workers in NOLA to stay. all that it needs is diesel for the back up generators. Do you want to pursue. Let me know and Iwill call him back and get you the contact info.

Daniel A. Craig
Dimtor. Rccovay Division Department o f Homeland Secwity So0 C Sbect, sw Washington, DC 20472
202 646.3642

202.646.2730 fax danid.aaig@dhs.gov

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Buikerna. Edward
Thursday, September 01.2005 10:12 AM

To:
Cc:

'Murray, John'

Lokey,William; Lowder, Michael

Subject: RE: New Orleans evac

Thanks.

From: Murray, John [mailto:John.MurrayZ@dhs.gov] Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 1 0 ~ 0 2M A
To: Buikema, Edward Cc: Pawlowski, Michel; FEMA-NRCC; Gray, Richard Subject: New Orleans evac

Ed McDonald (IIMG Director) requested I notify Ed Buikerna that Amtrak is setting up train service from the Superdome to the Astrodome, with a projected start date of Friday.

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William

Thursday. September 01,2005 10:29 AM

Gair, Brad Subject: can we move to 1200?
To:

Can you come at 1200 instead?

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Gair, Brad Thursday, September 01,2005 10:31 AM Lokey, William

To:

Subject: RE: can we move to 1200?

Yes. If you need to move it again, we may need to postpone and I may need to get to AL also.
Brad Gair DHS/FEMA 212.680.3660 (office)

- my schedule is filling up

940.323.2750 (fax) -(pager)

-

(cell)

-

From: tokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 9:27AM To: Gair, Brad
Subject: can we move to 1200?
Can you come at 1200 instead?

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Tamillow. Michael Thursday. September 01.2005 10:42 AM Bishop. Robert; Brown Mike d i A. Webb (dave.webb@dhs.gov); Deborah Wing (Deborah.Wing@dhs.gov); Donley. Diane; EST-DIR; EST-DIRAST; ESTEMERBR; EST-EMERSRV; EST-ESFO9; EST-ESFO9-A; EST-ESF15; EST-OPS: ESTOPSDEP. FEMA-R04-ROC-ESFO9; Fenton. Robert; Gerald R. George Gray. Richard; Beall. Jack; Jones, Greg; Koshgarian. Susan; Lokey. William; Hepier, Megs; iowder. Michael; Pawlowski, Michel; Peter Smalley (peter.smalley@dhs.gov); Pfaff. Bruce; Pierce. Dave: Rick Martinez (E-mail 2) (Rick Martinez , Schurnann Evan (E-mail 2)); Rick Martinez (E-mail) , C Allen. Stephen: Yi. YunChong USBR Update - 09-01-05 - 1000

To:

Subject:

Attachments: USBR Update - 09-01-05 1000.doc
Attached

-

Mike
Mike Tamillow Section Chief FEMA US&R Program Office: 202-646-2549 Cell: I Pager:

New Email Address: Mike.TamiUow@),dhs.eov

Page 1 of 2

From: Sent:

Arthur Kraus [b

Thursday, September 01,2005 1051 AM

To:
Subject:

New Tropical Depression Fourteen -Well East of the Leeward Islands -Also. Latest on Tropical Depression Lee

-

Attachments: Arthur.Kraus.vcf

New Tropical Depression Forms in the Central Atlantic
At 1 1 am EDT, the center of newly formed Tropical Depression Fourteen was located near latitude 19.0 north, longitude 46.1 west or about 1115 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours with a gradual decrease in forward speed.

Maximurn sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Littie change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars, or 29.77 inches.
From the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Tropical Prediction Center (TPC)

Discussion on Tropical Depression Fourteen
Latest satellite Dvorak classz~cations estimate tropical cyclone intensiy) indicate that a Tropical (to Depression hasformed in the central tropical Atlantic about 1000 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. First visible imagery showed a well defined low-level circulation near an area of deep convection to the north. However, since that time the low-level circulation has become less defined and the convection has weakened as an upper-level low to the southwest is producing shear over the depression. Global models agree that the upper low should move west and separate itselffiom the system, thereby reducing the shear. Model guidance are giving conflicting signals. with the GFS (NWS Global Forecast System) and GFDL (NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory hurricane) models dissipuling fhe system in about 48 hours, and the SHTPS (Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme) intensity guidance showing steady strengthening to hurricane strength beyond 48. hours. The oficialforecast will indicate slow strengthening in about 24 hours as the combination of lighter shear and warmer water should provide morefavorable conditions, taking the system t o 55 h o t s at 120 hours which is considerably less than the 86 knots SHIPS isforecasting at that time.
s The initial motion is 28S/14 (toward the west-northwest at 14 knots). The depression i moving around s the western periphery of a deep-layered ridge over the eastern Atlantic. B e system i expected to slow down over the next day or two as it approaches a weakness in the ridge near 50 degrees West. Global models are in agreement on the presence of a mid/upper level trough moving south between Bermuda and the Leeward Islands. Thisfeature should eventually turn the cyclone to the northwest and then north 2 beyond z hoursf s the deep-layered ridge amplifes to the east. Theforecast track is in general agreement with the dynamical model suite through 48 hours, then is close to the NOGAPS (U.S. Navy Operational GlobalAtmospheric Prediction System) model beyond 48 hours.

Tropical Depression Lee Appears to be Losing its Tropical Characteristics
At 11 am EDT, the center of Tropical Depression Lee was located near latitude 31.9 north, longitude

2

Page 2 of 2

51.5 west or about 780 miles east of Bermuda and about 1445 miles west of the Azores. The depression

has been moving little during the past few hours but it should begin to move toward the northwest near 3 mph later today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. There is a possibility that Lee becomes a weak low later today or Friday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 millibars, or 29.83 inches.
From the NOAA NWS TPC

Discussion on Tropical Depression Lee
Visiblesatellite imagery shows a large circulation with a band of deep convection well to the east of the center. It appears that the cyclone is losing its tropical characteristics. However, we will keep the system as a 30-knot tropical depression at this time basedprimarily on a 31-knot wind observationform the ship ELIZ7 at 8 am EDT. n e oficial intensityforecast callsfor weakeningsince the depression i s near an upper low. The ~ystem a large low-level circulation and the ocean is not cool. Therefore, has some convection may redevelop near the center.

The depression has been moving little during the past few hours but it should begin to move slowly toward the northwest about 3 knots and then northward around a high pressure system centered to the east of the depression.
Note: Thefinal Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC)advisory on the Remnants of Katrina was issued a I 1 pm ED T Wednesday. The archive of Kristina advisoriesfrom both TPC and RPC is i available at the website listed below.

)

For the latest information on Tropical Depressions Fourteen and Lee, including NHC advisories, tracking maps, and satellite images, go to
htt~://www.nws.noaa.~ov/os/tropicaWatlan tic/

From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject:

Craig, Daniel Thursday, September 01,2005 1055 AM Lokey,William; Musgrave, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Harrington, Richard Burris, Ken; Buikerna. Edward; Lowder, Michael RN: Drury Inn & Suites Downtown New Odeans

Response and JFO - I a m turning this over to you for your action as needed

- - - - - Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel [aailto:Daniel.Craig@dhsSgov] Sent: Thursday, September 01. 2005 1 0 ~ 3 5 AM To: 'daniel.craig@dhs.govg Cc: 'Dacia.Lancaster@dhs.gov' Subject: Re: Drury Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans

I

-

Joe, Thanks for the offer, we are going to take you up on it. 1 am just trying to get word to our folks in the field. Dan Daniel A. Craig Director, Recovery Division DHS/ FEMA

- - - - - Original Message----From: Pereles, Joe To: 'daniel.craig@dvvv. cuaniel.Craig@dhs.gov> CC: Strand, Eric dacia.lancaster@dhs gov '
<Dacia.LancasterOans.gov>

.

Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:31:49 2005 Subject: Drury Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans Dan: To reiterate, we can provide FEMA with access to our 156 room hotel located at 820 Poydras in downtown New Orleans. You'll need diesel or jet fuel to operate the generator, food, water and porta johns. You can access our website to learn more about the hotel at www.druryhotels.com. Don't hesitate to contact Eric Strand & .+. ' comments. Joe Member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors and Vice President Development & General Counsel Drury Inns, Inc. 721 Emerson Road, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 587-3126 (Direct) (3141 432-9701 (fax) (cell)
* o r

me if you have any questions or
I

?

-

Confidentiality Notice: The message included with this email and any attached document(s)
182

contains information from D r u r y Inns, Inc., which is confidential and/or privileged. This ',information is intended for the use of the addressee(s) named in this e-mail. If you are not the addressee(s1, please note that any disclosure, photocopying, distribution or use , of the contents of this e-mail information is prohibited. If you have received this e, please notify us by telephone (collect) at immediately and please delete the contents of the e-mail without disclosing the contents to anyone, using them for any purpose or storing/copying the information on any medium. Thank you.

From: Sent:

To:
Cc: Subject:

Lokey, William Thursday, September 01,2005 10:58 AM Carleton. John Souza. Kevin

Fw:

Fmm: Cmig, Daniel Sent; Thursday, September 01,2005 8 5 6 AM To: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Musgmve, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Lokey, William Cc: Bunis, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks Subject:
Just received a call from Joe Perles, he is the President of Drury Hotels, and on the Board at the Red Cross. They have a location in NOLA, four blocks from the superdome on Poidras. The hotel is dry and can be used. They have offered b open it up to our workers in NOLA to stay, all that it needs is diesel for the back up generators. Do you want to pursue. Let me know and Iwill call him back and get you the contact info.

Daniel A. Craig
Director. Rccovcry Division Depulment of Homeland Securrty 500 C Street, sw Washington. DC 20472 202.6463612 202.646.2730 fax daniel.craiefZ?dhs pov

Page 1 of 1

From: Lokey, William
Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 11:33 PM Ratcliff, Travis

To:

Subject: tonight

HI Travis Bill said he was sorry he did not remember why he called. He was in a meeting. Due to the airlift tomorrow, we will not be moving tomorrow. He does not want you to burn out. So your crew should not work all night tonight if they are not night shift. Bill does want the IOF ready for us. Recommend you start eariy tomorrow to be sure it is ready. Take care

Page 1 o f 1

From: Lokey, William
Sent:

Thursday, September 01,2005 6:48 PM Buikema. Edward
Lowder, Michael

To:
Cc:

Subject: Executive Summary + Phone #

A one page Executive Surnmarv is being faxed to Mr. Buikema right now. Bill Lokey may be reached via --!is is the MERS staffed line.

From:

Sent: To: Cc: Subject:

Lokey,William Thursday,September 01,2005 1058 AM Cadeton,John Souza.Kevin RN: Drury Inn 8Suites Downtown New Orfeans

- - - - -Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9 : 5 5 AM To: Lokey, William; Musgrave, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Harrington, Richard Cc: Burris, Ken; Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael Subject : PW: Drury Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans
Response and JFO

-----Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel [mailto:Daniel.Craig@dhs.gov] Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 10 235 AM To: 1 . 'daniel.craig@dhs.gov' Cc: ' 5 ; 'Dacia.Lancaster@dhs.gov' Subject : Re: Drury I? %& Suites Downtown New Orleans
Joe, Thanks for the offer, we are going to take you up on it. I am just trying to get word to our folks in the field.

-

I am turning this over to you for your action as needed

Daniel A. Craig Director, Recovery Division DHS/ FEMA

- - - - - Original Message----From: Pereles, Joe I> To: 'daniel.craig@dhs.govg cD+iel.Craiq@dhs.gov> .- CC: Strand, Eri m ldacia.lancaster@dhs-g~v*
<Dacia.Lancaster@dhs-gov>

&

Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:31:49 2005 Subject: Drury Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans

Dan: To reiterate, we can provide FEMA with access to our 156 room hotel located at 820 Poydras in downtown New Orleans. You'll need diesel or jet fuel to operate the generator, food, water and porta johns. You can access our website to learn more about the hotel at www.druryhotels.c r . on Don't hesitate to contact Eric Strand comments. Joe or r e if you have any questions or

69

Member of the American Red Cross i3oard of Governors
and
,

Vice President Development

General Counsel Drury Inns, Inc.

,
'

721 Emerson Road, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 587-3126 (Direct)
(314) 432-9701 (fax)

-cl) (el

Confidentiality Notice: The message included with this email and any attached document(s) contains information from D r u r y Inns, Inc., which is confidential and/or privileged. This information is intended for the use of the addressee(s) named in this e-mail. If you are not the addressee(s1, please note that any dieclosure, photocopying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify us by telephone (collect) at 314-429-2255 immediately and please delete the contents of the e-mail without disclosing the contents to anyone, using them for any purpose or storingjcopying the information on any medium. Thank you.

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent: To:

EST-ESF051NFOS2 Thursday. September 01,2005 11:07 AM
r

Subject:

Agenda and Participant List for the Noon (EDT) Hurricane Katrina September 1,2005 VTC

Attachments: Katrina VTC Agenda 09010 5 . d ~ Katrina Participant Names 090105.doc ;
Greetings: The NRCC Leadership has requested that all persons making reports during the Conference Call should emphasize: 1. Their Operational Priorities, and 2. Any Limiting Factors or Shortfalls Please respond to this email with the primary participants (1 or 2) that will be present at each participating site. Attached is the agenda for today's video teleconference. Due to restricted bandwidth, the only organizations that will be on video are: HSOC White House Room 7 80 Any other White House entity that requests Region VI RRCC Region 1 RRCC V florida Long-Tern Recovery Office
States of Louisiana. if possible Mississippi, if possible Alabama florida Texas Tennessee
All other participants should call in on Audio (Report) -' 4 ,

Or Audio (Listen Only)

l llla Llll

Page 2 of2

Yesterday we had problems with open microphones disturbing all the other callers, so please Do not put your telephones on hold Mute your microphones and Telephones when not talking Do not mute cell phones. Try to avoid calling in on cell phones.
. .

If you have questions, please contact Rick Tinker 202 646 2479

Thanks,

Rick

From:
Sent:

To: Subject:

Hazards Center i Thursday,September01,200511:ll AM D s s e Research Subscribers iatr NSF Funding A a l b e f r K t i a Research vial o arn

-

NSF Funding Available for Hurricane Katrina Research
of Systems (CMS) at the National Science Foundation The ~ivision Civil and ~echanical (NSF) will be accepting proposals from the research community to support reconnaissance teams to enter the Gulf Coast disaster area to capture data from Hurricane Katrina. Proposals will conform to the rules for the Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER) program and be submitted via FastLane. These funds will be used to fund teams to document damage and collect perishable data in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. Historically, postdisaster reconnaissance awards for SGERs are in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. The number of awards will depend on the quality of proposals received and the availability of funds. Proposals should be submitted via FastLane (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.jsp) in conformance with the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 04-23). The guide is available online at http://www.nsf.gov/pUbs/gpg/nsfO4 23/2.jsp#II~l.For full consideration, proposals should be submitted by September 9, 2005. Prior to submission, the appropriate NSF/CMS program officer must be contacted: Rick Fragaszy for Geotechnical or Structural Engineering issues or Dennis Wenger for Emerqency or Management and Response issues- Fragaszy and Wenger can be reached at via e-mail at

-, -

Subjects for consideration by the research community include but are not limited to:
1 ~eteorological . data including

&,

a. Wind speeds and distribution b. Storm surge 2. Damage data including a. Spatial damage distribution b. Damage to residential structures c. Impact damage to larger engineered structures d. Damage to the electrical power system including transmission lines, power substations, and generating plants e. Damage to the levee systems and documentation of the repair efforts; damage to the drainage pump system f. Damage to coastal bridges and highways, railroads, pipelines I I g. Damage to on and offshore industrial facilities 3. Environmental impact assessment I including a. Public health and disease effects of the disaster I b. Petrochemical and other contamination from the storm c. Damage to the potable water and wastewater systems d. Damage to municipal solid waste and hazardous waste containment facilities e. Erosion 4 . Emergency Management a. Assessment of disaster planning in light of actual events b. Effectiveness of warning and evacuation systems c. Social vulnerability analyses 4 - Establishment and operation of emergency shelters e. Infrastructure restoration management f. Search and rescue and delivery of emergency medicine g. Urban versus rural effects of the storm 5 . Other related issues

Page 1 o f 2

From:
Sent: To: Subject:

Wendy Freitag [ r . ) o Thursday. September 01,2005 11:19 AM Lokey, William WHAT DO YOU NEED??????HURRICANEKATRINA RESPONSE NEEDS

Importance: High
Bill,

Idoubt you have time to pick up your ernail as I know you are the FCO on this massive Hurricane Katrina operation so I'm sure you will never open this email until weeks from now ...l can't imagine the challenges you are facing! Ijust wanted to you to know that if there's anything you need that could be mobilized by Microsoft either through donations. lobbying government officials, technology resources, etc., we are here to assist There are several ex-FEMA, Coast Guard. military personnel that now work for MS that would be happy to mobilize whatever you need to assist with this massive recovery effort. We all appreciate the heavy load you are canying right now and just want to say that we are thankful that folks like you have been placed in the leadership role... take care and please let me know if there's anyway we can assist.

-

Wendy Freitag International Security Manager
" Ccllr .: --

+T

Page 1o f 1

From:
Sent:

Reyes, Priscilla Thursday, September 01.2005 11:43 AM Carwile, William; Lokey, William; Sherman. Ron; Coachman. Sandy; Harak, Kenneth; Arcuri. Patricia; Miller, Mary Lynne; Jones, Gary; Hainje. Richard; Pennington. John; Armes. Karen; Picaano. Joe Buikema, Edward; Craig, Daniel; Maurstad. David; Rhode, Patrick; Burris, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks; Heath. Michael; Hall, Michael-FCO; DeMello, Justin
FW: Update - from Scott R. Mom's -Personnel Requirementsfor Katrina

To:

Cc:

Subject:

Importance: High

Message from Scott R. Morris. Director, Long T e n Recovery.

The FL LTRO has been assigned the mission to meet personnel needs for the Gulf States in response to Hurricane Katrina. ALL personnel requirements (other than CR) will come through the FLTRO at 1-866-506-8575 or ~outhrnobilizationcenter@dhs.qov
To be successful, we need your immediate support in providingthe following information:

1)

Names of all personnel that are ALREADY directly deployed (on station andlor pending arrival) to 1602, 1603, 1604, and 1605). to ensure all personnel resources are monltored.

2) Names of deployed personnel that have not been tracked in ADD. We will duty station deploy them for you
3)
t

One POC for identifying personnel requirernentslneeds. POC is either on ERT or at Region affected by Katrina-Cannot be both.

We are dedicated to centrally managing these personnel needs in an efficient and effective manner. We want to make the process as easy as we can. Don't worry about catching up on what's already happened--we can do that for you. Let us know where we can help and well get it done.

Scott R. Moms Director, FEMA FL Long Term Recovery

Page 2 of 3
This may be helpful in yours and FEMA's efforts. Thanks for your help yesterday. They were able to get out safely.

,

From: apimail [mailto: Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 11:55 AM To: 'Tom Wilson'; Annie Mayol Subject: RE: DISASTER SHELTERS AND WAREHOUSES
TO: TOM WILSON FROM: ROBERT SCHROEDER ALL POINTS INTERNATIONAL I S A GSA MANUFACTURER OF FABRIC FRAMED STRUCTURES, AIRCRAFTHELICOPTER HANGARS, WAREHOUSES, PORTABLE SHELTERS AND MULTI-PURPOSE TENTS. APl'S PRODUCT IS USED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BY US MILITARIES, UN MISSIONS, .. VARIOUS REUEF ORGANIZATIONS AND HAS DONE EXTENSIVE WORK WITH DISASTER AND RELIEF EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FROM STOCK 50' X 120' = 60 I N STOCK 1 'X 33' = 14 I N STOCK 6 ALL ARE AVAILABLE WITH UGHTING, AIC, HEATING, ROU-UP TRUCK DOORS, AND PERSONNEL DOORS. API CAN START SHIPPING STRUCTURES WITHIN 1 DAY OF ORDER.
I

-

OTHER S U E S ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. PLEASE FEEL FREE I N LOOKING AT OUR WEB SITE WWW.API-STRUC9URES.COM ALL CAN BE PURCHASED FROM OUR WORLDWIDE GSA PRICING SCHEDULE # GS-07F-9034D. REFERENCES: GSA # GS-07F-9034D UNITED NATIONS SUPPLIER # 36671 UNlTED STATES AIR FORCE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND

UNITED STATES ARMY ARCENT UNITED STATES NAVY UNPROFOR

PLEASE ADVICE OF ANY QUESTIONS OR INTEREST. REGARDS, ROBERT SCHROEDER PH: 800-215-1405 1 204-573-0997 FX. 201-391-0632 E-MAIL: P

-----Original Message---From: Tom Wilson

Page 3 of 3

Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:08 AM To: AMayol@gwb43.com

cc:

- a - p

Subjecr. mb Schroeder
As discussed, here is some quick info:

Bob Schroeder's company. API Industries, manufacturers portable enclosures 50' x 120' primarily used by the military (currently in use in Afgahnastan. Iraq, among other places)- He also manufactures tents 15' x 33'. The uses include housing. hospitals. warehousing, morgues etc. Given the overwhelming need resulting from Katrina, he wanted to step up and help the President respond to this. He has a current contract with GSA to provide these to the federal government and has inventory that can be shipped immediatley. He is also ready to turn on production 24/7 to meet the needs. Contact info is Bob C Schroeder ( 1 l) (office 201-573-0997). email is ! CI've copied His Bob on this ernail.

-

I

From: Sent:
To: Subject:

Wells. Scott Thursday. September 01.2005 1 1:48 AM Buikema. Edward; Lokey, William; Lowder. Michad; Craig, Daniel; Jones, Gary FW: New orleans Evacuation

,

fyi.

----- Original Message- - - -From: Bahamonde, Marty ~mailto:Marty.~ahamonde@dhs.gov] Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:31 AM To: 'tony.robinson@dhs.govr; r s ~ o t t . w e l l s ~ h s . g o v ~ Subject: New orleans Evacuation
DMAT teams are now evacuated from Superdome, ERT-A also now evacuated. No FEMA personnel remaining at the Superdome. Do not interupt flow of busses to dome without coordinating w i t h General Jones and the 3 star general

Marty Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Page 1 of 3

From:
Sent:

Hesbrook, Joseph
Thursday, September 01,2005 11:57AM

To:

Lokey, William

Subject: Request

Bill:
Iwas asked to put myself on the list to be deployed to the disaster. Idon't know what your needs are right now, but I'd like to work as one of your assistants and experience the role of FCO. Iwould also work as the liaison to the Tribes.

