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Craig. Daniel
Tuesday, August 30,2005 10:07 AM Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Lokey, William

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Subject: FW: "'TULANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SITUATION"'

From: Terry Nelson mi [io -t: !a l Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:Ol AM To: Craig, Daniel Subject. FW:**WLANE UNIVERSrrY HOSPITAL STTUATION***
FYI...in second conversation, they said water was rising.

From: Terry Nelson Sent: Tuesday, August 30,2005 9:52 AM To: Dan Craig (daniel.cmig@dhs.gov) Subject: **WLANE UNNERSIN HOSPITAL SlTUAlION***
Dan: 1 just got a phone call from Hospital Corporation of America. They run Tulane University and it is flooding. they are under one generator and if it goes out, patients will be in an emergency situation. As described to me. it may be a life threatening situation for patients if all generators go out. Is there someone we can hook up between them and FEMA to try to find a solution??

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Lokey, William Monday, August 29,2005 10:17 AM Rodriguez, Bri; Carwile, William Taylor. Cindy Re: Recovery DVD duplication request

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Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----Original Message----From: Rodriguez, Bri cBri.Rodriguez@femamagov> To: Carwile, William <William.Carwile@fema.gov>; Lokey, William <Williarn.Lokey@fema.gov> CC: Taylor, Cindy <Cindy.Taylor@fema.gov> Sent: Mon Aug 29 10:01:41 2005 Subject: Recovery DVD duplication request
Hello !

We are starting t get requests for the recovery dvds to be distributed, and need to put o in additional duplications in the process. If you will respond to this email with your ok, I will work with your admin people to charge the duplication costs. Right now we would like to charge 1000 copies to the MS declaration and 1000 copies to the LA declaration, and need your ok to get the ball rolling on this. The cost for 1000 dvds is about $2000. Please let me know. Thank you!

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Lowder. Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.govJ Monday, August 29,2005 10:19 AM William.Lokey@dhs.gov' Fw: superdome

FYI

- - - - -Original Message----From: Rhode, Patrick <Patrick.Rhode@ferna.gov> To: Buikema, Edward <Edward.BuikemaOferna.gov>; Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder@fema.gov> Sent: Mon Aug 29 10:18:35 2005 Subject: FW: superdome

-----Original Message----From: Heath, Michael Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 10:12 AM To: Rhode, Patrick; Altshuler, Brooks; Burris, Ken Subject : RE : superdome
From Marty Bahamonde in the New Orleans EOC (next to the superdome) -Severe flooding on the St. Bernard/Orleans parish line. Police report water level up to !second floor of two story houses. People are trapped in attics.
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-Pumps starting to fail. The city has now confirmed four pumps are off line. -Windows and parts of the east side of the Amaco building blown out. -New Orleans shopping center (next to superdome) destroyed. -Windows and parts of the East side of the Hyatt Hotel have been blown out. Furniture is blowing out of the hotel. -Top floors of the Entergy building have been blown out -Area around the Superdome is beginning to flood.
We should have pictures shortly.

- - - - -Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:39 AM To: Brown, Michael D; Rhode, Patrick; Heath, Michael; Buikema, Edward; Craig, Daniel; Lokey, William; Jones, Gary Subject : FW: superdome
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- - - - - Original Message----From: Green, Matthew Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:36 AM To: Lowder, Michael Subject: RE: superdome
Report that the levee in Arabi has failed.. next to the industrial canal
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- - - - -Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9t21 AM To: Green. Matthew Subject: RE: superdome

Yes, we have reports that two pieces have blown off.

No word on impact to the structural integrity

- - - - - Original Message----From: Green, Matthew Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:09 AM To : Lowder, Michael; Gray, Richard Subject; superdome
Ham radio here reports that a piece of the superdome roof has peeled off ... but I can not confirm.. just thought you would want to know ... I am sure your sources know more.

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FEMA-R6-ROC-ESF5 Monday, August 29,2005 10:20 AM Bowen, Phillip; Bushnell, Jon; Gacanindin, Vince; Clark. Marsha; 'Dochnal, Col. Alfred'; ESTCONOPS-Action-Matrix; EST-ESFOSICUI; EST-ESFOSICU2; EST-ESFOSICU3; ESTESF05Pl-2; EST-ESF05PLNSl; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; FEMA-MOC-BOTHELL; FEMA-MOC-DENTON; FEMA-NRCC; FEMA-R04-OPSCELL; FEMA-R04-ROC-ESF05; FEMA-ROQ-ROGIPChief; 'Forscom'; Horak, Kenneth; Kieling, Harry; King, Michael; 'LA office of homeland security'; Lokey, William; Monette, Ted; Parr, Philip; R6 All Hands; Scott, Cynthia; Stoffel, Sharon FEMA-3212-EM-LA Fact Sheet 08292005

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Stoffel, Sharon Monday, August 29,2005 10:32 AM Lokey, William Fairley. Wayne Revised ETA

I will arrive Houston tomorrow, Tuesday @ 2 0 pm 8 drive to Baton Rouge :9

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Carwile, William Monday, August 29,2005 10:52 AM Rodriguez, Bri; Lokey. William Taylor. Cindy; Hudak. Mary

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Subject: RE: Recovery DVO duplication rquest Bri:
Okay. Need additional Public Affairs staff in MS. A strong, experienced lead would be good. Is Ed available? Bill
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From: Rodriguez, Bri Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 7:02 AM To: Carwile, William; Lokey, William
Cc: Taylor, Cindy
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SubjecL. Recovery DVD duplication request
Hello! We are starting to get requests for the recovery dvds to be distributed, and need to put in additional duplications in the process. If you will respond to this email with your ok, Iwill work with your adrnin people to charge the duplication costs. Right now we would like to charge 1000 copies to the MS dedaration and I000 copies to the LA declaration, and need your ok to get the ball rolling on this. The cost for 1000 dvds is about $2000. Please let me know. Thank you!

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Stanton, Maria Monday, August 29.2005 10:58 AM Garratt. David; Buikema. Edward; Lowder. Michael; Craig, Daniel; Burris. Ken; Altshuler, Brooks; Lokey. William; Heath. Michael Rhode. Patrick There i an 11 o'clock meeting today. s

This meeting is still standing for the duration of the week. Please report to Mr. Rhode's office. Thank you, Maria This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and nay contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

- - - - - Original Message----From: Stanton, Maria Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:36 PM To: Garratt, David; Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Craig, Daniel; Burris, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks; Lokey, William; Heath, Michael; Rhode, Patrick Subject: Re: Meet Me Conference Call
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regret, I was unaware that a call was previously arranged. Please disregard my e-mail and refer to the pin number arranged by Mike Lowder.

Thank you, Maria

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- - - - -Original Message----PTM: Stanton, Maria cMaria.StantonBfema,gov> To: Garratt, David <Dave.Garratt@fema.gov>; ~uikema,Edward <Edward.BuikemaOfema.gov>; Lowder, Michael <Michael.Lowder9fema.gov>; Craig, Daniel cDaniel.CraigQfema.gov>; Burris, Ken <Ken.BurrisOfema.gov>; Altshuler, Brooks ~Brooks.Altshuler~fema.gov>; Lokey, William <Willim.Lokey@fema.gov>; Heath, Michael <Michael.Heath@fema.gov>; Rhode, Patrick <Patrick.Rhodeafema. gov> Sent: Sat Aug 27 13:30:50 2005 Subject: Meet Me Conference Call
Meeting with Patrick Rhode When: Sunday (tomorrow), August 28, 2005 Time: 11:OO a.m. ~ocation:patrick Rhode's office, Meet Me conference call. Dial the following: ,p i n : , then the # sign. All Parties must call in, to connect. This m&eting has been arranged on Patrick Rhodets behalf. For any questions, please direct them via my blackberry or else to Patrick. I will be checking e-mail periodically. Thank you.
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EST-ESFO5lNFOS2 Monday. August 29,2005 11:01 AM FEMA HQHELPDESK; MWSWITCHBOARD; NNOC; Altshuler, Brooks; Andrews, Nicol 0 Public Affairs; Beall, Jack; Bowman, Pat; Buikema. Edward; Burns, Ken; Clark, Burt; 'Clive. Alan'; Craig. Daniel; Ellis, BarbaraJ; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; FEMA-NRCC; FEMAR04-ROC-ESFOS; Fullerton, Gordon; Garratt. David; Glover, Aileen; Gray, Richard; HammettMorgan, Linda; Heath, Michael; Hepler. Megs; Herman. Michael; Hoover, Reynold; Jacks. Don; Jamieson. Gil; Jevec, Robert; Jones, Greg; Jones. Melvin; Koshgarian. Susan; Lokey, William; Lowder, Michael; FEMA-LRC-Chief; 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, Tern; Watrel. William; Wells. Tod; West, Bany; Widomski. Michael; Williams, Dorothy; Wing, Deborah; Yi, YunChong; Zellars, Bill; Bement. Dan; 'Bethany Nichols'; 'Bill Irwin'; Boughton, David; 'Bryant, Michael TSA'; Cornell. Don; 'Dan Kaniewski'; Dupree. Annette; Evans, Charleen W; FEMAR04-OPSCELL; FEMA-R6-ROC-ESF5; Fenton. Robert; Gallagher, Mark; Gauger. Teresa; Green, Matthew; HLT; 'HSOC'; landoli. Joseph; Kelkenberg. Kelvin; Kieling, Harry; LittrellChavez, Tarnrny; Long, Brock; Loy, Theolyn; Monette, Ted; Moore, Tom; TJGA'; Picciano, Joe; R1 RR Division; 'Reggie Jones'; Ward, Nancy

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Attachments: Katrina VTC Agenda 082905.doc; Katrina Participant Checklist 082905.doc
Greetings: Attached is the agenda for today's video teleconference. Due to restricted bandwidth, the only organizations that will be on video are: Hurricane Liaison Team National Hurricane Center Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

HSOC
White House Air Force 1 White House Room 180 Region VI RRCC Region IV RRCC Florida Long-Term Recovery Office
States of

Louisiana, if possible Mississippi Florida Alabama Texas

All other participants should call in on Audio (Report) Or Audio (Listen Only) ~

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 00 not mute cell phones. Try to avoid calling in on cell phones. If you have questions, please contact Rick ~inker-

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Hudak. Mary Monday, August 29.2005 11:05 AM Cawile, William; Rodriguez, Bri; Lokey, William Taylor. Cindy

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or we can handle from here for now....
---Original Message----From: Carwile, William Sent: Monday, August 29,2005 1052 AM To: Rodriguez, Bri; Lokey, William Cc: Taylor, Cindy; Hudak, Mary Subject: RE: Recovery DVD duplication request Bri: Okay. Need additional Public Affairs staff in MS. A strong, experienced lead would be good. Is Ed available? Bill
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To: Carwile, William; Lokey, William Cc: Taylor, Cindy Subject: Recovery DVD duplication request
Hello!

We are starting to get requests for the recovery dvds to be distributed, and need to put in additional duplications in the process. If you will respond to Ulis emaii with your ok, Iwill work with your admin people to charge the duplication costs. Right now we would like to charge 1000 copies to the MS dedaration and 1000 copies to the LA declaration, and need your ok to get the ball rolling on this. The cost for 1000 dvds is about $2000. Please let me know. Thank you!

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Taylor, Cindy Monday, August 29.2005 11:06 AM Cawile, William; Rodriguez, Bri; Lokey, William; Hudak, Mary

Subject: RE: Recovery DVD duplication request We are coordinating all staffing and will get someone on their way as soon as its safe to travel.

From: C r e aw, li William Sent: Monday, August 29,2005 1052 AM To: Rodriguez, Bri; Lokey, William Cc: Taylor, Cindy; Hudak, Mar/ Subject: RE: Recovery DVD duplication request
Bri: Okay.

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From: Rodriguez, Bri Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 7 0 AM :2 To: Carwile, William; Lokey, William Cc: Taylor, Cindy Subject: Recovery DVD duplication request
Hello!

We are starting to get requests for the recovery dvds to be distributed, and need to put in additional duplications in the process. If you will respond to this email with your ok, Iwill work with your admin people to charge the duplication costs. Right now we would like to charge 1000 copies to the MS declaration and 1000 copies to the LA declaration, and need your ok to get the ball rolling on this. The cost for 1000 dvds is about $2000. Please let me know. Thank you!

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Donna Franklin Mondav. Auaust 29.2005 1 1:08 AM

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s on day 11 am Update:

Hurricane Katrina Now Catagory Three

...Center of powerful Hurricane Katrina again moving ashore . . .near the LouisianaMississippi border ...continues pounding southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi . . .
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the north central Gulf Coast from Morgan City

Louisiana eastward to the Alabama/Florida border-..including the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. At 11 am EDT all hurricane watches are discontinued. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from east of the ~labama/~lorida border to Indian PassFlorida...and from west of Morgan City to Cameron Louisiana.
At

11 am EDT ...the center of Hurricane Katrina near the mouth of the Pearl River ...about 35 miles east-northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, and about 45 miles west-southwest o f

Biloxi, Mississippi. Katrina is moving toward the north near 16 mph ...and this general motion is expected to continue today and tonight. On this track the center will move over southern Mississippi today^ and into central Mississippi this evening.
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Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph ... with higher gusts. Katrina is now a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Winds affecting the upper floors of high rise buildings will be significantly stronger than those near ground level. Weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours as the center moves over land. However . . .hurricane force winds are expected to spread as far as 150 miles inlacd along the path of Katrina. See inland hurricane and tropical storm warnings from National Weather Service forecast offices. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center... and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles. Coastal storm surge flooding of 15 to 20 feet above normal tide levels ... along with large and dangerous battering waves...can be expected near and to the east of the center. Storm surge flooding of 10 to 15 feet ...near the tops of the levees ... is still possible in the greater New Orleans area. Significant storm surge flooding is occurring elsewhere along the central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast. Rainfall totals of possible along the Rainfall totals of Great Lakes region
5 to 10 inches . . .with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches ...are path of Katrina across the Gulf Coast and the Tennessee Valley. 4 to 8 inches are possible across the Ohio Valley into the eastern Tuesday and Wednesday.