I could be available at anytime after the 8".
Thanks for you consideration. Joseph

From: Sent: To: Subject:

Lokey. William VTC

We desparately need you on the call(-

Page 1 of I

From: Sent:
To:
Cc:

Lokey, Wlliam
Thursday, September 01,2005 12:12 PM

Champagne, Lee Strasser, MaryAnne

Subject: 2 requests
This is from sharon 1 we need supplies here. Standard stuff. 2 name requests to report asap to Mark Gallagher to be local liaisons Terry zuidernoek Chris Roberts Nancy ward Tom parks Tom majuisak John Roberts Dan Griffiths Thanks Please acknowledge

Page 1 of 1

From: Jenkins. Wanda
Sent:

Thursday, September 01,2005 12:29 PM
Lokey, William

To:

Subject: FW: p i h l p

From: . v Sent: ~ h u d a y September 01,2005 12:08 PM , To: WandaJenkins@dhs.sov.

c :
Subject: Fwd: ~ h i l l i a -

We have made contact with a family member and he is trapped in his home. Please send someone to rescue him

Lafaye Street New Orleans, La 70 122

From:

Sent:
To: Subject:

Heath. Michael Thursday, September 01.2005 12:35 PM Lokey, William FW: Ochsner Hospital

FYI.

----- Original Message----From: Eric Bing [mailto ] Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:18 PM To: ~ichaelHeath Subject: Ochsner Hospital Mike. A board member of Ochsner Hospital just called and emailed below. The hospital currently has beds available and is operating. Everyone thinks it is closed and they w a n t F E m to know they are operating. I will also forward the CEOs information. Eric Bing -----Original Message----From: "John D , Charbonnetn c Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:17:34 To: "Eric Bingw Cc: "Pat Quinlan" cf Subject : FEMA

'.

-

p J

4slllr3>

Eric, You have good contact at FEMA. Please inform them that Ochsner Foundation Hospital located at 1514 Jefferson Highway has NOT been evacuated and is fully operational. This is a 5 0 0 + bed hospital in Jefferson Parish, 8000 employees in south ~ouisiana.The media has created the illusion that all hospitals in New Orleans have been closed. Please have FEMA contact Ochsner Hospital to coordinate efforts in New Orleans. Thanks - - - - - Original Message - - - - From: Eric Bing TO: 'John Charbonnet' CC : John Charbonnet PM Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:14 SubjectrFW:

-

- Per our conversation, this is where I left i t w i t h the FEMA office. Let me know if we need to send them in.
Jack

C h i e f of Staff's

F r o m : Eric Bing [mailt S;r Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:12

Mike - I can not thank you enough for your call today. I am sorry can not get hold of thea t _ t back earlier. We
i
I' ,

1

have not gotten d g h t now

174

and am thinking she might have received a ride out from the uptown area. There is understand. I still an open road out to 1-10 from that section of town from what we don't want you guys to deploy any assets at this time until w e can get a better grasp on the situation from our side. I will keep you informed.

Please give Patrick

my

best.

FEMA is doing a great job.

Regards,

Eric Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.

.

From: Sent: To: Subject:

Lokey, Wiliam Thursday, September 01,2005 12:40 PM Wells. Scott RN: Ochsner Hospital

----- Original Message----From: Heath, Michael Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:35 To: Lokey, William Subject: FW: Ochsner Hospital
FYI.

AM

-----Original Message----From: Eric Bing [mailto: Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:18 PM To: Michael Heath Subject: Ochsner Hospital

, -

Mike. A board member of ochsner Hospital just called and emailed below. The hospital currently has beds available and is operating. Everyone thinks it is closed and they want FEMA to know they are operating. I will also forward the CEOs information.
Eric Bing - - - - -Original Message----From: I1JohnD. Charbonnet" 6 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:17-34 T :"Eric Bingn o Cc:"Pat Quinlan Subject: FEMA

i

__. .

* -

.n>

Eric, You have good contact at FEMA. Please inform them that Ochsner Foundation Hospital located at 1514 Jefferson Highway has NOT been evacuated and is fully operational. This is a 500+ bed hospital in Jefferson Parish, 8000 employees in south Louisiana. The media has created the illusion that all hospitals in New Orleans have been closed. Please have FEMA contact Ochsner Hospital to coordinate efforts in New Orleans. Thanks - - - - - Original Message ----From: Eric Bing TO: ' John Charbonnet Cc: John Charbonnet Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4 : 1 4 PM Subject: FW:

Jack - Per our conversation, this is where I left it with the FEMA Chief of Staff's office. Let .me know if we need to send them in.

'

Prom: Eric Bing [mailto-* Sent : Wednesday, August 3 -1

To: 'michael.heathl@dhs.gov' Subject

PEMA is doing a great job.

Mike - I can not thank you enough for your call today. I am sorrv I have not gotten back earlier. We can not get hold of thc bright now and a m thinking she might have received a mthe Uptown area. There is still an open road out to 1-10 from that section of town from what we understand- I don't want you guys to deploy any assets at this time until w e can get a better grasp on the situation f r o m our side. I will keep you informed.

Please give Patrick my best.

Regards,

Eric
Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Craig, Daniel Thursday, September 01.2005 12:40 PM
Harrington, Richard; Lokey. William; Carwile. William; Sherman. Ron; Gair, Brad Moore. GaryE; Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael

To:
CG:

Subject:

NV:DISASTER SHELTERS AND WAREHOUSES

For your use

From: Annie Mayol [ Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 12:Ol PM To: Craig, Daniel Subject: FW: DISASlER SHELTERS AND WAREHOUSES

-

This may be helpful in yours and FEMA's efforts. Thanks for your help yesterday. They were able to get out safely.
--

From: apimail~ ' Sent: Thursday, sepremaer 01,2005 11:55 AM To: Torn Wilson'; Annie Mayol Subject: RE: DISASl-ER SHELTERS AND WAREHOUSES
TO: TOM WILSON FROM: ROBERT SCHROEDER
ALL POINTS INTERNATIONAL I S A GSA MANUFACTURER OF FABRIC FRAMED STRUCTURES, AJRCRAFT/HEUCOPTER HANGARS, WAREHOUSES, PORTABLE SHELTERS AND MULTIPURPOSE TENTS.

APPS PRODUCT IS USED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BY U.S. MILITARIES, UN MISSIONS, VARIOUS RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS AND HAS DONE EXTENSIVE WORK WITH DISASTER AND REUEF EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IMMEDIATE AVAllABlLlTY FROM STOCK 50' X 120' = 60 I N STOCK 1 ' X 33' = 14 IN STOCK 6 ALL ARE AVAILAELE WITH LIGHTING, AIC, HEATING, ROLL-UP TRUCK DOORS, AND PERSONNEL DOORS. API CAN START SHIPPING STRUCTURES WITHIN I DAY OF ORDER. OTHER SIZES ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
PLEASE FEEL FREE I N LOOKING AT OUR WEB SITE WWW-API-STRUCTURES.COM

ALL CAN BE PURCHASED FROM OUR WORLDWIDE GSA PRICING SCHEDULE # 63-07F-90340.

Page 2 of 2

REFERENCES: GSA # GS-07F-9034D UNITED HATlOMS SUPPLIER # 3667, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND

UNITED STATES A R M ARCENT UNITED STATES NAVY UNPROFOR

PLEASE ADVlCE O f ANY QUESTIONS OR INTEREST. REGARDS, ROBERT SCHROEDER PH: 800-215-14051 201-573-0997 FX: 201-391-0632 E-MAIL: APIMAIL@BELLATl.ANTlC.NET

-----Original Message--From: Tom Wilson ; Sent: Thursday, September 01,2&~-11:08~~ To Suoject: Bob Schroeder

-

As discussed, here is some quick info:

Bob Schroeder's company, API Industries, manufacturers portable endosures 50' x 120' primarily used by

1

the military (currently in use in Afgahnastan. Iraq. among other places). He also manufactures tents 15' x
33'. The uses include housing, hospitals, warehousing. morgues etc. Given the overwhelming need resulting from Katrina, he wanted to step up and help the President respond to this. He has a current contract with GSA lo provide these to the federal government and has inventory that can be shipped immediatley. He is also ready to turn on production 24/7 to meet the needs Contact info is Bob Schroeder ( ~ e l ' r . His m a i l is Bob on this ernail.

*

From:

Sent: To:
Subject:

Lokey, William Thursday. September 01,2005 1.03 PM

Gair, Brad Re: can we move to 12007
Join us

In MEOV to left of state officeon v t c .

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

----- Original Message----From: Gair, Brad <Brad.Gair@fema.gov> To: Lokey, William tWilliam.Lokey@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:30:45 ZOOS Subject: RE: can we move to 1200?
Yes. If you need to move it again, we may need to postpone and I may need to get to AL also.

- my schedule is filling up

Brad Gair
DHS/PEMA
212.680.3660

(office)

-l e) l
' 940.323.2750

*. -

(fax)

(pager)

From: Lokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:27

AM

To: Gair, Brad Subject: can we m o v e to 1200?

Can you come at 1200 instead?

.!

From:

Sent:

To:
Subject:

Lokey, William Thursday. September01,20051 0 PM .9 Tamillow, Michael Re: US&R Update - 09-01-05- 1000

This is big Are we planning for rotation when these ones get tired?

--------- -----------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

, *"

/

i

-----original Message----From: Tarnillow, Michael <Michael.Tamillow@fema.gov> <Robert.Bishop@fema.gov>; Brown Mike I , ( David A. Webb (dave.webb9dhs.gov) <dave.webb@dhs.gov>; Deborah Wlng (~eborah.WingOdhs.gov)cDeborah.Wing@dhs.gov>; Donley, Diane iDiane.Donle@fema.gov>; ESTDIR <EST-DIR@ferna.gov>; EST-DIRAST <EST-DIRASTOfema.gov7; EST-EMERBR <ESTEMERBR@fema.gov>; EST-EMERSRV <EST-EMERSRV@ferna.gov>; EST-ESFO9 (EST-ESFO9) <EST-ESFO9 @ferna.gov>; EST-ESF09-A <EST-ESF09-Aaferna-gov>; EST-ESF15 cEST-ESFlS@fema.gov>; EST-OPS <EST-OPS@fema.gov>; EST-OPSDEP <EST-OPSDEP@ferna.gov>; FEW-R04-ROC-ESFO9cFW--R04-ROCESPOS@fema.gov>; Fenton, R~bert (Robert.Fenton@ferna.qov) <Robert.Fenton@fema.govz; Gerald *>; Gray, Richard <Richard-Gray@fema.gov>; Jack Beall (Jack.Beall@fema.gov) <Jack.Beall@ferna.gov>; Jones, Greg <Greg.Jones@fema.gov>; Koshgarian, Susan (Susan.Koshgarian@fema.gov) cSusan.I(oshgarian@fema.gm>; Lokey, William (William.Lokey@fema.gov) c~illiarn.Lokey~fema.gov~; Megs Hepler (Megs.~epler@ferna.gov) iMegs.Hepler@fema.gov>; Michael Lowder (Lowder, Michael) <Michael-Lowder@fema.gov>; Michel Pawlowski (Pawlowski, Michel) <Michel.Pawlowski@fema.gov>; Peter Smalley (peter.smalley@dhs.gov) <peter.smalle~dhs.qov>;Pfaff. Bruce (Bruce.Pfaff@fema.gov) <Bruce.Pfaff@fema.gov>; Pierce. ~ a v e -m II) Rick Martinez (E-mail 2) (Rick Martinez (E-mail 2)) m Rick Martinez (E-mail' Schumann Evan Stephen Allen (Allen, Stephen) <Stephen.Allen@£ ema gov>; Yi, YunChong cYunChong.Yi@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:42:18 2005 Subject: US&R Update - 09-01-05 - 1000

.

Attached Mike Mike Tamillow Section Chief PEMA US&R Program Office: 202-646-2549 Cell: Pager: - ) New Email Address: Mike.Tam~llow@dhs.gov

.

From: Sent: To:
Subject:

Lokey, William

Re:WHAT DO YOU NEED??????HURRICANE

KATRINA RESPONSE NEEDS

Wendy Thank you for the message I am too busy to think of msoft help now but will keep you in mind

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----Original Message----From: Wendy Freitag To: Lokey, William <Wllliam.Lokey@dhs.gov> Sent:Thu Sep 01 11:18:38 2 0 0 5 Subject: W A DO YOU NEED??????EIURRICANE KATRINA RESPONSE NEEDS HT
Bill,

- -

4

,

,'

I doubt you have time to pick up your email as I know you are the FCO on this massive ' Hurricane Katrina operation so I m sure you will never open this email until weeks from now..I can't imagine the challenges you are facing! I just wanted to you to know that if . there's anything you need that could be mobilized by Microsoft either through donations, lobbying government officials, technology resources, etc., we are here to assist. There are several ex-FEMA, Coast Guard, military personnel that now work for MS that would be happy to mobilize whatever you need to assist with this massive recovery effort. We all appreciate the heavy load you are carrying right now and just want to say that we are take care and please thankful that folks like you have been placed in the leadership role... let me know if there's anyway we can assist. - - - -

Wendy Freitag International security Manager

From: Sent:

To:
Cc:

Subject:

Strasser. MaryAnne Thursday. September 01,2005 1.16 PM 'jack.Redfeam@dhs.gov ' Lokey, Wliam; Champagne, Lee RE: 2 requests

Jack can you handle the name requests? Let me know. Thanks Mary Anne

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lokey, William To: Champagne, Lee Cc: Strasser, MaryAnne Sent: 9/1/05 12:10 PM Subject: 2 requests
This is from sharon
1 2
we

need supplies here.

Standard stuff. to Mark Gallagher to be local

name requests to report asap Terry zuidernoek Chris Roberts
Nancy ward Tom parks
Tom majuisak
John Roberts

liaisons

Dan Griffiths

Thanks Please acknowledge

a

From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject:

Cadeton. John Thursday. September O f . 2005 1:17 PM Lokey, William Souza. Kevin

Re:

Dan, If y o a can provide the conta)t info, I will get it in the right hands. Thanks

--------------------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - c'iriyinal Message----From: Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@fema~gov> To: Carleton, John <John.Carleton@fema.gov>
CC: S w z a , Kevin <Kevin.Souza@fema.gov> Sent. T t ~ uSep 01 10:55:43 2 0 0 5

Subject: FW.

Fron; Cra ;g , Daniel Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8 : 5 6 AM To: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Musgrave, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Lokey, Wllliam Cc : a l l r r r s, Ken; A1 tshuler, Brooks
Subj
-v-

Just received a call from Joe Perles, he is the President of Drury Hotels, and on the Board lt the Red Cross. They have a location in NOLA, four blocks from the superdome on Poidrau. The hotel is dry and can be used. They have offered to open it up to our workers r in NOLA t ~ stay, all that it needs is diesel for the back up generators. Do you want to purEue I ~ e tme know and I will call him back and get you the contact info.

Dan i el A Craig Dire~tor, Recovery Division D e p a r r w e n t of Homeland Security 500 C % f e e t , SW Wanhxnytsn. LC 20472
202 6 4 G 3642
2 0 9 545 3 7 3 0 fax

d a r ; ~ i ,acrarg8dhs .gov t

a

From: Sent:

To:
Subject:

Lokey, William Thursday, September 01,2005 :I8 PM 1 Hesbrook.Joseph

Re: Request

Would welcome your help What is the tribal layout in LA

..........................

Sent from my Blackserry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Hesbrook, Joseph <Joseph.Hesbrook@fema-govz To: Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 l1:57-24 2005 subject: Request
Bill:

I was asked to put myself on the list to be deployed to the disaster.

I don't know what your needs are right now, but I d like to work as one of your assistants '
and experience the role of FCO. I would also work as the liaison to the Tribes.

,

I could be available at anytime after the 8th.

Thanks for you consideration.

. .. .

Joseph

From: Sent:

Lokey, William Thursday, September 01,2005 1 :I8 PM

To:
Subject:

Craig, Daniel

FW:

----- Original Message----From: Carleton, John Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:17 PM To: Lokey, William Cc : Souza , Kevin Subject: Re:
Dan,
If you can provide the conta)t info, I will get it in the right hands.
Thanks

--------------------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@fema.gov~ To: Carleton, John cJohn.Carleton@fema.gov> CC: Souza, Kevin cKevin.Souza@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:55:43 2005 Subject: FW:
j

From: C r a i g , Daniel Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8 : 5 6 AM To: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Musgrave, Curt; Parr, Philip; Coachman, Sandy; Lokey, William Cc: Burris, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks Subject: Just received a call from Joe Perles, he is the President of D r u r y Hotels, and on the Board at the Red Cross. They have a location in NOLA, four blocks from the superdome on Poidras. The hotel is dry and can be used. They have offered to open it up to our workers in NOLA to stay, all that it needs is diesel for the back up generators. Do you want to pursue. Let me know and I will call him back and get you the contact info. Daniel A. Craig Director, Recovery Division Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20472 202.646.3642 202.646.2730 fax daniel.craig@dhs.gov

.

.

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William
Thursdav. Se~tember 01.2005 1 :9 PM I

To:
Subject:

Re:VTC

When a g a i n i s t h e c a l l

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _-------

S e n t f r o m my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----O r i a i n a l Messaae----From TO: L o G l l i a m c ~ i l l i a n .o k e ~ @ d .CJOV> ~ hs Sent: ~ h ; - s e 01 12:07:50 2005 ~ S u b j e c t : VTC
-

.We desparately need you on the call (.

From: Sent: To: Subject

Craig, Daniel Thursday, September 01.2005 1:21 PM

Lokey, William; Carleton, John; Souza. Kevin
RE:

here is the information: Dan: To reiterate, we can provide FEMA with access to our 156 room hotel located at 820 Poydras in downtown New Orleans. You'll need diesel or jet fuel to operate the generator, food, water and porta johns. You can access our website to learn more about the hotel at www.druryhotels.com. Don't hesitate to contact Eric Stranc' comments. Joe Member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors
and

Dr me if you have any questions or

*

Vice President Development & General Counsel Drury Inns, Inc. 721 Emerson Road, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 587-3126 (Direct) (314) 432-9701 (fax) (cell)

-----Original Message----From: Lokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:16 PN To: Craig, Daniel Subject: FW:
- - - - - Original Message----From: Carleton, John Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:17 PM To: Lokey, William Cc: Souza, Kevin Subject: Re:
Dan,

If you can provide the contalt info, I will get it in the right hands.

Thanks

--------------------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - -Original Message----From: Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@fema~gov~ TO: Carleton, John <John.Carleton@fema.gov> CC: Souza, Kevin <Kevin.Souza@f ema .gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:55:43 2005 Subject: FW:

I

From: Craig, Daniel Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:56 AM To: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Musgrave, Curt; P a r r , P h i l i p ; Coachman, Sandy; Lokey, William Cc: B u r r i s , K e n ; A l t s h u l e r , Brooks Subject: J u s t received a c a l l from Joe Perles, he i s t h e P r e s i d e n t of D r u r y H o t e l s , and on t h e Board a t t h e Red Cross. They have a l o c a t i o n i n NOLA, f o u r blocks from t h e superdome on P o i d r a s . The h o t e l i s d r y and can be used. They have o f f e r e d t o open it up t o our workers i n NOLA t o s t a y , all t h a t i t needs i s d i e s e l f o r t h e back up g e n e r a t o r s . D o you want t o pursue. Let m know and I w i l l c a l l him back and g e t you t h e c o n t a c t i n f o . e Daniel A. Craig D i r e c t o r , Recovery Division Department of Homeland S e c u r i t y 500 C S t r e e t , SW Washington, DC 20472
202 -646,3642 202.646.2730 fax

,'

From:

Sent: To:

Subject:
Are

Beall, Jack Thursday, September 01,2005 1:21 PM Lokey. William Ndms

u ok with current NDMS operations there?

------------------------A-

S e n t from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

From:

Sent:
To:

: Thursday. September 01.2005 1 :23PM
Lokey.William
good luck

Subject:

Bill,
I ' m depending on you to do us proud in ~ouisiana - and I know you will. J- w i s h 1 was thhere to h e l p .

From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject:

Gair, Brad Thursday. September 01, 2005 1.28 PM Lokey,William Souza. Kevin RE: can we move to 1200?

Bill, Could not break away. I am working on lining up thousands of units per hour for Louisiana victims. Kevin Souza can cover. Brad Gair
a

DHS / FEMA
!

212 -680.3660 (office)

(cell) (pager)

QAa.323.2750 (fax)

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12-03 PM To: Gair, Brad Subject: Re: can we move to 1200?
\

In MEOV to left of state officeon vtc.

..........................

Join us

Sent from my BlackBezry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Gair, Brad <Brad.~air@fema.gov> To: Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:30:45 2005 Subject: RE: can we move to 1200?
Yes

If you need to move it again, we may need to postpone and I may need to get to ~ also. L I

- my

schedule is filling,up

Brad Gair
DHS/FEMA

212.680.3660

940 -323- 2 7 5 0 (fax)

-

(off ice) (cell)

1(pager)

From: Lokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:27 AM To: Gair, Brad \subject: can we move to 1200?

Page i of 1

From:

Buikema, Edward

Sent:
To:

Thursday, September 01,2005 1 :28PM
Lokey, William

Subject: Phone Call

Please give me a call.

Thanks. Ed

Page I o f 2

From:

Heath, Michael Thursday. September 01.2005 1 5 1 PM Cokey, William; Lowder, Michael

Sent:
To:

Subject: FW:Friends in New Orleans

From:
Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 1:04 PM To: Heath, Michael Subject: Friends in New Orleans Hey Buddy Thank you for the help with Tom. 1 know he really appreciates it. Below is the email traffic that Ihave on my friends family that has been stuck in the French Quarter. My friend is obviously gravely concerned for her sister, but it atso shows that there is a group of people there in the French Quarter who don't know the town and who are not being given any info as to where to go for help. They were initially at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Rue Royale New Orleans. Louisiana 70130-2201 and are now headed to the Crescent City bridge connection and the west bank area. The command center at the Hamh's told them that there are buses there. They feel that they were being pushed away from the command post because the media was there so they are not sure that there are buses at the West Bank. There are about 200 tourists in their group at the moment. If you have info on where they should go that would be great. -ere's the most recent info which is getting worse by the minute. My sister's group from the Hotel Monteleone were walking to the Convention Centw as they were told to do by police and came across a group of National Guards people at the Double Tree Hotel who told them in no uncertain terms NOT to go to the convention center. Many peopfe are dying there and they were told no one else can go there. The National Guard people couldn't take them anywhere else even though they were just standing around as were their trucks. They were told to go to the South Bank of the Mississippi River but she just told me that they have decided to stop at the Canal Street Ferry at the River Walk - just across from Harrahs. Apparently there is a congregation of police at Harrah's and they feel this is the safest place for now. It is desperate. If your F E W search and rescue people can get to this group of about 200, tnduding ' , with aid and possibly evacuate xe both them to a safe w e that wwld be more than wonderful. paramedics so perhaps they wuld be evacuated to the airport where they might even be of assistance. Please, please, please help them. FOOD AND WATER ALSO CRITICAL!!

.

-*.

-

Ijust spoke to my slster. They are exhausted and hungry but have been told that they must go to the New Orleans Convention Center (NOT THE SUPERDOME) if there is any hope of resa-le. (Who knows if that's accumie?)" So they pran to3l6ave thQr hdtef some h e today. The news this morning says the Convention Center is deplorable-people there have not had food or water for days. Ialso heard that the La. Governor has suspended evacuation efforts in New Orleans because someone took a shot at a helicopter. There is no food or water delivery taking place iri-the c i g according to press reports this morning. At least my sister still has a little water left and has been sharing it with others.. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? I am still asking if you can contact anyone you know involved in the evacuation effort and tell them that they need water, food and BUSES, BUSES AND MORE BUSES to take these folks out. The sooner the better. People are dying and anarchy will soon take over if it hasn't already.
there is any way that you can implore authorities to get buses into the Conventron Center -not only the SuperDome--please do so. Dallas can't be the only city willing to hdp out. C each city outside the disaster zone

1 f
,

Page 2 of 2

could send a number of buses, that would surely have an impact-and the closer the city the better since the need is imminent-not next week, unless food and water get distributed widely. Iknow they have to find a place the refugees. At least the tourists who are stranded in New Orleans, if they could get out, will be able to go on their way which will lessen the number of mouths to feed. If aid is coming in several days it may be too late Please help them. Thanks again. Thanks so much for anything you can do because the situation is getting desperate for my sister in New Orleans. with a group of about 500 tourists who were stranded at Here's a brief summary of the situation. the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street in e rench Quarter since last week's hurricane. W are hoping that through your federal contacts you can help facilitate their evacuation at the soonest possible time. But short of that, they are in immediate and dire need of food. water and some kind of sanitarv assistance at the hotel. They have had absolutely no information or assistance from any of the agencies on the ground and no information other than what I've been able to tell her when she is able to reach me by phone. And that isn't much. When it became obvious that no efforts were being made to assist with their evacuation, the hotel manager tried "self help" and paid $25,000 for 10 buses to pick up all of the guests at 6 p.m. today to take them to the Houston Airport. However, after waiting 4 hours for the buses which never came, they found some police officers who eventually told them that their buses had been confiscated by the military.

Y

Greg, anything you or your contacts can do to get the guests at the Hotel Monteleone evacuated, or at least food and water until evacuation can occur would be greatly appreciated. Their current conditions now sound almost as bad as what the people at the Superdome had to endure and they have now lost hope of being able to evacuate since their buses were confiscated. We haven't seen anything on the TV stories about the plight of the tourists in the French Quarter or what plans are being made for their evacuation and are afraid that the FEMAlRed Cross and others might think that those folks are all taken care of. They are not. Please help them. Thanks again.

Gordon C. James Public Relations

Page 1 o f 3

From:
Sent:

Heath, Michael
Thursday, September 01,2005 151 PM Lokey, William; Lowder, Michael

To:

Subject: FW: Friends in New Orleans

To: Heath, Michael Subject: RN: Friends in New Orleans
Another update on this group. They started to cross the bridge and got to the end of the bridge where they were met by a m d group that my friend believes were police who told them that they have to turn around and head back into the city. This group told them that there were no buses, despite what the police headquarters told them.
Ithink the bottom line is that they just need info on where to go. Also they are desperate for water and food.

. C - -a
www.gci~r.com
Hey Buddy

Any thoughts?!

Thanks for taking the time on this buddyll

Gordon C. James Public Relations

Fron ~r om] Sent: Thursday, September 01,2005 1 : AM 0W To: 'michael.heathl@dhs.gov'

Subject: Friends in New Orleans

Thank you for the help with Tom. Iknow he really appreciates it.

that has been stuck in the French Quarter. My friend is Below is the e-mail traffic that 1 have on my friends farn~ly obviously gravely concerned for her sister, but it also shows that there is a group of people there in the French Quarter who don't know the town and who are not being given any info as to where to go for help. They were initially at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Rue Royale New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-2201 and are now headed to the Crescent City bridge connection and the west bank area. The command center at the Harrah's told them that there are buses there. They feel that they were being pushed away from the command post because the media was there so they are not sure that there are buses at the West Bank. There are about 200 tourists in their group at the moment.
If you have info on where they should go that would be great.

Page 2 of 3

-Here's the most recent info which is getting worse by the minute. My sister's group from the Hotel Monteleone were walking to the Convention Center as they were told to do by police and came across a group of National Guards people at the Double Tree Hotel who told them in no uncertain terms NOT to go to the convention center. Many people are dying there and they were told no one else can go there. The National Guard people couldn't take them anywhere else even though they were just standing around as were their trucks. They were told to go to the South Bank of the MississippiRiver but she just told me that they have decided to stop at the Canal Street Ferry at the River Walk -just across from Harrahs. Apparently there is a congregation of police at Harrah's and they feel this is the safest place for now. It is desperate. If your FEMA search and rescue people can get to this group of about 200, including with aid and possibly evacuate are both them to a safe place that would be more than wonderful. C d paramedics so perhaps they could be evacuated 9 the airport where they m i g h ~ s s l s t a n c e Please, . please, please help them. FOOD AND WATER ALSO CRITICAL!!

-

Ijust spoke to my sister. They are exhausted and hungry but have been told that they must go to the New Orleans Convention Center (NOT THE SUPERDOME) if there is any hope of rescue. (Who knows if that's accurate?) So they plan to leave their hotel some time today. The news this morning says the Convention Center is deplorable-people there have not had food or water for days. Ialso heard that the La. Governor has suspended evacuation efforts in New Orleans because someone took a shot at a helicopter. There is no food or water delivery taking place in the city according to press reports this morning. At least my sister still has a little water left and has been sharing it with others.. CAN YOU BELIf3E THIS? Iam still asking if you can contact anyone you know involved in the evacuation effort and tell them that they need water, food and BUSES, BUSES AND MORE BUSES to take these folks out The sooner the better. People are dying and anarchy will soon take over if it hasn't already. _TIf there is any way that you can implore authorities to get buses into the Convention Center -not only the SuperDome-please do so. Dallas can't be the only city willing to help out. If each city outside the disaster zone could send a number of buses, that would surely have an impad-and the doser the city the better slnce the need is imminent-not next week, unless food and water get distributed widely. Iknow they have to find a place the refugees. At least the tourists who are stranded in New Orleans. if they could get out, will be able to go on their way which will lessen the number of mouths to feed. If aid is coming in several days it may be too late
,' ,

J

Please help them. Thanks again. Hi. -anks Orleans.

r

>

so much for anything you can do because the situation is getting desperate for my sister in New

ky is with a group of about 500 tourists who were stranded at Here's a brief summary of the situation.the Hotel Monteleone. 214 Royal Street in the French Quarter since last week's hurricane. Ware hophg that through your federal contacts you can help fadlitate their evacuation at the soonest possible time. But short of that, they are in immediate and dire need of food. water and some kindof sanitary assistance at the hotel. They have had absolutely no information or assistance from any of the agencies on the ground and no information other than what I've been able to tell her when she is able to reach me by phone. And that isn't much. When it became obvious that no efforts were being made to assist with their evacuation, the hotel manager tried "self helpm and paid $25,000 for 10 buses to pick up all of the guests at 6 p.m. today to take them to the Houston Airport. However, after waiting 4 hours for the buses which never came, they found some police officers who eventually told them that their buses had been confiscated by the military.
Greg, anything you or your contacts can do to get the guests at the Hotel Monteleone evacuated, or at least food and water until evacuation can occur would be greatly appreciated. Their cunent conditions now sound almost as bad as what the people at the Superdome had to endure and they have now lost hope of being able to evacuate since their buses were conf~cated. We haven't seen anything on the TV stories about the plight of the tourists in the French Quarter or what plans are being made for their evacuation and are afraid that the FEMAlRed Cross and others might think that those folks are all taken care of. They are not. Please help them. Thanks again.

,
'i

-

(cell)

I
I

-

Page 3 of 3

Gordon C. James Public Relations

RE: Need deployment

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:

Redfearn. Elizabeth (Elizabeth.RedfearnQdhs.gov]
Thursday, September 01,20052:05 PM

Lvilliam.lokey@dhs.gov'
"betty.redfeam@d hs.govl '

Subject: RE: Need deployment Mr. Lokey, we're not sure who he was trying to email about the deployment, but we're both NPSC employees and cannot provide the requested assistance.

---Original Message--From: Redfearn, Betty To: Redfearn, Eli7abeth Sent: 9/1/05 9:36 AM Subject FW: Need deployment

Not mine

-

From: Jon Ayscue [mailto; Sent Thursday, September 01,2005 8:35 AM To: Redfeam, Betty Cc: William Lokey Subject: Need deployment

-

Hi, Betty. Bill Lokey has asked me to deploy to his location. Would
someone there be able to put in the deployment request for me so that I can Uavel? I can be there on Saturday if that's alright Regards Jon Ayscue p-s. I can also be reached via my cellphone at
$75

a

Begin forwarded message:

I
I

From: "Lokey, William" <Wiltiam.Lokey@dhs.gov <mailto:Williarn.Lokey@dhs~ov~> Date: August 31,2005 11:03:14 PM EDT TO:Jon Ayscue

-

RE:Need deployment
Subject: RE: Need any help?

Page 2 of 2

Jon, Would love to have you on staff- Youll have to get your self here. Hope to see you ---Original Message--From: Jon Ayscue [mailto:-ion:

,

To: William Lokey Subject: Need any help?
Bill, I'm getting things wrapped up at home so that I can make myself available for deployment to the Florida staging area. Before deploying into the general pool, I wanted to offer you my help there in Louisiana.
I thought that my background as a project manager helped out a bit when I was working for you at HQ during the post-Isabel flood insurance business, and that you might be able to use similar support now. I imagine that its a little hard keeping track of everything that's going on.
If I can be of help to you, let me know and I will figure out how to deploy to your location, otherwise I will be making myself available for deployment to Florida in another day or two.

i

!

Regards, Jon Ayscue

Horak, Kenneth ,Subject: this is from sharon not bill
To: Hi Ken Communications awful here Can you please contact HQ & ask if we can get a fax 225-925-7507 here of names Of all available staff with any planning, operations & logisti experience? Ops got no feedback on name requests several days ago for countylparish liaisons we needed
Our people are going to bum out fast. I am worried that we need to get Augmentation en route.

-

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent: To:

Buikerna. Edward
Thursday, September 01,2005 2:10 PM

Lokey, William; Wells, Scott

Subject: Airlift: Please call

Please call me e details on the airlift.

Page L of 1

From:
Sent:

Hepler. Megs Thursday. September 01.2005 2.1 9 PM Lokey, William; Carwile, William; Sherman. Ron 'Hepler, Megs'; Earman. Margie Family Assistance Planning With American Red Cross

To:
Cc:

Subject:

Attachments: Humcane Katrina Assistance to Families of Victims of Hurricane Plan.doc
FYI, yesterday the NRGC. Response Division, and Recovery Division at the Secretary's request put together a joint FEMAtRed Cross planlconcept on assisting families with reunification. contacting each other, tracking deceased victims, etc. NDMS and ARC reps were involved. Attached is the concept submitted to the IlMG last night. The third page discusses the key activities such as setting up a web site, phone banks, and an "800' number- ESF 15 is currently working the public affairs component of this and how to roll it o u t The ARC web site will be located at www.fam~vlinks.icrc.organd may be activated as early as Friday and the 800 call in number for family members will take a little longer to establish because of requirements associated with setting up the call center(s). We will keep you updated as more details on this become available. Please call if you want more information.

Megs Hepler Response Division 202-646-2867

From:

Sent:
To: Subject:

T r i l w Michael anlo. Thursday, September 01.2005 2:19 PM Lokey,William RE: US&R Update - 09-01-05 1000 -

Working with both ISTs on this. Pushing them to rotate TFs on accelerated basis due to heat/humity/arduous nature of the event, They both say they feel TFs engaged are okay and don't want to interrupt ops. Still have 10 TPs enroute as the cavalry/back-up. Will keep leaning on them - don't want to micro-manage them but want to keep this on their radar screen!!!!!! Hang in there, Big Boy.
DO you know??

I know you're doing good stuff doha there.

Blue IST reported to me at approx 1100 hours today the the gov/mayor ordered all rescue resources pulled out of the city of New Orleans. Blue said they were pulling T F s out and staging at Zephyr Field. hue?? Mike

----- Original Message----From: Lokey, William Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:09 PM To: Tamillow, Michael Subject: Re: US&R Update - 09-01-05 - 1000
.
'

This is big Are we planning for rotation when these ones get tired?

--------------------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Tamillow, Michael iMichael.Tarnillow@fema~qov~ I To: Bishop, Robert <Robert.Bishop@fema.govz; Brown Mike1 David A . Webb (dave.webb@dhs.gov) < d a v e . w e b b @ m Deborah Wing (Eeborah-~ing~hs <Deborah.Wingadhs.gov>; Donley, Diane <Diane.Donley@f ema .govz; EST.gov) DIR <EST-DIR@fema-gov>; EST-DIRAST <EST-DIRAST@femd.gov>; EST-EMERBR <ESTEMERBR@fema.gov>; EST-EMERSRV <EST-EMERSRV@fema.gov>; EST-ESFO9 (EST-ESF09) <EST-ESF09 Qfema.gov>; EST-ESFO9-A <EST-ESFO9-A@fema.gov>;EST-ESF15 <EST-ESFlS@fema.gov>; EST-OPS <EST-OPS@fema.gov>; EST-OPSDEP <EST-OPSDEPBfema.gov>; FEMA-R04-ROC-ESFO9 <FEMA-R04-ROCESFO9@fema.qov>; Fenton, Robert (Robert.Fenton@fema.qov) cRobert.Fenton@fema-qov>; Gerald Gray, Richard - gov) <Jack.Beall@£ ema .gov>; Jones, Greg cGreg.Jones@fema.gov>; Koshgarian, Susan (Susan.Koshga~ian@£erna.g~v) <Susan.Koshgarian@fema.gov>; Lokey, William (Wiiliam.Lokey@fema.gov) iWilliam.lokey@fema.gov>; Megs Hepler (Megs.Hepler@fema.gov) cMegs.Hepler@fema.gov>; Michael Lowder (Lowder, Michael) cMichael.Lowder@fema.gov>; Michel Pawlowski (Pawlowski, Michel) ~Michel.Pawlowski@fema.gov>; Peter Smalley (peter.smalley@dhs.gov) <peter.smalley@dhs.go~~>; Pfaff, Bruce (Bruce.Pfaff@fema.gov) <Bruce.PfaffBfema-gov7; Pierce. Dave . p i c k Martinez (E-mail 2) (Rick Martinez (E-mail 2 ) ) a dick Martinez (E-mail) 1 <chiefmartinez@aol.com>; Schumann Evan t Stephen Allen (Allen, Stephen) <Stephen. <YunChong-Yi@fema.gov> Sent: Thu Sep 01 10:42:18 2005 Subject: US&R Update - 09-01-05- 1000

-

.

Attached. Mike
163

From: Sent: To:

Jevec. Robert Friday, September 02, 2005 8:32 AM Kleinman. Gary; Libby, Mark; Pyler, Bonnie; Pinheiro. Ronald; Bryce, Michael; Formanski. Stephen; Bowman, Thomas; Wetter. Donald; Fletcher. Dan; Adrianopdi. Carl; Odorn. Janet; Cote, Mick; Taylor, ArnyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding, Joan; Krol. Stan; Boden, William; Piggott, William; Gruber, Timothy. Lee, Alvin; Kelty. Mark; Beall. Jack; Reilly. Margaret; Balingit-Wines. Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone. Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koemer. Harry; Allen. Stephen; Rathkarnp, George; Canton. David; Bell, Millard; Flake. Dennis; Long. Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Teny, Timmons. Meta; Lindbergh, Gary; Young, H-James; ESTESF08; EST-DIR: EST-DFPI ITY- FST-FMFRBR l.okey, William; Buikema, Edward; . .mder, Michael; Sirmons, Gary; Wing, status Report a10 0800.2 Sep 05 NDMS ~esource High

Subject: Importance:

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT
C O M B m D REGIONS IV AND VI

Robert J. Jevec
United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate Federal Emergency Management Agency National Disaster Medlcal System (NDMS) Section tel: 202-646-2439 robert.jevec@dhs.gov

'

From: Sent: To:

Lokey. William
Friday, September 02.2005 8 3 AM :4 'michael.lowder@dhs.gov' Re: Buses

Subject:
Where in dallas

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

----- Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> To: qWilliam.Lokey@dhs.govq <Williarn.Lokepdhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 0 2 08:30:05 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
Some may be used for the airport.

i

- - - - -Original Message----From: Lokey, William ~William.Loke~dhs.gov> To: 'michael.lowder@dhs.gov' cMichael.Lowder@dhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:28:16 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
Need to know asap Where do buses take people?

,

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs-govz To: ~William.Lokey@dhs.govq <Williarn.Lokey@dhs.govz; qscott.wells@dhs.govq ~<Scott.Wells@dhs.gov>;qTony.Robinsonl@dhs.gov' ~Tony.Robinsonl@dhsgov~ Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:11:01 2005 Subject : Buses
Landstar said that they have 150 buses at their staging area Teaxco, 51 and 1-10
50 more in Houston that will be enroute

-

Poker Palace

back to NO.

,'

From:
Sent: To: Subject:

Lowder, Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Friday, September 02,2005 8:37AM 'William.Lokey@dhs.gov' Re: Buses
Stand by.

-

It is one of the arenas.

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lokey, William ~Williarn.~okey@dhs.gov> To: 'michael.lowder@dhs.gov' cMichael.LowderQdhs.gov> Sent: P r i Sep 02 08:34:10 2005 subject: Re: Buses
Where in dallas

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - -Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> To: 'William.Loke@dhs.govl cWilliam.Lokey@dhs,gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:30:05 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
'%

Some may be used for the airport.

I

----- Original Message----Prom: Lokey, William cWilliam.Loke~dhs.gov> TO: 'michael.lowder@dhs.gov' <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:28:16 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
Need to know asap Where do buses take people?

------ - - - - - - - - - - - - --------

Sent from m BlackBerry Wireless Handheld y

-----Original Message----From: Lowder. Michael cMichael.Lowder@dhs.govz To: 'William.Loke~dhs.govl cWilliam.Lokey@dhs.gov>; lscott.wells@dhs.gov~ <Scott.Wells@dhs.gov>; lTony.Robinsonl@dhs.gov' <Tony.Robinsonl4dhs.gov~ Sent: F r i Sep 02 08:ll:ol 2005 Subject: Buses
Landstar said that they have 150 buses at their staging area - Poker Palace Teaxco, 51 and 1-10

.SO more in Houston that will be enroute back to NO.
1
i

.:

From:
Sent: To:

Lowder. Michael [~ichael.~ovJder@dhs.~ov]
Friday. September 02.2005 8:41 Ah4 'William.Lokey@dhs.gov'

Subject:

Re: Buses

The go to the Reunion Arena

----- Original Message----From: Lokey, William <William..Lokey@dhs.gov> To: tmichael.lowder@dhs.govl <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> Sent: F r i Sep 02 08:34:10 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
Where in dallas

--------------------------

'Sent from my BlackBerry, Wireless Handheld

----- Original Message---From: towder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> To: lWilliam.Lokey@dhs.gov' <William.Lokey@dhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:30:05 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
;

Some may be used for the airport.

- - - - -Original Message----From: Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@dhs.gov> To: tmichael.lowder@dhs~g~v~ <Michael.Lowde~dhs.govz Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:28:16 2005 Subject: Re: Buses
Need to know asap Where do buses take people?

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

----- Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> To: lWilliam.Lokey@dhs.gov' <William.Lokey@dhs.gov>; 'scott.wells@dhs.gov~ <Scott.Wells@dhs.govz; 'Tony.Robinsonl@dhs.gov' <Tony.Robinsonl@dhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 08:11:01 2005 Subject: Buses
Landstar said that they have 150 buses at their staging area - Poker Palace Teaxco, 51 and 1-10
50 more in Houston that will be enroute back to NO.

From:
Sent:

To:
Cc:

Craig, Daniel Friday. September 02. 2005 9:04 AM Ward, Nancy; Carwile, William Garratt. David; Hirsch. Michael; Jones. Bert; Lokey, William; Jones. Gary, Miller. Mary Lynne; Sherman. Ron: Gair. Brad; Souza, Kevin; Carleton, John; Davison, Todd; Glenn. Steve; Best, Dan; Walke, James

1 know Nancy is fully engaged in MS, but is there ant way Ican get her to go to Baton Rouge.

I

Iam looking to set up a Recovery Command to cover all the state and coordinate the programs and relief- Ineed someone strong and someone that win be near the PFO/Diredor. Iam envisioning a four pronged approach that Nancy would oversee:
Housing Resources and Development/strike teams - Brad Gair with 5 IA TACs IA Operation (DRCs, staffing, training, victim placement, ESF#6) Kevin SouzaIJohn Carleton Long Term Recovery - Todd Davison if available or Gair PA Operations - Steve Glenn and Dan Best with PA TACs

I
'

-

We will heavily rely on the TACs and the resources at the long term recovery office. While this may seem like a request.it really isn't at this juncture . . Brad, this the facility you have organized able to handle the staff we are going to need for the Recovery Coordination Center
i
\

.

Dan
Daniel A. Craig
Director, Recovcry Division

DeparIment of Homeland Security

so0 C Strect, S W Washington, DC 20472
202.646.3642 202.646.2730 fax daniel.craig@dhs.gov

'

From: Sent: To: Cc:

Carwile, William Friday. September 02.2005 9: 11 AM Craig, Daniel; Ward, Nancy Garratt, David; Hirsch. Michael; Jones. Bert; Lokey, William; Jones, Gary, Miller, Mary Lynne; Sherman. Ron; Gair, Brad; Souza, Kevin; Carteton, John; Davison. Todd; Glenn, Steve; Best, Dan; Walke. James

Subject:

RE:

Dan: This hurts (a lot) but understand.
Bill

From: Gaig, Daniel Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 9:04 AM To: Ward, Nancy; Carwile, William Cc: Garratt, David; Hi&, Michael; Jones, Bed; Lokey, William; Jones, Gary; Miller, Mary Lynne; Sherman, Ron; Gair, Brad; Souza, Kevin; Carleton, John; Davison, Todd; Glenn, Steve; Best, Dan; Walke, James . Subject:
NancyIBill:
Iknow Nancy is fully engaged in MS, but is there ant way Ican get her to go to Baton Rouge.
, Iam looking to set up a Recovery Command to cover all the state and coordinate the programs and relief. Ineed someone strong and someone that will be near the PFOlDirector.