A few tornadoes are possible over portions of southern and eastern ~ississippi southern ...

and central Alabama ...and the western Florida Panhandle today.

Intermediate advisories will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at one pm EDT and 3 prn EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 5 pm EDT.

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The latest advisories, forecast discussions, tracking maps, and images for Hurricane Katrina and Tropical Depression Thirteen are available at:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/tropical/atlantic/

Situation Report: Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005 Regional Tropical Impact and Operations Statement # 23 1030 AM EDT 08/29/2005 Impacts Observed Wind Speeds and Gusts Civil defense from Pascagoula, ~ississippi,reported a 113 mph wind gust just prior to 7am CDT. Numerous buoy reports of 50 to 70 mph sustained winds with gusts to 100 mph. Several ASOS observations from coastal Louisiana and Mississippi reporting Observed Precipitation Katrina has moved over land and outer bands are now impacting Southern and Central Mississippi, Southwest and West Central Alabama and Western Florida panhandle. Radar estimated rainfall amounts of 4 to 0 inches of rain have fallen across southeast Louisiana. Higher amounts between 8 and 10 inches have been estimated along the southeast Louisiana coast. Lesser amounts have fallen in New Orleans. In the last 6 hours, 6 . 6 3 inches of rain fell at the New Orleans Airport. Observed Flooding Reports of flooding in the city New Orleans.

! Observed Storm Surge, Tide, Rip Currents Tides impacted by storm surge are aboxre normal. Lake Pontchartrain tide values were 3 feet above normal. Waveland, Mississwippi, was 6 feet above normal. These other Louisiana sites all reported above normal tides: Bienbiew, 8 feet; Wrigglies, 5 feet; and Industrial Canal, 6 feet. Above normal tides Alabama, and the Gulf Coast of Florida. were observed from ~ouisiana,~ississippi,
Reported Wind, Hail, or Tornado Damage Many reports of roofing damage in New Orleans. The New Orleans Superdome has sustained damage and is leaking. A hotel in Harvey, Louisiana, has sustained roof damage and people are trapped. A two-hour tornado warning was issued for the landfall of Katrina in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishesReported Flooding Damage Numerous flooding reports of homes and businesses in Southeast Louisiana, South Mississippi and South Alabama. Louisiana State EOC confirms breach on the industrial canal levee (at the 15ft level) in the Tennessee Street portion of New Orleans. Flooding o 8 to 10 feet above ground level can be expected. f Reported Deaths or Injuries None reported at this time in Louisiana and Mississippi. Reported Travel Impacts and Power and Communications Outages The state of Louisiana has altered transportation system flow to accommodate evacuation orders- Here is a list of those interstate changes. Interstate 55 is one-way (contra-flowed) north to mile marker 35 in Mississippi. Interstate 59 is one-way (contra-flowed) north to Meridian, MS. Interstate 10 is one-way (contra-flowed) west Interstate 12 is one-way (contra-flowed)
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west Interstate 10 has been closed to westbound traffic at the ~ouisiana/Mississippistate line. Power is out to much of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. In South Florida. over 500.000 customers are still without power. Power has been restored to some customers in South Florida. In the Lower Keys and Key West, most customers have had power restored. Preparedness Information and Evacuations In Louisiana: mandatory evacuations for most parishes in southeast Louisiana, recommexded evacuations for the remaining parishes in southeast Louisiana. The City of New Orleans issued a mandatory evacuation Sunday morning and has opened the Louisiana Superdome as a "last resort" evacuation shelter. 25,000 people are in the Superdome. In Mississippi: mandatory evacuations for Hancock County, and all low-lying areas, mobile f homes, camp grounds, beach fronts and all homes south o U.S. 90 in Jackson County. Evacuations strongly recommended for all of Harrison County. Tulane University is evacuating students to Jackson state Univeroity. Numerous oil rigs in areas affected of the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated. Governors of Louisiana and Mississippi have declared a state of emergency for their state. President Bush has issued disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi.
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NOAA National Weather Service Operations

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Watches and Long Term Warnings
W O New Orleans has issued an Inland Kurricane Warning for all of its parish and county warning area, plus a Flash Flood Watch for most of the parish and county warning area. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.

Jackson has issued an Inland Hurricane Warning for the southeast Mississippi, and an Inland Hurricane Warning tonight for most o f northeast Mississippi. There is an inland Tropical Storm Warning southwest to north-central Mississippi this afternoon and tonight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of southern and central Mississippi. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.
WFO

WFO Mobile has issued Inland Hurricane warning for extreme southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued for the entire Mobile CWA. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued. WFO Birmingham has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Warning for much of central and west central Alabama. A Flood Watch has been issued for all of northern and central Alabama. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.
WFO Memphis has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Warning for portions of Northeast ~ississippifrom Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. A Flood Watch has also been issued.

WFO Huntsville has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Watch and a Flood Watch for the entire CWA. A Inland Tropical Storm Warning will be in effect beginning at 7pm CDT Morday. WFO Tallahassee has issued a Coastal Flood Watch. Additionally, an Inland Hurricane warnings have been issued for the Southwestern CWA. Hurricane Local Statements are being issued. WFO Nashville has issued A Flood Watch for their CWA. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for today for East Mississippi, Southeast Louisiana and much of Western Alabama. Special Upper Air Soundings Special six hourly soundings are continuing at the following WFOs: Tallahassee, Atlanta, Nonnan, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Jackson, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, ~rownsville,and Birmingham. Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Status - All communications down at the Forecast Office, including NAWAS. WE0 Moblie backing up operations. One forecaster from WFO Melbourne (Scott Spratt) arrived Sunday to assist operations. WFO staff is sheltering at the office.
WPO New Orleans

WFO Lake Charles - Cornms is down. adequately staffed.

WFO Houston has begun backup operations. WFO is

WFO Mobile - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.
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WFO Tallahassee - All equipment is operational and the WE0 is adequately staffed. The WFO has begun backup operations for WFO Mobile. WFO Huntsville - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. Briefings have been conducted 3 times per day with local emergency managers, augnented by paging messages. A news conference is planned for Monday morning. Utilities and local state parks have been briefed on expected impacts. Have contingency plans for providing rapid service backup for WFO Jackson, should that office lose communications or power. WFO Nashville - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. WFO Jackson - AWIPS is on dial backup. WFO is adequately staffed. Two Lower Mississippi RFC persouel conducting backup operations from WE0 Jackson. In addition, a meteorologist at Southern Region HQ has been dispatched to Jackson to assist in RFC backup operations at Jackson, should the need arise. WFO Birmingham - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. WFO Memphis - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.
WFO Shreveport - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.

WFO Houston - Proving backup service to WFO Lake Charles. and the WFO is adequately staffed.
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River Forecast Center (RFC) Status Southeast RFC - All equipment is operational and the RFC is adequately staffed. 24-hour operations are expected began Sunday.

Lower Mississippi RFC - Corns down. 24-hour operations began during the weekend. The RFC has dispatched two forecasters to WFO Jackson and they have now resumed backup operations at Jackson because communications are lost at the RFC. In addition, a meteorologist at Southern Region HQ has been dispatched to Jackson to assist in RFC backup operations at Jackson, should the need arise. Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) Status CWSU Houston - Conducting 24 hour ops. Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSU Jacksonville - Conducting 24 hour ops. Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSU Atlanta - Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSU Memphis - Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. Southern Region Headquarters (SRH) Status SRH Regional Operations Center (ROC) is in 24 operations (Level 4 ops). The ROC is being staffed continuously by a duty officer, and an IT support person. Significant Partnering and Coordination conducted by WFOs, CWSUs, RFCs or ROCs WZO Tallahassee State briefings twice per day scheduled today. WFO New Orleans - State briefings four times per day. Numerous media interviews conducted. WFO Lake Charles - State briefings four times per day. WFO Mobile - Multiple state briefings with Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, plus CWA EMA briefings. WFO Jackson - State briefings four times a day. Numerous media interviews conducted. One staff member has been dispatched to be a constant liaison with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Governor. The LMRFC has set up backup operations at the KJAN office. HFO Memphis - Daily briefings with local ENS Sunday. Numerous media interview conducted. CWSU Houston Katrina briefings to FAA SW Region/Headquarters 28 AUG @ llam/5pm. Briefing at 6am on the 29th and another scheduled at llam- ATC ZERO (closed) @ PNS, VPS, MOB,OPT, MSY, and BTR. Florida gulf routes closed with traffic rerouted to north. Other gulf routes normal. CWSU Jacksonville - Providing input to ARTCC to reroute air traffic the uses jet routes through Gulf and Gulf Coast and shift the traffic jet routes further north.

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SRH ROC - Providing support to FEMA Region 6, PEMA Region 4, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and conducting numerous interviews with media. One hurricane liaison meteorologist has been deployed to Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge, LA, and another meteorologist has been dispatched to FEMA Region 6 in Denton, Texas. Another meteorologist is in standby status for Texas DEM. Kelli Tarp, NOAA Public Affairs, has been dispatched from Norman, Oklahoma to SRH, and is assisting with numerous media inquiries.

Team - Three SR personnel were dispatched to the NHC to provide liaison Hurricane ~iaison support for partners beginning Friday morning. One SR individual is being dispatched to the LA Emergency Operations Center. Special Note: All of the New Orleans, Louisiana (KLIX) staff, including some family members, are sheltering at the office for the duration of the storm. A list of all at the office has been obtained by SRH.

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EDT . . . the center of the broad area o low pressure ...Remnants of Tropical f 3n Thirteen were located about 745 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles. ants of the depression are moving toward the northwest near 16 mph. Maximum d winds are near 30 mph . . . 45 km/hr . . .in a few squalls. This system will be d for signs of regeneration.

the last public advisory issued by the National ~urricaneCenter on this system egeneration occurs.

~otification messages are sent when: :lantic Tropical Depression forms (i.e., Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) begins advisories). ~lanticTropical Depression is upgraded to a Tropical (named) Storm. zlantic Tropical Storm is upgraded to a Hurricane. les or Warnings (Hurricane/Typhoon or Tropical Storm) are issued for the United 3r its Territories (both Atlantic and Pacific storms). During watch and warning m s , an update message will be provided every 6 to 12 hours, or as appropriate.

re: BLU-MED shelters available

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Sirrnons, Gary Monday. August 29,2005 11:36 AM Sirmons. Gary; Jevec, Robert; Kleinrnan, Gary; Libby, Ma* Pyler. Bonnie; Pinheiro. Ronald; Bryce. Michael; Formanski, Stephen; Bowman. Thomas; Wetter, Donald; Fletcher. Dan; Adrianopoli, Carl; Odom. Janet; Gote, 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, Anarnarie; Havens. George; Mignone, Tom; NDMS-EOC; Koerner, Hany; Allen, Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton. David; Lokey. William; Buikema. Edward; Lowder, Michael

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FW: BLU-MED shelters available

-Importance: High Information on Shelter resources.

-From: Gerrit Boyla -a Sent: Sunday, August 28,2005 l0:32 PM To: Gary Sirrnons Subject: re: BLU-ME0 shelters available ~m~ortance: High

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Hi Gary, Just wanted t o update you as t o our current stock o f shelters available i n Las Cruces, NM:
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(4) 50-bed hospital complexes (6 shelters p e r complex) with HVAC (2) 130KW generators (150) 20'x32.5' Alaska Shelters (55) 5-ton HVAC units (13) 2.5 ton HVAC units

Gerrit

All o f these items are available for r e n t o r purchase. Please let m e know if there's anything we can do t o assist FEMA with your response t o Hurricane Katrina.

Gerrlt J. Boyle President BLU-MED Response Systems

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Monday, August 29.2005 11155 AM Altshuler, Brooks; Andrews, Nicol D - Public Affairs; Brown, Michael D; Buikerna. 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

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HURRICANE KATRINA HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A CATEGORY 3 STORM. KATRINA I S LOCATED 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST O F NEW ORLEANS. MAX SUSTAINED WENDS ARE 1 2 5 MPH. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING O F 15 TO 2 0 FEET ABOVE NORMAL T I D E LEVELS ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST O F THE CENTER. STORM SURGE FLOODING O F 1 0 TO 15 FEET. S I G N I F I C A N T STORM SURGE FLOODING I S OCCURRING ELSEWHERE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN GULF O F MEXICO COAST. RAINFALL TOTALS O F 5 TO 1 0 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES ARE P O S S I B L E ALONG THE PATH O F KATRINA ACROSS THE GULFCOAST PND THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. KATRINA HAS SUCH A LARGE AND WWERFUL CIRCULATION THAT I T WILL PROBABLY RETAIN HURRICANE INTENSITY FOR ABOUT 1 2 HOURS BRINGING DAMAGING WINDS WELL INLAND.

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Updated: Hurricane Katrina Briefing 828. Patrick Rhode's Office

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Wed 8/31/2005:OO AM 8 Wed 8/31/2005 9:00 AM
Tentative Daily every day from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Not yet responded Rhode, Patrick; Garratt, David; Buikema, Edward; Lowder. Michael; Craig, Daniel; Burns, Ken; Altshuler, Brooks; Lokey. William; Heath, Michael; Carwile, William; Bolch, Michael; Gair, Brad Business. Meetings High

Required Attendees: Categories: Importance:

...p er Patrick Rhode's request. (mds)

*This meeting is to occur daily at 8:00 a.m., until noted otherwise. All listed attendees are expected to participate. If you absolutely cannot attend in person, a meet me conference call has been arranged. Please refer to the call-in and pin numbers listed below. Thank you."
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Lowder, Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Monday, August 29.2005 11:58 AM 'William.Lokey@dhs.gov' Fw: Information

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From Marty. He has been trying to reach Lokey. New Orleans FD is reporting a 20 foot wide breech on the lake ponchatrain side levy. he area is lakeshore Blvd and 17th street.