1

Iam envisioning a four pronged approach that Nancy would oversee:

Housing Resources and DevelopmenVstrike teams - Brad Gair with 5 IA TACs L Operation (DRCs, staffing, training, victim placement. ESF#6) - Kevin SouzalJohn Carteton A Long Term Recovery - Todd Davison if available or Gair PA Operations - Steve Glenn and Dan Best with PA TACs We will heavily rely on the TACs and the resources at the long term recovery oMce. While this may seem like a request, it really isn't at this juncture Brad, this the facility you have organized able to handle the staff we are going to need for the Recovery Coordmation Center

Daniel A. Craig
Director. R c c o v q Division Depanment of Homeland Security 500 C Stmt, SW Washington, DC 20472 202.646.3641 202.646.2730 fax
danid.craig@dhs.gov

'

From: Sent:

To: Subject:
Attachments:

Perales, Anthony Friday. September 02.2005 9:37 AM Lokey, William; Robinson, Tony Humcane Katrina SITREP I 3 & 14 from Fort Monmouth, NJ
09 01 05 1800 Hunicane Katrina SITREP 13.pdf; 09 02 05 0600 Hurricane Katrina SITREP 14.pdf

09 01 05 1800 09 02 05 0600 Hunicane Katrin... Hum-cane Katrin

...

SITREP 13 and 14 attached from our Fort Monmouth, NJ CECOM installation.

From:
Sent: To:
Cc:

Subject:
Importance:
Attachments:

% .. James Sprinkle, Friday. September 02.2005 958 AM Buikema. Edward Lowder, Michael; Lokey, William; Sanders, Marshall; Emilio Dirube; Ronald Priddy Urgent Falcon Air Express Inc offer of services

High

Letter 9-02-05.pdf

Letter 9-02-05.pdf (601 KB)

Dear Mr. Buikema,
I and my associate Mr. Ron Priddy President of the National Air Carrier Association have been attempting to communicate with your office. However understandably due to the high volume of calls we have been unable to get through.

Please find attached a letter on behalf o f our company to offer our immediate services of air transportation for your departments needs. Please feel free to have one of your associates contact me at their earliest convienance.

1

James E. Sprinkle Jr. Chief Operating Officer Falcon Air Express, Inc. 9500 NW 41 street Miami F1 33178
305-592-5672

Page I of 1

Weathers, Kent Friday, September 02,200510:03 AM Sent: Lokey. William; Jones. Gary; Robinson, Tony To: Kaczorowski, James; Harrington, Richard; Gee, Linda Cc: Subject: FW: Base Camp Contractor .>. Importance: High Need help.. ....

From:

We are having trouble with the 40-1 for Clearbrook, 1525 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609. They are the contractor that has setup the following:
300 pcrs base camp at Camp Beauregard 200 pers base camp at EOC 100 per base camp at Airline Hwy, BTR 1,500and increasing base camp at port allen

And now, with the current shortfall of MRFi's within FEMA, basically tapped out, I have tasked them to role to the Superdome to provide bag lunches to the victims since we have no MRE's, he can provide at least 18,000 bag lunches a day and maybe more, he is veribng his capacity. I know the Superdome is very high priority right now and this food is critical.
t

ISSUE: I submitted a 40-1 in ECAPS, for originally 6 million. Apparently there is some problems with the processing and the funding is being held up at HQ. I need your help to make this happen.

Thanks, Kent

From: Kaczorowski, James Sent: Friday, September 0 , 2005 6:29 AM 2 To: Weathers, Kent Subject: h e Camp Contractor

Kent ,
I think you should take some time to get with Tony Robinson about the base camp setups that you've been putting together. Lany Larson (Contrading Officer) is denying any involvement with you when it comes to working a contract for base camps. This has gone to the highest level now (Ken Burris). It's sitting on his desk and from I hear he's (Ken) looking to roll some heads over it (Obligation of contractors without a contract). According to Lany Larson, he only authorized the purchase of COGlM housing and n t base camp setup. That means the contractor o has put out millions and may not get reimbursed for his services. It needs to be addressed before it gets worse. You worked too hard to get things rolling during this disaster and there's always some schmuck lurking in the background trying to mess it up.

I

From:
Sent: To:

cc:

Subject:

Harmon, Richard Friday. September 02,2005 10:40 AM Wells, Scott; Robinson, Tony; Lokey. William; Jones. Gary Ellis. Brian; Pagano, Frank; 'Lee, Dennis' FW: AMTRAK

Scott can your folks work this? And or pass to the evac folks. Semper Fi Dick Dick Harmon Director National Preparedness Division PEMA Region VI Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate Department of Homeland Security Office 940-898-5346 Cell STU PAX 940-898-5263

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lee, Dennis Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 8 : 2 2 AM To: EST-DIR; Quinn, Vanessa Cc: Harmon, Richard Subject: AMTRAK
This is a follow-up to the conference call held at 7 am (CST) with The Region VI RRCC, AMTRAK, FRA, UPR, and BNSP.
1) Bill Fagin, FRA, m 3 will be in the NRCC today to finalize this action with Gary Moore. 2 ) A new line has been identified that eliminates the previously reported track problems /down electric line, and cut cars). The new line originates at the Avondale Yard off of I90 (a BNSF yard) and terminates in Lafayette. 3 ) NEEDS FROM FEMA: a) Need for FEMA to bus 650 people from the disaster area to the Avondale Yard b) Security at both Avondale and Lafayette, as well as on all train cars to supplement their security resources c) AMTRAK wants a FEMA rep at both stations d AMTRAK wants FEMA to provide MRE1s and water l

o The main POC from FEMA that has been working this issue is Gary Moore according t Bill

Fagin

Based upon this conversation, the AMTRAK deal appears to be feasible. We notifed AMTRAK that the busing service must now go to Dallas Reunion Arean instead of Houston.

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

EST-ESFOSINFOSZ Friday, September 02,2005 10:40 AM Bement, Dan; 'Bethany Nichols'; 'Bill Irwin'; Boughton, David; 'want, Michael T S A Chaves, Carmen; Comell, Don; 'Dan Kaniewski'; 'DHS Private Sector'; Dupree. Annette; Evans. Charleen W; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; FEMA-RO4-OPSCELL FEMA-RIO-ROCDIRECTOR; FEMA-R6-ROC-ESFS; FEMA-RSOPSCHIEF; Fenton. Robert; Gair. Brad; Gallagher. Mark; Gauger. Teresa; Green, Matthew; HLT; 'HSOC'; landoli, Joseph; 'Jones. W. F.'; Kelkenberg. Kelvin; Kieling, Hany; Littrell-Chavez, Tammy, Long, Brock; Loy, Theolyn; Majusiak, Thomas; Monette, Ted; Moore, Tom; Musgrave, Curt; 'NGA'; 'Northcom'; Picciano, Joe; R1 RR Division; 'Reggie Jones'; Ward. Nancy; Altshuler, Brooks; Andrews, Nicol 0 Public Affairs; Beall, Jack; Bowman, Pat; Buikema, Edward; Bums, Ken; Clark. Burt; 'Clive. Alan'; Craig. Daniel; Ellis, BarbaraJ; FEMA-NRCC; FEMA-RM-ROC-ESFOS; Fullerton. Gordon; Garratt, David; Glover, Aileen; Gray, Richard; Hammett-Morgan, Linda; Heath, Michael; Hepler. Megs; Herman, Michael; Hoover, Reynold; Jacks, Don; Jarnieson. Gil; Jevec. Robert; Jones, Greg; Jones, Melvin; Koshgarian, Susan; Lokey, William; Lowder, Michael; FEMA-LRCGhief. Lyle. Mary Anne; Maurstad, David; Mclntyre, James; Pawlowski. Michel; Quinn, Vanessa; Rhode, Patrick; Rule. Natalie; 'Sharon Worthy'; Sloan, Marie; Smith, Gary; Spangenberg, Clayton; Taylor. Cindy: Ware, Terri; Watrel, William; Wells, Tod; West Barry; Widomski, Michael; Williams, Dorothy; Wing, Deborah; Yi, YunChong; Zellars. Bill; FEMA HQHELPDESK; MWSWITCHBOARD; NNOC Agenda and Participant List for 12:OO Noon (EDT) Katrina VTC for Friday, September 2,2005 High

To:

Subject:
Importance:

Attachments: Katrina Participant Names 090205.doc; Katrina VTC Agenda 090205,doc Greetings:
The NRCC Leadership has requested that all persons making reports during the Conference Call should identify: 1 . Their Operational Priorities, and 2. Any Limiting Factors or Shortfalls

Please review the attached participant list and notiFy me, at this address, if there are changes f the persons who a will be on the call.

Due to restricted bandwidth, the only organizations that will be on video are: HSOC White House Room 180 Any other White House entity that requests Region V1 RRCC Region IV RRCC Florida Long-Term Recovery Office And the States o f Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Florida Texas Tennessee
All other participants should call in on Audio (Report) 1

OF
Audio (Listen O l ny

L Pin

I I

Page 2 of 2
Yesterday we continued to have problemsw-thopen disturbing all the other callers. so please r Do not put your telephones on hold a Mute your microphones and Telephones when not talking Do not mute cell phones. ATry to avoid calling in on cell phones.

If you have questions. please contact Rick Tinker 202 646 2479
Thanks, Rick

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:
To:

Arthur Kraus , d - - - .Friday, September 02,2005 11:02 AM
w

-

Subject:

Tropical Depression Fourteen Strengthens to Tropical Storm Maria, No

Attachments:

Card for Arthur Kraus

Tropical Depression Fourteen Strengthens to Tropical Storm Maria, No Threat to Land
Satellite images indicate that Tropical Depression Fourteen has strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Maria, the 13th named cyclone of the 2005 hurricane season. At 11 am EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 21.3 north, longitude 50.0 west or about 880 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1185 miles southeast of Bermuda. Maria has been moving westward for the past few hours but is expected to move toward the westnorthwest near 9 mph later today. A gradual turn to the northwest is expected during the next 24 hours. On this track, Maria will be moving over open waters.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is
,

forecast during the next 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 millibars, or 29.74 inches.

)

From the NOAA National Weather Service ( W S ) Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) Discussion on Tropical Stomt Maria
There is still a little bit of southeasterly shear over the cyclone but a large area of deep convection has developed near the center. Consequently, T-numbers (estimates ofrropical cyclone intensityfrom satellite imaged from all agencies increased to 2.5 on the Dvorak scale. In addition, latest Quickreat (NASA Sea Winds Scatterometer) shows a circulation better defined than yesterday with several 35-knot uncontaminated wind vectors, and a couple peaking at 45 knots. The initial intensi@is then increased to 35 knots. Therefore, the depression has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Maria. the 13th tropical stonn of the 2005 hurricane season. The cyclone is expected fo move awayfiom the upper-low currently located to its south, resulting in lighter shear near Maria. SHIPS (Statistical Hurricane Intensiiy Prediction Scheme) model makes Maria a hurricane but since every other guidance, including the GFDL (NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Luboraiory hum'cane moder), weakens it, only gradual 3 strengthening 1 indicafed in theforecast, giving a lot of weight to the GFDL and the global models. The depression has been moving westward during the past couple of hours around the upper-level low, s but it should soon begin to move toward the west-northwest or 300 degrees at 8 knots. Maria i expected to gradually turn more to the northwest and north in between a building high to the east and a broad trough along 65 degrees Wat. llzis is consistent with track guidance which shows a tightly-packed envelope of northwest and northerly trach.
I

Note: The Insl advisory on Tropical Depression Lee was issued at 11 pm EDT Thursday.

Page 2 of.2

For the latest information on Tropical Storm Maria, including TPC advisories, tracking maps, and satellite images, go to
htt~://www.nws.noaa.~ov/os/tropica~atlantic/

To: Cc: Subject:

ay, September 02,2005 11:09 AM Lokey, William; Wells. Scott; Robinson. Tony: EST-SECURIP(: IIMG. FEMA' Lowder, Michael; Pawlowski, Michel; 'hsoc.fema@dhs.gov' Volunteer Police O f f ~ e r s

Bill l Scott l Tony Received the following from the Los Angeles Mayor's Off~ce Police officers talk to the DHS Director in the state of Louisiana and basic need for security. We have LPD technical support, special operations 22 plus police officers with all communications and equipment. With all communications and equipment deploy to where use is needed- Ready to go tonight. Dick

'

From:
Sent: To:

Subject:

Jevec. Robert Friday, September 02,2005 11:20 AM Taylor, AmyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding. Joan; Krol, Stan; Boden, William; Piggott, William; Gruber, Timothy, Lee, Alvin; Kelty. Mark; Beall, Jack; Reilly, Margaret; Balingit-Wines, Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koerner. Harry; Allen, Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton, David; Bell, Millard; Flake, Dennis; Long. Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Terry; Timmons, Meta; Lindbergh, Gary; Young. H-James; ESTESF08; EST-DIR; EST-DEPUTY EST-FMFDnD- Lokey. William; Buikema, Edward; _ - Lowder, Michael; Sirmons, Gary; Wing. ,. veboran; nepler, Megs; EST-ESF08-A; Spurlock. Barbara NDMS Resource Status Report - 1000.2 Sep 05

.

Importance:

High

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT
COMBINED REGIONS N AND V I

From:
Sent: To:
Subject:

Craig. Daniel Friday. September 02,200511:44 AM Lokey. William FW:

Call this off, you shouldn't be removing fully engaged IA staff for FAR positions

- ---- Original Message----From: Ward, Nancy Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:28 AM To: Craig, Daniel Subject: Re:
can you call-off the request from LA for Terrie Z to be county liaison? She now is BS Br Chief in MS and I really believe would serve us better in that role. If County liaisons are needed R9 has a HM person sitting in Atlanta coor future HM activities and he would be great at this! Nancy
Dan,

--------------------------

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----Prom: Craig, Daniel cDaniel.Craig@fema.gov> To: Ward, Nancy <Nancy.Ward@fema.gov> Sent: F r i Sep 02 09:39:29 2005 Subject: Re:
In my office

Daniel A. Craig Director, Recovery Division DHS/FEMA Original Message----From: Ward, Nancy <Nancy.WardBfema.gov> TO: Craig, Daniel <Daniel.Craig@fema.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 09:36:25 2005 Subject: Re:
A -

Are you somewhere we can chat?
- - - - - - - - ---- -- - - - -

-

-- -----

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel <Daniel.CraigOfema.gov> To: Ward, Nancy cNancy.Ward@fema.gov>; Carwile, William cWilliam.~arwile@fema.gov> CC: Garratt, David cDave.Garratt@ferna.yov>; Hirsch, Michael <Michael.Hirsch@fema.gov>; Jones, Berl <Berl.Jones@fema.gov>; Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@fema.gov>; Jones, Gary <Gary.Jones@fema.gov>; Miller, Mary Lynne <MaryLynne.Miller@fema.gov>; Sherman, Ron <Ron.Sherman@fema.gov>; Gair, Brad cBrad.Gair@fema.gov>; Souza, Kevin <Kevin.Souza@fema.gov>; Carleton, John <John.Carleton@fema.yov>; Davison, Todd <Todd.Davison@fema.gov>; Glenn, Steve <Steve.Glenn@fema.gov>; Best, Dan <Dan.Best@fema.govs; Malke, James cJames.Walke@fema.gov> Sent: F r i Sep 02 09:04:24 2005 Subject:

I know Nancy is fully engaged in MS, but is there ant way I can get her to go to Baton
Rouge.

I am looking to set up a Recovery Command to cover all the state and coordinate the programs and relief. I need someone strong and someone that will be near the ~~O/~irector.

I am envisioning a four pronged approach that: Nancy would oversee:
Housing Resources and Development/strike teams - Brad ffair with 5 IA TACs IA Operation (DRCs, staffing, training, victim placement, ESF#6) - Kevin Souza/John Carleton Long Term Recovery - Todd Davison if available or Gair PA Operations - Steve Glenn and Dan Best with PA TACs We will heavily rely on the TACs and the resources at the long term recovery office. While this may seem like a request, it really isn't at this juncture

Brad, this the facility you have organized able to handle the staff we are going to need for the Recovery Coordination Center
Dan Daniel A . Craig Director, Recovery Division Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20472
202.646.3642 202.646.2730

fax

daniel.craig@dhs.gov

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:
To:

Lokey, William Friday. September 02.2005 12:06 PM Champagne, Lee

Subject: Tony's FAR name requests
Lee. TO& said he wants you to get who you can but he wants to OK them

Sharon

Page 1 o f 2

From:

Craig. Daniel Friday, September 02,2005 12:15 PM Gair, Brad; Lokey, William; Musgrave, Curt; Turner. Libby

Sent:
To:

Subject: FW: DC

From: Hirsch, Michael Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 12:12 PM To: Craig, Daniel; Garratt, David

Subject. W: DC

From: Arcuri, Patricia Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 12:13 PM To: Hirsch, Michael; Schuback, Jack

Subject: FW: DC
Hello again. Just spoke with Barbara Childs/Director DCEMA -they have two specific requests: - 10 buses are departing DC at 5:OOPM -they need to know the best route. Currently planning to go to the airport.. . - Looking to somehow attract victlms hat have relatives in the DC area. Will accommodate 400, including children She closed the conversation bv saving that they are responding just as they would if the disaster was in DC. Her personal cell no. i '. Ican respond directly, if you point me in the right direction. , Thanks again.

Pat

' l k

From: Arcuri, Patricia

Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:56 AM
To: Hirsch, Michael Cc: Schuback, Jack; Parks, Dave Subject: RE: DC

C

Mike. t e poc is Kerry Paynt h - .. Ispoke with him earlier and DC's major concern is finding a poc in Louisiana or FEMA that they can coordinate this effort with - is it the FCO.Governor, etc. They are concerned that the media is somehow conveying that the District is just moving out on its own....
Ijust got a call from Delaware, same subject. One of the counties is interested in hosting the victims, and the State Director is asking what FEMA's policy on reimbursement, etc is. Is there any information at this time that I can share with the State Emergency Mgmt Directors regarding this issue? Thanks, Pat

From: Schuback, Jack Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:30 AM

Page 2 of 2
To: Hirsch, Michael Cc: Arcuri, Patriaa

Subject: DC
Mike. DC called Pat Arcuri regarding the Mayoh offer to house 400 families. Issues regarding funding were breached. I suggested to Pat that she refer the DC people to you.

Thanks,
Jack

From: Sent: To:

Lokey. William Friday, September 02,20051233 PM

Craig. Daniel
Re:

Subject:

I do not have visibility on this I did not know TZ was deployed when I saw her name on the list staff had requested. If she is already deployed she is not available Is an action needed from me?

..........................

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel <Daniel.Craig@fema.gov> To: Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov> Sent: F r i Sep 02 11:44:22 2005 Subject: FW:
Call this off, you shouldn't be removing fully engaged IA staff for PAR positions

- - - - - Original Message----From: Ward, Nancy Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11228 AM To: Craig, Daniel Subject: Re:
Dan, can you call-off the request from LA for Terrie Z to be county liaison? she now is HS Br Chief in MS and I really believe would serve us better in that role. If County liaisons are needed R9 has a KM person sitting in Atlanta coor future HM activities and he would be great at this! Nancy

,

-------------------------my

Sent from

BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - -Original Message----From: Craig, Daniel cDaniel.Craig@fema.gov> To: Ward, Nancy <Nancy.Ward@fema.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 09:39:29 2005 Subject: Re:
In- office .my

Daniel

A.

Craig

Director, Recovery Division

DHS/FEMA

- - - - - Original Message----From: Ward, Nancy cNancy.Ward@ferna.gov> To: Craig, Daniel cDaniel.Craig@fema.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 09:36:25 2005 Subject: Re:
Are you somewhere we can chat? .......................... Sent from m y BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

- - - - - Original Message-----

,

From: Craig, Daniel <Daniel.Craig@fema.gov>
To: Ward, Nancy <Nancy.Ward@fema.gov>; Carwile, William <William.Camile@fema.gov> CC: Garratt, David cDave.Garratt@ferna.gov>; Hirsch, Michael <Michael.Hirsch@fema-goy>; Jones, Berl <Berl.Jones@fema.gov>; Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov>; Jones, Gary cGary.Jones@fema.gov>; Miller, Mary Lynne cMaryLynne.Miller@fema.gov>; Sherman, Ron

,

<Ron.Sherman@fema.gov>; Gair, Brad <Brad.Gair@fema.gov>; Souza, Kevin <Kevin.Souza@fema.gov>; Carleton, John <John.Carleton@fema-gov>; Davison, Todd ~Todd.Davison@fema.gov>; Glenn, Steve cSteve.Glenn@fema.gov>; Best, Dan cDan.Best@fema.gov>; Walke, James <James.Walke@fema.govs Sent: Fri Sep 02 09:04:24 2005 Subject: Nancy/Bill:

I know Nancy is fully engaged in MS, but is there ant way I can get her to go to Baton Rouge.
I am looking to set up a Recovery Command to cover all the state and coordinate the programs and relief. I need someone strong and someone that will be near the ~FO/~irector. I am envisioning a four pronged approach that Nancy would oversee:
Housing Resources and Development/strike teams - Brad Gair with 5 IA TACs IA Operation ( D R C s , staffing, training, victim placement, ESF#C) - Kevin Souza/John Carleton Long Term Recovery - Todd Davison if available or Gair PA Operations - Steve G l e and Dan Best with ~ PA TACs We will heavily rely on the TACs and the resources at the long term recovery office. While this may seem like a request, it really isn't at this juncture Brad, this the facility you have organized able to handle the staff w e are going to need for the Recovery Coordination Center
'

,,

i

Dan Daniel A. Craig Director, Recovery Division Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20472 202.646.3642 202.646.2730 fax daniel.craig@dhs.gov

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William
Friday. September 02.2005 12:43 PM Redfeam, Jack

To:
,

Subject: Please cancel

Please cancel name requests for Nancy Ward & Teny Zuiderhoeck if you haven't already. Thanks

Page 1 o 1 f

From:
Sent:

FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER
Friday. September 02,2005 12:47 PM

To:

Altshuler, Brooks; Andrews, Nicol D - Public Affairs; Brown, Michael D; Buikema. Edward; Burris, Ken;Craig, Daniel; Eligan, Richard; FEMA HSCenter; 'FEMA NRCC'; Heath. Michael; Jamieson. Gil; Laird, Vicki; Lokey, William; Lowder, Michael; Pawlowski, Michel; Rhode, Patrick; Rule. Natalie

Subject: Emergency Dedarations

FEMA-3215-EM for Arkansas and FEMA-3215 f o r Texas have declared for Cat B assistance.

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent: To:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02.2005 1.07 PM Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael

Subject: Call Please

5500 left in Dome. We are ready to start sending refugees to other states. Need POCs ASAP to identify destinations in respective states that offered shelter

From: Sent: To: Subject:
Ok. Stand by.

Lowder, Michael Friday, September 02,2005 1 :06 PM Lokey, William Re: Call Please
Will call very shortly.

- ----Original

Message-----

F r o m : Lokey, William <Williarn.Lokey@fema.gov> To: Buikema, Edward <Edward.Buikema@fema.gov>; Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@fema.gov> S e n t : Fri Sep 0 2 13:05:17 2 0 0 5 Subject: Call Please
5 5 0 0 left i n D o m e . W e are ready t o start sending refugees to other states. ASAP to identify destinations in respective states that offered shelter

Need POCs

.

From:
Sent:

To:

Subject:

Jenkins. Wanda panda.Jenkins@dhs.gov] Friday, September 02,2005 1: 9PM 0 'wiliiarn.lokey@dhs.goV Fw: helping in the New Orleans disaster

Wanda Jenkins DHS-FEMA-TSC

----- Original Message----From: Nicolas K Jackson To: Jenkins, Wanda <Wanda.Jenkins@dhs.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 12:01:15 2005 Subject: helping in the New Orleans disaster

e

/

The name of our company is Apple's Mobile Catering, LLC. We have a GSA, and have 5 tractor trailers with the total capacity of feeding 1500 people per day with hot meals, and can have the trucks on site within 24 hours. In light of the terrible things happening in New Orleans, we are trvina to aet =nm-nn= a + -Ma to tell us how we can help.

Please e-mail Charles McDougall at with the FEMA people who can give us information how to help. So far, as usual, we only receive runarounds and dead-ends. Surely there is someone at FEMA who is authorized to give us good information. Charles McDougall
..LLC

b

k,

From: Sent: To: Subject:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02,2005 1:l 1 PM Gray, Richard; Harrington, Richard; Jones. Gary FW:helping in the New Orleans disaster

I wish this lady would stop sending me this stuff but maybe you guys can energeize something, especially from the NRCC or RRCC

- - - - - Original Message----From: Jenkins, Wanda [mailto:Wanda.JenkinsO~s.gov] Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 12:09 PM To: lwilliarn.lokey@dhs.gov' Subject: Fw: helping in the New Orleans disaster
Wanda Jenkins
DHS-FEMA-TSC
i

----- Original Message----From: Nicolas K Jackson To: Jenkins, Wanda <Wanda. ov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 12:01:15 2005 Subject: helping in the New Orleans disaster

.

The name of our company is Apple's Mobile Catering, LLC. We have a GSA, and have 5 tractor trailers with the total capacity of feeding 1500 people per day with hot meals, and can have the trucks on site within 24 hours. In light of the terrible things happening in New Orleans, we are trying to get someone at FEMA to +-11 L--- - - ? can help. Please e-mail Charles McDougall at @ w i t h the FEMA people who can give us information how to help. So far, as usual, we only receive runarounds and dead-ends. Surely there is someone at FEMA who is authorized to give us good information. Charles McDougall
A ~ ~ l e 'Mobile Caterinu, LLC s

---

.on cr

Page 1 of 1

From:

Tarnillow, Michael
'

Sent:
To:

Friday. September 02,2005 1:13 PM

Bishop. Robert; Brown Mike - ' I ; DavidA. Webb (dave.webb@dhs.gov); Davis. PamL; Deborah Wing (Deboran.w~g~~hs.gov); Donley, Diane; EST-DIR; ESTOIRAST; EST-EMERBR; EST-EMERSRV; EST-ESFO9; EST-ESFOS-A; EST-ESF15; EST;FEMA-R04-ROC-ESFO9; Fenton, Robert; Gerald R. George ' 1 ; Gray. Richard; Beall. Jack; Jones, Greg; Koshgarian, Susan; Lokey, () William; Hepler, Megs; Lowder, Michael; Pawlowski, Michel; Peter Smalley (peter.smalley@dhs.gov);Pfaff, Bn-- P i n r ~ m e -Rkk Marfjmez (E-mail 2) (Rick Martinez (E-mail 2)); Rick Martinez (E-mail) ,-_ ..-r) Schurnann Evan n; 4 1 n Stephen; Yi, YunChong 1e.

Subject:

US&R Update - 09-02-05 1300.doc

Attachments: US&R Update 09-02-05 - 1300.doc

-

-

-

Update - address corrections

From:

Sent: To:
Subject:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02,2005 1:6 PM I Buikema, Edward; Brown. Michael D RE: Cali Please

Ed\,Mike: Spoke with NO Fire Department Liaison. First question "Which Fire?" The big ones are the wharf, the warehouse and the hotel. They have no water pressure, the have no assets for a i r dropping water, no one is threatened, there are no toxins, and they have higher public safety priorities. They are protecting exposures and letting it burn. They and state feel any available air assets ought to stay with life saving activities.

Sorry I could not do better.

From:

Lowder. Michael
Friday, September 02.2005 1 2 PM .2 Lokey, W illiarn Re: Call Please

Sent:
To: Subject:

-----Original Message----From: Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov> To: ~uikema,Edward cEdward.Buikemaofema.gov>; Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@fema.gov> Sent: Fri Sep 02 13:05:17 2005 Subject: Call Please
5500 left in Dome. W are ready to start sending refugees to other statese ASAP to identify destinations in respective states that offered shelter

N e e d POCs

From: Sent:

TO:
Cc:
Subject:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02.2005 1:55 PM 'EST-ESFI 6 Widomski. Michael RE: Updated Talking Points 9-2

Please get accurate data on SAR. State and local assets and teams and EMAC teams have made at least half of the rescues. It looks like DHS is bragging the way we wrote it. Would cause friction is pres or brown quote this

- - - - - Original Message----From: EST-ESP15 [mailto:Est-ESF158dhs.govI Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 12 :24 PM Subject: Updated Talking Points 9-2

- - - - -O r i g i n a l Message--- -From: Widomski, Michael Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 1 x 1 7 PM TO : EST-ESFlS Cc: Rule, Natalie; 'Taylor, Cindy' Subject: Updated Talking Points 9-2 at 1:00 pm Please distribute these talking points to the usual suspects. KATRINA TALKING POINTS 9-2-05 UPDATE - 1:00 pm 1
KE!Y

MESSAGES:

* FEMA continues with our first priority of life saving efforts, with resources being directed to those with the most urgent needs.
t FEMA continues to push out critical commodities to the impacted areas, including meals ready to eat, water, ice, medical supplies and
I

I

generators.

i !
)

* This is truly the perfect storm. Hurricane Katrina's blow to the Gulf States destroying thousands of homes and businesses, was followed by a second disaster, that of a great flood. The devastation from the storm stretches 90,000 square miles across the Gulf States.
t We ask for patience - though we understand how difficult and emotionally stressful your situation may be - as we work 24-hours a day doing all w e can to help the victims of this catastrophic disaster get into a safe and stable place.

!

I

'

* This is a time for our nation to band together and lend a helping hand to our fellow citizens. The outpouring of offers of goods, services and cash donations to the response effort have been overwhelming, f demonstrating the humanity in the wake o disaster.
Life Saving Efforts:
'
t Twenty Eight Urban Search and Rescue task forces are working in Louisiana and ~ississippi- Eight swift water teams from California are also deployed making a total of nearly 1,800 personnel.
t

More than 7,000 rescues have been reported by Search and Rescue

T

units
o

o

2,000 by Urban Search and Rescue Teams 5,000 by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) ships, boats and aircraft

Medical Resources : Fifty-seven teams from the National isa aster ~edicalSystem (NDMS) have been deployed. o 44 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams o 4 Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams o 4 Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams o 1 Mental Health, o 1 National Medical Response Teams
t

I

* Seven NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) and 3 strike teams are supporting New Orleans medical facilities and hospitals not fully operational as a result of Hurricane Katrina, as well as setting up Mash style tents.
t Seven DMATs and 3 strike teams are supporting New Orleans medical facilities and hospitals not fully operational as a result of Hurricane

Ka trina

.

* Five NDMS DMATs and 5 strike teams are working in medical facilities and hospitals in Gulfport, siloxi and other areas of Mississippi. *
2,000 patients have been evacuated through the New Orleans airport.

NDMS has also identified 2,600 hospital beds i a 12-state area n around the affected area and is working with DOD and the Veteran's Administration to move patients from the affected areas to these facilities.

*

I

* HHS, VA, DOD and NDMS are working in the public health and medical areas and are working on establishing temporary MASH style facilities for the ambulatory and non-ambulatory cases.
t veterinary Medical Assistance Teams have also been deployed to provide medical care to pets and livestock, as well as provide any needed veterinary medical care for rescue dogs.

I
I

I

Commodities:
USDA1s Food and Nutrition Service is providing food at shelters and mass feeding sites and issuing emergency food stamps, infant formula and
t

I

1

food packages to households in need,
t Commodity drops have taken place in harder to reach locations in ~ississippiand to the New Orleans Convention Center where food and water supply was needed Thursday.
t

1
I

6 7 million liters of water delivered .
1.7 million pounds of ice delivered

* *
*

1 - 9 million Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) delivered

170,000 total meals served in one day throughout affected areas There are currently over 1,700 trucks which have been mobilized through federal, state and contract sources to supply ice, water and supplies. Supplies and equipment are moving into the hardest hit areas as quickly as possible, especially water, ice, meals, medical supplies, and generators.

* While rescue efforts continue, it may be several days before emergency workers are able to reach all the victims of this hurricane, and
43

we are working to communicate with those affected in every way possible
;

* We will do everything we can to minimize losses and help those affected get back on their feet. Recovery will take time, but FEMA will be here as long as needed.
Sheltering: is supporting our state partners, the American Red Cross and voluntary agencies in ensuring that victims of the storms are in safe shelters with essential life-sustaining commodities. Shelters will continue to be the safest place for victims to stay in place.
FEMA

*

I

* FEMA is working with a multi-state housing task force to address expected continued sheltering and eventual housing needs.
t There has been a decrease in total number of evacuees in shelters from 91,024 to 85,034.

* More than 600 buses have been sent to the Superdome for the ground evacuation of individuals sheltered at the Superdome to the Houston, TX Astrodome.
t Evacuations have been made to Houston (at capacity) and are beginning Friday to San Antonio {to be housed at Kelly Air Force Base). Busing will continue from Louisiana on to Dallas Texas Reunion Arena, now that the Astrodome has reach capacity.

Security:
t The unruly behavior of residents of New Orleans following the 'devastation of Hurricane Katrina has not only been a great disappointment but a danger to their fellow citizens.

i

* With 13,000 National Guard on the ground in three states and an additional 1,400 arriving Thursday, another 1,400 Friday and 1,400 on Saturday, security of victims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina will be much improved. A total of 27,000 members of the National Guard will be deployed to the affected areas. For those in Louisiana, the National Guard is assisting with security around the evacuations.
t New Orleans has now also received 200 Border Patrol agents, 200 additional law enforcement officers from other Louisiana jurisdictions as well as 2,000 officers from neighboring states to assist in restoring order in the streets of New Orleans.

\

Housing : + FEMA has established a Housing Area Command in Baton Rouge, LA to oversee all temporary housing operations across the Hurricane Katrina impacted areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

* Under F E W has contracted with five major engineering/construction firms to bring together the necessary level of talent, resources and expertise required for a major construction effort of this magnitude.
AL Governor Bob Riley has offered hotel and lodge rooms and camp sites suitable for emergency housing trailers at Alabama's 22 state parks to evacuees.

* FEMA, in close coordination with the Department of Homeland Security '!private Sector Office, is working to identify, locate and procure a wide .'variety of transportable housing types and units sufficient to meet the demand.

rt Working through the emergency support functions of the disaster, the Dept. of Transportation is reporting that all bridges and railways are closed in New Orleans, and the port 4 s closed.

* In ~ississippi, 1-10 is open with one lane westbound open for emergency response vehicles only. There is damage to all 1-10 bridges. U.S. 90 bridge is destroyed.
A team of 66 transportation experts is supporting state and local officials in the damage assessment of highways, railroads, airports, transit systems, ports and pipelines. The Department of Transportation is supporting detour planning and critical transportation system repairs.

* As of September 2 at 6:00 a . m . , 1.79 million customers are without power throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Louisiana - 780,735; MS - 774,244; Alabama - 235,213
. . Staying Put

* W still have many people very much in harm's way, and want to e caution people about trying to return home.
o

Please don't put yourself

-

or our first responders

-

at risk.

o

Listen to state and local officials who ask you to remain in shelters, homes or safe places until given the "all clearu to travel. Roads are very likely to be damaged or blocked by debris. Cars on the road slow emergency managers and first responders in doing their job. Outside Contacts: We know the people impacted by Hurricane Katrina are suffering, and our thoughts are with all of those who have been stranded by the storm and are seeking to connect with family members and friends.
We are asking individuals who have access to means of communicating outside of the impacted areas to reach out to loved ones and let them know they are safe.
t

I
I

I

I
I

If you evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina, make every attempt to call friends and loved ones outside the disaster area, and ask that those you contact pass along information about your safety and whereabouts.
o o During a disaster such as this, and with so many communications systems down, there is no w a y to have an organized, centralized number or system to find individuals who evacuated. o

,
I

I

~lso, people should understand that due to communication disruptions during large disasters, it may take several days for loved ones to contact those outside the disaster area.

Declarations and Assistance:
t President Bush moved quickly to declare major disasters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama making them eligible for presidential disaster aid for both public and individual aid ensuring the swift response of the federal government to help Xatrina's victims.

n The President today verbally declared an emergency exists in the States of Arkansas and Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by ~urricane

,

45

Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29. 2005, and continuing.

* President Bush declared the affected counties in Florida ,amajor disaster from the initial hit of then category 1 Katrina, freeing up federal aid and support for county and state government needs.
o With the President's disaster declarations, we are able to bring full resources of the federal government to bear to help the residents in the impacted states with emergency needs and recovery support '
o

individuals in the declared counties are eligible for disaster assistance

32 parishes in Louisiana have been designated for both Individual and Public Assistance programs. 15 counties in Mississippi have been declared for Individual ~ssistance. 3 counties in Alabama have been designated Individual Assistance programs and 6 counties for Public Assistance. Three counties in Florida have been declared for Public Assistance.

o

o Damage surveys will commence for other areas after the life-saving and life-sustaining efforts are complete and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated.

* Affected individuals in declared counties can register online at www.fema.gov or call FEMA's toll-free registration line 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362)

-

TTY 800-462-7585.

o Registering on-line is encouraged due to the possibility of high call volume.
o
i

If registering by phone, owners of cormercial properties and residents with only minor losses are urged to wait a few days before calling so those whose homes were destroyed or heavily damaged can be served first.
'

o

Storm victims with insurance coverage should contact their insurance company or agent before calling to report losses and, if necessary, to request an advance or partial payment of their settlement.

o If you have a family member with internet access who can help you register, that may also be an option to avoid busy signals and waits on our teleregistration line. www.fema.gov is also a great source to access information on available assistance, disaster recove- center locations once they begin opening, and other disaster specific information.
o o Our registration centers are operating 2 4 / 7 , and we've added personnel to minimize wait time as much as possible.
o

1I

I
I

I

We are aware that some people with serious needs might not be able to call us due to power or phone outages - we'll be operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week until all have a chance to register with FEMA.

* When registering for assistance, F 3 M A has a number of programs to help meet basic shelter and emergency needs
o Temporary housing assistance to make repairs to homes with limited damaged or provide rental assistance to those with more substantial damage

o Low interest disaster loans through SBA to repair or replace homes, personal property or businesses that sustained damage, not covered by 1' insurance
o

Assistance with other emergency needs, which could include medical expenses, transportation expenses, or repair or replacement of certain
46

personal property

Message

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Lowder, Michael Friday. September 02.2005 2 3 PM :8 Turner, Libby; EST-ESFOG; EST-ESFOG-A; Garratt, David; Jones. Bed Buikema. Edward; Heath, Michael; Wells, Scott; Lokey, William; Robinson. Tony

To:

Cc:

Subject: FW: TIME SENSITIVE: Govs of neighboringstates able and willing to receive evacuees

Information on POC's

Ffo~

Sent: Friday, kptembk,; 2005 2:01 PM o

.-

-

To: Grant, Margaret M. Cc: Lowder, Michael Subject: RE: TIME SENSITIVE: Govs of neighboring states able and willing to receive evacuees
Thanks Maggie - Michel Lowder the Deputy Director of the Response Division at FEMA will be able to assist. I know he's doing his best over there and has been a huge help to us. ICC'd him above. Let us know if there's anything else we can do on our end.

i

-

-- --

, l

From: Grant, Margaret M. Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 158 PM To: Nichols, Bethany A. Subject: FW: TIME SENSITIVE: Govs of neighboring states able and willing to receive evacuees
Let me know who Ican put in touch with the Governor ----Original Message----From: Grant, Margaret M. Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:33 AM To: 'st-lo.IIMG@dhs.gov' Cc: Farrell, 3. Elizabeth; Holand, Annatisa Subject: TIME SENSITIVE: Govs o neighboring states able and willing to receive evacuees f

II
I

Todd: per our conversation. listed below are the chiefs of staff of three governors. They stand ready lo receive but have had no communication. Thanks for vour prompt attention to this matter as Iknow you have .I000 other issues to address. Maggie

i

-

ARKANSAS Able to take 15,000 now! (multiple sites throughout the state - no tent cities - doctors, schools, meals, showers, beds ready to go) Govemor Huckabee telephoned me at 11:15arn stating that he spoke with Governor Blanco's chief sf staff at 1l a m today asking him to send 200-500 buses to New Orleans immediately and they need to have armed escorts. The Govemor wants to help but feels a bit uncomfortable about sending his folks in with no guidance and assurances of safety. Governor Huckabee says that there are "several" (exact number not known) in Little Rock that could airlift folks much faster than buses but he does not have the authority to use them (DOD does). He wanted to offer the planes as an alternative to buses. Thus, Govemor is currently mobilizing 400 buses t gc o LA at Govemor Blanco's request but wants federal blessing and guidance before heading south.

Message
Brenda Turner (CO$ Governor Huckabeel

Page 2 of 2

e-(Governor's,.personal cell) (cell) [hard linr
'
-

ALABAMA Able to receive up to 7000 now (same as ahn\lo\ Toby R o (COS) ~ 3 (eel!
.

GEORGIA (Sonny Perdue - Governor) Is mobilizing to receive but needs to know how many we need him to take. Started to receive folks yesterday (600) by plane without any warning. Georgia has three airfields that are not dose together. Thus, coordination with the Govern i GEMA (ernnmmcv team\ is critical. s Heidi Green i(hard lin , . (cell)

-

(hard line)

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02,2005 2:48 PM Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Yi, YunChong; Tamillow, Michael; Beall. Jack; Pawlowski, Michel; Brown. M@tael D

To:

Subject: Phone

For the time being, the best chance to reach me is through

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

FEMA-R6-ROC-ESFS Friday, September 02,2005 2:48 PM Bowen, Phillip; Bushnell, Jon; Cacanindin. Vince; Clark, Marsha; 'Dochnal. Col. Alfred', Downing. Jessee; EST-CONOPS-Action-Matrix; EST-ESFOSICUl: EST-ESF051CU2; ESTESFOSICU3; EST-ESF05PL2; EST-ESFOSPLNSI; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; FEMAMOC-BOTHELL; FEMA-MOC-DENTON; FEMA-NRCC; FEMA-R04-OPSCELL; FEMA-R04ROC-ESFOS; FEMA-R04-ROC-1PChief; FEMA-R6-ROC-DEPDIR; FEMA-R6-ROC-DIR; FEMA-R6-ROC-DOD; 'Forscorn'; Horak, Kenneth; HQ Reports; Kieling. Harry; King, Michael; 'LA office of homeland security', Lokey, William; Mathey, Jacqueline; MERS-DT All Hands; Monette, Ted; Parr, Philip; R6 All Hands; Scott, Cynthia; Stoffel. Sharon; Wallace, RMark FEMA-1603-DRIA DHS SitRep Wrksht 9/2/05 1200 CDT

To:

Subject:

. . Attachments: FEMA-\~O~-DR-LA Wrksht 9-02-05 1200.doc DHS

From:

Sent:
To :

Subject:
Importance:

Jevec. Robert . Friday, September 02,2005 2:49 PM Kleinman. Gary;Libby, Mark; Pyler. Bonnie; Pinheuo, Ronald; Bryce, Michael; Formanski, Stephen; Bowman, Thomas; Wetter, Donald; Fletcher, Dan; Adrianopoli, Carl; Odom, Janet; Cote. Mick; Taylor, AmyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding, Joan; Krol, Stan; Boden, William; Piggott, William; Gruber, Timothy; Lee, Alvin; Kelly, Mark; Beall, Jack; Reilly, Margaret; Balingit-Wines. Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koemer, H a w Allen. Stephen; Rathkamp. George; Canton. David; Bell, Millard; Flake. Dennis; Long. Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Terry; Timmons. Meta; Lindbergh. Gary, Young. H-James; ESTESFOB: EST-DIR; EST-DEPUTY; EST-EMERBR: Lokey. William: Buikema. Edward: '.owder. Michael; Simlons, Gary; Wing, Deborah; Hepler, Megs; EST-ESF08-A NDMS Resource Status Report d o 1325 EDT, 2 Sep 05

High

"L.

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT
Updated: 9/2/05 13:35

Region IV

DMORT Regions I & II

United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate Federal Emergency Management Agency . National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Section 'tel: 202-646-2439 roberl.jevec@dhs.gov

Message

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Ramos. Margaret Friday, September 02.2005 2:52 PM Brock, Robert Lokey. William; Canvile, William; Sherman. Ron; DeMello. Justin: Adamcik. Carol Ann; Randle, Wayne; Housand. Helen; Nawrocki. Carolyn; Nantier. Jacqueline; Ramos. Margarr

To:

Subject:

FW: Dollarfl-hrifty Drop Fee waived for New Orleans/Gulfport/Biloxi Importance: High

FYI. I i l l forward any additional information as i t becomes available. w
Margaret Ramos Oflice of General Counsel 202-646-4326 (voice) 202-646-3958 (fax)

From: Braswell, Christine [maitto:-

-a .

Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2:41 PM
To: 'Rarnos, MargareV "bjeck MI: &llarlThrifty Drop Fee waived for New Orleans/Gulfport/Bilox i Importance: High

7

-

.

.

FYI

From: Randy Tietsott [mailto: Sent: Thursday, September 0 -1 To: undisdosed-recipients Subject: Dollar/Thrifly Drop Fee waived for New Orleans/Gulfport/Biloxi
3:lj

Importance: High
OPERATIONS UPDATE
Currently the Dollar and Tbrif3yoperations at the New Orleans a+rt are closed No reopening

date has been set and we have been unable to access the area to determine the extent of the damages. The Dollar downtown operation in New Orleans will be closed until further notice. Customers with a car on rent from these locations can return the car to my Dollu or T n i hfy location in the Lower 48 United States and the usual one-way drop charge will be waived n h li s policy will remain in effect until the New Orleans airport resumes operations. In addition, these same customers may extend their current rental at the existing rate. Also, the Gulfport/Biloxi Regional airport remains closed affecting the l k i f t y licensee operation there. Customers with a car on rent from Gulfpod are to

Message

Page 2 of 2

be dircctcd to thc Pcnucola, Florida, or Montgomery, Alabama. locations where the drop clurge will be waived

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Executive Director, Government Sales 13973 Gill Brook Lane Centreville, VA 20121 703-631-6628 Tel. 703-631-6629 Fax

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

Ramos, Margaret Friday, September 02.2005 253 PM Brock. Robert; Lokey, William; Carwile. William; Sherman, Ron; DeMello. Justin; Adamcik, Carol Ann; Randle, Wayne; Housand, Helen; Nawrocki. Carolyn; Nantier, Jacqueline; Ramos. Margaret;

To:

- I Subject: FW: Hurricane Relief Priority Government Reservations Number

k

FYI. I will forward additional information as it becomes available.

Margaret Ramos Offlce of General Counsel
202-646-4326 (voice) 202-646-3958 (fix)

From: Braswell, Christine [mailto:L . JSent: Friday, September 02,2005 2:41 PM To: 'Ramos, Margaret' Subject: FW: Hurricane Relief Priority Government Reservations Number

-

-2-

FYI

f ,'

From: Dampman, Richard J [mailto:R, . . Sent: Friday, Seotember 02.2005 1:53 PM To. b j e c t ~

.
t

b e r

7 L' -

-' i n ! /

Cullen, Brenda & Christine, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has established a priority reservations number for Federal relief efforts. This is a dedicated line that will be manned 24 hours per day to help coordinate vehicles and speaal requests for the military. Please feel free to distribute this to anyone involved with the disaster that comes to you for help. This line will also coordinate quick responses to bids, RFQs or any other needs that they may have.
I

You can also reach Xavier or Ihere'in DC with any questions.

Sincerely,

Rich Darnpman Enterprise Rent-A-Car

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: TKE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS E-MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY AITACHMENTS HERETO CONSTITUTES CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PRIVILEGED INFORMATION. THIS NFORMATION IS INTENDED FOR THE SOLE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHOM IT IS

Page 2 of 2
ADDRESSED. IF YOU ARE NOT THE INTENDED RECIPIENT OF THIS EMAIL, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTlFlED THAT ANY DISCLOSURE, COPYING, FORWARDING, DISTRIBUTION, OR THE TAKING OF ANY ACTION IN RELIANCE ON THIS INFORMATION, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY US BY TELEPHONE 703/996-15 19 FOR THE RETURN OF THIS EMAIL AND CONTENTS.

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Yi, YunChong

Friday, September 02.2005 31 5 PM .
Lokey. William

To:

Subject: RE: Phone
Bill: The Call-In number for the 3pm OPS Conf. Call is voice today 3X no less. O

-

I
Very nice to hear your

I

From: Lokey, William Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 2:47 PM To: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Yi, YunChong; Tamillow, Michael; Beall, Jack; Pawlowski, Michel; Brown, Michael D Subject: Phone

For the time being, the best chance to reach me is through

1

Page I of 1

From: Sent:
.To:

Carscadden. Susan Friday, September 02,2005 322 PM
HQ All Hands

11

.'Subject: Rest Area for FEMA HQ Staff

Rest areas have been secured for HQ staff in set aside rooms at the Holiday Inn and are available now. These rooms may be used by staff on a 4-hour basis. They will be available 2417 to support emergency response operations. The service is available for Agency staff, contractors & other Federal staff supporting EST operations. Protocols for utilizing this resource follow: Someone from your organization should go to Room # 823 in the Holiday Inn and pick up registration forms for their staff. An administrative person will be stationed in this room on a 24-hour per day basis and can be reached by calling 2024794000, extension 7823. Staff, who need to avail themselves of this resource should complete a registration form and have it authorized by having it signed by their supervisor. They can then take the form to Room #823 where they will receive their key. This service will be provided as long as needed to support Agency operations.
r

These rooms are being made available only for resting; therefore, no room service or pay per view will be available.

I

I
,J

This e-mail is being forwarded at the request of Tom Mcquilian.

If you have questions about this service, please contact Rebecca Marr (X3201) or Vern Wingert (~2872).

Page Z af f

To:

Wells, Scott

Subject: TX Evac Concern San Antonio will not accept pets. Dave does

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

Page 1 of 3

From:
Sent:

Russo, James N
Friday, September 02,2005 3 3 PM :5

To:

Lokey. William; Gallagher. Mark; Coachman, Sandy

Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
Folks, this may be a hoax, but I received this first by phone from the IRS. It may be worth a look if you have personnel in this area. Stay safe

From: Yarbrough Linnie E mly [a a it -, Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 3:22 PM To: 'Jarnes.russo@dhs.gov' Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Pemn

L

Tm

Linnie E. Yarbrough Senior Security Support Specialist Emergency Management/Physical Security Mission Assurance & Security Services

-

L l

----Original Message--From: Cothron Melissa R Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:51 PM To: Ruf Eric C; Yarbrough Linaie E Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

See below, Dan Boone's answer. Does anyone have a FEMA contact? Melissa Cotbron, M.Ed.

LR Specialistichief, Health Services Section 801 Broadway, RM A440 Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: Fax: 0 . 0S:HC:R:FO:B

-

7

.

,

-Original Message-From- Boone Dan

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY o Person r

Page 2 of3

Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:44 PM To: Cothron Melissa R Subject: RE: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

' m The only thing I can think of would be to forward it to FEMA, but I have no contacts there. L a little suspect of it though they don't give an address. Could be a hoax
----Original Message----From: Cothron Melissa R Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:35 PM To: Boonc Dan Subject FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

Dan, see below. Is there anything that we can do?
Melissa Cothron, M.Ed. LR Specialist/Chief, Health Services Section 801 Broadway, R M A440 Nashville, TN 37203 /-__.
O n e

.

Fax:

0S:HC:R:FO:B

L

'-7

~~~

--Original Message--From: Ruf Eric C Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:25 PM To: Cothron Melissa R Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

---Original Message-ak From: Johnson Robert M r Scnt: Friday, September 02,2005 12:28 PM To: Ruf Eric C Subject: FW- OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENC( or Person

Eric, I hope I was not the only one to receive this emergency request. But please forward it nonetbeless. Mark Johnson Program Analyst SPEC Area 3 SE:W:CAR:SPEC:FO:DAL

\

,

.

"I . .

.

.

. . .

. .

.

.

.

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
MC 0700 MSRO, Room 460 4050 Alpha Road Dallas, Texas 75244

Page 3 of 3

-

From EmergencyEmail.ORG [&- -l--'Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 9 : 2 ~ To:- I Subject: LA: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
-

OPEN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE any agency any person

'

We have a Salvation Army Building in New Orleans Has victims on 2nd and third floor with no way out. 1st Floor Flooded.
No food or water left in building.

THE EMERGENCY EMAIL & WIRELESS NETWORK http:Nwww.emerecncycm-Lord

f

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

Page 1of 3

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William Friday, September 02.2005 3 3 PM :6 Russo, James N

To:

Subject: RE: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
Nick, We have received numerous inquiries such as this. : -1. This group does not appear to have the urgency as others. I just pass them to the SAR group for plotting and planning. You looked good on N
-

i ->

1 -

---

From: Russo, James N

Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2:35 PM
To: Lokey, William; Gallagher, Mark; Coachman, Sandy Subje& FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
Folks. this may be a hoax, but Ireceived this first by phone from the IRS. It may be worth a look ifyou have personnel in this area. Stay safe From: Yarbrough Linnie E [mailtc Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 3:22 PM To: '~ames.~usso@dhs.~ov' . Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person
i

.L--

Linnie E. Yarbrough Senior Security Support Specialist

Emergency ManagementJPhysicalSecurity Mission Assurance & Security Services Tennessee

-.

----Original Message--From: Cothron Melissa R Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:51 PM To: Ruf Eric C; Yarbrough Linnic E Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGES-

or Person

See below, Dan Boonc's answer. Does anyone have a FEMA contact?

Melissa Cothron, M-Ed. LR SpecialisKhief, Health Services Sectlon 801 Broadway, RM A440

,

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

Page 2 of 3

Nashville. TN 37203

---Original Message-From: Boone Dan Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:44 PM To: Cothron Melissa R Subject: RE: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

The only thing I can think of would bc to forward it to FEMA, but I have no contacts there. I a little suspect of it though ' m they don't give an address. Could be a hoax. --Original Message--From: Cothron Melissa R Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1:3S PM To: Boone Dan Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

-

)

Dan, see below. Is there anything that we can do?
Melissa Cothron, M.Ed. LR Specialist/Chief,Health Services Section 801 Broadway, RM A440 Nasbvilie, Th' 37203 Phone: Fax: 0S:HC:R:FO:B

---Original Message---From: Ruf Eric C Sent: Friday, September 02,2005 1% PM To: Cothron Melissa R Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

-

-----Original Message--From: Johnson Robert Mark Sent: Friday. September 02,2005 12:28 PM To: Ruf Eric C Subject: FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

:
I

FW: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

Page 3 of 3

Eric, I hope I was not the only one to receive this emergency request. But please forward it nonetheless. Mark Johnson Program Analyst SPEC Area 3 SE:W:CAR:SPEC:FO:DAL MC .0700 MSRO, Room 460 4050 Alpha Road Dallas. Texas 75244

7

From: EmergencyEmaiLORG [mailto2 Sent Friday, September 02,2005 9-2 5 A

n:r. m

7

u

Subject: LA: OPEN CALL for Assistance ANY AGENCY or Person

OPEN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE any agency any person
I

We have a Salvation Army Building in New Orleans Has victims on 2nd and third floor with no way out. 1st Floor Flooded.

No food or water left in building.
THE EMERGENCY EMALL & WIRELESS NETWORK htt~r//m.cnlcrg-cncyenlail.or~

From: Sent: To:
Subject:

~ridG September 02.2005 4:00 PM Tarnillow, Michael Re: Air Transportation for US&R

- ‘ _ - i

Mike,
The USFS a t t h e National Interagency F i r e Center i n Boise has contract air transportation s i t t i n g a t there s i t e a v a i l a b l e t o move f e d e r a l wildland handcrews. Have your ESF 9 person check with ESF 4 and see i f they would be available t o transport US&R personnel i f you

need i t .
Kim

From:
Washington, D C

Page 1 of 1

EST-ESF1S [Est-ESF1S@dhs.gov]

The A r n e M n Red Cross launched a website linking family members who are seeking news about bved ones living in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Visit h e -Family Links R e g i s y via www.redaossq(g to register yourself, a missing relative or view Ule existing list of registrants. There is a link on the FEMA hornepage to this site.

ESF-15 External Affairs DHSIFEMA National Response Coordination Center

From:
Sent: To:

Subject:
..
.

Lowder. Michael ~ichael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Friday. September 02,28055:24 PM William.Lokey@dhs.gov' Superdome?

-

-$my idea . b o w many remain at the SD?

From:
Sent:

Lokey, William Friday. September 02,2005 5 5 4 PM

To:
Subject:

'Lowder, Michael'
RE: Superdome?

According to Curt who his on scene there are less than 5000

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael Imailto:Michael.Lowder@dhs.govl Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 4 : 2 4 PM To: 'William.Lokey~hs.gov' Subject : Superdome?
Any idea how many remain at the SD?

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Dominguez, Carlos
Friday. September 02,2005 5:54 PM

To:

Rhode, Patrick; Burris, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks; Dickinson. Charlie; Matticks. John; Paulison. Robert David; Buikema, Edward; Craig. Daniel; English. Patricia; Gauger, Teresa; Hall. Michael-FCO; Jarnieson. Gil; Lowder, Michael; Maurstad. David; McQuillan. Thomas: Ward. Nancy; West, Barry; Young, Margaret; Bdch. Michael; Botta. Louis; Carwile. William; Coachman. Sandy; Costello, Thomas; Davies. Tom; DeMello, Justin; Fukutomi, David; Gair. Brad; Hernandez, Justo; Jackson, Marianne; Karl, Michael; Lokey, William; Martinasco, Peter; Mitchell, Carlos; Monette, Ted; Munoz, Jesse; Parr, Philip; Russell. Tony; Russo, James N; Sherman. Ron; Szczech, Gracia; Turner, Libby; Wells, Scott; Trissell. David; Altshuler, Brooks; Campbell, Pauline; 'Hoover. Reynold'; Long, Casey; Rule. Natalie; Schumann, James; Sharro, Stephen; Stahlschmidt, Patricia; Arcuri, Patricia; Armes. Karen; Doherty. Tamara; Freeman, Arthur; Gore, Doug; Hainje, Richard; Horak, Kenneth; Jones. Gary; Miller. Mary Lynne; Odeshoo, Janet; Pennington, John; Picciano, Joe; Stoffel, Sharon

Cc:
Subject:

Bggs, Charlie; Gauger, Teresa; Sloan, Marie; Williams, Lisa; Yachnik. Denise;Payne, Janie;
Cline, Vickie; Russell, Louise DAE Hiring Procedures-Humcane Katrina

Attachments: Hum Kat-DAE Hiring.pdf

Attached is a memorandum on DAE hiring procedures.

From: Sent: To: Subject:

Hirsch. Michael Friday. September 02.2005 6:07 PM Lokey, William; Souza, Kevin FW: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hunicane Katrina Disaster Wceirns fmm Louisiana

Importance:

High

Kevin or Bill, I know you're busy, but I didn't know who else to send t h t s to. The DC emergency rngmt. agency arranged for 10 buses to travel overnight to New O r l e a n s to pick up residents who want to evacuate from the area and come to DC to be sheltered in t h e DC Armory. They're looking for a POC with the La. Emergency M g m t . Agency andfor the La. state Police with whom they can coordinate on this mission. Can either of you help? Mr. Jackson's cell phone and e-mail address are listed below. Thanks.

- - - - - Original Message----From: Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA)

[mailto:, Sent: Friday, September 0 2 , 2005 4-21PM ' To: 'LAEMAC LaEmac9 Cc : Payne, Kerry (DCENA); 'michael.hirsch~dhs .govT subject: RE: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disast er Victims from Louisiana Mr-Schladen: The District bas been working through FEMA and the Red cross eo accomplish this mission- Ten (10) commercial buses with security will depart D.C. at 1700 hours today enroute to the Airport at New Orleans or wherever you designate- DCEMA does not have a Point-of-Contact (POC) for rrylrdinate at your location. The bus convoy will be lead by oh woods, DCEMA, cell : A Please designate at W C at your location soonest. Thank you for your support.

2

j

Andrew L. Jackson, Jr. ~ciing Deputy Director D.C. Emergency Management Agency 2 0 0 0 14th Street, N . W . - 8th Floor Washinqton, D . C . 2 0 0 0 9 'ell)
FAX: :-.. ,

- - - - - Original Message----From: LAEMAC LaErnac [mailto:-Sent: Friday, September 0 2 , i E J : I 5 PM To : Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA) Subject: RE: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Victims from Louisiana

-

What LA Department Requested this service. Please be as specific as possible, and do have a point of Contact. Jon Schladen
E&C

you

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 7667 Indevendence BlvdBaton ~ o u G e LA 7 0 8 0 6 Voice

IZiJIIIIIU r

r

Fax

-

-

-

A

-

Original Message-----

From: Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA) [mailto: Sent: Fridav Se~tember02 30nC ? - n 7 pM ; 'est-emacl@dhs.gov' To: W , Subject: FW: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Victims from Louisiana
ALL:
1700

-

Buses are departing. the District of Columbia today (2 Sep 0 5 ) at

Hours. Where should the buses report to transport evacuees back to the District of Columbia? Andrew L . Jackson, Jr . Acting Deputy Director D.C. Emergency Management Agency 2000 14th Street. N.W. - 8th Floor

Message--- Reiskin, Edward (EOM) > Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:28 PM > To: Childs-Pair, Barbara (DCEMA); Bobb, Robert (EOM); Albert. ~ e i l (EOM); Catania, David (COUNCIL); ~ilchrist Yvonne (DHS); Pane, Gregg , > (DOH) > Cc: Bryson, Dana (EOM); Blair, Rod (DOH); Adams, sherry (DOH); Jackson, > Andrew (DCEMA); Payne, Kerry (DCEMA); Chen, ~ i - R U (EOM); Young, > Benjamin (COUNCIL); - L J > Subject: RE: Provi lters for Hurricane Katrina > Disaster Victims Erom Louisiana
z Prom:

, -----Original ,

>

' > D.C. Armory to House New Orleans Refugees
>
> > >

>

> > > >
> > > > > >

By Eric M . Weiss Washington Post StaEf Writer Thursday, September 1, 2005; 5 : 4 8 PM District officials are working on a plan to bring as many as 400 New Orleans refugees to Washington to shelter them in the D.C. Armory. D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large), City Administrator Robert C . Bobb and other District officials spent today scrambling to put together a plan to help with the desperate health and safety crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina. "We're a city with a lot of resources and a big heart,R Catania said. A spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area rans sit Authority said the District asked

Metro to secure 10 buses equipped with bathrooms to help bring refugees from New orleans'or Houston to the District. The buses would leave as early as Friday afternoon and return on Labor Day. City officials said it would be up to the Red Cross to decide who would come to the District. "The key words here is that it is a work in > progress," said JolEllenCountee, a spokeswoman for the city's > emergency management agency. Twenty caseworkers with the city's Ruman > Services Department would go down with the buses and assist refugees > during the ride back, Countee said. The department would also help > with food, clothing and other assistance once back in the District. > Countee said Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr., commanding general of the > D.C. National Guard, has given permission for the use of the Armory. > The sheltering of hundreds of refugees for an undetermined length of re ti n > would also force the cancellation of numerous scheduled events at the > Armory.
>
> '>
2

- - - - - Original Message----From: Childs-Pair, Barbara (DCEMA) Sent: Thursday, September 0 1 , 2005 9 : 2 6 PM
114

> To : Bobb, Robert (EOM); Reiskin, Edward (EOM); Albert, Neil (EOM) ; > Catania, David (COUNCIL) Gilchrist, Yvonne (DHS); Pane, Gregg (DOH) ; > Cc: Bryson, Dana (EOM); Blair, Rod (DOH) Adams, Sherry (DOH) ; ;
> >
2-

>

Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA); Payne, Kerry (DCEMA); Chen, ~ i - R U (EOM); . Young, Benjamin (COUNCIL); DHunterlaw@aol. com Subject: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Victims from Louisiana

>

> The following is provided relative to the planning and logistical > requirements for the mass care, sheltering, and health and medical z activities for the disaster victims:
>

>

METRO will charter 10 buses - 2 drivers per bus tentatively leaving > tomorrow at 5pm - returning with shelterees on Sunday evening or > Monday morning - (400 people- to include children) > * Red Cross cannot select the victims-(principals and neutrality
>

Per
>

National Red Cross Executive Director), however, will manage the shelter, but will need assistance thru volunteers-DHS and Serve, DC > and DC Cares, (DC will be required to buy cots, blankets, food, etc.>

MPD/DC Protective Services will provide security (can only provide > security for interior doors, has request to send National Guard assets
-z

*

)

> DOH Medical care and first aid and urgent care - DC General Hospital > will serve as the medical center ; > * Mental Health - will provide crisis counselors .' > * DRP - will provide recreational activities for children and adults > and pools, etc. (UDC/Sports Entertainment will provide tickets to > major events) ; > * DCPS will enroll students and provide tokens/homeless D category/provide meals z Elementary schools match with relatives for after school/but > will work out transportation > DRP will transport elementary children to school > * UDC providing college students who reside in the District the > opportunity to continue their education without paying tuition for one
J

> * DHS will provide food vouchers, social workers and volunteers to > work shelter operations

to Louisiana thru EMAC.

MPD/SOD will develop security plan

semester * DHS will establish administrative office within Armory for Social > Services > Gregory Mccarthy in coordination with Warren Graves will touch bases > specifically with Councilmember Ambrose and other councilmembers > * EMA will implement ESF #6-Mass Care, ESF#ll-Food and ESF#8-Kealth > and Medical activities under the District Response Plan
>
>
+

>

>
>

Awaiting response from FEMA Headquarters and State of Louisiana

EMAC

request to the

> >

>
,

Councilmember Catania will take the lead for the fundraising and outreach to the faith community.

s

>
> >

> completed by the Mayor's Press Secretary. >

Press Release will be developed after additional details are

he next meeting will be on Friday, September 2, 2005 in the Mayor s > ceremonial Office. CA Robert Bobb, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and
@

> additional staff from DOH will attend
>

>

> >
> >

>
>

>
z >

>

Barbara Childs-Pair Director D.C. Emergency Management Agency 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, i c e : Fax : (

>

7

Critical ~dmmodities e l e & e ~

Page I of 2

From:
Sent:

EST-€SF?5 f Est-ESF15@dhs.govJ

Friday. September 02,2005 6:08PM

Subject: Critical Commodities Release

Press Release
Critical Commodities Continue Into Disaster Areas While Government Responds to Challenges of Most Catastrophic Disaster in U.S. History Washington - FEMA, along with its federal partners, state governments and voluntary agencies, are all working to keep meals ready to eat (MREs), food, water, ice, medical supplies, generators, and other critical commodities flowing into hurricane-hit areas, said Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hunicane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "This is a disaster of catastrophic magnitude like none we've seen before," said Brown. "Zt has created challenges that we are working around the clock to address and fix. In the meantime, we continue lifesaving and sustaining efforts and directing resources to those wt the most urgent needs." ih
1

i

To date,
15,000 evacuations have been made fiom the New Orlqans Superdometo the Astrodome in Houston and are continuing today to San Antonio for housing at Kelly A ~ Force Base. Evacuations will T continue fiom Louisiana to Reunion Arena in Dallas, and hckland AFB, Tex.
0

2,000 patients have been evacuated from the New Orleans airport. Seven National Disaster Medical Service Disaster Medical Assistance Teams @MATS) and 3 strike teams are supporting New Orleans medical facilities and hospitals not fbHy operationaI and setting up MASH-style tents. Five DMATs and 5 strike tearns are working in medical facilities and hospitals in Gulfport, Biloxi and other areas of Mississippi. I

=
m

Commodities delivered to date include: 1.9 million MREs 6.7 million liters of water 1.7 million pounds of ice More than 600 buses to transport evacuees As of yesterday, there were 204 shelters with a population of 53,004. This number fluctuates

daily. More than 170,000 meals a day are being served throughout the affected areas. 14,000 National Guard are on the ground in three states and an additional 1,400 will anive today and 1,400 on Saturday to assist with security of victims and responders. A total of 27,000 members of the National Guard will be deployed to the affected areas.
a
rn

I

Critical Commodities Release

Page 2 of 2

200 Border Patrol agents, 200 additional law enforcement officers fiom other Louisiana jurisdictions and 2,000 officers f?om neighboring states are assisting in restoring order in the streets of New Orleans.

Nearly 500 U.S. Corps of Engineers civilians and soldiers are working on the New Orleans levee breach and coordinating the transport of ice and water.
A Disaster Recovery Center @RCJ is opening today in Bayou La Batre, Ala., and another tomorrow in Chatom, Ala.

FEMA is setting up a Joint Housing Solutions Center to bring together public, private and voluntary agency stakeholders to develop innovative funding and streamlined operational partnerships to address the short and long-term housing needs of disaster victims.
More than 7,000 people have been rescued - Urban Search and Rescue task forces have made more than 2,000 rescues and U.S. Coast Guard ships, boats and aircraft have been used to rescue approximately 5,000 people. Mected individuals in declared counties can register online for disaster assistance at www.fema.gov or call FEMA's toll-free registration line 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) - TTY 800-462-7585, hours. Victims are encouraged to register on-line due to the possibility of high call volume. If registering by phone, owners of commercial properties and residents with only minor losses are urged to wait a few days before calling so those whose homes were destroyed or heavily damaged can be served first. Phone lines are open 24-hours, 7 days a week.

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.

From: Sent:

To: Subject:

Lokey. William Friday, September 02,2005 6 2 7 PM Hirsch, Michael RE: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disast er Victims from Louisiana

I gave the DC info to staff of Gen Mark Graham or TF ~atrina. They said they would make contact.

- - - - - Original Message----From: Kirsch, Michael Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 5:07 PM To: Lokey, William; Souza, Kevin Subject: FW: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disast er Victims from Louisiana Importance: High
Kevin or Bill, I know you're busy, but I didn't know who else to send this C0. The DC emergency rngmt. agency arranged for 10 buses to travel overnight to New Orleans to pick up residents who want to evacuate from the area and come to DC to be sheltered in khe DC Armory. They're looking for a POC with the La. Emergency Mgmt. Agency and/or the La. State Police with whom they can coordinate on this mission. Can either of you help? Hr. Jackson's cell phone and e-mail address are listed below. Thanks.

i
'

- - - - - Original Message----From: Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA) [mailto: Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 4121 P TO: * LAEMAC LaEmac I l l ) Cc: Payne, Kerry (DCEMA); 'michael.hirsch@dhs.govl Subject: RE: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina Disast er Victims from Louisiana
Mr-Schladen: The District has been working through FEMA and the Red Cross to accomplish. this mission. Ten (10) commercial buses with security will depart D . C . at 1700 hours today enroute to the Airport at New Orleans or wherever you designate. DCEMA does not have a Point-of-Contact (POC) for coordinate at your location. The bus convoy will be lead by John Woods, DCEMA, Cell: l y ease designate at POC at your location soonest. Thank you for your support.

I

Andrew L. Jackson, Jr. Acting Deputy Director D.C. Emergency Management Agency 2000 14th Street, N.W. - 8th Floor
Washi n o t o n . n r
(-

70009

FA)

- - - - - Original Message-- - - From: LAEMAC LaEmac [mailto:L \ Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:15 PM To: Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA) Subject: RE: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane ~atrina Disaster Victims from Louisiana
What LA Department Requested this service. Please be as specific as possible, and do have a Point of Contact. Jon Schladen
EMAC

you

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
36

7667 Independence Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

voice Fax

-=am
- - - - - - - . , 4 w z

- - - - - Original Message----From: Jackson, Andrew (DCEMn) [mailto Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2107 PM To: LAEMAC LaEmac; t-emacl@dhs.gov' Subject: PW: P r o v i d w e r s for h l e . r i a e e ; r u r r nKatrina Disaster Victims from Louisiana
ALL;
1700

Buses are departing the District of Columbia today (2 Sep 05) at

Hours. Where should the buses report to transport evacuees back to the District of Columbia? Andrew L . Jackson, Jr. Acting Deputy Director D.C. Emergency Management Agency 2000 14th Street, N.W. - 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20009

2

> > >

,
i

- - - - -Original Message----Prom: ~eiskin,Edward (EOM) Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9 : 2 8 PM > To: Childs-Pair, Barbara (DCEMA); Bobb, Robert (EOM); ~lbert, Neil > (EOM); Catania, David (COUNCIL); Gilchrist, Yvonne (DHS); Pane, Gregg > (DOH) > Cc: Bryson, Dana (EOM) ; Blair, Rod (DOH); Adams, Sherry (DOH); Jackson, > Andrew (DCEMA); Payne. K e r r v (DCIRMAl r rhen. Yi-Ru (EOM); Young, > Benjamin (COUNCIL); s Subject: RE: ProviIing Cas sare o r H u r r i c a n e s r f Katrina , g > Disaster Victims from Louisiana

I

I

(

> > > > > >

>
>

s
>
>

> >

D.C. Armory to House New Orleans Refugees By Eric M. Weiss Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 1, 2005; 5:48 PM District officials are working on a plan to bring as many as 400 New Orleans refugees to Washington to shelter them in the D.C. Armory. D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large), City Administrator Robert C. Bobb and other District officials spent today scrambling to put together a plan to help with the desperate health and safety crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina. "We're a city with a lot of resources and a big heart," Catania said. A spokesman for the washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said the District asked

1

I

1
'

Metro to secure 10 buses equipped with bathrooms to help bring refugees from New Orleans or Houston to the District. The buses would leave as early as Friday afternoon and return on Labor Day- City officials said it would be up to the Red Cross to decide who would come to the District. "The key words here is that it is a work in progress," said Jo'Ellen Countee, a spokeswoman for the city's emergency management agency. Twenty caseworkers with the city's Human Services Department would go down with the buses and assist refugees during the ride back, Countee said. The department would also help with food, clothing and other assistance once back in the District. Countee said Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr., commanding general of the

> D.C. National Guard, has given permission for > The sheltering of hundreds o refugees for an f
,

the use of the Armory. undetermined length of

time > would also force the cancellation of numerous scheduled events at the > Armory.
> > >

>
>
: ,

- - - - - Original Message----From: Childs-Pair, Barbara (DCEMA) Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 9-26 PM To: Bobb, Robert (EOM); Reiskin, Edward (EOM); Albert, Neil

(EOM); Catania, David (COUNCIL) Gilchrist, Yvonne (DHS); Pane, Gregg (DOH) ; > Cc: Bryson, Dana (EOM); Blair, Rod (DOH); Adams, Sherry (DOH); > Jackson, Andrew (DCEMA); Payne, Kerry (DCEMA); Chen, Yi-Ru (EoM); > Young, Benjamin (COUNCIL) DHunterlaw@aol .com ; > Subject: Providing Mass Care and Shelters for Hurricane Katrina > Disaster Victims from Louisiana
>

>

The following is provided relative to the planning and logistical requirements for the mass care, sheltering, and health and medical > activities for the disaster victims:
5

I

* METRO will charter 10 buses - 2 drivers per bus tentatively leaving > tomorrow at Spm - returning with shelterees on Sunday evening or > Monday morning - (400 people- to include children) > * Red Cross cannot select the victims-(principals and neutrality Per > National Red Cross Executive Director), however, will manage the > shelter, but will need assistance thru volunteers-DHS and Serve, DC s and DC Cares, (DC will be required to buy cots, blankets, food, etc.EMA > * MPD/DC Protective Services will provide sec;rity (can only provide > security for interior doors, has request to send National Guard assets
>

to Louisiana thru EMAC. MPD/SOD will develop security plan DHS will provide food vouchers, social workers and volunteers to > work shelter operations z * DOH Medical care and first aid and urgent: care - DC General Hospital > will serve as the medical center > Mental Health - will provide crisis counselors > + DBP - will provide recreational activities for chLldren and adults > and pools, etc. ports ~ntertainmentwill provide tickets to > major events); > * DCPS will enroll students and provide tokens/homeless > category/provide meals > Elementar- schools match with relatives for after school/but > will work out transportation > DRP will transport elementary children to school > * UDC providing college students who reside in the District the > opportunity to continue their education without paying tuition for one
>
>

> semester > * DHS will establish administrative office within Armory for

Social > Services > * Gregory McCarthy in coordination with Warren Graves will touch bases > specifically with Councilmember Ambrose and other councilmembers EMA will implement ESF #6-Mass Care, ESF#ll-Food and ' > * ESP#8 -Health > and Medical activities under the District Response plan

>

Awaiting response from F E W Headquarters and EMAC request to the State of Louisiana Councilmember Catania will take the lead for the fundraising and outreach to the faith community. Press Release will be developed after additional details are

>
1

> >

> >

> compTeted by the Mayor's Press Secretary-

>

The next meeting will be on Friday, September 2, 2005 in the Mayor * s r Ceremonial Office. CA Robert Bobb, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and
>

>

additional staff from DOH will attend.

5

> >
5

z

>

> > >

Barbara Childs-Pair Director D - C - Emergency Management Agency 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington Office: Fax : t

>

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

EST-ESF15 [Est-ESF15@dhs.gov]
Friday, September 02,2005 6 5 1 PM

Subject: Red Cross Family Linking Service on website

AMERICAN RED CROSS ANNOUNCES FAMILY LTNKJNG AVAILABLE VLA WWW.REDCROSS.ORG National Headquarters 2025 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 www.redcross.org WASHINGTON, Friday, September 02,2005 -The American Red Cross, with support of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is launching a Web site to help assist family members who are seeking news about loved ones living in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Visit the "Family Links Registry" via www.redcross.org to register yourself, a missing relative or view the existing list of registrants. Evacuees wishing to inform loved ones of their location can register their name by clicking on "Family Links Registry" on www.redcross.org. Concerned loved ones 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 fiends and family members are encouraged to visit the site daily to consult the list, as it will be updated continuously. A toll-fiee hotline is bcing established for those who do not have internet access. During the unprecedented hunicane season of last year, with four hurricanes in just six weeks, the American Red Cross received more than 300,000 phone calls -most coming fiom people looking for missing loved ones. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, loved ones across America and around the world are again turning to the Red Cross for help. The American Red Cross is dedicated as an organization to re-establishing family links. In order to expedite thisprocess, we have tapped into the capacity of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), whose experience in connecting families separated by disaster or armed conflict is unsurpassed. As Americans give to the international community during times of crisis, the international community is now giving back. The Family Links Web site is a voluntary, self-registration system. The American Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have no means of verifying the information posted. As it is a public site, information posted is not confidential. The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA~ governmental and non-profit agencies, is part of a monumental response to this disaster. As we all work to assist victims of this catastrophic event, the Red Cross is there to address the basic needs of those affected. As a team, we are working to alleviate the anxiety of those searching for news of their loved ones. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money fiom the American people. You can help the victims of this disaster and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial g f to the American Red Cross Disaster it Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. 0. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www .redcross.org.

t

,

,

I

Page 2 of 2

Related Links: Red Cross Movement - Family Links Registry
O Copyright The American National Red Cross. AU Rights Reserved. ABOUT US SITE DIRECTORY I PRIVACY POLICY

I

I CONTACT US

ESF-15 ExternalAffiirs DHSIFEMA National Response Coordination Center Washington, DC

Critical Commodities Release

Page I of 2

From:
Sent: TO:
Cc:

Lokey. William
Friday. September 02,20056:55 PM

'EST-ESFI5'

Buikema, Edward

Subject: RE: Critical Commodities Release