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A LEVEE BREACH OCCURRED ALONG THE INDUSTRIAL CANAL AT TENNESSE STREET. 3 TO 8 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED DUE TO THE BREACH.-.LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ARAB1 AND 9TH WARD O F NEW ORLEANS.

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Matthew Green FEMA Hurricane Liaison T e a m Coordinator National Hurricane Center 11691 S W 17th S t r e e t M i a m i , F l o r i d a , 33165-2149 USA

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Please copy me on t h e s p o t r e p o r t emails you send t o Mike Lowder. very h e l p f u l .

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As of 11:OO a.m. EDT, August 29, 2005

Based on National Hurricane Center Advisory #27 Current Information Position: Latitude 30.2 north and Longitude 89.6 west or about 35 miles east-northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana and about 4 5 miles west-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi. Xovement: Hurricane Katrina is moving toward the north near 16 mph and this motion is forecast to continue today and tonight. Strength: Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph with higher gusts, Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles. Katrina is a Category Three hurricane. Pressure: 927 MB. / 27.37 Inches Forecast Track: Currently the system is moving toward the north near 16mph. On this track the center willsmove over southern Mississippi today and into central Mississippi this evening. Forecast Intensity: Katrina is a strong Category three hurricane. Weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours as the center moves over land. However, hurricane force winds are expected to spread as far as 150 miles inland along the path of Katrina. Warning Areas: A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the north central Gulf Coast from Morgan City, Louisiana eastward to the iilabarna/'~loridaborder, including the City of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. All Tropical Watches are discontinued. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from east of the Alabama/Florida border to Indian Pass Florida and from West of Morgan City to Cameron Louisiana. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches, are possible along the path of Katrina across the Gulf Coast and the Tennessee Valley. A few tornadoes are possible over portions of over southern and eastern Mississippi southern and central Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. Coastal storm surge flooding of 15 to 20 feet above normal tide levels, along with large and dangerous battering waves, can be expected near and to the east of the center. Storm surge flooding of 10 to 15 feet near the tops of the levees is still possible in the

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greater New Orleans area. A few tornadoes are possible over portions of southern and eastern Mississippi, southern and central Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle today. ~iscussion:Katrina has such a large and powerful circulation that it will probably retain hurricane intensity for about 12 hours, bringing damaging winds well inland. The potential loss of life due to falling trees is a major concern as is freshwater flooding. Preparedness: State Actions: Alabama EOC is at full activation. Florida EOC is at Level 1 (full activation). Georgia EOC is at Level 1 operations. Mississippi EOC activated, State of Emergency has been declared. Louisiana EOC is fully activated, with mandatory evacuation orders issued. Federal Act ions : FEMA Headquarters: The FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) Red Team is activated at Level I (~ull Activation). FEMA headquarters is conducting daily video-teleconferences at noon EDT with FEMA Regions IV & VI, the National Hurricane Center and the potentially affected States. The Logistics Readiness Center is operational 2 4 / 7 . MERS Teams have been deployed to Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Texas to support Hurricane Katrina response operations. 32 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams have been sent to staging areas in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee in preparation for responding to Hurricane Katrina. Seven Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces have been deployed to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi in preparation for responding to Hurricane Katrina, The ERT-N Blue is deployed to the Louisiana State Emergency operations Center in Baton Rogue. FEMA Region IV RRCC in Atlanta activated at Level I (full activation) . Four ERT-As are operational in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. FEMA Region VI RRCC in Denton, TX activated at Level I (full activation). Next Advisory: Following the Natyonal Hurricane Center update at 5:00 p . m . EDT, the NRCC will issue the next Advisory. This Report is prepared by the FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC). Questions can be addressed to NRCC Watch Officers via phone at (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) , via fax at 0 , e-mail at FEMA-NRCC@dhs.gov. or via

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 29, 2005

WHO: Governor Haley Barbour

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MEMA Director Robert Latham.

WHAT: Newe conference concerning ~urricaneKatrina.

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WHERE: MElrlA/National Guard Auditorium, 1410 Riverside Drive, Jackson.

To call into the news conference, dial - 1 ,1 code, and then press the # key.

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For further information, go to MEMA's Web site at www.rnserna.org.

Lea Stokes Public Relations Director - Management Agency

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MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
NEWS RELEASE
CONTACT: AMY CARRUTH or LEA STOKES (601) 352-9100

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8:30 a.m Aug. 29,2005

MEMA RELEASES UPDATED KATRINA INFORMATION

Jackson - Approximately 8,500 people are in 79 shelters in Mississippi. American Red Cross officials said all shelters in the Jackson, Meridian and Vicksburg areas are at capacity. The Jackson Coliseum is also at capacity with 1,196 people. Additional shelters statewide are still on standby if needed.

The roof is failing at the Jackson County EmergencyManagement building, causing officials to relocate to the Jackson County Courthouse. Jackson County EM has been without power for an
hour because the generators flooded fiom approximately2 feet of water outside the building and winds of 134 mph. The Hancock County Sheriffs Department reports they have lost communi~ations fiom a down antenna. The Hamson County Emergency Management has also lost power from generators.

All Mississippi interstates are open, but Mississippi Department Transportation officials urge people not to drive unless it is an emergency situation. Roadways will be dangerous with high

Oficials urge all Mississippians that hazardous conditions will exist in areas of the state after Katrina passes. Evacuees and residents are urged not to return to their homes until officials say it is safe to return to damaged areas. Salvation Army officials said they have 59 canteens ready to deploy in Mississippi after Katrina passes with the ability to feed 415,000 people. Canteens are mobile kitchens that will be able to move from location L location in damaged areas. o
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Attachments: FEMA Hurricane Katrina NVOAD PR I-doc

Press Office
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Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Washington, DC 20472 Date: August 29,2005 Contact: FEMA Newsdesk

Press Release No.: 05-177 News Release CASH SOUGHT TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS, VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DISPATCH
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Voluntary organizations are seekin4 cash donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina

D. l in Gulf Coast states, according to ~ ~ k h a e Brown, undeisecretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. But, volunteers should not report direcly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency. "Cash donations are especially helpful to victims," Brown said. "They allow volunteer agencies to issue cash vouchers to victims so they can meet their needs. Cash donations also allow agencies to avoid the labor-intensive need to store, sort, pack and distribute donated goods. Donated money prevents, too, the prohibitive cost of air or sea transportation that donated goods require."

Volunteer agencies provide a wide variety of services after disasters, such as clean up, childcare, housing repair, crisis counseling, sheltering and food. "We're grateful for the outpouring of support already," Brown said. "But it's important that volunteer response is coordinated by the professionals who can direct volunteers with the appropriate skills to the hardest-hit areas where they are needed most. Self-dispatched volunteers and especially sightseers can put themselves and others in harm's way and hamper rescue efforts."

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Tamillow, Michael Monday. August 29,2005 1:23 PM
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Webb. Dave; Smalley. Peter; Pawlowski, Michel

Subject: Tom Miner

Bill. Trying to work this Tom Miner issue for you (tried to call you several times). Tom's in Meridian NAS with the White IST (IST Safety Officer and doing some planning issues for them) - the White IST went out short due to unavailability of some. They are also farther away from you. 1 talked to Dave Webb (BLUE IST) - they are relocating from Shreveport to Baton Rouge now. Dave feels he has the personnel on the BLUE that could capably help you with this -this would be the fastest way to get you the help you need. Iwas trvina to nplt it set up so you could talk directly to Dave about this. His cell phone #s are Let us know what you want us to do. Mike Dave, Bill's cell phone # is W

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From: Paulison, Robert David Sent: Monday, August 29,2005 1:27 PM To: Lowder, Michael Cc: Burris, Ken; Subject: paramedic assistance

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Media Advisory
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
Under Secretary of Homeland Security to BRIEF ON HURFUCANE KATRINA RESPONSE OPERATIONS

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BATON ROUGE, LA - Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will join Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter on Monday, August 29,2005, at a media briefing to provide an update on Humcane Katrina response operations.
WHO: Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security
Louisiana Govemor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
U.S. Senator David Vitter

WHERE: Louisiana State EOC Media Room 7667 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

WHEN: 3:30 p.m CDT/4:30 p.m. EDT

The press briefing will be fed live via satellite uplink, with the feed window opening at 3:15 pm CDT/4:15 p.m. EDT. Satellite coordinates are Galaxy 3C (at 95O West), Analog Ku - Transponder 12, Downlink: 11930 Horizontal.

FW: Advisory for briefing

Those who cannot attend the news conference may listen in by telephone starting at 3: 15 pm CDT. To connect to the audio feed, call and enter pin(. Please note that this is a listenonly line, and callers will not be able to submit questions to participants.

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Requests for interviews with Under Secretary Brown should be submitted to FEMA News Desk at (202) 646-4600.

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Hi Bill, Can we do anything to help you in Louisiana?

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Fax: 360-318-9923

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Subject: Pending VMAT Missions

Timmons, Meta Lokey. William Monday, August 29.2005 155 PM

Beall. Jack; Rathkamp. George; Young, H-James;

'Mr. Lokey: Just wanted to advise you that we potentially have two missions which have been identified by the Louisiana Deputy State Veterinarian. Dr. Martha Littlefield. She has tentatively identifiedplans for two Veterinary operations post Katrina. The proposed sites for staging were the arena in Gonzales, Louisiana and a facility at LSU where citizens from the outlying areas of Louisiana would be brought and housed. When I spoke to Dr. Linlefield this morning, she was in the process of drafting a request to submit through state channels. Ihave requested that she forward a copy to our office when available. As you know. VMAT teams 3 and 5 are at the ready with current positioning in Alabama and Tennessee. Thank-you.

CDR Meta M. Timmons DHSIFEMAINDMS

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Gair, Brad Monday, August 29,20052:00 PM Sherman, Ron; Carvile, William; Lokey. William; Wells. Scott Craig. Daniel; Garratt. David; Souza. Kevin Housing Area Command

As you probably know, I have been asked KO stand up a Housing Area Command to coordinate temporary housing supporr across the Hurricane Katrina states.
I realize that you have full plates, so just wanted to take a moment to reassure you that operational planning is in full swing, and we will closely work with your ERT staff to rapidly begin implementing effective re-housing strategies in the next few days-

We have substantial resources available through IA TAC contracts to expedite the housing program. Kevin Souza is my deputy, which will ensure that we have that essential link back to the programs. Kevin is currently looking at measures to maximize program efficiency. The first rough draft of the Combined Housing Strategy will be issued later today, with much more state specific detail to follow as w e all get a better handle on the situation. Contact me directly with questions.

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Hey Bill, Know you must have all the plates in the air and will for the days to come. We just sent our first Type one national team to Orlando and have two on stand by. They say they are waiting for the mission assignment to be written by FEMA's side.
My boss has given me the okay and I will offer my services to the OER least they have need but in case your stint is longer rather then shorter with the ERT-N (and your bigger role in the Agency) I wanted to let you know first that I can be called up as a single resource as a Tech Specialist.

If you see a need that I can meet (or just need someone to laugh with) you can ring me and we can talk about the mechanics. I not all is good and I will let HQ know I can be in f their reserves. Thinking of you all in the days to come and if w e don't overlap I expect some great Lokey stories! If Cindy Motz is there with the LA EOC say ehy for me. I know this one will be a long one and trying for us- Glad you are at the helm
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Assistance Continues to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Katrina WASHINGTON, D.C. - - Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced that federal resources and support are continuing in four states as Hurricane Katrina makes its second landfall today. President Bush declared federal emergencies in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on Sunday. A federal disaster was declared for southern Florida counties impacted by Katrina's first landfall on Friday. HThis hurricane has caused devastation over a wide area across four states," said Brown. "FEMA, along with our federal partners and state counterparts, is working 24 hours a day to support emergency protective response and recovery efforts in the impacted states.
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'AS of early August 29, approximately 52,000 people were in 240 shelters in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana. Florida and Texas, with the majority in the New Orleans Superdome. Strategic housing planning is underway to address expected continued sheltering and eventual housing needs.

In addition to holding regular briefings with emergency management officials in the affected states, FEMA reported the following activities, as of 10 a.m. today, as part of the ongoing federal response.

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* FEMA1s emergency teams and resources are being deployed and configured for coordinated . response to Hurricane Katrina. This includes pre-stagins 9~ ice, water. meals, and tarps in various strategic locations to be made available to residents of affected areas. * FEMA9s Hurricane Liaison Team is onsite and working closely with the ~ationalHurricane Center in Miami, Fla. * FEMA9s National Response coordination Center and ~egionalResponse coordination Centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Denton, Texas, are operating around the clock, coordinating the prepositioning of assets and responding to state requests for assistance. * FEMA has deployed a National Emergency Response Team to Louisiana with a coordination cell positioned at the State Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge to facilitate state requests for assistance. In addition, four Advance Emergency Response Teams have been deployed to locations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The teams include federal liaisons who work directly within county emergency operations centers to respond to critical needs as they are identified by local officials and prioritized by the state. * Rapid Needs Assessment teams have been prestaged in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. * Nine Urban Search and Rescue task forces and incident support teams have been deployed. The task forces are from Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri. * Thirty-one teams from the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) have been deployed to staging areas in Anniston, Ala., Memphis, Tenn., Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans, including 23 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams. The teams bring truckloads of medical equipment and supplies with them and are trained to

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handle trauma, pediatrics, surgery and mental health problems. Two Veterinary ~edical ?Assistance Teams are also included as part of NDMS assets deployed, which are able to support and rescue pets, and provide any needed veterinary medical care for rescue dogs. * Voluntary agencies, important partners in disasters, are prepared to augment local government services with shelters, mobile feeding units, water and clean-up supplies. * FEMA has 500 trucks of ice, 500 trucks of water and 350 trucks of meals ready zo eat (MREs) available for distribution over the next 10 days. 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.

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Aug. 29,2005

h 0 : Governor Haley Barbour & MEMA Director Robert Latharn

WHAT: News conference concerning Hurricane Katrina.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. today, Aug. 29. WHERE: MEMAMational Guard Auditorium, 1410 Riverside Drive, Jackson.

To call into the news conference, dial .1-866-365-4406, and enter the seven digit access code, 960-9042 and then press the # key. For further information, go to MEMA's Web site at www.msema.org.
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Jevec. Robert :1 Monday. August 29,2005 3 2 PM Kleinrnan. 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; Koerner. Harry; Allen. Stephen; Rathkamp, George; Canton, David; Bell. Millard: Flake, Dennis; Long. Claude; Foutch, Michael; Wagner. Marcia-Tev, Timmans. Meta; Lindbergh. Gary; Young. H-James; ESTESF08; EST-DIR; EST-DEPUP/; EST-EMERBR: Lokey. William; Buikema, Edward; . . 4, Lowder. Michael; Sirmons, Gary; Wing. . r
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HURRICANE KATRINA
August 29,2005- 1500 HRS EDT
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NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT

NDMS REGIONAL EMERGENCY COORDINATORS:
(See separate report.)

HK Status 29 AUCJ NDMS SUMMARY 1500.doc (51 29-AUG 1MO.xls (...

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Robert J. Jevec
United States Department of Homeland Security ' Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate Federal Emergency ManagementAgency National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Section e t : l robert.jevec@dhs.gov

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Pawlowski, Michel Monday. August 29,2005 3:58 PM Coachman. Sandy Lokey. William; King. William; Wells, Scott; Yi, YunChong

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Sandy:

Ijust talked to Bill King. He is flying into Houston tonight, will stay at The Hilton Garden Inn at the airport in That is the doses! place he could fly into. He will drive to Baton Rouge and head to the Houston IOF unless you have relocated. He will drive to Baton Rouge at daylight. Normally, would expect the drive to be about 4 % hours, but with the post hurricane traffic, it may require more time to arrive. He would like more information in regard to the status of 1-10 eastbound, so that he can avoid problems. Iwill see if Informationand Planning has any information in regard to that. I you have information in regard to 1-10 eastbound, please pass it f 90-

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By the way, a heads up - Bill King will need room accommodations at a hotel when he arrives. National Travel was not able to provide hotel accommodations. Can anyone help take care of his need at your specific hotel location?
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Irwin. William E HQ02 f Monday. August 29.2005 4:01 PM Bill Lokey (E-mail)
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Subject: Structural Specialists
Bill: HQ FEMA issued a Mission Assignment that would allow you to tap into USACE Structural Specialists for US&R support. We wanted to have this in place in case support is needed. We will not launch anyone from this cadre until we receive a requirement1 tasker from FEMA Perhaps we have been spared the catastrophe and if it turns out that there is not a requirement, we willcancel the mission assignment Thanks. Bill

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From: EST-€SF15 [Est-ESF1fi@dhs.gov]

Sent: Monday. August 29,2005 4:27 PM
Please tune into Channel 6 here at FEMA headquarters at 4:30 p.m. Eastern

to view this press briefing.

Media Advisory
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY UNDER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO BRIEF ON HURRICANE KATRINA RESPONSE OPERATIONS

BATON ROUGE, LA - Michael D. Brown, Undcr Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will join Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter on Monday, August 29,2005, at a media briefing to provide an update on Hurricane Katrina response operations.
WHO: Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu U.S. Senator David Vitter Louisiana State EOC Media Room 7667 Independence Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806 3:30 p.m CDT/4:30 p.m. EDT

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The press briefing will bc fcd live via satellite uplink, with the feed window opening at 3:t 5 pm CDT/4:15 p.m. EDT. Satellite coordinates are Galaxy 3C (at 95O West), Analog Ku - Transponder 12, Downlink: 11930 Horizontal.

Those who cannot attend the news conference may listen in by telephone starting at 3:15 pm CDT. To a and enter pi. n Please note that this is a listenconnect to the audio feed, clonly line, and callers will not be able to submit questions to participants. Requests for interviews with Under Secretary Brown should be submitted to FEMA News Desk at (202) 646-4600. ###

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Sent: Monday, August 29,2005 4:46 PM

KATRINA TALKING POINTS 8-29-05 PM UPDATE
Hurricane Katrina is one of the most dangerous storms in U.S. history. Urge people not to be caught off guard just because Katrina has weakened as its moving inland. Even as wind speed decreases, the risk of severe flooding is extremely high.
o We know the people impacted by Hurricane Katrina are suffering, and

our thoughts are with all of those who are facing the wrath of the storm
o The damage is extensive, and the personal and emotional losses

tremendous
o Katrina remains a large and dangerous storm. We urge residents in

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Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee to monitor the storm's forecast track and take precautions to prepare for potential wind, rain, tornadoes and flooding damages that may result-

FEMA has been coordinating closely with state emergency officials in
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to lean as far forward to preposition supplies, equipment and personnel to ensure a rapid response.
o FEMA is pre-positioned within county emergency operations centers to

help local oficials with their requests for assistance.
o AS local c o m m u n r t l P s m t b o ; r

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prioritizes those needs, FEMA will deploy personnel, equipment and supplies to meet those needs. Our first priority will be life saving efforts. Early resources will be directed to those with the most urgent needs.

US have been deployed to staging areas in AL, TN, TX, and LA. Two Veterinary Medical Assistance have also been deployed. o Teams bring truckloads of medical equipment and supplies with them and are trained to handle trauma, pediatrics, surgery and mental health problems.
o 23 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams from all across the

o VMATs have also been deployed to provide medical care to pets and

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livestock, as well as provide any needed veterinary medical care for rescue dogs.
o Seven Urban Search & Rescue task forces and 2 Incident Support

Teams have been deployed and prepositioned in Shreveport, La., and Jackson, Miss., including teams from FL, IN, OH, MD, MO, TN, TX and VA. Three more USBR teams are staged and awaiting deployment as needed.
= After life-saving measures, our next priority will be life-sustaining help.
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Supplies and equipment will move into the hardest hit areas as quickly as possible, especially water, ice, meals, medical supplies, generators, tents and taps.

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It may be several days before emergency workers are able to reach all the victims of this hurricane.
This will not be an easy road ahead affected get back on their feet. Recovery will take time, but FEMA will be here as long as needed.

o We will do everything we can to minimize losses and help those

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President Bush moved quickly to declare major disasters in Louisiana and Mississippi 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
o With the President's disaster declaration, we are able to bring full

resources of the federal government to bear to help the residents of Florida with emergency rkeds and recovery suppdrt
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Individuals in the declared counties are eligible for disaster assistance damaged and destroyed infrastructure - roads, buildings

o We will work with local governments to help rebuild and restore o 32 parishes in Louisiana have been designated for both lndividual and

Public Assistance programs. 15 counties in Mississippi have been declared for Individual Assistance.
o Damage surveys are continuing in other areas and more counties and

additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed in the affected areas.
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online at www.ferna.qov or call FEMA's toll-free registration line 1-800-621FEMA (3362)- TrY 800-462-7585. 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.

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 2417, and we've added personnel to minimize wait time as much as possible.
o www.fema.gov

o We ask those with minimal damage to wait a few days, giving those with

urgent needs and serious losses to register for assistance first.
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.

Have a number of programs to help meet basic shelter and emergency needs
o Temporary housing assistance to make repairs to homes with limited
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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
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weakened and damaged trees, downed power lines, high water and other dangers may exist.
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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

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likely to be damaged or blocked by debris. Traffic jams slow emergency managers and first responders in doing their job.
o If officials instruct you not to enter, please heed their instructions.

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Donna Franklin fl Monday. August 29.2005 5:02 PM

...Katrina continues weakening over Mississippi but strong winds and heavy rains still
a threat...
Af 5pm EDT. the Hurricane Warningfor Lake Pontchartrain andfrom the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to the AlabamdFlorida border is changed to a Tropical Storm Warning. All other warnings are discontinued. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in e#ect for Lake Pontchartrain andfiom the mouth of the Pearl River easnvard ro the Alabama/Florida border. This warning will likely be discontinued this evening.
At 5 pm EDT the center of Hurricane Katrina was located about 30 miles northwest of Laurel, Mississippi. Katrina is moving toward the north near 18 mph ...and a gradual turn to the north-northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. On this track the center will be moving over central and northern Mississippi tonight and into western Tennessee on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph ...with higher gusts. Katrina is a category one humcane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles f?om the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles...mainly to the southeast. At 3 pm EDT...a wind gust to 110 mph was measured...before instrument fai1ure.h Laurel, Mississippi, by Jones County emergency management. Coastal storm surge flooding along the northern and northeastern Gulf orMexico coast will slowly subside. Storm total rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inche..with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches..-will s. accompany Katrina from the Gulf Coast through the Tennessee and Ohio valleys.
A few tornadoes are possible over portions of central... eastern... and northern Alabama...as well as portions of western Georgia and the western Florida Panhandle this evening.

An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 8 pm EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 11 pm EDT.

The latest advisories, forecast discussions, tracking maps, and images for Hurricane Katrina are available at: http:llwww.nws.noaa.govlosltropicaIlatlanticl
Situation Report: Hurricane Katrina, August 29,2005 Regional Tropical Impact and Operations Statement # 24 430 PM EDT 0812912005

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Impacts
Observed Wind Speeds and Gusts Numerous buoy reports of 50 to 70 rnph sustained winds with gusts to 100 rnph this morning. The ASOS out of Slidell, LA reported a 138 rnph wind gust between 930 and 1000 am. The Dauphin Island buoy reported a 98 mph wind gust and the ASOS out of Mobile, AL reported a 76 rnph wind gust during the late morning hours. Tropical storm force winds (56 rnph gusts to 66 mph) have been reported this afternoon in the Jackson, MS metro area. Observed Precipitation

It is estimated from surface observation and radar information that widespread 4 to 8 inch rainfall
amounts have fallen over much of Southeast Louisiana, Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama. A swath of 8 to12 inch rainfall accumulations was observed over extreme Southeast Louisiana and Southeast Mississippi. Observed Floodinp and Associated Damage Very widespread and significant flooding has occurred throughout the city of New Orleans, extending eastward across the Mississippi gulf coast into coastal Alabama The following flood reports have been received for the city of New Orleans: Industrial Canal at Tennessee Street: levee has been breached, with water to a depth of 5 feet at Jackson Barracks 17thStreet at Canal Blvd: levee has been breached - breach extends several 100 meters in length Much of downtown and east New Orleans is underwater; depth unknown at this time. Numerous homes flooded in Metairie and Harvey in Jefferson Parish East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie flooded Flooding to a depth of 8 to 10 feet in Metairie Flooding to a depth of 6 feet in 9th Ward in New Orleans I- 10 at Mounds Pump Station is out of service due to overheating No comprehensive assessments available until safety can be assured Widespread flooding has also been reported across coastal Mississippi and Alabama. Flood waters to a depth o f 10 to 12 feet (up to street lights) reported in downtown Mobile, Alabama.

i Observed Storm Suree, Tide. RMajor storm surge-related damage has been reported across coastal Mississippi. Mississippi State Emergency Management Agency has estimated a storm surge of 20 to 25 feet in the Gulfport area. Hancock, Hamson and Jackson counties of Mississippi have reported widespread damage, much of it due storm surge. Numerous homes have been reported washed off their slabs in Hancock County. Large numbers of people were reported to be in the water, with many individuals observed on rooftops waiting for rescue. Late this moming, water surrounded the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Gulfport. In Biloxi, water was reaching the zndfloor of the Beau Rivage Casino. Further east in the Mobile Bay area, the storm surge at the Alabama State Docks in Mobile was reported to be 11 feet.
Re~orted Wind, Hail. or Tornado Damage Very extensive wind damage throughout eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and extreme southern Alabama. The New Orleans Superdome sustained minor roof damage and is reported to be leaking. At least 20 buildings have collapsed in New Orleans, including a mixture of apartments, residential structures, and commercial buildings. Numerous high rise windows were blown out in downtown New

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Orleans. One building alone has at least 100 windows blown out. The Charity Hospital in New Orleans has 5 floors of broken windows. A hotel in Harvey, Louisiana, has sustained roof damage and people were trapped for a period of time earlier today. Extensive damage reported across southern Mississippi. Numcrous structures were damaged or destroyed across Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, Likely due to a combination of wind and storm surge. The Hancock County EOC has collapsed, and the roof was blown off or the Marion County EOC. Several roofs blew off homes across Marion and Lamar counties of Southern Mississippi. U.S. Highway 49 is reported to be impassable from Hattiesburg southward to Gulfport, due to downed power lines and trees.
R e ~ o r t e d v Please see the above "Observed Flooding and Associated Damage" Section. Report4 Deaths or Injuries Three deaths unrelated to the storm were reported fiom Louisiana. Three elderly patients being transported to shelters died due to dehydration. morted-Travel Imaacts and Power and Communications Outaees Numerous roads flooded across Southeast Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi, Southeast Mississippi and Coastal Alabama.

Power is out to 900,000 in Louisiana, 180,000 in Alabama, 28,000 in the Florida panhandle and widespread power outages in Southeast Mississippi (no estimate yet available). In South Florida, over 314,000 customers are still without power. Power has been restored to most customers In the Lower Keys and Key West.
Preparedness Information and Evacuations
fn Louisiana: mandatory evacuations for most parishes in southeast Louisiana, recommended

evacuations f o the remaining parishes in southeast Louisiana. The City of New Orleans issued a ~ mandatory evacuation Sunday morning and has opened the Louisiana Superdome as a "last resort" evacuation shelter. 25,000 people are in the Superdome. 113 general shelters open, holding 27,639 people, 9 special needs shelters are open, holding 851 people.

In Mississippi: mandatory evacuations for Hancock County, and all low-lying areas, mobile homes, camp grounds, beach fionts and all homes south of U.S. 90 in Jackson County. Evacuations strongly recommended for all of Hanison County. Tulane University evacuated students to Jackson State University. 79 Shelters are open, holding 79 shelters.
Numerous oil rigs in areas affected of the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated. Governors of Louisiana and Mississippi declared a state of emergency for their state. President Bush issued disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi.

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NOAA National Weather Service Operations
Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Watches and Long Term Warnings

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WFO Nav Orleans has issued an Inland Hurricane Warning for all of its parish and county warning area, plus a Flash Flood Watch for most of the parish and county warning area. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.

WFO Jackson has issued an Inland Humcane Warning for the southeast Mississippi, and an Inland Hurricane Warning tonight for most of northeast Mississippi. There is an inland Tropical Storm Warning southwest to north-central Mississippi this afternoon and tonight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of southern and central Mississippi. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.
WFO Mobile has issued Inland Hurricane Warning for extreme southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued for the entire Mobile CWA. In addition, Humcane Local Statements are being issued.
WFO Birmingham has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Warning for much of central and west central Alabama. A Flood Watch has been issued for all of northern and central Alabama. In addition, Hurricane Local Statements are being issued.

WFO Memphis has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Warning for portions of Northeast Mississippi from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. A Flood Watch has also been issued.

WFO Huntsville has issued an Inland Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch for the entire CWA.
WFO Tallahassee has issued a Coastal Flood Watch. Additionally, an Inland Humcane Warnings have been issued for the Southwestern CWA. Hurricane Local Statements are being issued. WFO Nashville has issued A Flood Watch for their CWA.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for today into tonight for East Mississippi, Southeast Louisiana, Alabama and portions of Northwest Georgia.

SpeciaU&per&r Sounaings
Special six hourly soundings continue at the follouring WFOs: Tallahassee, Atlanta, Norman, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Jackson, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, B r o w n s d k , a d

Weather Forecast OfficePVFO) Status
WFO New Orleans - All communications down at the Forecast Office, including NAWAS. The LIX radar and AWIPS are operational, however communications issue with MCI is preventing dissemination of data. WFO Mobile backing up operations. One forecaster from WFO Melbourne (Scott Spratt) arrived Sunday to assist operations. WFO staff is sheltering at the office.

WFO Lake Charles - Communications down. The KLCH and KPOE radar and AWIPS is operational, however communications issue with MCI i s preventing dissemination of data. WFO is adequately staffed. Two staff members hwere sent to WFO Houston to assist with backup operations.
WFO Mobile - KEVX radar is down. All WFO equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is conducting back-up operations for WFO New Orleans.

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WFO Huntsville - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is conducting back-up operations for WFO Jackson.

WE0 Nushville - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed
WFO Jackson - Communications down. The KDGX radar. and AWIPS is operational, however comms issue with MCI is preventing dissemination of data. The KGWX isadown. All WFO equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.

WFO Birmingham - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.
WFO Memphk - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. Two LMRFC personnel were sent from WVO Jackson and a meteorologist at Southern Region HQ has been relocated to the office due to comms issues at WFO Jackson. LMRFC backup has begun. WFO Shreveport -All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. WFO Houston - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is currently conducting back-up operations for WFO Lake Charles.
River Forecast Center (RFC) Status Southeast RFC - All equipment is operational and the RFC is adequately staffed. 24-hour operations are expected began Sunday. Lower Mzksissippi RFC- Communications down. 24-hour operations began during the weekend.

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Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) Status CWSUHousron - Conducting 24 hour operations Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSU Jacksonville - Conducting 24 hour operations. Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSUAtIanta - Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. CWSU Memphis - Adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. Southern Region.Headquarters (SRJ3) Status SRH Regional Operations Center (ROC) is in 24 operations (Level 4 ops). The ROC is being staffed continuously by a duty officer, and an IT support person. Significant Partnerin? and Coordination condacted by WFOs. CWSUs. RFCs or ROCs HAM Radio Operators - Have been our SOLE link to the WFO in New Orleans. They have provided information regarding the safety of the staff at the office and the LMRFC. The HAM radio operators out of Lake Charles, LA, Jackson, MS and Miami, FL have offered this communication support.
WFO Tallahassee - Stare briefings twice per day scheduled today.

WFO New Orleans - State briefings four times per day. Numerous media interviews conducted.
WFO Lake Charles - State briefings four times per day.

WFO Mobile - Multiple state briefings with Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, plus CWA EMA briefings. Numerous media interviews were conducted.

WFO Jackson - State briefings four times a day. Numerous media interviews conducted. One staff member has been dispatched to be a constant liaison with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Governor. The LMRFC has set up backup operations at the WAN office. WFO Memphis - Daily briefings with local EMS Sunday. Numerous media interview conducted.
WFO Huntsville - Briefings conducted 3 times per day with local emergency managers, augmented by paging messages. A news conference is planned for Monday morning. Utilities and local state parks were briefed on expected impacts
. at 6am on the 29th and another scheduled at I lam. ATC

CWSUHouston - Katrina briefings to FAA SW Region/Headquarters 28 AUG @ I l d 5 p m . Briefing ZERO (closed) @ PNS, VPS, MOB,GPT, MSY, and BTR. Florida gulf roules closed with traffic rerouted to north. Other gulf routes a e normal. r CWSU Jacksonville - Providing input to ARTCC to reroute air traffic the uses jet routes through Gulf and Gulf Coast and shift the traffic jet routes W e r north

SRH ROC - Providing support to FEMA Region 6, FEMA Region 4, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and conducting numerous interviews with media. One humcane liaison meteorologist has been deployed to Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge, LA, and another meteorologist has been dispatched to FEMA Region 6 in Denton, Texas. Another meteorologist is in standby status for Texas DEM. Keli Tarp, NOAA Public Affairs, has been dispatched from Norman, Oklahoma to SRK, and is assisting with numerous media inquiries.
Hurricane Liaison Team - Three SR personnel were dispatched to the NHC to provide liaison support for partners beginning Friday morning. One SR individual is being dispatched to the LA Emergency Operations Center.

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Special Note: All of the New Orleans, Louisiana m I X ) staff, including some family members, are sheltering at the office for the duration of the storm. A list of all at the office has been obtained by SRH. Through the A A I l & a q x x a t w information to family members who evacuated the New Orleans area.

E-mail notification messages are sent when: 1. An Atlantic Tropical Depression forms (i-e, Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) begins issuing advisories). 2. An Atlantic Tropical Depression is upgraded to a Tropical (named) Storm. 3. An Atlantic Tropical Storm is upgraded to a Hurricane. 4- Watches or Warnings @urricanenjrphoon or Tropical Storm) are issued for the United States or its Territories (both Atlantic and Pacific storms). During watch and warning situations, an update message will be provided every 6 to I2 hours, or as appropriate.

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Lowder. Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Monday. August 29.2005 503 PM 'William.Lokey@dhs.go$ Fw: Super Dome

Is it structural?

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Super Dome has been ruled unsafe. All people must be moved out. O K - 1 is enroute to assist with the special needs patients and prepare them to be transported to LSU. It is my understanding that the OK-1 DMAT will return to LSU once the patients have been transported. Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

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FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER Monday. August 29,2005 5 1 PM :3 'Andrews, Nicol'; Blanchard-Mbangah, Shauna M; Buikema, Edward; Carleton. Curtis; Ellis, BarbaraJ; FEMA HSCenter (HSOC.FEMA@dhs.gov); FEMA-NRCC; 'Hvinden. Brian'; Kinerney. Eugene; Lokey, William; Mclntyre, James; Nelson, Jason; Paulison. Robert David; 'Rule, Natalie'; Schumann. James; Spans, Mark; Taylor, Cindy; Bossert, Thomas; Widomski, Michael; Wing. Deborah; FEMA-MOC-BOTHELL; FEMA-MOC-DENTON; FEMA-MOCDENVER; FEMA-MOC-MAYNARD; FEMA-MOC-THOMASVILLE; 'FEMA-MOCTHOMASVILLET FMAG approval for the Chance fire

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Wells. Scott Monday. August 29,2005 5:27 PM 'Lowder, Michaef';Lokey. WiHiarn RE: Super Dome

We got the same rumor. Ours came from over reaction to a leak in the ceiling.

There are

leaks but not due to structural problems.

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael [mailto:Michael.Lowder~dhs.gov] Sent: Monday, August 2 9 , 2 0 0 5 4:22 PM To: ~scott.wells@clhs.gov* Cc : Beall, Jack Subject: Re: Super Dome
Ok. Thanks

HHS has siad that it was unsafe, so we are trying to deconflict that. We'll work with your folks.

Not sure where that came from. Thanks !

- - - - - Original Message----From: Wells, Scott <Scott.wells@dhs.gov> To: 'Lewder, Michael' ~ M i c h a e l . L o w d e r @ d h s . g o v ~ Sent: Mon Aug 29 17:19:41 2 0 0 5 Subject: R E : Super Dome
Super Dome is safe. Have leaks but no structural problems.

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Can

you verify this?

Is it structural?

Where is everyone goicg?

- - - - -Original Message----From: Beall, Jack <Jack.Beall@dhs.gov> To: 'rnichael.lowder~hs.govr <Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov> Sent: Mon Aug 29 16:46:53 2005 Subject: Super Dome
Super Dome has been ruled unsafe. All people must be moved out. OK-1 is enroute to assist with the special needs patients and prepare them to be transported to LSU. It is ?y understanding that the O K - 1 DMAT will return to LSU once the patients have been xansported.
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FEMA-NRCC Monday. August 29,2005 536 PM Lowder, Michael; Lokey. William; Pawlowski, Michel; Gray, Richard; Hammett-Morgan, Linda; FEMA-NRCC; FEMA HSCenter; FEMA HSCenter; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; EST-DIR; EST-ESFOSCH; NDMS-EOC; Tamillow, Michael Mastapeter, Craig; Bosner. Leo; Clark, Bobby, Rush, Timothy; Brown, MichaelA; Demange, Robert: Bogosian. Vicky; Thompson. Mathew; Beall. Mark; O'Neill. Edward; ZapafaJr, Rene End-of-Shifl Highlights as of 1800 EDT, Monday, 29 August 2005

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~nd-of-Shift ~ighlightsas of 1800 EDT, Monday, 28 August 2005 Hurricane KATRINA o Katrina is a CAT I hurricane. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours but strong winds and heavy rains still a threat. At 1700 EDT MON 8-29-05, the center of Katrina was located near 31.9N 89.6W or about 30 miles NW of Laurel, MS moving north near 18 mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb/28.35 inches. A gradual turn to the NNE with an additional increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. On this track, the center will be moving over central and northern MS tonight and into western TN on Tuesday. o Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 6 0 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles to the SE. o The hurricane warning for Lake Pontchartrain and from the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to the AL/FL border is changed to a tropical storm warning. All other warnings are discontinued. o A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and from the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to the AL/PL border. This warning will likely be discontinued this evening. o Coastal storn surge flooding along the northern and NE Gulf of Mexico coast will slowly subside. Storm total rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches will accompany Katrina from the gulf coast through the TN and OH valleys. o A few tornadoes are possible over portions of AL as well as portions of
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Katrina may be the most expensive hurricane ever to hit the US, but less costly than feared because it veered slightly east of New Orleans. Experts expect the bulk of damage to be wind-related, but there is significant flood risk to commercial insurers and that Katrina m a y be the costliest single event for insurers since the September 11 attacks. (Reuters) FEMA-1602-DR-FL approved 28 AUG 05. FCO: Justin DeMello. (NRCC/FOC) FEMA-I~~~-DR-MS approved 29 AUG 05. FCO: William Carwile. (NRCC/FOC) FEMA-1603-DR-LA approved 29 AUG 05. FCO: William Lokey. (NRCC/FOC) The State of Alabama has requested an expedited major disaster declaration due to Katrina. The Governor is requesting IA and PA for several counties and HMGP for the entire state. (NRCC/FOC) Tropical Depression 13. TD 13 has degenerated into a broad area of low pressure, but will be monitored for signs of regeneration. At 1000 EDT, MON, 8-29-05, the center of the broad area of low pressure, remnants of TD 13 were located near 18.SN 50.5W or about 745 miles ENE of the Lesser Antilles moving toward the NW near 16 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph-. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb/29.77 inches. (USWC/NOAA/NWS/NHC)

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Eastern Atlantic: A strong eastern Atlantic tropical wave is located along 30W south of 18N and moving west at about 35 rnph. A 1008 mb low is located along the wave axis near 9N SOW. The system is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next day or two. (USDOC/NOAA/NWS/NHC) Cincinnati, OH: Homes within a mile of a leaking RR car owned by Westlake Styrene were ordered evacuated MON, 8-29-05 because of concern about 20,000 gallons of styrene, a highly flammable liquid used to make plastics, rubber and resins, whose fumes are hazardous to breathe. (AP) Earthquakes: Minor earthquake activity was detected along a line running SE to NW in B a j a California and California on MON 8-29-05. No injuries or damages reported. 1 0 minor earthquakes, none exceeding 3.1 in magnitude have been detected since in the past 24 hours. (USDOI/USGs) Wild Fires: Fire activity remains light with 146 new fires reported. 4 new large fires reported: 1 each in CA, OR, NT, ID, NV, and UT. Five large fires were also contained: 2 in MT, 1 in MI, and 1 in AR. No large fires were contained. States currently reporting active large fires are AK (I), AR (I), CA ( 4 1 , ID (31, MT (8), NV ( 2 ) , OR (3), TX (I), and UT ( ) 1. (USDA/USFS/NIFC) Fire Management Grants: FMAG approved for Chance Fire near Ryndon and Osino, NV . (DHS/EPR/FEMA RECOVERY) NRCC Watch Team A

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FEMA-NRCC Monday, August 29,2005 551 PM 'hsoc.aswo@dhs.gov'; FEMA HSCenter. 'hsoc.aswo@dhs.gov'; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; Buikema, Edward; Lowder, Michael; Lokey, William; Pawlowski, Michel; HammettMorgan, Linda; EST-DIR Hurricane Katrina Advisory #28

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Response Division POC: National Response Coordination Center -- PH: As of OSrOO p.m. EDT, August 29, 2 0 0 5 Based on National Hurricane Center Advisory # 2 8 Current Information Position: Latitude 31.9 north and Longitude 89.6 west or about 3 0 miles northwest o Laurel, Mississippi. f Movement: Hurricane Katrina is moving toward the north near 18 mph and a gradual turn to the north-northwest with an additional increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. Strength: Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Katrina is a Category O n e hurricane. Pressure: 9 6 0 MB / 2 8 . 3 5 Inches The system is moving toward the north near 18 mph. On this track Forecast Track: the center will move over central and northern ~ississippitonight and into western Tennessee on Tuesday. Forecast Intensity: Katrina is a strong Category One hurricane and continued weakening is forecast during the next 2 4 hours. Warning Areas: A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and from the mouth to the Pearl River eastward to the Alabama/Florida border. This warning will likely be discontinued this evening All other Warnings are discontinued. Coastal storm surge flooding along the northern and northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast will slowly subside. Storm total rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 1 0 inches will accompany Katrina from the Gulf coast through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. over portions n* 6g15tr31, t - w k e r ~ ~ , dhl;trrrrrtnern Afewoaresible Alabama as well as portions of western ~eorgiaand the western Florida panhandle this evening. Discussion: Katrina is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this evening and drop below storm strength sometime Tuesday morning. By the time the system nears the Great Lakes it should be losing Tropical Storm characteristics. Katrina extratropical remnant i s likely to become absorbed by another extratropical cyclone over Canada later in the period. Preparedness: State Actions: alabarna EOC is at full activation. Florida EOC is at full activation. Mississippi EOC is at full activation. Louisiana EOC is fully activated. Federal Act ions : FEMA Headquarters: The FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) Red Team is activated at Level I (Full Activation). FEMA headquarters is conducting daily video-teleconferences at noon EDT with FEMA Regions IV & VI, the National Hurricane Center and the potentially affected States. The ~ogisticsReadiness Center is operational 2 4 / 7 -

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MERS Teams have been deployed to Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Texas to support Hurricane Katrina response operations. 39 National Disaster Medical Assistance (NDMS) Teams have been sent to staging areas in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee in preparation for responding to Hurricane Katrina. All other non-committed NDMS teams are on alert at their home stations. Seven Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces have been deployed to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi in preparatjon for responding to Hurricane Katrina. The ERT-N Blue is deployed to the Louisiana State Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rogue. YEMA Region IV RRCC in Atlanta activated at Level I (full activation). Four ERT-As are operational in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. FEMA Region VI RRCC in Denton, TX activated at Level I (full activation). Following the National Hurricane Center update at 1l:OO p.m. EDT, Next Advisory: the NRCC will issue the next Advisory. This Report is prepared by the FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC). Questions can be addressed to NRCC Watch officers via phoneta !-(staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), via Fax at or via e-mail at

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HURRICANE KATRINA ADVISORY NUMBER 28
5 PM EDT, MON AUGUST 29,2005

KATRlNA CONTINUES WEAKENING OVER MISISSIPPI BUT STRONG WINDS AND HEAW RAINS ARE STILL A THREAT. AT 5 PM EDT THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR LAKE PONTCHARTRAINAND FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMAlFLORlDA WAS DISCONTINUED. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LAKE PONTCHARTRAINAND FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMAIFLORIDA BORDER. THlS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DlSCONnNUEDTHlS EVENING.

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FEMA-NRCC Monday, August 29.2005 6:08 PM FEMA-NRCC; Lowder, Michael; Lokey, William; Pawlowski, Michet; Gray, Richard; HamrnettMorgan, Linda; FEMA HSCenter, FEMA HSCenter; FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER; EST-DIR; EST-ESFOSCH; NDMS-EOC; Tamillow, Michael Mastapeter. Craig; Bosner, Leo; Clark, Bobby; Rush, Timothy; Brown, MichaelA; Demange, Robert; Bogosian. Vicky; Thompson, Mathew; Beall, Mark; O'Neill, Edward; ZapataJr, Rene

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Addendum to End-of-Shift Highlights for 1800 EDT, MON 8-29-05 2921002 (1700 EDT) POSITION NBAR 15.3N 150.9E. TROPICAL STORM (TS) 14W (NABI) , LOCA THE EASTERN PACIFIC IS QUIET LATE MONDAY, SO NO TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED IN AS OF EARLY MONDAY, THERE WERE NO TROPICAL CYCLONES TO REPORT, AND NONE ARE EXPECTED TO FORM OVER THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS. AS OF EARLY MONDAY, THERE WERE NO TROPICAL CYCLONES TO REPORT AND NONE ARE EXPECTED
TO FORM OVER THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS. NRCC Watch , Team A

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Yi, YunChong Monday, August 29.2005 6:30 PM Lokey, William You OK?

Hi Bill: Just checking in on you. Are you doing OK? I'm thankful that the storms did not cause mass fatalities as it was predicted. Mike P. said you are doing great and are coordinating one of the largest search and rescue teams ever. Iknow your work is just beginning. The people of LA are very lucky to have you down there! Wish Iwas there to help you. I think Mike P.. Jack, and Mike T. have things under control here for you. Well, Ihope you are hanging in there and taking care of yourself (and getting enough Cheetos and Diet Cokes!). : )

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For C-5IC-17s to land at Baton Rouge, we need to h o w if the airfield has appropriate material handling equipment (cargo loaders, 60K or 20K). In addition, will fuel support be available for the aircraft? You can respond by email or call' me a t Thanks! Col Glen Joerger Director of Mobility Forces Air Mobility Command, USTRANSCOM

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Gair, Brad Monday. August 29.2005 6:59 PM Canvle, William; Lokey. William; Wells, Scott: Sherman, Ron Aerial Recon - Housing

The IA TAC has a helicopter available for us to use for aerial recon for estimating housing needs and identifying potential sites for housing facilities.
Are there any concerns/objections/restrictions that I should be aware of before w e develop a task order.

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Carwile, William Monday, August 29.2005 7.1 1 PM Gair. Brad Fenton. Robert; Zuiderhoek. Terrie; Russo, James N; Sherman, Ron; Wells, Scott; Lokey, William RE: Aerial Recon - Housing

Brad : we have no objections. Establishing Air Branch in Operations Section here to coordinate any Federal aviation support over MS.
FYI. Tomorrow morning about 0630 hours, nick Russo (Branch Director, Branch I - southern counties will accompany RNA flights over those counties. Nick will assess housing also and provide you an informal report.

- - - - -Original Message----From: Gair, Brad Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 6:59 PM To: Carwile, William; Lokey, William; Wells, Scott; Sherman, Ron Subject: Aerial Recon - Housing
FCOs, The I A TAC has a helicopter available for us to use for a e r i a l recon for estimating housing needs and identifying potential sites for housing facilities,
Are there any concerns/objections/restrictions that I should be aware of before we develop t a s k order.

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- - - - - Original Message----From: Yi, YunChong <YunChong.Yi@fema.gov> To: Lokey, William <William.Lokey@fema.gov> Sent: Mon Aug 29 19:29:45 2005 Subject r You OK?
Hi Bill: Just checking in on you. Are you doing OK? I'm thankful that the storms did not cause mass fatalities as it was predicted. Mike P. said you are doing great and are coordinating one of the largest search and rescue teams ever. I know your work is just beginning. The people of LA are very lucky to have you down there! Wish I was there to help you. I think ~ i k e P., Jack, and Mike T. have things under control here for you. Well, I hope you are hanging in there and taking care of yourself (and getting enough Cheetos and Diet Cokes! ) . : )

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EST-ESF15 [Est-ESFIS@dhs.gov] Monday,August 29.2005 7:26PM FW: UPDATED: Schedule for UIS Brown Tonight

Subject: UPDATED: Schedule for U/S Brown Tonight
J u s t to g e t a final l i s t i n front of everyone:

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Lokey, William Monday, August 29,2005 7 3 PM :1 Carwile. William; Gair. Brad Fenton, Robert; Zuiderhoek. Terrie; Russo. James N; Sherman, Ron; Wells. Scott RE: Aerial Recon - Housing

Brad, Neither do we. I am going on a "shortn RNA with Col Smith tomorrow. Will also provide informal report. Bill

- - - - - Original Message----From: Carwile, William Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 6:11 PM To: Gair, Brad Cc: Fenton, Robert; Zuiderhoek, Terrie; Russo, James N; Sherman, Ron; Wells, Sco~t;Lokey, William Subject: RE: Aerial Recon - Housing
Brad: We have no objections. Establishing Air Branch in Operations Section here to coordinate ' any Federal aviation support over MS.

FYI. Tomorrow morning about 0630 hours, Nick Russo (Branch Director, Branch I - southern counties will accompany RNA flights over those counties. Nick will assess housing also and provide you an informal report.
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Lokey. William Monday. August 29.2005 8:18 PM 'Lowder, Michael' RE: Coast guard rescue missions in LA

Have been trying to get Marty all day with r8circuits are busy* message. please confirm his number is

Glad USCG can fly and can help before it gets dark
Bill

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- - - - - Original Message----From: Lowder, Michael [mailto:Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 6-48 PM 'William.Lokey@dhs.gov' To: ~scott.wells@dhs.gov~; Subject : Fw: Coast guard rescue missions in LA
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To: Buikema, Edward <Edward.Buikema@fema.gov>; Lowder, Michael <Michael.LowderQfema.gov> Sent: Mon Aug 29 19:44:57 2005 Subject: Coast guard rescue missions in LA

Marty Bahomonde w a s just with coast guard doing fly over - said there are many people on roof tops that coasties are trying to get to in new orleans - says that there is obvious need for s and r - and that 80 percent of city seems to be under water to some degree Said he has been trying to get through to convey to lokey but no answer yet. .Just wanted to convey as the rescue mission there and in ms (particularly numbers rescued, etc.) would obviously be of high interest in spot reports..... Thank you both and sorry to send this if you are already monitoring these activities - and thanks for ccing me and BRown on the spot report updates we are now feeding regularly to hsoc Patrick

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Lokey, William Monday. August 29.2005 8:21 PM Fukutomi. David RE: Debris

Art told me at dinner that they had decided to go Mission assignment in the inundated counties and the "regular wayw in the others. Was this your objective. Bill

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Having good discussion with Art on debris. Think we'll have a consensus as a result. David Fukutomi Federal Coordinating Officer DHS/FEMA
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Lokey, William Monday, August 29.2005 9:07 PM '€st-€SF15@dhs.goV Re: UPDATED: Schedule for UIS Brown Tonight

Need to contact U/S Brown ref invite from Gov Blanco ref helo flight tomorrow Phone circuits are busy. Can you make contact?

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Lokey. William Monday, August 29,2005 9:07PM Tarnillow, Michael Re: Update US&R TF Moves/Activations - Correction

Get some rest

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COrTectiOn c r ) j l e c t i Y ~ - - V' to last TYPO A1 -2 a Type 1. ' t h a t t o t a l l y c l e a r n o w ! ! ! ! ! 1

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Tried to contact all of you to discuss, but cell phone coverage horrible+ I'll make command decisions so we can move along with needs:

White IST, IN-TF1 and OH-TF1 (both Type 111s) under the control of ERT-A / Bob Fenton. (My bad on this one, Rick ! ! ! ! )

ERT-A / Penton has also requested (2) more TFs (one needs to be a Type I TF) for possible compromised hospitals. We will redirect FL-TF2 (already enroute to Blue 1 ~ T / ~ a t o n Rouge and assign them to MeridianjWhite IST (no sense going past Meridian). VA-TF2 (Type 111) is next closest TF in the queue (TFs activated at home awaiting). They will be directed to move to Meridian for White IST also.

the next Type I in the queue -- they will be activated/moved to Baton Rouge to replace FLTF2 who got changed to Meridian.

FL-TF1 (as Type 111) should continue to Baton Rouge as expected for Blue IST.

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Also, at the request of Mike Lowder, eight Swift Water Rescue Teams from CA-TF1 through CA-TFB (CAOES-sponsored SWR teams) are being activated under our USkR Response System process. This is being coordinated in conjunction with the USCG. They are lining up air 1 ; transport. They will be flown as close to Baton Rouge/New Orleans as possible. Once on ground, they should contact the Blue IST (as listed in their activation orders) to be incorporated into ongoing local activities.
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Thanks for your patience and understanding. A whole lot of things going on here at once. ESF-9 Desk - pls make all necessary contacts and actions.

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Lokey. William Monday, August 29,2005 956 PM 'Est-MCC-LOG@dhs.gov' Re: Baton Rouge Airfield Support

Thanks please keep trying

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- - - - -Original Message----From: EST-MCC-LOG <Est-MCC-LOG@dhs.gav> To: 'Lokey, William' cWilliarn.Lokepdhs~gov~ Sent: Mon Aug 29 21:28:32 2 0 0 5 Subject: RE: Baton Rouge Airfield Support
Mr. Lokey, I just confirmed that Naval Air Station New Orleans is ONLY serving helo flights, no fixed wing flights yet.

COL Joerger

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For C-S/C-17s to land at Baton Rouge, we need to know if the airfield has appropriate material handling equipment (cargo loaders, 60K or 20K) . In addition, be available for the aircraft? You can respond by email or call me at Thanks !

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

Subject: Tropical Storm Katrina Update 29. 11 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2005

KATRINA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN OVER NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALL COASTAL WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. AT 11 PM EDT THE STORM'S CENTER WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI.

KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEASTNEAR 22 MPH. SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE XEXT 24 HOURS. KATRINA WILL BE MOVING ACROSS CENTRAL TENNESSEE AND KENTLJCKY ON TUESDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH W1173 HIGHER GUSTS AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTENDING OUTWARD TO 105 MILES FROM THE CENTER THESE WINDS ARE STILL CAPABLE OF CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS BY DOWNING TREES AND POWER LINES. KATRINA IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON TUESDAY.
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN GLZF OF MEXICO IS STILL OCCURRING BUT WlLL SLOWLY SUBSIDE OVER-GHT. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHFS CAN BE EXPECTED I THE K TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS.
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Fenton, Robert [Robert.Fenton@dhs.gov] Tuesday, August 30,2005 12:29 AM I 'Scott, Dean'; 'Mike.Tamillow@dhs.govl; ' o b e r t . F e n t o n @ % . g o v ' ; ~lliam.~oke~@dhs.~ov: ~lcnael.Lowder~dhs.gov'; 'Est-ESFOS@dhs.gov'; 'Pete.Bakersky@dhs.gov';' arles.Jarrell@dhs.gov'; 'Donald.Booth@dhs.gov';

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- - - - - Original Message----From: Scott, Dean [mailto:Dean.Scott@dhsSgov] Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 18:08 To: 'Dean.Scott@dhs.qovs;tMike.Tarnillow@dhs.govs;

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Already done Boss. FL-TF2 is enroute there. will notify ESF-9 when they are departing.

VA-TF1 is mobilizing now, and

NM-TFI is mobilizing for Baton Rouge and will notify when they are enroute. Dean

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Robert August 29, 2005 9:41 PM Michael Request

Mike,

E-mail has been down, but wanted to request two Type 1 USAR teams to proceed to Camp Shelby, ~ississippifor further deployment to impacted areas. Please have them coordinate with the White IMT for specifics.

Thanks, Bob

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Greff, Stacie Tuesday, August 30.2005 12:31 AM Lokey. William; Wells, Scott; Coachman, Sandy M Brown 8 3 travel 10

You may already have this - just making sure,..

Stacie

- - - - -Original Message----From: Bossert, Thomas Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 10.18 PM To: Brown, Michael D; Rhode, Patrick; Rltshuler, Brooks; Heath, Michael; 'Marshall.Sanders@dhs.govl; Worthy, Sharon- *James.Schumann@dhs.govl; Rule, Natalie; Andrews, Nicol D - Public Affairs; 'Thor.Whitmore@dhs. govl Cc: Bahamonde, Marty; 'rnike.beeman@dhs.govl; Deshong, Casey; Greff, Stacie Subject: 8/30 travel
5:00 am - 9:00 am Central: Media from Baton Rouge EOC 9:30 am Central: Depart with Gov. Blanco on state blackhawk to New Orleans.

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events. Marty will be on ground lead. Possible stop at USAR staging area, French Quarter

1:00 pm: Depart for return to Baton Rouge

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1:30 pm: Depart for Biloxi, MS. back from Barbour.

2:30 p n Arrive Keesler AFB (Biloxi). r: Command Post Events TBD
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- Smalley, Petec Webb. Dave; 'Scott. Dean'; Rountree, Mary.Hiponia. Joe; Casey. . , bruce.pfaff@dhs.gov'; Tarnillow. Michael: Wanda; 'robert.fenton@dhs.gov';
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The attached information is the SITREP for USLR. If you have additional information that needs to be reported. please let me know. Thanks.

Alvera Lewis, Kindra Gunn Urban Search 8 Rescue (US&R)

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PIN will be sent to you between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. EDT prior to call. C 'll a PIN as expected
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From: Sent:

Robert J McLeod ;Tuesday. August 30.2005 5:15 AM
Tropical Storm Katrina Update 5 am EDT Tuesday

To:
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...Katrina Weakens Further over Northeastern Mississippi...
At 5 am EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Katrina was located near latitude 34.7 north and longitude 88.4 west or about 35 miles northeast of Tupelo Mississippi. Katrina is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph. A turn t0vr;a.dthe northeast and a faster forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. This motion should bring the center of Katrina through the Tennessee Valley today. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph ...with higher gusts. Further weakening is expected during the next 24 hours..and Katrina should weaken to a depression later today. . Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center. Wind gusts of GO to 65 mph have been reported from portions of northern Alabama during the past several hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 981 millibars or 28.97 inches. Tupelo recently reported a pressure of 980.4 millibars or 28.95 inches. Coastal storm surge flooding along the northern and northeastern Gulf of Mexico will slowly subside today. Additional rainfall accumuIations of 2 to 4 inches...with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches... will accompany Katrina across the Tennessee and Ohio valleys...the lower Great Lakes..:and into northern
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Tornadoes are possible today over western South Carolina...North Carolina...a nd Virginia.

For the latest information on Tropical Storm Katrina, including advisories, tracking maps, and radar and satellite images, go to

Situation Report: Hurricane Katntnna, August 30,2005 Regional Tropicallinpact and Operations Statement # 26 440 AM EDT_O8730/2005
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Impacts

Observed Wind Sveeds and Gusts

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WFO Jackson, MS reported wind gusts to 100 mph at Meridian, 110 mph at Laurel, 100 mph at Hattiesburg, and 75 mph at the Jackson WFO. WFO Birmingham indicates 60 to 65 mph winds widespread across central Alabama around midnight
Observed Precipitation Widespread rainfall amounts of 5 to 8 inches observed fi-om Monday afternoon through early this morning across much of Mississippi. Rainfall estimates of 8 to 12 inches have fallen in an area between Mobile, New Orleans, and Hattiesburg Observed Flooding and Associated Damage Very widespread and significant flooding has o,ccurred throughout the city of New Orleans, extending eastward across the Mississippi gulf coast into coastal Alabama The following flood reports have been received for the city of New Orleans: Industrial Canal at Tennessee St.: levee has been breached ,with water to a depth of 5 feet at Jackson Barracks 17th St. at Canal Blvd.: levee has been breached - breach extends several 100 meters in length Much of downtown and east New Orleans is underwater, depth unknown at this time. Numerous homes flooded in Metairie and Harvey in Jefferson Parish East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie flooded Flooding to a depth of 8 to 10 feet in Metairie Flooding to a depth of 6 feet in 9th Ward in New Orleans 1-10 at Mounds Pump Station is out of service due to overheating Tulane University Medical Center observing a one inch rise in water per hour. First floor of hospital under water. Helicopter evacuations being considered.

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Widespread flooding has also been reported across coastal Mississippi and Alabama. Flood waters have been reported in downtown Mobile, to a depth of 10 to 12 feet (up to streetlights). Observed Storm Surne. Tide, Rip Currents Major storm surge-related damage has been reported across coastal Mississippi. Mississippi State Emergency Management Agency has estimated a storm surge of 20 to 25 feet in the Gulfport area. According to MSNBC, a 28 ft storm surge was recorded at Biloxi, Miss. Hancock, Harrison, Newton, and Jackson counties of Mississippi have reported widespread damage, much of it due storm surge. MEMA describes the area from Hattiesburg to Newton County as a war zone. Numerous homes have been reported washed off their slabs in Hancock County. Large numbers of people were reported to be in the water, with many individuals observed on rooftops waiting for rescue. Rmorted Wind. Hail. or Tornado Damage Reports of major damage are now being received from central Mississippi. WFO Jackson has reported local emergency management officials indicate that damage is too extensive to even begin to calculate or summarize at this point. Preliminary reports indicate that the damage has been heaviest in Lamar, Forrest, and Jones counties, but extensive, major damage appears to have occurred in all counties along and south and east of Interstates 55 and 20. A sample of some damage that we know about (again, this is preliminary information): Heavy damage to main hospital in Hattiesburg - windows blown out and roof heavily damaged Heavy damage to some restaurants and other businesses in Meridian Most main roads south of Interstate 20 and east of Interstate 55 are impassible due to downed

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trees on them Hundreds of thousands of people without power Widespread tree damage The water treatment plant at Jackson, Miss. was shut down at 5:00 pm due to power outage.

Peak Wind Reports from central Mississippi:

Jackson Int'l Airport - 2-minute sustained wind 47 mph; peak gust 64 mph; peak 5-sec wind of 74 mph Hattiesburg (EOC) - 100 mph measured peak gust Laurel (EOC) -1 10 measured peak gust (anemometer failed) Columbia (EOC) - 73 mph measure peak wind Meridian Naval Air Station - 81 rnph peak gust fiom observation Starkville (Mississippi State University) - 68 mph
The Gul@rt, Miss. fire chief estimates 75% of Gulfport homes have sustained major roof damage. WFOs Birmingham and Huntsville have received numerous reports of trees down and local power outages in central and northern Alabama. Utility companies in Louisiana report an estimated 966,085 customers are without electricity. Reported flood in^ Damage Please see the above "Observed Flooding and Associated Damage7' Section. Reported Deaths or Inji I

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Three deaths unrelated to the storm were reported fiom Louisiana. Three elderly patients being transported to shelters died due to dehydration. Four fatalities reported in Mississippi; all separate incidents of falling trees. MSNBC reports two highway fatalities in Alabama Associated Press reports estimated 50 fatalities in Harrison County, Miss. Most were in one apartment complexin Bilxoi. cxd5iied one person in Lauderdale County near Meridian

Reported Travel Impacts and Power and Communications Outages Numerous roads flooded across Southeast Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi, Southeast Mississippi and Coastal Alabama. Power is out to 900,000 in Louisiana, 180,000 in Alabama, 28,000 in the Florida panhandle and widespread power outages in Southeast Mississippi (no estimate yet available).

In South Florida, over 314,000 customers are still without power. Power has been restored to some customers in South Florida In the Lower Keys and Key West, most customers have had power restored.
WFO Jackson was briefed that power will likely be returned to the Jackson Airport by noon today. Estimates to restore power in Mississippi range from 3-4 days to 2 weeks in urban areas and up to a month in southeast Mississippi.
Preparedness Information and Evacuations

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Governors of Louisiana and Mississippi have declared a state of emergency for their state. President Bush has issued disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi.

NOAA National Weather Semce Operations
Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Watches and Long Term Warnings See latest warning map on http:/l\veather.govl Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Status WFO New Orleans - All communications down at the Forecast Office, including NAWAS. The LIX radar and AWCPS is operational, however comms issue with MCI is preventing dissemination of data. ASOS' at McComb (MCB), New Orleans (MSY), New Orleans (NEW), Slidell (ASD) have lost power or have comms problems. WFO Mobile backing up operations. WFO Lake Charles - Comms are down. The KLCH and KPOE radar and AWIPS is operational, however cornrns issue with MCI is preventing dissemination of data. WFO is adequately staffed. Two staff members have been sent to WFO Houston to assist with backup operations. WFO Mobile - Primary comms are down; operating on AWIPS dial-up backup. KEVX radar is back up. ASOS' at Guleort (GPT), Biloxi P I X ) and Pascagoula PQL) have lost power or have comms problems. Otherwise the other WFO equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is currently conducting back-up operations for WFO New Orleans.

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WFO Tallahassee - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. Backup of WFO Mobile is underway. WFO Huntsville - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is currently conducting back-up operations for WFO Jackson.

WFO Nashville - All equipment is operational and thc WFO is adequately staff&.
WFO Jackson - Comms is down. WFO Huntsville backing up office. Communications limited to MICs Treo cell phone. Last report indicated the KDGX radar and AWIPS is operational, however comms issue with MCI is preventing dissemination of data. The KGWX is down. ASOS' at Hattiesburg (HBG), Jackson, (JAN), Greenwood (GWO) have lost power or have cornms problems.

WFO Birmingham - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. WFO Memphis - ASOS at Tupelo (TUP) has lost power or has comms problems. Otherwise all other equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. WFO Shreveport - Primary comms are down; operating on AWZPS dial-up backup. All other equipment
is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed.

WFO Houston - All equipment is operational and the WFO is adequately staffed. The office is currently conducting back-up operations for WFO Lake Charles. River Forecast Center (RFC) Status

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Page 5 of 6 Southeast RFC - All equipment is operational and the RFC is adequately staffed. 24-hour operations began Sunday. Lower Mississippi RFC - Comms down. West Gulf RFC in backup operations. Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) Status All sites adequately staffed and all equipment is operational. Southern Region Headguarters (SRH) Status SRH Regional Operations Center (ROC) is in 24 operations (Lesel4 ops). The ROC is being staffed continuously by a duty officer, and an IT support person. ROC officer providing hourly live telephone interviews to CNN. Simificant Partnerin? and Coordination conducted by WFOs. CWSUs. RFCs or ROCs

HAM Radio Operators - Have been our SOLE link to the WFO in New Orleans. They have been able to provide us information regarding the safety of the staff at the office and the LMRFC. The HAM radio operators out of Lake Charles, LA, Jackson, MS and Miami, FL have offered this communication support.
WFO Tallahassee - State briefings twice per day scheduled today.

WFO New Orleans - State briefings four times per day. Numerous media interviews conducted.

WFO Lake Charles - State briefings four times per day.

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WFO ~ o b i l - Multiple state briefings with Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, plus CWA EMA e briefings. Numerous media interviews have been conducted.
WFO Jackson - State briefings four times a day. Numerous media interviews conducted. One staff member has been dispatched to be a constant liaison with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Governor. The LMRFC has set up backup operations at the KJAN office.
WFO Memphis - Daily briefings with local EMS Sunday. Numerous media interview conducted.

WFO Huntsville - Briefings have been conducted 3 times per day with local emergency managers, augmented by paging messages. A news conference is planned for Monday morning. Utilities and local state parks have been briefed on expected impacts. CWSU Houston - Katrina briefings to FAA SW Region/Headquarters28 AUG @ I 1am/5pm, Briefing at 6am on the 29th and another scheduled at 1lam. ATC ZERO (closed) @ FNS, VPS, MOB,GPT, MSY, and BTR.Florida gulf routes closed with traffic rerouted to north. Other gulf routes are normal. CWSU Jacksonville - Providing input to ARTCC to reroute air traffic the uses jet routes through Gulf and Gulf Coast and shift the traffic jet routes further north.
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SRH ROC - Providing support to FEMA Region 6, FEMA Region 4, Texas Division of Emergency
Management, and conducting numerous interviews with media. One hurricane liaison meteorologist has been deployed to Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge,

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LA, and another meteorologist has been dispatched to FEMA Region 6 in Denton, Texas. Another meteorologist is in standby status for Texas DEM. Keli Tarp, NOAA Public Affairs, has been dispatched from Norman, Oklahoma to SRH, and is assisting with numerous media inquiries. Hunicane Liaison Team - Three SR personnel were dispatched to the NHC to provide liaison support for partners beginning Friday morning. One SR individual is being dispatched to the LA Emergency Operations Center. Special Note:

A list of all at the dffice has been obtained by SRH. Through the HAM radio operators, we have been able to relay information to family members who evacuated the New Orleans area.

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One WFO New Orleans lead forecaster and the Lower Mississippi HIC were able to establish temporary telephone communicationsby driving 45 miles west of the office to get a cell phone signal. The HTC estimates at least half of the staff have sustained major damage to their homes, and a few of the homes may not be habitable at this time.

Michael Mach Southern Region Operations Officer

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FEMA-NRCC
Tuesday. August 30.2005 528 AM FEMA-NRCC
Tropical Storm Katnna Advisory #30

Subject:
Importance: Flag Status:

High
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Follow Up Flag: For Your Information

Tropical Storm Katrina Advisory #30 Prom: Federal Emergency Management Agency Response Division POC: National Responee Coordination Center - - PH: Aa of 5 : 0 0 a m . . EDT, August 30, 2005 Based on National Hurricane Center Advisory #30 C u r r e n t Information Poeition: Latitude 34.7 North and longitude 88.4 West or about 35 miles northeast of Tupelo, Mississippi. Tropical Storm Katrina is moving toward the north-northeast near Movement : 18 mph. A turn to the northeast and a faster forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 5 0 mph with higher Strength: gusts. Further weakening over northeastern Mississippi is expected during the next 24 hours and Katrina should weaken to a tropical depression on later today. Pressure : 981 ME / 28.97 inches Forecast Forecast: Track: On its forecast north-northeastward track, Katrina will be moving through the Tennessee Valley todayForecast Intenaity: Further weakening over northeastern liseisaippi is expected during the next 24 hours and Katrina should weaken to a tropical depression on later today. Warning Areas : Coastal st o m aurue-fl eo ho Gulf of Mexico coast will slowly subside today. Additional rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches, will accompany Katrina across the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, the Lower Greater Lakes and into northern New England Tornadoes are possible today over weetern South Carolina, North Carolina, and VirginiaDiscussion: Katrina should weaken to a tropical depression later today. Preparedness : State Actions : Alabama EOC is at full activation. Florida EOC is at full activation. Mississippi ROC is at full activation. Louisiana ROC is fully activated. Federal Actions x FEMA Eeadquartersz The FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) Red Team is activated at Level I (Full Activation). FEMA Region IV RRCC i n Atlanta, GA and IRMA Region VI RRCC in Denton, TX are both activated at Level I (full activation) . FEMA headquarters is conducting daily video-teleconferences at noon EDT with FEMA Regions N & V I , the National Hurricane Center

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and the potentially affected States. The Logistics Readiness Center is operational 24/7, and Logistics Management Teams are on station in Florida, MERS Teama have been deployed to Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Texaa to support Hurricane Katrina response operations. 56 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Teama have been sent to staging areas in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee in preparation fox responding to Hurricane Katrina. All other noncommitted NDMS teams are on alert at their home stations. 14 Urban Search and Rescue (VS&R) Task Forces have been deployed to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi in preparation for responding to Hurricane Katrina. The ERT-N Blue i e deployed to the Louisiana State.Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge. Pour ERT-As are operational in Alabama, Florida, and Xiasissippi. A Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) Team is staged at Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Additional Federal resources continue to respond to the hurricane damage. Reports on these activities will continue to come in throughout tha night:. Next Advisory: Following the National Hurricane Center update at 1l:OO A.M. EDT, August 30, 2005 the NRCC will issue the next Advisory. This Report is prepared by the FEMA National Response Coordination Center <NRCC). Questions can be addressed to NRCC Watch Officers via phone at 4 - m (staffed,24 hours a day, 7 days a week) , via fax at or via e-mail at FKMA-NRCC@dhs.gov.

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Lowder. Michael; Carwile, William; Lokey, William

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FEMA OPERATIONS CENTER

Tuesday, August 30.2005 6:15 AM Altshuler. Brooks; Andrews, Nicol D - Public Affairs; Brown, Michael D; Buikema. Edward; Burris, To: 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: Tropical Storm Katrina Update #30 At 5 am EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Katrina was located about 35 miles northeast of TupeIo, Mississippi. Katrina is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph. A turn toward the northeast and a faster forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. This motion should bring the center of Katrina through the Tennessee Valley today.
Tropical storm Iorce winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph have been reported from portions of northern Alabama during the past several hours. Maximum sustained winds have decreased lo near 50 mph with higher gusts. Further weakening is expected during the next 24 hours and Katrina should weaken to a depression later today.
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Additional rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches will accompany Katrina across the Tennessee and Ohio valleys, the lower Great Lakes, and into northern New England. Coastal storm surge flooding along the northern and northeastern Gulf of Mexico will slowly subside today. Tornadoes are possible today over western South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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Jevec. Robert Tuesday. August 30.2005 8:03 AM 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. AmyO; Lightner. Louis; Harding. Joan; Krol. Stan; Boden, William; Piggdt. 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; Lokey, William; Buikema. Edward; k Lowder, Michael; Sirmons, Gary; Wing, d -

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NDMS Resource Status Report - 0800.30 Aug 05
High HK Status 30 Aug 0800.doc

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HURRICANE KATRINA
August 30,2005- 0800 FIRS EDT

NDMS RESOURCE STATUS REPORT

NDMS REGIONAL EMERGENCY COORDINATORS:
(See separate report.)

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Robert J. Jevec
United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate Federal Emergency Management Agency National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Section t e 1 . V robert.jevec@dhs.gov

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Gray, Richard Tuesday, August 30,2005 8:13 AM Lokey. William EOV Update

Bill,

First message wrong. The Denton MEOV staged at Barksdale is enroute to Baton Rouge. The Red October staged at Barksdale is enroute to New Orleans. The Denver MEOV is still in Dallas. Do you have a mission for the Denver EOV?
Dick

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Gray, Richard
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Lokey, Wlliam Levee Break

Bill,
Gen Riley will be coming to visit you and discuss the levee issue.

Dick

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Jevec, Robert Tuesday, August 30,2005 8:59 AM Lokey, William; Wells, Scott Beall, Jack; Pawlowski. Michel DMORT Infomlation Paper High DMORT Info for Katrina-DOC

Attachments:

As requested. File also attached.
INFORMATION PAPER: DISASTER MORTUARY OPERATIONAL RESPONSE TEAMS (DMORTs)

The National Response Plan tasks the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) under Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF #8) to provide victim identification and mortuary services. These responsibilities include: temporary morgue facilities forensic anthropology methods disposition of remains victim identification processing
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In order to meet the mission, NDMS developed Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORTs). DMORTs ; are composed of private citizens, each with a particular field of expertise. who are activated in the event of a disaster. , DMORT members are required to maintain appropriate certifications and licensure within their discipline. When members are activated, all States recognize licensure and certification, and the team members are compensated for their duty time i by the Federal government as a temporary Federal employee. During an emergency response. DMORTs work under the / guidance of local authorities by providing technical assistance and personnel to recover, identify. and process deceased victims. The DMORTs are directed by the National Disaster Medical System in conjunction with a Regional Team Leader in each of the ten Federal regions. Teams are composed of Funeral Directors. Medical Examiners. Coroners. Pathologists, Forensic Anthropologists. Medical Records Technicians and Transcribers, Finger Print Specialists. Forensic Odontologists, Dental Assistants, X-ray Technicians, Computer Professionals, Administrative support staff, and Security and Investigative personnel. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Office of Emergency Response (0ER)INational Disaster Medical System (NDMS), in support of the DMORT program, maintains two Disaster Portable Morgue Units (DPMUs). One DPMU is staged at the OER warehouse in Rockville, Maryland and the other DPMU is staged in Sacramento. CA. The DPMU is a depository of equipment and supplies for deployment to a disaster site. It contains a complete morgue with designated workstations for each processing element and prepackaged equipment and supplies. Capabilities
A DMORT normally consists of between 25 to 80 personnel. as dictated by the situation. The estimated capability of a single DMORT performing reqular victim identification and mortuary services is approximately 20 to 25 victims per day. In a more severe or catastrophic situation, limited processing will occur, processing approximately 50 victims per day. This assumes two (2) twelve hour shifts per day and the availability of a deployable morgue.

In addition, a 5 person core group of the team performs as a Family Assistance Team which coordinates with family members to obtain records or samples to aid in victim identification, if needed.

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There are 10 regular DMORTs (one per Region) and one (1) DMORT-WMD capable of decontaminating remains. Team members come from various State and locations within each Region. There is no one central HQs location for each team.

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

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INFORMATION PAPER: DISASTER MORTUARY OPERATIONAL RESPONSE TEAMS (DMORTs)

The National Response Plan tasks the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) under Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF #8) to provide victim identification and mortuary services. These responsibilities include: temporary morgue facilities forensic anthropology methods disposition of remains victim identification processing forensic dental pathology preparation

In order to meet the mission, NDMS developed Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORTs). DMORTs are composed of private citizens, each with a particular feld of expertise. who are activated in the event of a disaster. DMORT members are required to maintain appropriate certifications and licensure within their discipline. When members are activated, all States recognize licensure and certification, and the team members are compensated for their duty time by the Federal government as a temporary Federal employee. During an emergency response. DMORTs work under the guidance of local authorities by providing technical assistance and personnel to recover. identify, and process deceased victims.
The DMORTs are directed by the National Disaster Medical System in conjunction with a Regional Team Leader in each of the ten Federal regions. Teams are composed of Funeral Directors, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Pathologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Medical Records Technicians and Transcribers, Finger Print Specialists. Forensic Odontologists, Dental Assistants, X-ray Technicians, Computer Professionals, Administrative support staff, and Security and Investigative personnel. The Department of Homeland Security (0HS)IOffice of Emergency Response (0ER)INational Disaster Medical System (NDMS), in support of Ule DMORT program, maintains two Disaster Portable Morgue Units (DPMUs). One DPMU is staged at the OER warehouse in Rockville, Maryland and the other DPMU is staged in Sacramento, CA. The DPMU is a depository of equipment and supplies for deployment to a disaster site. It contains a complete morgue with designatedworkstations for each processing element and prepackaged equipment and supplies. Capabilities - - - - - A D b d Q R T - o e r m f h ! y e o ~ s i s t ~ 0 ~ ~ r r 8 6 - p - e r ~ I ~ ~ situation. The estimated ythe capability of a single DMORT performing reaular victim identification and mortuary services is approximately 20 to 25 victims per day. In a more severe or catastrophic situation, limited processing will occur, processing approximately 50 victims per day. This assumes two (2) twelve hour shifts per day and the availability of a deployable morgue. In addition, a 5 person core group of the team performs as a Family Assistance Team which coordinates with family members to obtain records or samples to aid in victim identification. if needed. DMORT-WMD capable of decontaminating There are 10 regular DMORTs (one per Region) and one (I) remains. Team members come from various State and locations within each Region. There is no one central HQs location for each team.

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Lowder, Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Tuesday, August 30,2005 8:59 AM Williarn.Lokey@dhs.gov' Re: EOV Update

- - - - - Original Message----From: Lokey, William cWilliam.Lokey@dhs~gov=To: Gray, Richard <Richard.Gray@dhs.gov> CC: Lowder, Michael cMichael.Lowder@dhs.gov> Sent: Tue Aug 30 08:55:31 2005 Subject: RE: EOV Update
Scott Wells had discussion with Gary Moore this AM. He told Scott all three were at Barksdale. Request to Moore was move all three to Superdome ASAP. Please deconflict . From: Gray, Richard Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 7:13 AM To: Lokey, William )subject: EOV Update
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Bill,
First message wrong. Baton Rouge.

The Denton MEOV staged at Barksdale is enroute to

The Red October staged at Barksdale is enroute to New Orleans.
The Denver MEOV is still in Dallas.
Dick

Do you have a mission for the Denver EOV?

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Lowder, Michael [Michael.Lowder@dhs.gov] Tuesday, August 30.2005 9:05 AM 'William.Lokey@dhs.gov'; 'scott.wells@dhs.got 1-10

W e have b u s t been informed by DOT t h a t 1 - 1 0 i s closed between Baton Rouge and NO.

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Tuesday. August 30.2005 9:07 AM Lokey, William

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Subject: MEOVs

Can you call me o Vanessa

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