From: EST-€SF15 [mailto:Est-ESF15@dhs.govJ Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 5:08 PM Subject: Critical Commodities Release

Press Release
Critical Commodities Continue Into Disaster Areas While Government Responds to Challenges of Most Catastrophic Disaster in U.S. History
Washington - FEMA, along with its federal partners, state governments and voluntary agencies, are all working to keep meals ready to eat (MREs), food, water, ice, medical supplies, generators, and other critical commodities flowing into humcane-hit areas, said Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Officer for Hunicane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

'This is a disaster of catastrophic magnitude like none we've seen before," said Brown. "It has created challenges that we are working around the clock to address and fix. In the meantime, we continue lifesaving and sustaining efforts and directing resources to those with the most urgent needs." ;

1

To date,
.I 15,000 evacuations have been made &omthe New Orleans Superdome to the Astrodome in Houston and are continuing today to San Antonio for housing at Kelly Air Force Base. Evacuations will continue from Louisiana to Reunion Arena in Dallas, and Lackland AFB, Tex.

t 2,000 patients have been evacuated from the New Orleans airport. Seven National Disaster Medical Service Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) and 3 strike teams are supporting New Orleans mcdical facilities and hospitals not fully operational and semng up MASH-style tents. Five DMATs and 5 strike teams are working in medical facilities and hospitals in Gulfport, Biloxi and other areas of Mississippi.

'-.

Critical Commodities Release

Page 2 of 2

m

m

I

daily. More than 170,000 meals a day are being served throughout the affected areas. 14,000 National Guard are on the ground in three states and an additional 1,400 will arrive today and 1,400 on Saturday to assist with security of victims and responders. A total of 27,000 members of the National Guard will be deployed to the affected areas. 200 Border Patrol agents, 200 additional law enforcement officers from other Louisiana jurisdictions and 2,000 officers From neighboring states are assisting in restoring order in the streets of New Orleans. Nearly 500 U.S. Corps of Engineers civilians and soldiers are working on the New Orleans levee breach and coordinating the transport of ice and water.

-

Commodities delivered to date include: 1.9 million MREs 6.7'million liters of water 1.7 million pounds of ice More than 600 buses to transport evacuees As of yesterday, there were 204 shelters with a population of 53,004. This number fluctuates

A Disaster Recovery Center @RC) is opening today in Bayou La Batre, Ala., and another tomorrow in Chatom, Ala.
FEMA is setting up a Joint Housing Solutions Center to bring together public, private and voluntary agency stakeholders to develop innovative funding and streamlined operational partnerships to address the short and long-term housing needs of disaster victims.
More than 7,000 people have been rescued - Urban Search and Rescue task forces have made more than 2,000 rescues and U.S. Coast Guard ships, boats and aircraft have been used to rescue approximately 5,000 people. Affected individuals in declared counties can register online for disaster assistance at www.fema-gov or call FEMA's toll-kee registration line 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) - TTY 800-462-7585, hours. Victims are encouraged to register on-line due to the possibility of high call volume. If registering by phone, owners of commercial properties and residents with only minor losses are urged to wait a few days before calling so those whose homes were destroyed or heavily damaged can be served fust. Phone lines are open 24-hours, 7 days a week.

1

I I

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.

From:

Sent:
To:

Jevec. Robert Thursday, September 01.2005 7:01 PM Kleinman, Gary; Libby, Mark; Pyier, Bonnie; Pinheiro. Ronald; Bryce, Michael; Formanski, Stephen; Bowman. Thomas; Wetter. Donald; Fletcher. Dan; Adrianopoli, Carl; Odom. Janet; Cote. Mick; Taylor, ArnyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding, Joan; Krol, Stan; Boden, William; Piggott. William; Gruber. Timothy Lee, Akin; Kelty. Mark; Beall, Jack; Reilly, Margaret Balingit-Wines, Anarnarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koerner, Harry; Allen, Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton. David; Bell. Millard; Flake,Dennis; Long, Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner. Marcia-Teny, Timrnons, Meta; Lindbergh. Gary; Young, H-James; ESTESF08: EST-DIR: EST-DEPUTY: EST-EMERBR; Lokey. William; Buikema. Edward; f'; Lowder. Michael; Sirrnons, Gary; Wing,

Subject:

NDMS Resource Status Report a10 1755.1 Sep 05
High

Importance:

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT

Page I of 1

From:
Sent:

5

I'D

f

n

-

Friday, September 02.2005 7:04 PM

To:

Lokey,Wdliam

Subject: Re: (no subject)

When you hove time let me know how you are doing Yo"- :>) Take care,
me

- as you know I worry abou?

I n a message doted 9/1/2005 9:55:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, William.LokeyOdhs.gov writes:
I solved the problem by not watching the tv It is a difficult job this time

---Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Page 1 of 2

From:

Gair, Brad
Friday, September 02.2005 7 3 PM :9

Sent:
To:
Cc:

Lokey, William
Garratt, David; Craig, Daniel; Ward. Nancy, Souza, Kevin

Subject: Louisiana Temporary Housing - Ready for Immediate Action

Please advise.

Brad Gair DHS/FEMA -

940.323.2750 ( f a 2

Page 1 of 1

From:
Sent:

Pawlowski, Michel Zltshuler, Brooks; Boone, icole; 'ESTDEPUTY@dhs.gov'; EST-DIR; Fay, Paul; FEMA-NRCC; Gair, Brad; Garratt, David; Gray, Richard; Heath, Michael; Hepler, Megs; 'HSOC FEMA Desk'; Hutchins. Chatles; loe.sredl@dhs.gov'; Jones, Gary; Long, Casey; Maurstad, David; Miller. Mary Lynne; Moore, GaryE; Nelson, Jason; Nieuwejaar, Sonja; Pawlowski, Michd; Rhode, Patrick; Robinson, Tony; Rule, Natalie; Schumann, James; Wells, Tod; Wing, Deborah William F Jones

To:

7
I

> , '

Cc:

Lokey. William; Wells, Scott; Carwile, William
September 3, 2005 Hurn'cane Katrina Response VIP Briefing

Subject:

Attachments: 0600-9-03-05-VIP-Katrina-Briefing-ppt
See attached VIP Briefing 9-3-2005.

Michel S. Pawlowski

From:
Sent: To:

7

'

.

.

Subject:

Jevec, Robert Saturday, September 03, 2005 8:19 AM Kleinman, Gary; Libby, Mark; Pyler, Bonnie; Pinheiro. Ronald; Bryce, Michael: Formanski. Stephen; Bowman, Thomas; Wetter, Donald; Fletcher, Dan; Adrianopoli, Carl; Odorn, Janet; Cote, Mick; Taylor, Am@; Lightner, Louis; Harding. Joan; Krol. Stan; Boden, William; Piggott. William; Gruber, Timothy; Lee. Alvin; Kelty, Mark; Beall. Jack; Reilly, Margaret; Balingit-Wines, Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koemer. H a w Allen, Stephen: Rathkamp. George; Canton, David; Bell, Millard; Flake, Dennis; Long, Claude; Foutch. Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Teny Timmons, Nleta; Lindbergh, Gary; Young, H-James; ESTESFO8; EST-DIR: EST-DEPUTY: EST-EMERBR: Lokey, William; Buikema, Edward; -wder, Michael; Sirrnons, Gary; Wing. - Deborah; Hepler, Megs; EST-ESF08-A; Spurlock, Barbara NDMS Resource Status Report a10 0630,3Sep 05 High

Importance:

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS m P O R T
COMBINED REGIONS IV AND VI Updated: 9/3/05 06:30

Region VI

United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate Federal Emergency Management Agency ,NationalDisaster Medical System (NDMS) Section tel: 202-646-2439 robert.jevec@dhs.gov

From:

Sent: To: Subject:

-

Bill ~ o k e v l~w-~rior&, may help but

Hi sill, I appreciate all your efforts there. Sant Bani School would like to help. we could take in a few students--high schoolers staying with local families--or a couple of whole families. It's a small contribution but every little bit must help. If you hear --tch in the next weeks, think of us.

Page 1 of 2

From:
Sent:

EST-€SF15 [Est-ESF15@dhs.gov] Saturday. September 03, 2005 8:48 AM

Subject: Hot Spot Factoids - Amtrak. shelter locations, 11 priority hosp patients deared, declarations

THESE ARE NOT TALKING POINTS INTERNAL USE ONLY
The following factoids are gleaned from 'spot reports" put into by ESFs on critical issues that can't wait until the sitrep report. Instead of sending them to you all one at a time. ESF15 will collate several together to share in order '
not to overwhelm your e-mail.

Starting today, a 12-car train will make two round trips daily between New Orleans and Lafayette. LA with 600 passengers on each train. Buses will take the evacuees from Lafayette to final destination.

Initial shelter locations for people being evacuated from New Orleans are as shown: Texas: San Antonio Austin Houston Dallas Beaumont Corpus Christi Lubbock San Angelo Amarillo Arkansas Fort Chaffee TBD Oklahoma Camp Gnreber
Davis

(Kelly AFB) 5,000 4,000 17.000 25,000 1,700
TBD TBD TBD TBD

4,000 1 1,000

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

2,000 3.000

Emergency declarations have been approved for Texas and Arkansas. Emergency declaration for Oklahoma is pending More than 4,000 people have been air evacuated from New Orleans to San Antonio. Temporary housing for the evacuees is located at Kelly Air Force Base. Current plans for evacuation flights for Saturday (913105) and Sunday (914105) are for the evacuation of 10,000 individuals each day.

Page 2 of 2

As of 1940 on912105. ESF#8 reported in the Region 1 Evacuation Status report that the top 11priority hospitals are no8 patienffree. Some of these hospitals still report remaining staff and other non-patients. The following priority hospitals reported that they were patient free: Lindy Boggs Medical Center (Orleans Parish) LSU Medical Center of LA-Charity (Orleans Parish) LSU-Medical Center of LA Univ (Orleans Parish) Memorial Medical Center-Baptist (Orleans Parish) Methodist Hospital (Orleans Parish) Tulane University Hospital and Clinic (Orleans Parish) Veteran's Affairs Medical Center (Orleans Parish) Chalrnette Medical Center (St. Bernard Parish) Touro Infirmary (Orleans Parish) Meadowaest Hospital (Jefferson Parish) Kindred HospitalNew Orleans (Orleans Parish)

.
'.

.

.

ESF-I5 External Affairs DHSlFEMA National Response coordination Center Washington, DC
202-646-2456

.

,

.

From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject:

Jon Ayscue Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:08 AM William Lokey Redfeam, Jack Deployment status

Hi, Bill. I have been deployed to the Orlando staging area and will be arriving there tonight. Could someone at your J F O facilitate my deployment from Orlando to the JFO?

~e~ards,

Jon Ayscue

Page 1 of 1

From:

Lokey. William
Saturday, September 03.2005 9:16 AM

Sent:

To:
Cc:
Subject:

Wlliam.Lokey@dhs.gov*
Yi. YunChong -

-

-

From: Szczech, Gracia Sent: Saturday, August 27,2005 1:11 PM To: Lokey, William Subject.

-12

Fromk';.~' Sent: To: Subject:

:

..

Lowder, Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Saturday, September 03.2005 9:27 AM William.Lokey@dhs.gov' Fw: Camp Beaugrad

FYI

.

.

- - - - -Original Message----Prom: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@ferna.gov> To: *ron.cooper8dhs.gov8 <ron.c~op'er@dhs.~ov>; 8Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov1 <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov>; 'gary.e.moore@dhs.govl cgary.e.moore@dhs.govs; ~rnaryann.veitch@dhs.govl <maryann.veitch@dhs.gov> C C : tedward.buikerna@dhs.gov' <edward.buikema@dhs.gov> Sent: Sat Sep 03 09-26-32 0 0 5 2 Subject: Re: Camp Beaugrad
Ok. Thanks.

What's inbound today?

;

- - - - -Original Message----From: Cooper, Ron <Ron.CooperOdhs.gov> To: 'Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov~ <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov>; 'gary.e.moore@dhs.govP <Gary.E.Moore@dhs.gov>; 8maryann.veitch@dhs.gov' <MaryAnn.Veitch@dhs.govz; 'Ron.Cooper@dhs.govt <Ron.Coopemdhs.gov> Sent: Sat Sep 03 09:25:20 2 0 0 5 Subject: Re: Camp Beaugrad
As of 7am there was 40 water and 103 ice 2 MREs but trucks are moving out every 6 minutes
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
1

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> To : ' gary .e .moore@dhs .gov' < G a r y . E .Moore4dhs.go-; 'maryann. veitchadhs - gov* <MaryAnn.Veitch@dhs.gov>; lron.cooper@dhs.gov' <Ron.CooperOdhs.gov> Sent: Sat Sep 0 3 0 9 : 0 2 : 0 9 2 0 0 5 Subject: Camp Beaugrad
What is . in Camp Beaugrad?

I
1
!

1

From: Sent: To: Subject:

Lokey, William

Saturday, September 03.2005 9:29 AM
'Jon Ayscue' RE: Deployment status

1'11 try t o get someone

to help
-

- - - - -Original Message----F r o m : Jon Ayscue [mailto:jon., - & Sent: Saturday, September 0 3 , 2005 8 : 0 8 AM

To: William Lokey Cc : Redfearn, Jack Subject: Deployment status

k

Hi, Bill. I have been deployed t o the Orlando staging area and will be arriving there tonight.
Could someone at your JFO facilitate m y deployment from Orlando to the JFO?

Regards,
Jon Ayscue

. --.

Page 1 of 1

From:

Yi, YunChong

Sent:
To:

Saturday, September 03.2005 9 3 AM :3
Lokey, William

Subject: Gracia Szczech +.

Sorry for the delay...computer problems.

.

.

.

From: Lokey, William

Sent:Saturday, September 03,2005 9:20 AM
To: William.Lokey@dhs.govi Cc: Yi, YunChong Subject: Fw: - -

1

1'

..

From: Szaech, Gracia Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:ll PM To: Lokey, William s be tu j c:

I f

m < * G % T S 7 V % Q G m

From:
.'

a

.c.ul-,-

Sent: To: Subject:
0 8 0 0 2400 fri 44

Monette. Ted -Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:47 AM Lokey, William; Wells, Scott; Buikema, Edward Planes flights 4 6 5 9 pax

.

____--_--__--__----------W

Ted Monette R-I Response and Recovery Division
617.956.7518

u

Page 1 of 1

From: Sent:
To:

DeMello, Justin Saturday. September 03,2005 10:32 AM

Lokey, William

Subject: RE: go
Are you shopping for Gracia? Tell me what you need and I will fill requests...

From: Lokey, William

Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 09:13
To: DeMello, Justin Subject: go

Just deared it with Dan G e t a strong ert a together and get your ass here to be the night shift supporting response ops. Plan on sleeping on the office floor and eating mres XXX Billy

Page 1 of l

From:
Sent: To:

DeMello, Justin Saturday. September 03,2005 10:41 AM Lokey. William

Subject: RE: go

From: Lokey, William

Sent: Saturday, September 03,2005 1 : 2 04
To: DeMello, Justin Subject: RE: go
Wasn't shopping. just wondering if she was on the team. Ineed all the help Ican get. You decide the team to meet the mission, but it is always a pleasure to see Gretcher

Fmm: DeMello, Justin
Sene Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:32 AM To: Lokey, William Subject: RE: go
Are you shopping for Gracia? Tell me what you need and Iwill fill requests...

.

.

I

From: Lokey, William

Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 09:13
To: DeMello, Justin Subject: go

Just cleared ~twith Dan Get a strong ert a together and get your ass here to be the night shift supporting response ops. Plan on sleeping on the office floor and eating mres

XXX Billy

.

'

From: Sent: To:

Subject:
8,
'.<

Campbell, Pauline Saturday, September 03,2005 10:43 AM Lokey. William Your Call

Bill. Ii r n at the office (202t646-4122 or 3535) ifvou need to reach me afler this message. The State NAACP President is Ernest Johnson. His office numbei e New Orleans branch President is Danatus King. The same o
!I

The issues on the table get down to:

*exy -,.'
I
> ,

I ... .
\

They want to help their community. They want to ensure that locals get some of the benefit of amtrading and FEMA employment. Concerned about any housing strategy that is developed.

Dap Craig committed to their participation in the housing strategy. Danatus.King is their POC for housing..
. .. .

..

.

P &

e. e +

2021646-3535 Office of Equal Rights 500 C St. SW Washington, DC 20472

Page 1 of 1

From:
.Sent:
To:
. .

Lokey, William Saturday, September 03,2005 10:44 AM DeMello, Justin

..

-

-.Subject:RE: go
Wasrft shopping, just wondering if she was on the team. Ineed all the help Ican get. You decide the team to meet the mission, but it is always a pleasure to see Gretcher

From: DeMello, Justin

Sent: Saturday, September 03,2005 9:32 AM
To: Lokey, William Subject: RE: go
. . . . .
'

i

.

'

Ari?yo"'shoppingfor Gracia? Tell me what you need and l will fill requests...

From: Lokey, William Sent: Saturday,.September 03, 2005 09:13 To: DeMello, Justin Subject. go
Just deared it with Dan Get a strong ert a together and get your ass here to be the night shift supporting response ops. Plan on sleeping on the office floor and eating mres
I
'I..

M X Billy

Page 1 of 2

From:

EST-€SF45 [Est-ESF15@dhs.gov]

Sent:

Saturday, September 03,2005 10:45 AM

Subject: DHS activates resource directory

News Release
Date: September 3,2005 Contact: FEMA Newsdesk 202-6464600 Press Release No.: 05-1 94

Page 2 of 2

Homeland Security Activates Business Donation Site for Katrina Victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, today, activated its National Emergency Resource Registry through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The activation is in response to the outpouring of support offered by generous businesses nationwide.
"We're extraordinarily gratified at the number of businesses which have called, written, emailed and even visited offering their support and equipment," said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "But we need to coordinate all of these donations so we can get them to the people who need them most." The Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) serves as the nation's nerve center for information sharing and domestic incident management. At the request of the HSOC - the National Emergency Resource Registry (NERR) has been activated.
The NERR stands ready to assist the coordination efforts between the resources that are needed and the resources that may be available f?om the private and public sectors. If you or your organization / agency / corporation have resources that may be made available to the response agencies, please list them in this Resource Registry.

For more information or to register your product or service, visit https://www.fema.g0v1 and click on "Help The Victims of Hurricane Katrina - Register Your Business To Provide Relief.".

,

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.

ESF-15 External Affairs DHS/FEMA National Response Coordination Center Washington. DC 202-646-2456

Page 1 o f 2

Brad,
Attached is fiuther detailed information (name, property address, # of residents) on those elderly projects that need to be evacuated in New Orleans for you to pass on...
(See attachedfile: Evacuate elderlyhkw Orleans.doc) If you need more information, please let me know.

thanks
janet ""Gair, Brad" <Brad.Gair@dhs.gov>

"Gair, Brad" <B~md.Gair@dhs-~~~>CC: ~ Waltn

e <wdterhlehic&dhsdhSgov>, ~ k

Hank,
I

I have passed it on to our on-scene leadership.
Brad Gair DHS/ FEMA

940.323.2750

- - - - - Original Message----I From: -[mailt f] Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 8:54 AM To: Brad Gair Cc: Walter Melnick; - Subject: Fw: Senior evacuation

Brad,

(fax)

I

-

-I---

I

1

-1--4

This came earlier this morning. I thought you might be able to get it to the right people.
..
'

Hank

Page 2 of 2

MBB

- - - - - Original Message . From : "Colleen Blooml1 sent: 09/03/2005 12:4s AM
To: < Cc: c Subject: Senior sites still needing evacuation

Would you happen to know if you/HUD are positioned to help facilitate/expedite evacuation of seniors known to still be occupying cut-off buildings in the midst of the disaster? WE have reports today of at least 4 full (mostly loo+ units) of seniors and/or disabled in high rises who have moved to upper floors to escape water and/or pub1ic disorder threats - but buildings have (as you would expect) no elevators, water, electricity, etc.
I can get you details if this is something you can help with.

;

Colleen Bloom Associate Director for Housing Operations 2519 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008

www.aahsa.org

+ ,

.. .

_

2

r-i

. t p A -

1 - 4

a m
Apt.
ROUGE )

- )t .p .A
Apt--

0Apt.

~pt.--is

on oxygen Apt.--is hard of hearing or (NOTE: Her BROTHER

o

HAS RELOCATED TO BATON

Apt.

n;

$ ( ' I

J- -

-in a wheelchaif & Di&betic Apt.: .Expectation that there are many more in this site, but no guesstimate
BUILDING #1 (NO ADDRESS - But the following directione) DIRECTIONS FROM " I I "BUILDING #2" I I I I I )

from building #2 take across the aprox.m ;ei' sl make I on d ) n a b & follow it all the way down to the end of , buildings on t h e , it is a huge complex you can't miss it ......100's more elderly in these t w o buildingalll ~ l those I have listed above, their family members have contacted me l directly. I have all contact numbers .....They need to be evacuated; a11 family members are standing by to pick them up from wherever they need to :. All residents are elderly and in need of medical attentionThanks Barbara for all your help, God bless, Teresa Ruiz
\

- NOTE: these could be

BUILDING #2 - 1 1 -

, ;

AAHSA

on

!-• Avenue

and 1 w -

Volunteers of America:

(trying to get address), Algiers. We do not know the number of evacuees. Best guess is that it is between 10-20.
disabled. They last called out on Tuesday before cell phone batteries ran out. This includes the facility d i r e c t 0 4

I Orleans- 11 people, including elderly and New I ~
Contact: Margaret Ratcliff - VOA, Margaret Ratcliff

I

National Church Residences:

-

W

- -, 3Kenner Have had no contact in the last couple days.. *Before that, contact indicated that residents were still there and needqd evacuation - Elderly/disabled
I ,
#

.

\
. a

Contact: I Ms. Michelle Norris .6 Senior VP. National.Churct+R&idences; 2335 North Bank Drive Columbus. OH 43230-5133

*...

/'

From:
Sent: To:

ec:

Subject:

Gair. Brad ' Saturday, September 03.2005 10:47 AM Wells, Scott; Lokey, William Buikema, Edward; Lwder, Michael; Craig. Daniel; Garratt, David FW: Senior sites still needing evacuation

Importance:

High

FROM Run. LVGENT CONCERNS REGARDING THEIR ELDERLY TENANTS STILL STRANDED IN NEW ORLEANS.

Brad. Gair.
DHS / FBM~~,.
,

.

9 4 0 . 3 2 ; .2'150

(fax)

\

- - - - - or i n a l Messaae----From -- Senr: Saturday, September 03, 2005 8:54 AM To: 3rad Gair Cc: Walter Melnick; j Subject: Pw: Senior sltes still needing evacuation
Brad,
T h ~ . t : c a m p earlier

/-

this morning. 1 thought you might be able to get it to the right people.

Hank
,

- - - . .- .-- .. ..-. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

.' MBE

Serr - 3 q ; ' G i / Z 0 0 5

-5rigi:lnl Message - - - - F r o ~ :l'~oii.een l o o m ~ I ~
12:45
AM
* >

S u r ~ ; e c t *senior

sites still needing evacuation

happen to know if you/~UDare positioned to help facilitate/expedite evacuation of seniors known to still be occupying cut-off buildings in the midst of the disaster? WE h;vo r e p o ~ t stoday of at least 4 full (mostly 100+ units) of seniors and/or disabled in h j g i ~rises who have moved to upper floors to escape water and/or public disorder threats but h u i Idings have (as you would expect) no elevators, water, electricity, etc.
Woo:d you

I car? g e t you details if this is something you can help with.
Col! ?en Bloom

Associate Director for Housing OperaZions 2513 Concccticut Ave, NW
!Jastiinytor,,
BC 20008

w.wa~, a n s a . org s

1

,., .Sr

.t.
.

%I*, &.-

From: Sent: To:
Subject:

Lokey, William

Saturday. September.03,200510:47 AM
Monette, Ted RE: Planes

- - - - - Original Message----F r o m : Monette, Ted Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 8 : 4 7 AM To: Lokey, William; Wells, Scott; Buikema, Edward Subject: Planes
0800 2400 fri 44 flights 4659 pax

____-__--__--__-_------_--

Ted Monette R-I Response and Recovery Division 617.956.7518 W

-

/

/

From:

Lokey, William

Sent: To:
Subject:

Saturday. September 03,2005 10:49 AM Campbell, Pauline RE: Your CaH

T,X will coordinate with gov staff and Brad From: Campbell, Pauline

Sent:Saturday, September 03,2005 9:43 AM
To: Lokey, William Subject: Your Call

Bill, Iam at the office (202/646-4122 or 3535) if you need to reach me after this message. The State NAACP President is Ernest Johnson. His office number: The New Orleans - -branch President is Danatus King. The same office number for now and cell The issues on the table get down to:
I

They want to help their community. They want to ensure that locals get some of the benefit of contracting and FEMA employment. Concerned about any housing strategy that is developed.

i\

"y

Dan Craig committed to their participation in the housing strategy. Danatus King is their POC for housing.

Office of Equal Rights 500 C S t SW Washington. OC 20472

From: Sent:
To:
Cc:

Subject

Lokey. William Saturday. September 03,2005 1052 AM Gair, Brad; Wells, Scott Buikerna, Edward; Lowder. Michael; Craig, Daniel; Garratt, David RE: Senior sites still needing evacuation

Anticipating that this will be mostly medical, have passed to ESP-B/DMAT to include with State in planning for further hospital evacuations

. .

. .. . .

.

----- Original Message----From: Gair, Brad Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:47 AM To: Wells, Scott; Lokey, William Cc: Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Craig, Daniel; Garratt, David Subject: FW:Senior sites still needing evacuation . fkportance : High . .

-

' .

.

.

Brad Gair DHS/FEMA (cell)

I

- - - - - Original Messaqe----Prom:
,

\_

,

--

-t ~ t l

.- -

Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2uus a:>+

To: Brad Gair Cc : Walter Melnick; Subject: Fw: Senior -i en dg Brad,

evacuation

I i
, :

This came earlier this morning. I thought you might be able to get it to the right people.
Hank

-------------------------MBB

----- Original Message - - - - From: "Colleen Bloom1 [

..
I

ing evacuation Would you happen to.know if you/HU~are positioned to help facilitate/expedite evacuation of seniors known to still be occupying cut-off buildings in the midst of the disaster? WE have reports today of at least 4 full (mostly 100+ units) of seniors.and/or disabled in high rises who have moved to upper floors to escape water and/or public disorder threats but buildings have (as you would expect) no elevators, water, electricity, etc.
I can get you details if this is something you can help with.

Colleen Bloom Associate Director for Housing Operations 2519 Connecticut Ave, NW Washinqton. DC 20008

't~wtr~.";a&h35 .org

, I .

.

,
'

'

-From:

Sent:
To: Subject:

Campbell, Pauline Saturday, September 03.2005 10:59 AM Lokey, William RE: Your Call

Sorry, Ihave another one for you. I just received a call from one of the CR staff that was just deployed regarding their accommodations they were assigned last night. This individual worked 911and evidently has some medical repercussions from that deployed and is now in less than stellar accommodations. They are being housed on one of the campus, I believe she said South Eastern University in Hammond, LA. Basically, no mattresses, linen, etc.; vermin in the room; individual indicated they slept on the floor and eventually went back to sleep in the car as did many other employees; believes air conditioning had had some type of chemical being released.
The individual does not believe that Safety evaluated the conditions prior to the CR staff being deployed to location. Further goes on to describe the 7 to 7 hours and then nearly 1 112 to 2 hours on the road between housing and the JFO. Individual states that they were told basically if they don't like it, go home.

Just wanted to make sure you are aware of the issues coming. Ijust received word that two of the EROs are on their way.

PA

Offie of Equal Rights 500 C S.SW t Washington. DC 20472

C.

e +

From: Sent:

T: o Subject:

Lokey, William Saturday, September 03,2005 10:47 A M Campbell, Pauline RE: Your Call

TX will coordinate with gov staff and Brad

From: Campbell, Pauline Sent: Saturday, September 03,2005 9:43 AM To: Lokey, William Subject: Your Call

Bill, Iam at the office (2021646-4122 or 3535) if you need-. reach me after this message. The State NAACP to - President is Ernest Johnson. His office numt r3 and c l- eJ. The New Orleans branch President is Oanatus King. The same office numDer ror now and

-Theissues on the table get down to:
They want to help their community. They want to ensure that locals get some of the benefit of contracting and FEMA employment. Concerned about any housing strategy that is developed. Pan Craig committed to their participation in the housing strategy. Danatus King is their POC for housing.

w

Office o Equal Rights f 500 C st. SW Washington, DC 20472

u

y -

From: Sent:
To:

Tamiliow, Michael .

Saturday, September 03.2005 11:03 AM

Bishop, Robert; Brown Mike . - .; David A. Webb (dave.webb@dhs.gov); , Davis, PamL; Deborah Wing (Deborah.Wmg@dhs.gov); Donley, Diane; EST-OIR; ESTDIRAST; EST-EMERBR; EST-EMERSRV; EST-ESFO9; EST-ESFO9-A, EST-ESF15; ESTP; FEMA-R04-ROC-ESFO9; Fenton, Robert; Gerald R. George 7); Gray. Richard; Beall, Jack; Jones, Greg; Koshgarian. Susan; Lokey, William; Hepler, Megs; Lowder, Michael; Pawlowski, Michel; Peter Smalley (peter.smalley@dhs.gov); Pfaff, Bruce; Pierce. Dave. Rick Martinez (E-mail 2) (Rick Martinez (E-mail 2)); Rick Martinez (E-mail) ichumann Evan , . i Allen, ;

Subjectm

US&R Update - 09-03-05 - 1000.doc

Attachments: US&R Update 09-03-05 - 1000.doc US&R Update attached. Mike

-

-

Page 1 of 1

.
a

sent:*

From:

b-

-

-

Deel. Catherine Saturday, September 03.2005 11:04 AM
Carwlle. William; Wells. Scoft. Lokey. William; Sherman. Ron: BolCh. Michael; Munoz, Jesse;

ro:
Subject:

Champagne, Lee

Phone #'s

'Good Morning All

-

Please send me a pood LAN line phone number for each of you. I am 5etting requests from Cong. Affairs for your #'s in order to coordinate visits.

Thanks! Cathie

.

.

Page I of I
_..

,;..- .. ..I... ,

m
From:
Sent:
To:

Gair, Brad Saturday, September 03,2005 11:I8 AM Lokey. William; Wells, ~ c o t t Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael: Garratt. David: Craig, Daniel

Cc:
Subjectr

fW. Senior sites still needing evacuation

Importance: High
Attachments: Evacuate elderlyNew Orleans-doc

MORE ON THE ELDERLY HUD CUSTOMERS TRAPPED IN THOSE BUILDINGS

Brad Gair
cell)

,

To: Gair, Brad 0 , ter Melnick Subject: RE: Senior sites still needing evacuation Importance: High

From:

Sent:
To:

E

.f

Subject

Wells. Scott Saturday, September 03,2005 11:32 AM c r a b Daniel; Buikema. Edward; Lokey. William
Spot Report

Just got a report from the state there are over 100 bodies in the super dome. DWRT is working with the locals. h o w this will be a be a sensitive issue; will keep you p o s t e d .

i

From:

Sent: To:

Jevec, Robert Saturday, September 03,2005 11:32 AM Kleinman, Gary; Libby, Mark; Pyler, Bonnie; Pinheiro, Ronald; Bryce, Michael; Formanski. Stephen; Bowman, Thomas; Wetter. Donald; Fletcher, Dan; Adrianopoli. Carl; Odom, Janet; Cote, Mick; Taylor, ArnyO; Lightner, Louis; Harding. Joan; Krol, Stan; Boden. William; Piggott. William; Gruber, Timothy; Lee, Alvin; Kelty, Mark; Beall. Jack; Reilly. Margaret; Balingit-Wines, Anamarie; Havens, George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koemer. Harry; Allen, Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton, David; Bell, Millard; Flake, Dennis; Long. Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner, Marcia-Terry; Timmons, Meta; Lindbergh. Gary; Young. H-.James; ESTESF08; EST-DIR; EST-DEPUTY; EST-EMERBR; Cokey, William; Buikema. Edward; 4'; Lowder, Michael; Sirrnons, Gary; Wing.
NDMS Resource Status Report d o 1100,3 Sep 05

Subject:

7
% .

Importance:

High

HURRICANE KATRINA
NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT COMBINED REGIONS IV AND VI
Updated: 9/3/05

1 1 :00

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful