Current Disaster Updates

Situation Report No. 7   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/14/2018 12:00 hrs - 10/15/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

Actions 

Current Situation

The Choctawhatchee River and Chipola Rivers continue to gradually rise and should crest in minor to moderate flood stage on Monday or early Tuesday. All other rivers have crested and are receding.

 

 

 

 
Conditions

Clear skies with light southeast winds of less than 10mph and gusts below 15mph are expected today across the Panhandle. No rain is expected. Temperatures are forecast to reach the low 80s by mid-day and peak in the mid to upper 80s by 4pm CDT. Heat index values should be at or below 90 degrees. Tonight, temperatures should drop into the lower 70s after midnight and into the upper 60s and low 70s by sunrise Monday. Skies will be clear with light southeast winds 3-7mph inland and near 10-15mph at the coast. Very low chance of fog tonight.

State Actions

Safety & Security -

·1800 USAR personnel on the ground

·Over 40 % of Secondary Searches completed by USAR teams.

·USAR focusing continued searches into Mexico Beach and Gulf County.

·Chattahoochee and northern area of operations are priorities today.

·Mobile 911 Dispatch deployed to Calhoun County, with Pensacola supporting other impacted counties.

·Inmates being moved from impacted facilities.

·Multiple Public Safety facilities still have limited functionality.

o   Franklin and Gulf have emergency communications up

·As emergency services missions complete, resources will continue support of human services.

·3500 Guardsmen activated from the National Guard.

·DSA teams deploying to 5 of the designated counties.

Food, Water, Sheltering -

·Currently 25 shelters reported open with a shelter count of 1910. The Red Cross is not confident about the number.

o   Bay County: 934 people in three general population shelters; 115 people in 1 special needs shelter

·Primary push is to gain operational communication with shelters in the area of operation so that situational awareness can be gained of populations.

·SEOC is ensuring that private sectors attempting to resupply local stores are granted access to the area of operations.

·Moving shower and laundry trailers and comfort stations throughout impacted area to assist needs. Goal is to have every shelter sustainable until longer term housing plan activated.

·17 PODs have been established, utilizing known community locations to increase ease for survivors.

·Field Kitchens providing meals for mobile feeding operations. 36 mobile feeding units and 28 canteens in area of operations.

·SEOC is developing long-term plan for the housing needs.

Health & Medical -

·10 Special Needs shelters opened. Population on 10/13/18 was 194.

·National Ambulance Contract activated.

·Pushing to get special needs shelter population out of Panama City.

·9 hospitals evacuated

o   3 in Bay

o   1 each; Franklin, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, and Gulf

·37 assisted living / home health Facilities damaged/evacuated.

Energy (Power & Fuel) -

·261,000 without power (-86,000 / 25.4 %)

·SEOC is establishing three base camps across the Panhandle to support mutual aid teams.

·13 temporary fuel depots are established to provide fueling capabilities to critical responders.

·Most utilities have no estimated restoration time in hardest impacted areas.

Communications -

·2,000 Comms workers pushing down accessible roads.

·24 Cells towers in Tallahassee and 43 in Panama City restored.

·Previous reports of widespread destroyed towers are believed to be false.

·Emergency communication capabilities provided to Franklin and Gulf County public safety.

·Mobile 911 Dispatch deployed to Calhoun County, with Pensacola supporting other impacted counties.

Transportation -

·49 Emergency Road Access Teams have deployed.

·350 Generators to provide power to critical intersections.

·FDOT has 14 bridge inspector teams in theater. 19 bridges have been inspected.

·Air Operations is conducting RECON operations to determine status of bridges.

 

·135 High Water Vehicles, swift water vehicles, and approximately 125 air assets will provide contingency options for reaching critical areas. And conducting deliveries of food and water. 

 

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
18-277   10/08/2018  Supplemental Order 
FEMA-3405-EM  10/09/2018  Federal Declaration 
DR-4399  10/11/2018  Federal Declaration 
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • Deploying 8 LSTs to improve visibility and communications with PODs 
  • Continuing to push commodities direct from FEMA to all POD locations and resupply of LSAs
  • Continuing operations at LSA Marianna and LSA Tallahassee Airport. 
  • Establishing 3rd LSA at Suwannee Fair Grounds
  • Receiving Water and Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Establish 4 Base Camps 
  • Deploying showers, laundry, and other comfort/support assets to shelters
  • FLNG Personnel onsite to support the SLRC, LSA's, and PODs.
  • Obtaining quotes for workers camp in LEON County for displaced SEOC personnel
  • Pushing comfort stations and SANPACs to POD locations
Recovery

 

 

 

  • Damage Identification Teams (DIT) are on standby to deploy
  • An EMAC team of 6 from Louisiana to assist with Public Assistance is arriving at the SEOC today.
  • Sign Off on Responses to EMAC Requests for Both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs (ongoing)
  • Coordinate with ESF-14 on messaging to County EM directors regarding Declaration Amendments, Damage Assessments, Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams, Disaster Recovery Centers, and Insurance Villages.
  • FEMA registration for Individual Assistance is accessible on multiple formats.
  • Brainstorm and develop common operating picture regarding the Blue Roof Program
  • Identify staffing needs and provide a plan of action for backfill to management. 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Branch
ESF-8 Health and Medical
  • Incident Priorities: Provide for Life Safety Operations, Develop Situational Awareness, Moving Resources, Meeting Information needs.

  • Supporting health care facilities with patient transport and medical personnel augmentation.

 

  • Providing  County EMS support with patient movement in area of operations.
  • Supporting Search and Rescue operations with ambulance strike teams.
  • Operating Special Needs Shelters in area of operations.
  • Moving special needs clients to special needs shelter out of impact area.
  • FDOH has Regional Emergency Response Advisers [RERAs] in area of operations for reconnaissance.
  • Medical personnel supporting emergency departments [no in-patient] in area of operations.
ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Issued two emergency final orders to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.

  • Activated StormTracker and monitoring water and wastewater facilities to provide updates on their operational status.
  • 235 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.
  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live; 260 inputs received.
  • Strike Teams on site in Park District 1 to clear debris within state parks.
  • Potential vessel storage areas have been identified in the northwest region.
  • U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with EPA, has completed fly overs of coastal surge facilities.
  • HART Teams completed hazardous waste facility assessments and are monitoring any reported releases in the area. Teams currently conducting coastal fuel storage facility and abandoned container assessments in Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson and Wakulla counties.
  • Windshield Surveys complete in Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, as well Gulf County excluding Cape San Blas (Area cannot the accessed)
  • Drinking water and waste water crews completed site spot assessments and have deployed resources to Bay County.
  • 65 Level 1 (high priority) hazardous waste facilities were assessed on 10/11/18.
    • Operational: 43
    • Operational w/: Damages: 4
    • Not Operational: 1

·FlaWARN/Division of Water Resource Management

o   57 assistance requests received

o   50 assistance requests mobilizing

o   37 Boil Water Notices

 

  • 2,244 facility outreach calls made 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • 21 general population shelters open
  • 1886 total shelter population 
  • Planning for larger congregate shelters outside the impacted areas
  • ARC- 3 shelter assessment teams visit Bay, Washington, Gulf, and Calhoun counties to transition and/or open shelters
  • ARC- focused on opening 2 new sites in Bay County, FLNG initially opening up shelters
  • ARC- ERVs connecting with distribution sites and coordinating with Bay county
  • ARC- detailed damage assessments will share information on a board
  • ARC- 5 routes identified for distribution of emergency supplies
  • TSA- 2 kitchens have been producing 10,000 meals
  • TSA- working on 3rd kitchen site in Apalachicola today
  • TSA- need base camps open to alleviate teams
  • TSA- updated GIS links to see where the 43 Canteens are going in real time
  • TSA- Liaisons in each EOC
  • FEMA- Finding new home and POC for infant and toddler kits
  • FEMA- have more teams coming in theater here
  • FEMA- getting registrations coming in, estimated 35-40 thousand
  • FEMA- has two dozen inspectors coming in to assist with registration
  • FLBaptist- produced 1800 meals in Panama City, 1600 meals in Mariana, and 6000 meals in Tallahassee yesterday, will increase output today
  • FLBap- Site #5 is setting up a 3rd kitchen in Panama City
  • Catholic Charities- coordinating with ESF-11 for resource support
  • CC- make drops in Carrabelle as a staging area to distribute out of
  • Feeding Florida- got more product in today to distribute to coordinating NGOs
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ESF-11 Food and Water
  • 675,000 gallons of water at Tallahassee Airport

  • monitoring when Fort Bragg supplies will arrive

  • Coordinating with Catholic Charities with rice and bean product

  • Coordinating with partnering NGOs for food and water resource support 

 

 

ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues

 

 

 

 

  • The ESF17 Animal and Agriculture IMT is active and working at the Conner.

  • The Food Safety IMT is active and working at the Conner.

  • The ESF17 The Mosquito Control Incident Response Team (MCIRT) is on stand-by.   

  • Receiving information from dairy assessments and will be addressing those needs today.

  • Bay county is requesting assistance for multiple pet friendly shelters. Need personnel, supplies, transport, animal control officers. ESF17 IMT is organizing response efforts with SART partners.

  • Franklin County is requesting animal transport assistance. Seminole County Animal Control may assist today.

  • Communications with Franklin, Gulf and Bay counties continues to be a problem, so ESF17 recon teams will be on the ground today.

  • Soliciting information from the partner agencies of the Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART) for animal and agricultural issues.  A daily SART conference call is being held today 11:30 AM.

  • Will have a National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) conference call at 7:00 PM.

  • Monitoring and responding to WebEOC ESF17 missions.

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Cut and toss operations along state roads are complete in all counties.
  • FDOT contractors and a Florida Forestry Service crew will perform cut and toss operations along county roads in Calhoun County per mission requests.
  • Maintenance crews continue emergency roadway repairs and critical signal restoration.
  • US 98 east of Carrabelle was completed 2018-10-12.
  • US 98 west of Carrabelle to SR 65 is in progress as of 2018-10-14.
  • 350 bridge inspections complete.
  • Two bridges require repairs.
  • SR 20 Econfina Creek Bridge reopened as of 2018-10-13 1657
  • Damage assessment crews continue surveying.
  • 537 damage assessment reports have been received from the field so far.
  • 218 generators have been deployed to thirteen counties.
  • Thirteen emergency fuel assets have been deployed and are operational.
  • Primary communication systems are offline in many locations.
  • There is limited or no power and connectivity at facilities from Tallahassee west.
  • Most FDOT District 3 cameras are not accessible.
  • Continuing to support ESF 12 missions for fuel and logistics.
  • Monitoring traffic flows and transportation mode statuses.
  • Water Management Districts monitoring river levels/flows; assessing district lands and facilities; supporting EOC operations; adjusting flood control structure flows and releases; and have deployed teams to provide local assistance.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Approximately 2,000 telecommunications personnel in the field working to restore communications for impacted EOCs and 911 in impacted area
  • 10 Public Safety Mobile Communications Trailers and Towers deployed
  • Approximately 1000 public safety portable radios deployed
  • Approximately 20 cellular COWs, COLTs, Mobile Command Trailers, etc. Hotspots, etc. deployed
  • 1000's of cellular devices deployed
  • Coordinating additional deployment of communications assets to impacted areas
  • Continuing to monitor call traffic data for SAIL and Volunteer Florida toll free lines.

 

ESF-12 Fuels
  • ESF-12 Fuels is monitoring statewide Fuels and retail fuels supplies.
  • Communicating with fuel industry.
  • Statewide Situation: no reported supply shortages
  • Checking on all distribution points at the Ports, Bulk Fuels Plant  and Colonial Pipeline (Ongoing)
  • Due to high demand in Storm impacted areas, occasional long lines and temporary retail fuel shortages. 
  • Contacting all retail gas station companies to understand damage impact to product re-supply and distribution (Ongoing).
  • Pushing out entry plans into storm impacted areas.
  • Stood-up 14 fuel depots to provide fueling capabilities for SERT response missions.
  •  Continue to provide fuel tankers to support strike teams and cut and toss teams in impacted areas to support SERT missions.
  • We are working with industry fuel companies that can't fulfill county contracts because of power loss to get those contracts picked up by other private industry partners.
  • Identifying open retail fuel locations with industry.
  • Info Message #99071 for fuel depot locations.
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ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring electric grid for generation capacity and stability.
  • Reporting storm related outages and restoration efforts.
  • Widespread utility outages across impacted area, reported outages (191K @ 1200HRS)
  • Monitoring natural gas outages and leak reports. 
  • Monitoring natural gas supply and distribution system.
  • Monitoring Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Utilities report more than 16,000 crew members for restoration. 
  • Obtaining additional resources for utilities, as needed.
  • Assisting power companies coordination with DOT for debris removal as needed.
  • Obtaining 23 push crews for 4 utilities. Five push crews have been mobilized.

 

General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Hurricane Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media - Posting to Facebook and Twitter and pushing Alerts on Twitter

  • Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

  • Activated VOST for social media monitoring.

  • Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

  • Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

  • Working to support EOG comms team.

  • Coordinating with Congressional and legislative principles to address constituent issues

ESF-13 Military Support

 

  • Authorized for activation of 4000 Guardsmen; currently 3239 Guardsmen mobilized.
  • 31 PODS are manned with anticipation for requests for another 21 PODS.
  • Supporting Air Operations for distribution of supplies.
  • Staffing SEOC, SLRC, and JOC.
  • Supporting 9 counties with communications packages; 1 recently released (Holmes) and 1 onsite but not up (Gulf).
  • Supporting SAR communications and Bay County Communications.
  • Continuing to plan and execute logistical support for PODS and LSAs.
  • 5 Shelters manned in the impacted area (3 in Bay and 2 in Calhoun); anticipate supporting 5 additional shelters.

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • DEO has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Information regarding the program can be obtained at www.floridadisaster.org .

  • SBDCN is working with SBA to open Business Recovery Centers.

  • DEO is readying business, workforce and community development programs to support recovery efforts.

  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support recovery operations and to improve public safety and security.

 

  • FRLA is messaging businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs.
  • Airbnb and Uber are supporting lodging and transportation needs of disaster victims.
  • The SERT Private Sector Hotline has been activated: (850) 815-4925.
  • Daily conference calls are being conducted with private sector partners to make them aware of state and local response activities.
  • DEO is surveying businesses in impacted areas to assess damages and needs. The survey can be obtained at FloridaDisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments and click on the "2018 Michael" event.

 

 

Situation Report No. 6   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/13/2018 12:00 hrs - 10/14/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

 

Current Situation

Mostly sunny skies and light north winds can be expected today across North Florida with temperatures reaching the upper 70s to low 80s this afternoon. Light winds and cool temperatures will continue tonight with most locations dropping into the lower 60s. There is no chance of rainfall today in North Florida. 

 

 

 

 
Conditions

Flooding is occurring on Econfina Creek north of Panama City and is impacting SR-20. However, water levels there are falling and Econfina Creek will reach minor flood stage by this afternoon. Flooding is also ongoing along the Chipola River in Calhoun County, with the river in moderate flood stage in Altha and reaching major flood stage by Monday. Elsewhere, minor flooding is expected by tomorrow on the lower Choctawhatchee River, but is no longer anticipated on the Apalachicola River.

State Actions

Safety & Security -

·1800 USAR personnel on the ground

·Over 40 % of Secondary Searches completed by USAR teams.

·USAR focusing continued searches into Mexico Beach and Gulf County.

·Chattahoochee and northern area of operations are priorities today.

·Mobile 911 Dispatch deployed to Calhoun County, with Pensacola supporting other impacted counties.

·Inmates being moved from impacted facilities.

·Multiple Public Safety facilities still have limited functionality.

o   Franklin and Gulf have emergency communications up

·As emergency services missions complete, resources will continue support of human services.

·3500 Guardsmen activated from the National Guard.

·DSA teams deploying to 5 of the designated counties.

Food, Water, Sheltering -

·Currently 25 shelters reported open with a shelter count of 1910. The Red Cross is not confident about the number.

o   Bay County: 934 people in three general population shelters; 115 people in 1 special needs shelter

·Primary push is to gain operational communication with shelters in the area of operation so that situational awareness can be gained of populations.

·SEOC is ensuring that private sectors attempting to resupply local stores are granted access to the area of operations.

·Moving shower and laundry trailers and comfort stations throughout impacted area to assist needs. Goal is to have every shelter sustainable until longer term housing plan activated.

·17 PODs have been established, utilizing known community locations to increase ease for survivors.

·Field Kitchens providing meals for mobile feeding operations. 36 mobile feeding units and 28 canteens in area of operations.

·SEOC is developing long-term plan for the housing needs.

Health & Medical -

·10 Special Needs shelters opened. Population on 10/13/18 was 194.

·National Ambulance Contract activated.

·Pushing to get special needs shelter population out of Panama City.

·9 hospitals evacuated

o   3 in Bay

o   1 each; Franklin, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, and Gulf

·37 assisted living / home health Facilities damaged/evacuated.

Energy (Power & Fuel) -

·261,000 without power (-86,000 / 25.4 %)

·SEOC is establishing three base camps across the Panhandle to support mutual aid teams.

·13 temporary fuel depots are established to provide fueling capabilities to critical responders.

·Most utilities have no estimated restoration time in hardest impacted areas.

Communications -

·2,000 Comms workers pushing down accessible roads.

·24 Cells towers in Tallahassee and 43 in Panama City restored.

·Previous reports of widespread destroyed towers are believed to be false.

·Emergency communication capabilities provided to Franklin and Gulf County public safety.

·Mobile 911 Dispatch deployed to Calhoun County, with Pensacola supporting other impacted counties.

Transportation -

·49 Emergency Road Access Teams have deployed.

·350 Generators to provide power to critical intersections.

·FDOT has 14 bridge inspector teams in theater. 19 bridges have been inspected.

·Air Operations is conducting RECON operations to determine status of bridges.

 

·135 High Water Vehicles, swift water vehicles, and approximately 125 air assets will provide contingency options for reaching critical areas. And conducting deliveries of food and water. 

 

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
18-277   10/08/2018  Supplemental Order 
FEMA-3405-EM  10/09/2018  Federal Declaration 
DR-4399  10/11/2018  Federal Declaration 
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • Continuing to push commodities direct from FEMA to all POD locations.
  • Continuing conducting Air Ops to facilitate emergency aerial resupply to coastal sites.
  • Located 2 State LSA's, for all commodities (Marianna) and one for heavy equipment (Tally airport). One CSA in Leon County
  • Receiving Water and Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Standing up additional Base Camp, Panama City.
  • EMAC requests filed for 5 IMT's, EMAC A-Team working with ESF's for additional requests.
  • COOP in progress at SLRC with IMT on site.
  • FLNG Personnel onsite to support the SLRC, LSA's, and PODs.
  • Working POD Tracking.
Recovery
  • Damage Identification Teams (DIT) are on standby to deploy to Taylor County
  • Sign Off on Responses to EMAC Requests for Both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs
  • The State Public Assistance Officer & Housing Coordinator have arrived safely to SEOC.
  • Coordinate with ESF-14 on messaging to County EM directors regarding Damage Assessments and Disaster Recovery Centers
  • FEMA regisitration for Individual Assistance is up and Running
  • Brainstorm and develop common operating picture regarding the Blue Roof Program

 

Emergency Services Branch
ESF-4/9 Fire & Search and Rescue
  • Hasty and Primary searches are 100% complete.  
  • Divisions Alpha and Delta are now 100% complete of all SAR phases.
  • Secondary searches are being conducted in area of operation, Divisions Bravo and Charlie.
  • Approximately 25,000 structures have been searched in all divisions to date.
  • There are approximately 1,777 search and rescue personnel deployed. 
  • TF1, TF2, TF4, TF5, TF6, TF8, LATF1, LATF2, MSTF1, MSTF2, MOTF1, OHTF1, PATF1, TNTF1, TXTF1, VATF1 in area of operation, Division Bravo. 
  • TF3, MDTF1, NJTF1, VATF2 are in area of operation, Division Charlie, to include some personnel assigned to air operations.
  • Rules of engagement have been established with local jurisdictions.
  • FFS Gold IMT continues to coordinate all USAR Resources and Teams.
  • Working with FWC, Ag Law, and BFAEI for USAR team force protection support.
  • Conducting statewide regional calls coordinating the deployment of local resources. 
  • Working on logistical needs to support the search and rescue mission. 

 

ESF-8 Health and Medical
  • Incident Priorities: Provide for Life Safety Operations, Develop Situational Awareness, Moving Resources, Meeting Information needs. \

  • Supporting health care facilities with patient transport and medical personnel augmentation.

  • Providing  County EMS support with patient movement in area of operations.
  • Supporting Search and Rescue operations with ambulance strike teams.
  • Operating Special Needs Shelters in area of operations.
  • FDOH has Regional Emergency Response Advisers [RERAs] in area of operations for reconnaissance.
  • Additional EMS and medical personnel moving into area of operations.
ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Issued two emergency final orders to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.

  • Activated StormTracker and monitoring water and wastewater facilities to provide updates on their operational status.
  • 235 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.
  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live; 260 inputs received.
  • Strike Teams on site in Park District 1 to clear debris within state parks.
  • Potential vessel storage areas have been identified in the northwest region.
  • U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with EPA, has completed fly overs of coastal surge facilities.
  • HART Teams completed hazardous waste facility assessments; currently conducting coastal fuel storage facility and abandoned container assessments in Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson and Wakulla counties.
  • Windshield Surveys complete in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties as well as the survey for Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach. Beach debris impact assessments will start once staff can safely get back into the area of impact.
  • Drinking water and waste water crews completed site spot assessments and have deployed resources to Bay County.
  • 65 Level 1 (high priority) hazardous waste facilities were assessed on 10/11/18.
    • Operational: 42
    • Operational w/: Damages: 4
    • Not Operational: 1

·FlaWARN/Division of Water Resource Management

o   47 assistance requests received

o   40 assistance requests mobilizing

o   28 Boil Water Notices

 

  • 715 facility outreach calls made 

 

ESF-16 Law Enforcement and Security
  • Identifying and mobilizing law enforcement resources to support current and future mission requests.
  • ESF 16 fully staffed for Alpha/Bravo shifts. 
  • Mobilizing statewide assets for deployment to Big Bend and Panhandle focusing on Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties among others. 
  • ESF 16 partners continue to ID response capabilities and have been dispatched to numerous missions.
  • Mobile 911 Center to being established in Calhoun County
  • Remainder of Panhandle 911 traffic being routed through Pensacola dispatch.
  • Providing escorts for fuel, communications and infrastructure.
  • Providing security for PODs, conducting security patrols.
  • Continue to asses the needs of the affected counties.
  • Continue to monitor and support needs.
  • 276 total missions with a total of 86 completed 79 are on scene. All other missions are being tasked to respective ESF16 partners to deploy as soon as possible. 

 

Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • Heave push out food today 
  • Shelter County Last night: 2,500?
  • ARC- assessing shelters to determine transition to recovery shelters
  • ARC- field kitchens increasing to 4
  • ARC- DA Task Force begins today, ramping up process underway
  • ARC- will be producing hot food in Tallahassee today
  • TSA- Escalated up support mission
  • TSA- 43 Canteens all arriving today
  • TSA- Kitchen sites are operational, need support packages
  • TSA- 20,000 meals in Panama City today
  • TSA- 15,000 meals in Tallahassee today
  • 2nd Harvest Big Bend in Apalachicola yesterday and today 
  • Will send out feeding missions to all partners for awareness 
  • FLBap- 4 kitchens working towards becoming fully operational, Panama City ramping up to put out meals today
  •  FLBap- Kitchens in Mariana and Crawfordville ramping up today
  • TSA- 2 canteens in Gadsden County today (Quincy, Chattahoochee)
  • FF- going in Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf counties
  • Feeding Gulf and Feeding Big Bend going into Gulf county today
  • FF- have 6 trucks lined up at Milton facility, mostly water, ready to deploy
  • FF- putting 17,000 MRE's  and 100,000 water into Bay today
  • FF- adding 2 53' into rotation
  • FF- backhauling food from network, another 500 cases of Abbot coming in
  • FF- getting 2 semi trucks of food in today from Sarasota
  • CC- resolve St. Dominic distribution site issues today
  • CC- preparing to open another distribution site and looking to open many more
  • FF- working on getting flat bed truck to Kmart site with a forklift
  • CC- positioning laundry trailer in Mariana
  • CC- activated GIS map for mapping out distribution sites
  • DOE- Port St. Joe HS needs support for overflow of electric companies
  • DOE- working with responders for regional staging area
  • DCF- 4 additional counties added for IA (Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Taylor, Jackson, Liberty, Calhoun, Gadsden)
  • DCF- submitted request for statewide hot food waiver
  • SAC- working with FL Centers for Independent living to set up lifelines into impacted areas, 2 week rotation of case managers for discharge planning
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ESF-15 Volunteers and Donations
  • CERT team placed in Bay to relieve shelter workers
  • CERT team in Leon doing damage assessments
  • Crisis Cleanup activated
  • EMAC mission in for volunteer and donation support for counties
  • Working on Disaster Case Management Program grant
  • Receiving a lot of calls for donations
  • Received a lot of large corporate donations 

 

ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues

 

 

  • The ESF17 Animal and Agriculture IMT is active and working at the Conner.

  • The Food Safety IMT is active and working at the Conner.

  • The ESF17 The Mosquito Control Incident Response Team (MCIRT) is on stand-by.   

  • Receiving information from dairy assessments and will be addressing those needs today.

  • Bay county is requesting assistance for multiple pet friendly shelters. Need personnel, supplies, transport, animal control officers. ESF17 IMT is organizing response efforts with SART partners.

  • Franklin County is requesting animal transport assistance. Seminole County Animal Control may assist today.

  • Communications with Franklin, Gulf and Bay counties continues to be a problem, so ESF17 recon teams will be on the ground today.

  • Soliciting information from the partner agencies of the Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART) for animal and agricultural issues.  A daily SART conference call is being held today 11:30 AM.

  • Will have a National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) conference call at 7:00 PM.

  • Monitoring and responding to WebEOC ESF17 missions.

 

 

Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Cut and toss crews continue roadway clearance operations.
  • Maintenance crews continue emergency roadway repairs and critical signal restoration.
  • Bridge inspectors continue structure assessments.
  • Damage assessment crews continue surveying.
  • Deployed excavators, heavy loaders and chainsaw crews to assist in the restoration of cellular service.
  • Primary communication systems are offline in many locations.  There is limited or no power and connectivity at facilities from Tallahassee west.  Most FDOT District 3 cameras are not accessible.
  • Continuing to support ESF 12 missions for fuel and logistics.
  • Initiated wellness checks for FDOT personnel in North Florida.
  • Monitoring traffic flows and transportation mode statuses.
  • Water Management Districts monitoring river levels/flows; supporting EOC operations; adjusting flood control structure flows and releases; and have deployed teams to provide local assistance.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Approximately 2,000 telecommunications personnel in the field working to restore communications for impacted EOCs and 911 in impacted area
  • 10 Public Safety Mobile Communications Trailers and Towers deployed
  • Approximately 1000 public safety portable radios deployed
  • Approximately 20 cellular COWs, COLTs, Mobile Command Trailers, etc. Hotspots, etc. deployed
  • 1000's of cellular devices deployed
  • Coordinating additional deployment of communications assets to impacted areas
  • Continuing to monitor call traffic data for SAIL and Volunteer Florida toll free lines.

 

ESF-12 Fuels
  • ESF-12 Fuels is monitoring statewide Fuels and retail fuels supplies.
  • Communicating with fuel industry.
  • Statewide Situation: no reported supply shortages
  • Checking on all distribution points at the Ports, Bulk Fuels Plant  and Colonial Pipeline (Ongoing)
  • Due to high demand in Storm impacted areas of  Region-1 and Region-2, occasional long lines and temporary retail fuel shortages. 
  • Contacting all retail gas station companies to understand damage impact to product re-supply and distribution (Ongoing).
  • Pushing out entry plans into storm impacted areas of  Region-1 and 2.
  • Starting to stand-up 13 fuel depots to provide fueling capabilities for SERT response missions.
  •  Continue to provide fuel tankers to support strike teams and cut and toss teams in impacted areas to support SERT missions.
  • We are working with industry fuel companies that can't fulfill county contracts because of power loss to get those contracts picked up by other private industry partners.

 

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ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring electric grid for generation capacity and stability.
  • Reporting storm related outages and restoration efforts.
  • Widespread utility outages across impacted area, reported outages (261K @ 0900HRS)
  • Monitoring natural gas outages and leak reports. 
  • Monitoring natural gas supply and distribution system.
  • Monitoring Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Utilities report more than 16,000 crew members for restoration. 
  • Obtaining additional resources for utilities, as needed.
  • Assisting power companies coordination with DOT for debris removal as needed.
  • Obtaining 20 push crews for 4 utilities. Five push crews have been mobilized.

 

General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Hurricane Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media - Posting to Facebook and Twitter and pushing Alerts on Twitter

  • Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

  • Activated VOST for social media monitoring.

  • Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

  • Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

  • Working to support EOG comms team.

  • Coordinating with Congressional and legislative principles to address constituent issues.

  • Supporting request from Bay County EOC for ASL Interpreter. 

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ESF-13 Military Support

 

  • Authorized for activation of 3500 Guardsmen. 3330 Guardsmen mobilized.
  • 25 PODS are manned with  anticipation for requests for another 28 PODS.
  • Supporting Air Operations for distribution of supplies.
  • Staffing SEOC, SLRC, and JOC.
  • Supporting SAR communications and Bay County Communications.
  • Continuing to plan and execute logistical support for PODS and LSAs
  • Anticipating possibly shelter missions in impacted area (working one new tasking for shelter support)

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • DEO has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Information regarding the program can be obtained at www.floridadisaster.org .

  • SBDCN is working with SBA to open Business Recovery Centers.

  • DEO is readying business, workforce and community development programs to support recovery efforts.

  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support recovery operations and to improve public safety and security.

 

  • FRLA is messaging businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs.
  • Airbnb and Uber are supporting lodging and transportation needs of disaster victims.
  •  The SERT Private Sector Hotline has been activated: (850) 815-4925.
  • Daily conference calls are being conducted with private sector partners to make them aware of state and local response activities.
  • DEO is surveying businesses in impacted areas to assess damages and needs. The survey can be obtained at FloridaDisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments and click on the "2018 Michael" event.
Situation Report No. 5   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/12/2018 12:00 hrs - 10/13/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

Actions 

Current Situation

 

Mostly sunny skies and light north winds can be expected today across North Florida with temperatures reaching the 70s to low 80s this afternoon. Light winds and cool temperatures will continue tonight. Flooding is occurring on Econfina Creek north of Panama City, and flooding is expected to begin on the Chipola River in Calhoun County and the Apalachicola River at Blountstown later today.

 

 

 

 
Conditions
Due to recent rainfall, a few rivers will reach minor flood stage. River Flood Warnings are in effect for the Apalachicola River at Blountstown, the Chipola River at Altha and Marianna, and the Choctawhatchee River at Bruce. The Chipola River at Altha may reach moderate flood stage tomorrow. All rivers will have crested by the start at next week.

 

State Actions

Safety & Security -

·11 Task Forces are conducting operations in priority areas. Hasty search 90% complete

·5 Engine Strike Teams, 2 Recon Teams, and 11 Law Enforcement Task Forces.

·Multiple Public Safety facilities damaged or with limited functionality.

  3500 Guardsmen activated from the National Guard.

 

Food, Water, Sheltering -

·Currently 30 Shelters opened with 2795 occupants (-4189 / 60%)

o   Bay expects sheltering need to be 3000-4000 within 2 days

·General Population Shelter in Liberty County without water.

·24 CERTs activated to assist staffing

·17 PODs being established.

·Pushing food, water, and ice to critical areas at a 4-4-2 ratio.

·Field Kitchens being planned in

·Airlifting water to three critical facilities, including dialysis center.

·Identifying Survivor Drop-Off Points to assist with rescued survivors.

·HAM Radios being deployed to counties to assist with reunification of operations.

·100,000 tarps out in area operations and teams are training on use.

Health & Medical -

·12 Special Needs shelters opened. Population on 10/11/18 was 450.

·Causality Collection Points established in each county to provide consolidated effort.

·State ESF-8 has the following resources mobilized

o   20 Ambulance Strike Teams

o   3 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

o   5 Medical Buses

o   5 Health and Medical Task Forces

o   2 Mortuary Teams (Establish Base Camp in Walton)

o   3 FEMORS

·Bay Medical supply building was destroyed. SEOC is pushing.

·9 hospitals being evacuated due to damages.

o   3 in Bay

o   1 each; Franklin, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, and Gulf

·37 Healthcare Facilities damaged/evacuated. 10 in que (300 patients)

Energy (Power & Fuel) -

·350,000 without power (-50,000 / 12.5%)

·Utilities have nearly 19,000 crew members to push to ensure critical services and facilities remain operations.

·Pushing generator to Apalachicola Airport to enable fueling of aircraft.

·SEOC is establishing three base camps across the Panhandle to support mutual aid teams.

·8 temporary fuel depots are established to provide fueling capabilities to critical responders.

·Most utilities have no estimated restoration time.

Communications -

·Franklin, Liberty, Gulf, Calhoun, Bay, Washington, Holmes, and Jackson have widespread Communication Issues.

·200 Comms workers pushing down accessible roads.

·SEOC Maintaining contact with County EOCs via redundant systems including Landline, EMNet (internet based with Satellite Back-up), Satellite phone, SERT Liaisons in County EOC.

·SEOC is today pushing and prioritizing Communication packages.

o   Bay County has 2 Comms Packages, receiving 6 more

o   Liberty, Jackson, and Holmes receiving packages.

o   FEMA MERs enroute to Gulf

Transportation -

·49 Emergency Road Access Teams deploying with USAR teams to ensure access to critical coastal communities post landfall.

·350 Generators to provide power to critical intersections.

·Joe Gorrie Bridge (Eastpoint to Apalachicola)  closed.

o   Eastpoint to county line only accessible by 4-wheeler

·FDOT has 14 bridge inspector teams on standby.

·Air Operations is conducting RECON operations to determine status of bridges.

·135 High Water Vehicles, swift water vehicles, and approximately 125 air assets will provide contingency options for reaching critical areas.

·I-10 is now fully reopened.

Hazardous Waste -

·Teams are assessing impact to Hazardous Materials Facilities. SEOC is calling down all Hazardous Materials Facilities.

·Power restored to high priority facility in Wakulla County.

 

·Hazardous Materials concerns are being coordinated with the push teams and USAR.

 

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
18-277   10/08/2018  Supplemental Order 
FEMA-3405-EM  10/09/2018  Federal Declaration 
     
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • Pushing Commodities from I-10 Nodes; 30 trucks of food and water to affected areas.
  • Conducting Air Ops to facilitate emergency aerial resupply to coastal sites.
  • SLRC activated and continuing to push resources to affected areas.
  • Located 2 State LSA's, for all commodities (Marianna) and one for heavy equipment (Tally airport). One CSA in Leon County
  • Ordered heavy equipment and MHE.
  • Receiving Water and Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Receiving quotes for additional base Camp, Panama City.
  • EMAC requests filed for 5 IMT's, EMAC A-Team working with ESF's for additional requests.
  • COOP in progress at SLRC with IMT on site.
  • FLNG Personnel onsite to support the SLRC, LSA's, and PODs
  • Currently working plan for a mobile distribution network.
  • Validating POD locations and accessibility.
Recovery
  • Damage Identification Teams (DIT) are on standby to deploy
  • Sign Off on Responses to EMAC Requests for Both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs
  • The State Public Assistance Officer will be in transit to the State Emergency Operations Center
  • The Housing Coordinator will be in transit to the State Emergency Operations Center
  • Coordinate with ESF-14 on messaging to County EM directors regarding Damage Assessments and Disaster Recovery Centers
  • Coordinate with FEMA Counterparts and ESF-14 on pushing out messaging regarding applying for FEMA Individual Assitance.  

 

 

 

Operations
  • Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  • Ensure the safety of responders.
  • Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.
  • Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.
  • Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.
  • Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Branch
ESF-4/9 Fire & Search and Rescue
  • Conducting statewide regional calls to secure status of deployed resources. 
  • TF1 TF2 and TF6 in area of operation, Division Bravo. 
  • TF 3 TF4 and TF8 are in area of operation, Division Charlie, to include some personnel assigned to air operations.
  • TF5, LATF1, MSTF1, MSTF2 in area of operation, Division Bravo.
  • FFS Gold IMT continues to coordinate all USAR Resources and Teams.
  • Working with FWC, Ag Law, and BFAEI for USAR team support.
  • Ice, water, MRE are en-route forward to 4/9 teams.
  • Hasty and Primary searches are 90% complete.  Expect to be 100% complete by the end of this operational period.
  • Initiating secondary search and identifying rules of engagement of local jurisdictions.
  • Working on logistical needs to support the search and rescue mission. 

 

 

ESF-8 Health and Medical

 

  • Providing  County EMS support with patient movement in area of operations.
  • Supporting health care facilities with patient transport and medical personnel augmentation.
  • Supporting Search and Rescue operations with ambulance strike teams.
  • Operating Special Needs Shelters in area of operations.
  • FDOH has Regional Emergency Response Advisers [RERAs] in area of operations for reconnaissance.
  • Additional EMS and medical personnel moving into area of operations.
ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Pre-event beach Windshield Surveys completed

  • Issued two emergency final orders to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.

  • Activated StormTracker and monitoring water and wastewater facilities to provide updates on their operational status.

  • Preparing potentially affected coastal ambient air monitoring sites for a storm.

  • 235 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.

  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live. (260 Inputs).

  • State Parks has been put on stand-by to assist in setting up a staging area for Duke Energy at Silver Springs state park.

  • SRWMD- pump and hoses are being actively used to mitigate flooding in Dixie County.

  • State Parks is deploying strike teams to clear debris in order to assist individuals who remain in 4 different parks.

  • The USCG in collaboration with the EPA is doing fly overs of RMP coastal surge facilities.

  • Potential vessel storage areas have been identified in the northwest region. HART Teams were deployed to start Hazardous Assessments the morning of 10/12.

  • NW District Staff started conducting post event windshield surveys and deployed 3 engineering assessment teams on 10/11.

  • 65- level 1 (high priority) hazardous waste facilities were assessed on 10/11.

    o    Unknown (grey): 23

    o    Operational (green): 42

    o    Non-Operational: 0

  • FlaWARN and DWRM

  • o    21 Assistance requests received

    o    15 Assistance requests mobilizing

    o    15 Boil Water Notices

    o    715 Facility outreach calls made

     ·       Drinking Water Facilities impacted

    o   Operational – 1585

    o   Non Operational – 8

    o   Partially Operational – 18

    o   Unknown – 424

    • ·       Wastewater Facilities Impacted

    o   Fully Operational – 471

    o   Non-Operational – 12

    o   Partially Operational – 11

    o   Unknown - 87

 

 

 

 

ESF-16 Law Enforcement and Security
  • Identifying and mobilizing law enforcement resources to support current and future mission requests.
  • ESF 16 fully staffed for Alpha/Bravo shifts. 
  • Mobilizing statewide assets for deployment to Big Bend and Panhandle focusing on Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties among others. 
  • ESF 16 partners continue to ID response capabilities and have been dispatched to numerous missions.
  • Mobile 911 Center to being established in Calhoun County
  • Remainder of Panhandle 911 traffic being routed through Pensacola dispatch.
  • Inmates being moved from Marianna via Federal air transport out of state.

 

Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • 95% outages in Bay ,Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties
  • TSA- 3 canteens serving in Leon, 2 Gadsden, 3 Bay
  • TSA- 43 total Canteens
  • Main focus is getting the kitchen sites up and running
  • 3 IMT in Tallahassee, Bay counties and surrounding counties
  • Gather info about where your operating
  • Alert the local EM community for guidance
  • TSA-Fresh liaisons coming in
  • Comprehensive list of resources and locations
  • Feeding unit Thomasville Rd 500 meals today Mission 308196
  • Moving kitchen to Panama City
  • Working with Red Cross on a Marianna site
  • ARC- shelter count 2,795 as of this morning
  • ARC- working with Farm Share
  • ARC- Panama City shelter issues
  • ARC- Missions submitted for 3 site to distribute water
  • ARC- Transitioning from evac shelter to regular shelter
  • ARC- Need a contractor/clean-up crew and contractor
  • ARC- One mission for a county that needs translation services (sign language) real and virtual
  • ARC- 2 kitchens deployed, 1 Dothan can be utilized
  • FF- Co-locate with Salvation Army at Walmart
  • FF- Renting a warehouse in Chipley to get product closer
  • FF- Fema bringing product from AL and staging in Marianna
  • FF- 8 missions in Gulf, Jackson, Bay and Liberty
  • FF- 1st delivery going to Jackson County this morning
  • FF- Over 200 VOAD in Bay, Jackson, Calhoun to distribute recourses
  • Catholic Charities HS will send resources to Catholic Charities in Ocala to transport
  • TSA requested for counties
  • Lodging trailer in route, self powered with generator
  • FS- Pushing out food and water throughout
  • Pedialite and Ensure coming to Tallahassee today
  • Adult and child diapers needed
  • Dept. of AG sending 8 IMT teams today to grocery stores
  • EMAC pull in other states for assistance (build these relationships)
  •  RC- operators identified to cover sites, mission needed for ARES (approval needed)
  • DOE- identified the following resources, Lafayette, water and dry goods available, 5 pallets of water and 130 boxes dry goods
  • DOE- damage assessments to the schools
  • DOE- staging areas for PC
  • DOE- shelter didn't have running water and they successfully got it on
  • DOE- working on plan to get schools back up
  • DOE- sending out e-mails to state asking to identify the needs
  • FL Centers for Independent Living getting plans in place
  • Disability supplies 1 truck load from Baton Rouge, LA, staging area needed
  • Access Fuel depo protocols sent out
  • Consolidation of populations

 

 

ESF-11 Food and Water
  • Obtaining Update from Mutual Aid on FEMA RRF requests

  • 900,000 gallons of water, 1.5 million shelf-stable meals, 324 infant/toddler kits

  • Ice trucks are enroute for distribution in the districts/avenues established as well as use at the POD locations

  • Mobilizing post-landfall mission requests for food, water, and ice as submitted

  • Downloading USDA Foods meals from warehouses to accommodate congregate feeding in shelters beginning with kitchens standing up 10/13

  • Maintaining visibility on SLRC and LSAs food and water inventory levels to ensure adequate food and water is available as needed.

  • Assessing the need to draw down inventory at mainline and shelf-stable meal vendors/distributors

  • Identifying needs through ESF-6, NGOs and County Emergency Management teams to source and distribute food, water and ice 

 

 

ESF-15 Volunteers and Donations
  • 4 teams
  • Signing warehouse lease this AM
  • Offer from Uber
  • donation received for heavy duty trash bags
  • receiving calls for volunteers, register through volunteerflorida.com
  • team to assist volunteer that have been affected.  Taking care of family,

 

 

ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues
  •  The SEOC is at a Level 1 activation.

  • Received reports of two collapsed poultry houses in Quincy area. Industry teams are working the response.

  •  Receiving reports of anticipated fuel shortages for poultry and dairy facilities. Can work to prioritize fuel deliveries as needed.

  • Bay county is requesting assistance for multiple pet friendly shelters. Need personnel, supplies, transport, animal control officers. ESF17 IMT is organizing response efforts with SART partners.

  • Franklin County is requesting animal transport assistance, but roads are open currently.

  • Communications with Franklin, Gulf and Bay counties continues to be a problem.

  • The Animal and Agriculture IMT is activated and will be functional by 1:00PM today.

  • The Mosquito Control Incident Response Team (MCIRT) is on stand-by.

  • The Food Safety Response team has been activated. Teams will only be deployed to areas that are open and safe (as early as Monday 10/14). Starting in Jefferson and Leon and heading west as areas become safe and accessible.

  • Soliciting information from the partner agencies of the Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART) for animal and agricultural issues. A daily SART conference call is being held today 11:30 AM.

  •   Monitoring and responding to WebEOC for ESF17 missions.

  • Working with FDACS GIS personnel to update agricultural and animal impact data.

 

 

 

Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Significant damage has occurred throughout the FDOT District 3.
  • Cut and toss crews continue roadway clearance operations.
  • Maintenance crews continue emergency roadway repairs and critical signal restoration.
  • Bridge inspectors continue structure assessments.  Eighteen aerial bridge inspections were conducted on 2018-10-11.
  • Damage assessment crews continue surveying.
  • Primary communication systems are offline in many locations.  There is limited or no power and connectivity at facilities from Tallahassee west.
  • Most FDOT District 3 cameras are not viewable due to hub fiber damage.
  • Continuing to support ESF 12 missions for fuel and logistics.
  • Initiated wellness checks for FDOT personnel in North Florida.
  • Monitoring traffic flows and transportation mode statuses.
  • Water Management Districts monitoring river levels/flows; supporting EOC operations; adjusting flood control structure flows and releases; and have equipment on standby for possible deployment.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Working to restore communications for impacted EOCs and 911 in Regions 1 and 2.
  • Coordinating deployment of communications assets to Regions 1 and 2.
  • Continuing to monitor call traffic data for SAIL and Volunteer Florida toll free lines.

 

ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring electric grid for generation capacity and stability.
  • Reporting storm related outages and restoration efforts.
  • Widespread utility outages across impacted area, reported outages (346K @ 0900HRS)
  • Working two natural gas outages and several leak reports. 
  • Monitoring natural gas supply and distribution system.
  • Prepared to report natural gas service outages, as they occur.
  • Amending Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Utilities report nearly 16,000 crew members for restoration, stood up to move following FDOT debris clearance teams. 
  • Obtaining additional resources for utilities, as needed.
  • Assisting power companies coordination with DOT for debris removal.

 

General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Hurricane Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media - Posting to Facebook and Twitter and pushing Alerts on Twitter

  • Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

  • Activated VOST for social media monitoring.

  • Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

  • Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

  • Working to support EOG comms team.

  • Coordinating with Congressional and legislative principles to address constituent issues.

  • Supporting request from Bay County EOC for ASL Interpreter. 

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ESF-13 Military Support

 

  • Authorized for activation of 3500 Guardsmen. 3250 Guardsmen mobilized.
  • Priority of effort is getting communication efforts to impacted counties EOC.
  • Priority of effort providing manning for 18 POD sites with projections to fill up to 31.
  • Staffing SEOC, SLRC, and JOC.
  • Supporting SAR communications and Bay County Communications.
  • Continuing to plan and execute logistical support for PODS and LSAs
  • Anticipating possibly shelter missions in impacted area (nothing tasked as of yet)

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • SBDCN is working with SBA to open Business Recovery Centers.

  • DEO is readying business, workforce and community development programs to support recovery efforts.

  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support recovery operations and to improve public safety and security.

 

  • FRLA is messaging businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs.
  • Airbnb and Uber are support lodging and transportation needs of disaster victims.
  •  The SERT Private Sector Hotline has been activated: (850) 815-4925.
  • Daily conference calls are being conducted with private sector partners to make them aware of state and local response activities.
  • DEO is surveying businesses in impacted areas to assess damages and needs. The survey can be obtained at FloridaDisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments and click on the "2018 Michael" event.

 

Situation Report No. 3   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/10/2018 12:00 hrs - 10/11/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

Actions 

Current Situation

 

At 1100 AM EDT, the center of Hurricane Michael was located about 60 miles southwest of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico. Michael is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph. A turn toward the northeast is expected this afternoon or tonight. The center of Michael is expected to move ashore along the Florida Panhandle this afternoon.

 

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph with higher gusts. Michael is an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane; some strengthening is still possible before landfall. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. 

 

 

 

 
Conditions
Hurricane Warnings are in effect from Jefferson County westward to Escambia, including all inland counties. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie, Levy, and Citrus Counties. Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, and Gilchrist Counties as well as along the West Coast from Hernando through Manatee Counties. Storm Surge Warnings are in effect from the Okaloosa/Walton County line to Anclote River. Storm Surge Watches are in effect from Anclote River to Anna Maria Island including Tampa Bay. Surge heights as high as 13 feet will be possible in Apalachee Bay.  A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for many Panhandle and Big Bend counties through Thursday morning.

 

State Actions

The State EOC is activated to a Level 1 with 24 Hour Operations. Two SERT Conference Calls are scheduled for 11:15 Eastern and 17:15 Eastern daily.

Summary of Critical Lifelines

 

Safety & Security

·         SEOC has mobilized 10 taskforces with USAR capabilities to push critical life safety operations into coastal counties post-impact.

·         Push teams including USAR teams, law enforcement, emergency road access, and critical utility crews will move down prioritized avenues to provide access and life safety operations.

·         Contingencies involving air operations and swift water vehicles being developed in the event access via traditional routes are unavailable.

·         75 High Water vehicles staged in Ocala and Live Oak to provide access and rescue capabilities. Another 60 vehicles are enroute.

·         2500 Guardsmen activated from the National Guard.

Food, Water, Sheltering

·         Currently 54 Shelters opened with 3900 occupants – this is substantially lower than what should be expected for this event.

·         Over 1 million gallons of water and 1.5 million meals are being pre-staged, including in Tampa and Tallahassee.

·         SEOC Logistics is ensuring supply chain for life-saving commodities is ready to provide critical resources post-impact.

·         There is expected to be a shortage of critical supplies and shelter capacity post landfall, and Human Services is coordinating with partners to develop a delivery plan.

Health & Medical

·         20 Special Needs shelters opened with a population of 140 Clients.

·         Last minute evacuations are expected to create critical medical needs among coastal communities.

·         Rapid response team being pushed immediately once safe will identify areas with critical health needs, provide rapid movement of individuals requiring attention, and restoring access to critical facilities.

·         Causality Collection Points established in each county to provide consolidated effort.

·         State ESF-8 has the following resources mobilized

o   35 Special Need Shelter Teams

o   18 Ambulance Strike Teams

o   3 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

o   5 Medical Buses

Energy (Power & Fuel)

·         Expecting widespread utility outages across Panhandle.

·         Utilities have nearly 19,000 crew members ready to push to ensure critical services and facilities remain operations.

·         SEOC is establishing base camps across the Panhandle to support mutual aid teams.

·         6 temporary fuel depots are being planned to provide fueling capabilities to critical responders.

Communications

·         No issues to Communications at this time.

·         Emergency Communication crews attached to Emergency Push Teams to provide critical communications to coastal communities.

·         Generators at towers have been provided emergency fuel.

·         SEOC Maintaining contact with County EOCs via redundant systems including Landline, EMNet (internet based with Satellite Back-up), Satellite phone, SERT Liaisons in County EOC.

Transportation

·         49 Emergency Road Access Teams deploying with USAR teams to ensure access to critical coastal communities post landfall.

·         Generators on standby to provide power to critical intersections.

·         Unknown number of roads and bridges will be inaccessible post landfall, particularly along the major US-98.

·         FDOT has 14 bridge inspector teams on standby.

·         75 High Water Vehicles, swift water vehicles, and air assets will provide contingency options for reaching critical areas.

Hazardous Waste

·         All facilities with potential of inundation and the local counties where the facilities are located have been notified of the hazard.

·         Hazardous Materials concerns are being coordinated with the push teams and USAR.

 

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
18-277   10/08/2018  Supplemental Order 
FEMA-3405-EM  10/09/2018  Federal Declaration 
     
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • SLRC activated and prepared to ship resources.
  • Located 3 State LSA's, for all commodities (Suwanee, Blue Angel) and one for heavy equipment (Tally airport).
  • Ordered heavy equipment and MHE.
  • RRF filed for Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Receiving quotes for additional base Camps, plus satellite catering.
  • RRF cancelled for use of Eglin AFB - Duke Field
  • EMAC requests filed for 5 IMT's, EMAC A-Team working with ESF's for additional requests.
  • COOP Planning for use of the SLRC, IMT deployed there to set up today.
  • FLNG personnel on site at SEOC to support Logistics Planning.
  • FLNG Personnel onsite to support the SLRC, LSA's, and PODs
  • Filled 3 Emergency Generators missions for 1 hospital and 2 Special Needs Shelters
  • Augmented EOC with generators for Rudd & Suddowski 
  • Currently working plan for a mobile distribution network
Recovery
  • Recovery is Coordinating with Human Services to put on paper a Contingency Plan
  • Recovery Staff is in the process of compiling demographic data for an Expedited Individual Assistance Declaration request.
  • Preparing for Just in Time Training on Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments
  • Damage Assessment Process for dissemination to local governments and EM Directors
  • Compiling data collected from Doodle Poll regarding Recovery Staff on availability and capabiltiy to perform Damage Assessments
  • Monitoring EMAC resource requests responses for support staff of Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs, reevaluate time frames and re broadcast
  • Deputy BC arrives Friday
  • IA Housing support arrives Friday from JFO
Emergency Services Branch
ESF-4/9 Fire & Search and Rescue
  • Conducting statewide region calls to secure status of deployable resources. 
  • Accepted EMAC proposals for USAR and Swift water resources from Mississippi and LA with teams staging Mobile Al. 
  • Staging in Ocala for TF1 TF2 and TF6.  Planned forward movement to impacted areas beginning midnight. 
  • Forward Staging in Live Oak for TF 3 and TF4 for deployment beginning at midnight
  • Forward staging in Mobile, Al forTF5 for deployment beginning at midnight
  • Staging in place for TF8 with deployment beginning at midnight.
  • Additional 4/9 assets beginning movement from south florida to staging in Ocala.
  • FFS Gold IMT has assumed operational responsibility of USAR.
  • Coordinating with FWC and other LEO for USAR team support.
  • Requested/Acquired Federal USAR resources for deployment post storm.
  • Request for ice, water, MRE submitted for support of deployed 4/9 teams.
ESF-8 Health and Medical

 

  • DOH is supporting ESF-8 missions for Special Needs Shelters and patient requests.

  • DOH has 18 Ambulance Strike Teams and 5 Ambulance Strike Teams through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) ready to support with relief efforts and has requested 35 Special Needs Shelter Teams for additional shelter support.
  • DOH has contracted with the International Medical Corp to obtain additional resources that include nursing staff, hospital emergency department teams and a hospital augmentation team.
  • 3 Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams have been requested.
ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Monitoring Florida State Parks, with a focus on the Panhandle for potential closures.\Pre-event Windshield Surveys complete.
  • Conducting outreach for high-priority regulated hazardous waste, in the Northwest District.

  • 235 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.

  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live.

  • Issued two emergency final orders to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.

  • FlaWARN to arrive to the Orlando Division of Water Call Center on 10/9/18.

  • StormTracker for Water and Waste Water Incident Reporting, is live.

  • State Parks has been put on stand-by to assist in setting up a staging area for Duke Energy at Silver Springs state park. 

 

 

 

ESF-16 Law Enforcement and Security
  • Identifying and mobilizing law enforcement resources to support current and future mission requests.
  • ESF 16 fully staffed for Alpha/Bravo shifts. 
  • Staging statewide assets in preparation for deployment to Big Bend and Panhandle.
  • ESF 16 partners continue to ID response capabilities.

Current Issues 

  • 38 total missions 
  • Security (shelters, staging areas)
  • Traffic Control
  • Patrol services

 

Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • 4781 people sheltered
  • plan for SAR operations to triage and place survivors in shelters
  • coordinate with feeding organizations to locate alternate areas for congregate feeding
  • ARC: 54 shelters open with 3557 people
  • check on state fuel depots for feeding teams going out

 

 

ESF-11 Food and Water

 

  • Estimation model projection 60,000 people per day to be fed for the first week
  • Feeding Florida truckload of water coming in from Tampa
  • Feeding Florida has 3 truckloads of MREs and 2 truckloads of water from SLRC
  • Feeding American has 4 truckloads of snacks coming in tomorrow
  • 50 canteens and 20 kitchens from The Salvation Army coming in
  • 45 ERVs committed from American Red Cross
  • Staging food, water, and ice in Live Oak
  • Coordination of staging areas for food and water for feeding organizations 

 

 

ESF-15 Volunteers and Donations
  • Conducting  VOAD call.
  • Coordinating with Corporation for National and Community Service on AmeriCorps support. 
  • Identification of volunteer housing. 
  • Increasing staff support.
  • Volunteer Data Base operational.
  • Florida Disaster Fund Activated for donations.
  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams on stand by and undergoing ARC JustInTime training for shelter operations.
  • Crisis cleanup activated for post-storm
ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues
  • Animal and Agriculture IMT has been activated and is planning response actions.
  • Mosquito Control Incident Response Team on stand-by.
  • Food Safety Response Team on stand-by.
  • State Agricultural Response Team activated.
  • Working with GIS Mapping to update agricultural and animal impact data.
  • Disseminate and schedule JustInTime training for completing Animal Health Assessment form.
Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Enhanced operations and monitoring of facilities including I-10 rest areas.

  • Monitoring traffic flows and assisting with evacuation operations.
  • Completed lowering of high-mast lighting.
  • Finalized preparation of generators, yards and fuel sites
  • Bridge inspection and cut/toss crews are deployed and staged with others mobilizing.
  • Deployed FDOT liaisons to thirteen county EOCs.
  • Inspected and reinforced erosion control measures.
  • Monitoring flood-prone areas for potential transportation impacts.
  • Monitoring the Stump Hole rock revetment on SR 30-E near Cape San Blas in Gulf County; FDOT deployed a portable camera to monitor the area for storm surge issues.
  • Water Management Districts secured facilities; completed structure evaluations; finalized staff and equipment preparations; and continued outreach efforts.
  • Conducting regular coordination calls.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Updated SAIL toll free line greeting to reflect Hurricane Michael messaging.
  • Expediting restoration of PRI phone service
  • Coordinating post-storm deployment of communications assets.
  • Continuing to monitor call traffic data for SAIL and Volunteer Florida toll free lines.

 

 

ESF-12 Fuels
  • ESF-12 Fuels is monitoring statewide Fuels and retail fuels supplies.
  • Communicating with fuel industry.
  • No reported supply shortages, no reported distribution issues.
  • Due to high demand, occasional retail fuel shortages. 
  • Monitoring fuel industry and anticipating impacts and distributions.
  • Continue reporting fuel supply along evacuation routes (Ongoing).
  • Coordinating emergency fuel resupply and re-entry plans to impacted areas.
  • Pre-staging resources for deployment post-storm.

 

ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring electric grid for generation capacity and stability.
  • Monitoring natural gas supply and distribution system.
  • Amend Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Reporting storm related outages and restoration efforts. Currently 3,742 as of 10/10/0900.Hrs
  • Report natural gas service outages, as they occur.
  • Notify the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of natural gas outages.
  • Obtain resources for utilities as needed.

 

General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Hurricane Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media - Posting to Facebook and Twitter and pushing Alerts on Twitter

  • Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

  • Activated VOST for social media monitoring.

  • Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

  • Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

  • Working to support EOG comms team.

ESF-13 Military Support
  • Authorized for activation of 3500 Guardsmen.
  •  Staffing SEOC,  SLRC and JOC.
  •  SERT LNOs in 21 Counties .
  • Working communications support for ground/area operations.
  • Planning logistical support for PODS and LSAs
  • Working 12 Shelter missions staffing requests.

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support evacuation orders and to improve public safety and security.

 

  • FRLA is prepared to message businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs.
  • Airbnb and Uber will support lodging and transportation needs.
  • Disaster preparedness information is being shared with business and private sector partners on www.FloridaDisaster.Biz.
  • The SERT Private Sector Hotline has been activated.
  • Daily conference calls are being conducted with private sector partners to make them aware of state and local response activities.

 

 

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Summary

Hurricane Michael:

  • At 11:30am EDT Wednesday, Hurricane Michael was located about 50 miles south-southwest of Panama City, FL, and moving north-northeast at 14 mph.
  • Maximum sustained winds have increased to 150 mph, a strong Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Tropical storm force winds extend up to 175 miles from the center and hurricane force winds extending up to 45 miles from the center.
  • Michael will remain a major hurricane while moving through the Panhandle, and is not forecast to weaken to a tropical storm until it is over middle Georgia Thursday morning.

Hurricane Leslie:

  • Leslie is a low-end Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, moving south southeast at 7 mph.
  • Leslie could approach Category 2 intensity as it turns eastward through Friday.

Tropical Storm Nadine:

  • Tropical Storm Nadine is located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph.
  • Some additional strengthening is possible over the 24-36 hours while moving northwest, but is forecast to dissipate this weekend.

Florida Outlook:

  • An increase in water levels from Michael are already present and wave heights and storm surge will continue to increase through tonight.
  • Tropical storm conditions are arriving in the Panhandle and will spread inland throughout the day. Hurricane conditions should arrive in the Panhandle within a next few hours.
  • Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 5 counties along the Florida West Coast, with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for 10 counties in the eastern Big Bend, Suwannee Valley and Nature Coast.
  • Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties, including coastal portions of Taylor and Dixie.
  • Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Warnings have been issued between the Walton/Okaloosa border eastward to the Pasco/Pinellas County line for possible surge inundation of 6-9’ for the eastern Panhandle coast and Nature Coast, and 9-14’ for Apalachee Bay and the eastern Panhandle east of Panama City. Storm Surge Watches remain in effect for the Tampa Bay region for possible surge values of 2-4’.
  • Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring today.
  • A Tornado Watch is in effect for the eastern Panhandle and Florida Big Bend until 5pm EDT.

 

Another briefing packet will be issued this evening. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes

nhc

Hurricane Leslie:

•At 11 PM EDT Tuesday, Leslie has once again strengthened to a hurricane over the east-central Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

•Leslie could approach Category 2 intensity as it heads generally southeastward than east-northeastward over the next several days.

Tropical Storm Nadine:

•At 11 PM EDT Tuesday, Tropical Storm Nadine is located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph.

•Some slight strengthening is forecast over the 24-36 hours while moving northwest, but is forecast to dissipate this weekend.

Hurricane Michael:

•At 11 PM EDT Tuesday, Hurricane Michael was located about 220 miles south-southwest of Panama City, FL, and moving north at 12mph.

•Maximum sustained winds have increased to 125 mph, a high-end Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

•Some additional strengthening is possible tonight, and Michael is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane at landfall in the eastern Panhandle or western Big Bend

•Tropical storm force winds extend up to 175 miles from the center and hurricane force winds extending up to 45 miles from the center.

•Michael is forecast to weaken after landfall and become a tropical storm over Southwest Georgia on Thursday, then quickly move across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday before emerging into the Atlantic Friday morning.

Florida Outlook:

•An increase in water levels from Michael are already present and wave heights and storm surge will continue to increase through Wednesday night.

•Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle in a couple hours and spread inland throughout the day. Hurricane conditions should arrive along the coast early Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 5 counties along the Florida West Coast, with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for 10 counties in the eastern Big Bend, Suwannee Valley and Nature Coast.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties, including coastal portions of Taylor and Dixie.

•Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Warnings have been issued between the Walton/Okaloosa border eastward to the Pasco/Pinellas County line for possible surge inundation of 6-9’ for the eastern Panhandle coast and Nature Coast, and 9-13’ for Apalachee Bay and the eastern Panhandle east of Panama City. Storm Surge Watches remain in effect for the western Panhandle and Tampa Bay region for possible surge values of 2-4’.

•Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday.

•Isolated tornadoes will be possible Wednesday across North Florida and even northern portions of Central Florida. Tornado Watches will likely be issued today.

•Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

•Tropical Storm Nadine is not expected to affect Florida.

Another briefing packet will be issued tomorrow morning. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

Tuesday, October 9  Evening Weather Summary:

Tropical Storm Leslie:

•Tropical Storm Leslie is located about in the central Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph and moving south-southeast at 12 mph.

•Leslie could become a hurricane tonight or tomorrow, but will move south for the next 24 hours then turn toward the east-northeast through Friday. A turn back to the south is possible this weekend.

Tropical Storm Nadine:

•Tropical Storm Nadine is located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph.

•Some slight strengthening is forecast over the next couple days while moving northwest, but is forecast to dissipate this weekend.

Hurricane Michael:

•At 5pm EDT Tuesday, Hurricane Michael was located about 295 miles south of Panama City, FL, and moving north at 12mph.

•Maximum sustained winds have increased to 120 mph, a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

•Some additional strengthening is possible tonight, and Michael is expected to remain a strong Category 3 hurricane until landfall in the eastern Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

•Tropical storm force winds extend up to 175 miles from the center and hurricane force winds extending up to 45 miles from the center.

•Michael is forecast to weaken after landfall and become a tropical storm over Southwest Georgia on Thursday, then quickly move across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday before emerging into the Atlantic Friday morning.

Florida Outlook:

•An increase in water levels from Michael are already present and wave heights and storm surge will continue to increase through Wednesday night.

•Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle after midnight and spread inland throughout the day. Hurricane conditions should arrive in the Panhandle Wednesday afternoon or early evening.

Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 5 counties along the Florida West Coast, with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for 10 counties in the eastern Big Bend, Suwannee Valley and Nature Coast.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties, including coastal portions of Taylor and Dixie.

•Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Warnings have been issued between the Walton/Okaloosa border eastward to the Pasco/Pinellas County line for possible surge inundation of 6-9’ for the eastern Panhandle coast and Nature Coast, and 9-13’ for Apalachee Bay and the eastern Panhandle east of Panama City. Storm Surge Watches remain in effect for the western Panhandle and Tampa Bay region for possible surge values of 2-4’.

•Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday.

•Isolated tornadoes will be possible Wednesday across North Florida and even northern portions of Central Florida. Tornado Watches will likely be issued tomorrow.

•Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

•Tropical Storm Nadine is not expected to affect Florida.

Another briefing packet will be issued tomorrow morning. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

Situation Report No. 2   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/08/2018 12:00 hrs - 10/09/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

 

Current Situation

 

At 1100 AM EDT, the center of Hurricane Michael was located about 360 miles south of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico. Michael is moving toward the north near 12 mph. A northward motion is expected through tonight, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico through tonight. The center of Michael is then expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday.

 

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected, and Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane, Category 3, at landfall in Florida.

 

 
Conditions
 A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the region stretching along the coast and inland between Alabama/Florida border to the Suwannee River (Escambia to Dixie county), a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for inland Dixie, Inland Taylor, Lafayette, and Madison counties. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Okaloosa/Walton county line to the Anclote River (Pasco and Pinellas counties). A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect this evening for 11 Panhandle counties through Thursday morning.

 

State Actions

The State EOC is activated to a Level 1 with 24 Hour Operations. Two SERT Conference Calls are scheduled for 11:15 Eastern and 17:15 Eastern daily.

Summary of Critical Lifelines

Public Safety and Security

Current Situation: Major threat to public safety and security post-landfall due to anticipated storm surge that will see widespread flooding, including the disabling of numerous roadways and bridges. This will impact the immediate Search and Rescue Operations following impact, as well as delay the restoration of normal emergency services. 

Actions: Law Enforcement is currently identifying and mobilizing state law enforcement personnel through Florida Sheriffs Association and Florida Chiefs of Police.  It’s extremely important to the safety and security of the residents of Florida to provide Law Enforcement personnel into the affected areas. 

Firefighting/Search & Rescue has activated South Florida USARs to Ocala. The effort will provide for timely recon and assistance to the impacted areas for search and rescue.

DOH is currently reporting a nursing home in Gulf County is evacuating today.

DEP is preparing Hazardous Assessment Recovery Team (HART) Teams for post landfall.

USAR and Law Enforcement are coordinating with Transportation to ensure there is awareness on impacts to transportation networks.

Counties are issuing mandatory evacuation orders throughout the area of operation.

Hazardous Materials

Current Situation: Storm Inundation will cause flooding of a number of facilities to include potential hazardous materials sites, to include chemical facilities, wastewater, and others. 

Actions: GIS is coordinating with Meteorology to generate lists and maps of facilities in surge zones. Health and Medical is monitoring boil water notices that may result in contaminations. Department of Environmental Protection and Fire Rescue has teams on standby. 165 Disaster Debris Management Sites have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by Executive Order 18-276. 

Department of Environmental Protection and Fire Rescue has teams on standby. A consolidated list was pulled from EPLAN and distributed to appropriate police, fire and other emergency responders.

Health and Medical

Current Situation:  7 special needs shelters and 11 general population shelters are mobilizing. There are a number of healthcare and assisted living facilities in storm surge zones that are at risk. Transportation concerns may diminish the ability of medical response vehicles of reaching certain communities. The coordination of patient/casualty movement is a concern. The limited hospital space in the Panhandle is also a concern.

Actions: With the opening of Special Needs Shelters DOH will be assisting with support teams. 35 two person Special Need Shelter Teams are being developed to respond to requests. In addition, five ambulance strike teams are being mobilized to stage in Ocala. Continue to coordinate with Florida, Georgia, Alabama hospitals outside of area of operations.

Transportation

Current Situation: Major potential impacts to roadways and bridges due to storm surge and downed trees. Ports in the area of operations are expected to cease operations.

Actions: FDOT is monitoring potential impacts and prioritizing resources as needed for post-disaster response. All response elements are developing contingencies for immediate operations post-landfall. Construction projects suspended in the twenty-six counties declared in the Executive Order 18-276. 

Communication

Current Situation: Storm Surge inundation and power failures could provide substantial impacts to the communication network.

Actions: Telecommunication partners have pre-staged assets, topped off towers and are on standby for post storm deployment. Modified State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) voice greetings with Hurricane Michael information. 

Fuels and Energy

Current Situation: As Hurricane Michael approaches preceded by tropical storm force winds, fuel and power statuses and distribution channels are being monitored. Constant contact is being maintained with fuel distributors and power companies. 

Actions: Pre-staging 20 trucks for mission support post-storm. Continuing to report fuel supply along evacuation routes. Coordinating emergency fuel resupply and re-entry plans to impacted areas. Monitoring fuel industry and anticipating impacts and distributions. Obtaining mutual aid information for numbers of restoration crews and staging area locations. Monitoring storm related outages and restoration efforts. Over 12,000 restoration personnel are currently assigned and we expect this number to increase. 

Food, Water, and Sheltering

Current Situation: An influx of sheltering operations and the identification of staffing shortfalls are requiring rapid prioritization of staffing resources. There is an unknown regarding the destination of evacuees, and many shelters are not opening until later in the day.

Actions: ICERT resources are being identified to support shelter staffing and requested availability of AmeriCorps shelter support. Department of Children and Families assessing early release of SNAP benefits. Assessing the need for additional food and water from FEMA (RRF) and the need for post landfall feeding and distribution. Coordinating with Logistics and NGO’s to pre-stage food and water in Tampa and Tallahassee before tropical storm winds arrive. Feeding Florida coordinating additional supplies from Feeding America. The SERT is working to define specific needs for bulk distribution items.

 

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
18-277   10/08/2018  Supplemental Order 
     
     
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • SLRC activated and prepared to ship resources.
  • Locating 3 State LSA's, for all commodities and one for heavy equipment.
  • Ordered heavy equipment and MHE.
  • RRF filed for Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Receiving quotes for seven base Camps, plus satellite catering.
  • RRF filed for use of Eglin AFB - Duke Field.
  • EMAC requests filed for 5 IMT's, EMAC A-Team working with ESF's for additional request to include UISAR.
  • COOP Planning for use of the SLRC, IMT deployed there to set up today.
  • FLNG personnel on site at SEOC to support Logistics Planning.
  • FLNG Personnel onsite to support the SLRC, LSA's, and PODs
  • Filled 3 Emergency Generators missions for 1 hospital and 2 Special Neeeds Shelters
  • Augmented EOC with generators for Rudd & Suddowski 
Recovery
  • Continue Back-filling County-Specific Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) information into WebEOC.
  • Editing Information Messages for use throughout the disaster, confirming FEMA FACT sheets accurate for this storm 
  • Prepping and Submitting EMAC Resource Request for IA, PA and respective Damage assessment Teams
  • Deputy BC arrives Friday
  • IA support arrives Friday
  • Finalizing Damage Assessment Process for dissemination to local governments and EM Directors.

  • Polling  Recovery Staff on availability and capabiltiy to perform Damage Assessments.

  • Monitoring EMAC resource requests responses for support staff of Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs.

 

Operations
  • Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  • Ensure the safety of responders.
  • Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.
  • Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.
  • Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.
  • Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

 

Emergency Services Branch
ESF-4/9 Fire & Search and Rescue
  • Conducting statewide region calls to secure status of deployable resources. 
  • Received EMAC proposals for USAR and Swift water resources from the west and north of the impact areas. 
  • Staging in Ocala for TF1 TF2 and TF6.  Staging in place for TF5 and TF8.
  • FFS Gold IMT being activated in support of USAR
  • Coordinating with FWC and other LEO for USAR team support.
  • Identify Federal USAR resources for possible deployment.
  • Continued evaluation of storm track and possible impact potential.
ESF-8 Health and Medical
  • Supporting Special Needs Shelter Operations
  • Providing for patient movement
  • Coordinating potential patient/casualty movement to medical centers outside of area of operations
ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Monitoring Florida State Parks, with a focus on the Panhandle for potential closures.\Pre-event Windshield Surveys complete.
  • Conducting outreach for high-priority regulated hazardous waste, in the Northwest District.

  • 235 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.

  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live.

  • Issued two emergency final orders to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.

  • FlaWARN to arrive to the Orlando Division of Water Call Center on 10/9/18.

 

ESF-16 Law Enforcement and Security
  • Identifying and mobilizing law enforcement resources to support current and future mission requests.

  • ESF 16 fully staffed and will begin 24 hour operations effective today.
  • Staging statewide assets in preparation for deployment to Big Bend and Panhandle.
  • ESF 16 partners continue to ID response capabilities.
Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • Support evacuations and sheltering
  • Pre-Stage food and water

  • Define the scope of this event

  • Situational awareness- perform outreach to ascertain if any of the counties need sheltering assistance

  • Assessing availability of resources

 

ESF-11 Food and Water
  • Fulfilling current missions
  • Updating inventory levels for USDA Foods, shelf-stable/commercial food and water
  • Obtaining pricing for post-landfall transportation/distribution of food and ice
  • Assessing inventory availability at mainline and shelf-stable meal vendors/distributors
  • Re-projecting food, water and ice needs based on the forecast of the hurricane
  • Preparing to procure additional food/water resources and infant/elder supplies, as needed 

 

ESF-15 Volunteers and Donations
  • Conducting  VOAD call.
  • Coordinating with Corporation for National and Community Service on AmeriCorps support.
  • Mission request has been submitted for Multi Agency Warehouse.
  • Mission request has been submitted for EMAC support.
  • Identification of volunteer housing. 
  • Increasing staff support.
  • Volunteer Data Base operational.
  • Florida Disaster Fund Activated for donations.
  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams on stand by.
ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues
  • Animal and Agriculture IMT has been activated and is planning response actions.
  • Mosquito Control Incident Response Team on stand-by.
  • Food Safety Response Team on stand-by.
  • State Agricultural Response Team activated.
  • Working with GIS Mapping to update agricultural and animal impact data.
  • Disseminate and schedule JustInTime training for completing Animal Health Assessment form.
Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Suspended tolls in the NorthWest region.
  • Suspended construction projects; enhanced operations/monitoring of facilities; and lowered high-mast lighting.
  • Preparing generators; yards and fuel sites; bridge inspection teams; and cut/toss crews for potential deployment.
  • Holding daily coordination calls with agency officials, contractors and partners statewide.
  • Issued FDOT Emergency Order for EO 18-276; FDOT Authorization For Emergency Response Vehicles To Bypass Weigh Station Facilities In Response To Hurricane Michael; and Emergency Road Use Permit Letter.
  • Monitoring flood-prone areas for potential transportation impacts, including the Stump Hole rock revetment near Cape San Blas in Gulf County.
  • Deployed FDOT liaisons to county EOCs in nine counties.
  • Water Management Districts supporting SEOC operations; preparing pumps and equipment; evaluating, inspecting and/or closing district offices and recreation areas; and conducting outreach to local partners.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Updated SAIL toll free line greeting to reflect TS/Hurricane Michael messaging.
  • Updated ESF2 telecommunication partners emergency contact list.
  • Updated emergency response staffing schedule.
  • Coordinated bandwidth increase for SEOC from 90 meg to 1 gig
  • Coordinated activation of texting option for DACS staff
  • Continuing to monitor call traffic data for SAIL and Volunteer Florida toll free lines

 

ESF-12 Fuels
  • ESF-12 Fuels is monitoring statewide Fuels and retail fuels supplies.
  • Communicating with fuel industry.
  • No reported supply shortages, no reported distribution issues.
  • Due to high demand, occasional retail fuel shortages. 
  • Monitoring fuel industry and anticipating impacts and distributions.
  • Continue reporting fuel supply along evacuation routes (Ongoing).
  • Coordinating emergency fuel resupply and re-entry plans to impacted areas.

 

ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring electric grid for generation capacity and stability.
  • Monitoring natural gas supply and distribution system.
  • Amend Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Finalize Staging area locations.
  • Monitoring storm related outages and restoration efforts.
  • Begin reporting outages and restoration information as soon as storm related outage start to occur.
  • Notified all natural gas operators to report outages as they occur.
  • Notify the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of natural gas outages.

 

General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Hurricane Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media - Posting to Facebook and Twitter and pushing Alerts on Twitter

  • Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

  • Activated VOST for social media monitoring.

  • Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

  • Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

  • Working to support EOG comms team.

ESF-13 Military Support
  •  Extended authorization for activation of 2500 Guardsmen.
  •  Staffing SEOC,  SLRC and JOC.
  •  SERT LNOs at 21 Counties by COB 9OCT2018.
  • Working communications support for ground/area operations.
  • Planning logistical support for PODS and LSAs
  • Working 11 Shelter missions staffing requests.

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support evacuation orders.

  • FRLA is prepared to message businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs.
  • Airbnb and Uber will support lodging and transportation needs.
  • Disaster preparedness information is being shared with business and private sector partners on www.FloridaDisaster.Biz.
  • The SERT Private Sector Hotline has been activated.
  • Daily conference calls are being conducted with private sector partners to make them aware of state and local response activities.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 11AM Summary:

Tropical Storm Leslie:

•At 11 AM EDT Tuesday, Tropical Storm Leslie was located about in the central Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph and moving south-southeast at 13mph.

•Leslie could become a hurricane later this week before turning toward the east-northeast toward Portugal.

Tropical Storm Nadine:

•Tropical Depression #15 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Nadine in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph

•Some strengthening is forecast over the next couple days while moving northwest, but is forecast to dissipate this weekend.

Hurricane Michael:

•As of 11 AM EDT Tuesday, Hurricane Michael was located about 335 miles south of Apalachicola, FL, and moving north at 12mph.

•Maximum sustained winds have increased to 110 mph, a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

•Additional strengthening is expected, and Michael is expected to become a major hurricane later today.

•Landfall is expected in the Panhandle or Big Bend sometime on Wednesday.

•Tropical storm force winds extend up to 185 miles from the center and hurricane force winds extending up to 35 miles from the center.

Florida Outlook:

•The eastern Florida Panhandle and western Big Bend remain within the cone of error for landfall potential.

•An increase in water levels from Michael are already present and wave heights will continue to increase through Thursday morning.

•Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle as soon as tonight but no later than late Wednesday morning. If the track shifts eastward or expands in size, the Florida West Coast could experience tropical storm force winds tonight or early tomorrow morning. Hurricane conditions should arrive in the Panhandle Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 5 counties along the Florida West Coast, with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for 10 counties in the eastern Big Bend, Suwannee Valley and Nature Coast.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties, including coastal portions of Taylor and Dixie.

•Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Warnings have been issued between the Walton/Okaloosa border eastward to the Pasco/Pinellas County line for possible surge inundation of 6-9’ for the eastern Panhandle coast and Nature Coast, and 8-12’ for Apalachee Bay. Storm Surge Watches remain in effect for the western Panhandle and Tampa Bay region for possible surge values of 2-4’.

•Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday.

•Isolated tornadoes will be possible Wednesday across North Florida and even northern portions of Central Florida. Tornado Watches will likely be issued tomorrow.

•Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

•Tropical Storm Nadine is not expected to affect Florida.

Another briefing packet will be issued later this afternoon. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

 

Tuesday, October 9 Morning Summary:

Tropical Storm Leslie:

•At 5 AM EDT Tuesday, Tropical Storm Leslie was located about 1,035 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

•Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, and some strengthening is forecast over the next couple of days. Leslie could become a hurricane later this week.

•Leslie is moving south-southeast at 13 mph. Leslie will continue southeastward over the next day or so before turning toward the east-northwest toward Portugal.

Tropical Depression #15

•Invest 93L has become sufficiently organized to become a tropical depression.

•At 6 AM EDT Tuesday, Tropical Depression #15 was located about 475 miles southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

•Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, and some strengthening is forecast over the next couple days. Weakening is forecast thereafter, and TD 15 is forecast to dissipate.

•This system poses no threat to land over the next 5 days and is currently forecast to remain over the open Atlantic.

Hurrciane Michael

•As of 5 AM EDT Tuesday, Hurricane Michael was located about 390 miles south of Apalachicola, FL, or about 420 miles south of Panama City, FL.

•Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph, a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

•Additional strengthening is expected today, and Michael is expected to become a major hurricane later today or tonight.

•Michael is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle or Big Bend as a major hurricane on Wednesday.

•Michael is moving north-northwest at 12 mph, and will continue to accelerate northward over the next 48 hours before making a turn towards the north-northeast or northeast as it makes landfall.

•Landfall is expected in the Panhandle or Big Bend sometime on Wednesday, and there remains some discrepancy in forward speed. A faster storm will make landfall on the western side of the forecast cone, where a slower storm will make more of a northeast turn into the Big Bend.

•Hurricane hunters will continue investigating Michael through the day.

Florida Outlook:

•The eastern Florida Panhandle and western Big Bend remain within the cone of error for landfall potential.

•An increase in water levels from Michael are already present and wave heights will continue to increase through Thursday morning.

•Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle as soon as tonight but no later than late Wednesday morning. If the track shifts eastward or expands in size, the Florida West Coast could experience tropical storm force winds tonight or early tomorrow morning. Hurricane conditions should arrive in the Panhandle Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 5 counties along the Florida West Coast and 4 counties in the Suwannee Valley, with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for 6 counties in the eastern Big Bend and Nature Coast.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties, including coastal portions of Taylor and Dixie.

•Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Warnings have been issued between the Walton/Okaloosa border eastward to the Pasco/Pinellas County line for possible surge inundation of 6-9’ for the eastern Panhandle coast and Nature Coast, and 8-12’ for Apalachee Bay. Storm Surge Watches remain in effect for the western Panhandle and Tampa Bay region for possible surge values of 2-4’.

•Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday.

•Isolated tornadoes will be possible tonight and Wednesday across North Florida and even northern portions of Central Florida.

•Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

•Tropical Depression #15 is not expected to affect Florida.

Another briefing packet will be issued later this afternoon. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

 

Summary:

Tropical Storm Leslie:

•At 5 PM EDT Monday, Tropical Storm Leslie was located about 1000 miles west of Azores.

•Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph, and small fluctuations in intensity are expected over the next couple of days before strengthening is expected back to a hurricane later this week.

•Leslie is moving southeast at 14 mph. Leslie will continue southeast and accelerate through the end of the week in the open waters of the north-central Atlantic before a turn Northeast toward the Azores and Portugal.

African Tropical Wave

•A tropical wave several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has become slightly better organized today. A tropical depression may form during the next few days as it moves west-northwestward and the northwest.

•This system poses no threat to land over the next 5-7 days and is currently forecast to remain over the open Atlantic where it will eventually dissipate.

•The National Hurricane Center gives this system a 50% (medium) chance of development over the next 48 hours and a 60% (medium) over the next 5 days.

Tropical Storm Michael

•At 11 AM EDT Monday, Michael was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane thanks to data from hurricane hunter aircraft.

•As of 5 PM EDT Monday, Hurricane Michael was located about 30 miles northwest of the western tip of Cuba, or about 520 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida.

•Maximum sustained winds have increased to 80 mph making Michael a category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.

•Michael is expected to continue strengthening up until landfall. Landfall is currently forecast as a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115-120 mph.

•Hurricane Michael is moving to the north at 9 mph. Michael will continue to accelerate northward over the next 24 hours before making a turn towards the north-northeast or northeast as it makes landfall.

•Landfall is expected in the Panhandle or Big Bend midday Wednesday, and there remains some discrepancy in forward speed. A faster storm will make landfall on the western side of the forecast cone, where a slower storm will make more of a northeast turn into the Big Bend.

•The track forecast sped up slightly today which resulted in a small shift to the west.

•Hurricane hunters will be investigating the system later this evening and again tomorrow morning.

Florida Outlook:

•Much of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend remain within the cone of error for landfall potential- the forecast cone covers from Pensacola to St. Marks.

•An increase in water levels and rip current risks from Michael are already present and wave heights will continue to increase through Wednesday.

•Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle as soon as Tuesday evening but no later than Wednesday morning. Hurricane conditions could arrive in the Panhandle Wednesday morning.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Madison, Lafayette, inland Taylor, Inland Dixie, Levy, and Citrus. Hurricane Warnings are in effect for 16 Panhandle and Big Bend counties between Pensacola and Monticello. Coastal Taylor and Dixie County are also under a Hurricane Warning.

Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Coastal Manatee, along with Hamilton, Colombia, Suwannee, and Gilchrist.

•Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Watches have been issued between Navarre (Okaloosa County) and Anna Maria Island (Manatee County) for possible surge inundation of 2-4’ for the Tampa Bay region and western Panhandle, 5-8’ for the eastern Panhandle coast, and 8-12’ for Apalachee Bay, 6-8’ for northern Nature Coast, 4-6’ and southern Nature Coast. Even if Michael makes landfall further west towards Panama City or Destin, storm surge values could still reach 6’-9’ in Apalachee Bay.

•Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday. Post-storm river flooding is expected, but is dependent on where the highest rainfall totals occur.

•Isolated tornadoes will be possible Tuesday-Thursday, but risk and where will depend on eventual track and intensity of the system (northeast quadrant relative to forward motion).

•Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing a moderate to high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

•It is too early to tell if the African tropical wave will impact Florida or the Caribbean.

Another briefing packet will be issued tomorrow morning. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

 

Situation Report No. 1   
2018 Michael 
The Florida State Emergency Response Team
State Emergency Operations Center Activation Level: 1  
Reporting Period: 10/08/2018 00:00 hrs - 10/08/2018 12:00 hrs
Information Current as of 12:00 hrs

 

Current Situation

 

At 1100 AM EDT, the center of Hurricane Michael was located about 600 miles south of Apalachicola in the Yucatan Channel. Michael is moving toward the north near 7 mph. A northward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected through Tuesday night, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move northward  into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by tonight. Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Tuesday night, and is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday, and then move northeastward across the southeastern United States Wednesday night and Thursday.

 

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts. Steady to rapid strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday or Tuesday night.

 

Conditions
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Navarre Florida to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River, including inland counties west of Jefferson. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay.

 

State Actions

The State EOC is activated to a Level 1 with 24 Hour Operations.

Executive Orders
Executive Order Number Date Signed Purpose
18-276  10/07/2018  State of Emergency 
     
     
     
     
Operational Objectives
  1.   Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  2.         Ensure the safety of responders.

  3.              Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.

  4.     .        Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.

  5.              Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.

  6.              Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

Logistics
  • SLRC activated and prepared to ship resources.
  • Locating 3 State LSA's, two for commodities and one for al heavy equipment.
  • Receiving quotes for heavy equipment and MHE.
  • RRF filed for Shelf-Stable Meals from FEMA.
  • Receiving quotes for two Base Camps, plus satellite catering.
  • RRF filed for use of Eglin AFB - Duke Field.
  • EMAC requests filed for 5 IMT's, EMAC A-Team working with ESF's for additional request to include UISAR.
  • COOP Planning for use of the SLRC, IMT deployed there to set up today.
  • FLNG personnel on site at SEOC to support Logistics Planning.
  • FLNG Personnel requested to support the SLRC and LSA's.
  • Working up POD number to support.
Recovery
  • Anticipating needs for potential COOP Operations.
  • Back-filling Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) information into WebEOC.
  • Drafting Information Messages for use throughout the disaster.
  • Prepping Resource Request for IA and PA.
  • Writing Damage Assessment Process for dissemination to local governments and EM Directors.

 

Operations
  • Ensure basic needs of Florida residents and visitors.
  • Ensure the safety of responders.
  • Provide resource and protective action support for storm related preparations.
  • Promote coordination between State, Local, and SERT Partners.
  • Minimize economic impact of the affected areas or communities.
  • Keep stakeholders, responders, and the public informed of preparedness and response activities.

 

Emergency Services Branch
ESF-4/9 Fire & Search and Rescue
  • Conducted statewide region calls to secure status of deployable resources. 
  • Submitted EMAC request for USAR and Swift water resources. 
  • Identified a pre landfall staging area in Ocala for in state deployable USAR resources.
  • Submitted Mission request for ESF 4/9 Liaison personnel support at the SEOC.
  • Coordinating with FWC for USAR team support.
ESF-8 Health and Medical
  • 35 two-person Special Needs Shelter teams have been requested from FDOH personnel and team rosters are being developed.
  • 5 Ambulance Strike Teams [5 units per team] have been requested and are mobilizing. Will be staged in Ocala when assembled. Teams are being assembled through Patient Movement Branch - no Fire-Rescue resources being utilized at this time.

 

ESF-10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection
  • Monitoring Florida State Parks, with a focus on the Panhandle for potential closures.\Pre-event Windshield Surveys complete.
  • Conducting outreach for high-priority regulated hazardous waste, in the Northwest District.

  • 165 Disaster Debris Management Sites (DDMS) have been pre-authorized for the counties addressed by the Governor’s Executive Order.

  • The Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool is live.

 

ESF-16 Law Enforcement and Security
  • Identifying and mobilizing law enforcement resources to support future mission requests.
  • ESF 16 fully staffed and will begin 24 hour operations effective today.
Human Services Branch
ESF-6 Mass Care
  • Situational Awareness-perform outreach to ascertain  if any of the counties need sheltering assistance.
  • Assessing availability of resources.
  • Preparing to support evacuations and sheltering.

 

ESF-11 Food and Water

 

1)      Remaining in contact with our USDA counterparts regarding Hurricane Michael and Florida’s SEOC Level 1 activation

2)      Receiving updated USDA Foods inventory levels from our state contracted warehouses (SCWs)

3)      Assessing the need for additional ESF-11 staff at both SEOC and SLRC

4)      Current inventory at SLRC and warehouse

                    i.            668,928 shelf-stable meals

                   ii.            1,083,757 gallons of water

                 iii.            49,070 bags of ice (10-lb bags)

5)      ESF-11 is reaching out to all available food vendors to establish inventory on-hand and ship times

6)      Logistics submitted a RRF to FEMA for 1,000,000 shelf-stable meals

7)      Revising our projection model, as updates are received, to determine the possible population impact of Hurricane Michael.

8)      Released USDA Foods in 26 counties to be used in congregate feeding at shelters, canteens, and mobile kitchens for residents affected by the storm.

Working with Mass Care (ESF-6) to ensure food needs are being identified and met

 

ESF-15 Volunteers and Donations
  • Coordinating VOAD call.
  • Coordinating with Corporation for National and Community Service on AmeriCorps support.
  • Mission request for Multi Agency Warehouse.
  • Mission request for EMAC support.
ESF-17 Animal and Agricultural Issues
  • Animal and Agriculture IMT has been activated and is planning response actions.
  • Mosquito Control Incident Response Team on stand-by.
  • Food Safety Response Team on stand-by.
  • State Agricultural Response Team activated.
Infrastructure Branch
ESF-1/3 Transportation and Public Works
  • Construction projects suspended in the twenty-six counties declared in Executive Order 18-276.
  • Conducting enhanced operations and monitoring of roadways, rest areas and other facilities.
  • Preparing generators, bridge inspection teams and cut/toss crews for potential deployment.
  • Readying maintenance yards and fuel sites.
  • Lowering high-mast lighting.
  • Holding daily coordination calls with FDOT districts, field offices, contractors and partners.
  • Monitoring flood-prone areas for potential transportation impacts.
  • Northwest Florida Water Management District staff supporting SEOC operations; closing district offices and recreation areas; and conducting outreach.
  • Suwannee River Water Management District preparing equipment; evaluating district lands and facilities; and conducting outreach.
ESF-2 Communications
  • Updating SAIL toll free line greeting to reflect TS/Hurricane Michael messaging.
  • Updating ESF2 telecommunication partners emergency contact list.
  • Updating emergency response staffing schedule.

 

ESF-12 Fuels
  • ESF-12 Fuels is monitoring statewide Fuels and retail fuels supplies.
  • Communicating with fuel industry.
  • No reported supply shortages, no reported distribution issues, and no no retailed fuel shortages or issues.
  • Monitoring fuel industry and anticipating impacts and distributions.
  • Continue reporting fuel supply along evacuation routes (Ongoing).
  • Coordinating emergency fuel resupply and re-entry plans to impacted areas.

 

ESF-12 Power
  • Monitoring grid for ample generation capacity and stability.
  • Obtaining Mutual Aid information for numbers of restoration crews.
  • Obtaining Staging area locations.
  • Monitoring storm related outages and restoration efforts.
  • Begin reporting outages and restoration information as soon as storm related outage start to occur.
General and Command Staff
ESF-14 External Affairs
  • Communicating life safety and protective actions for Michael:

o   Work with ESFs and partner agencies to identify messaging needs

o   Press releases

o   Social media

·Updating SAIL talking to reflect appropriate guidance.

·Activating VOST for social media monitoring.

·Working with ITM to update Michael info page.   

·Working with Plans in gathering information from all ESF- EOG Roll Up.

·Working to support EOG comms team.

ESF-13 Military Support
  •  Initial authorization for activation of 500 Guardsmen.
  •  Standing up SEOC,  SLRC and JOC.
  •  Currently tracking 5 missions in WEB EOC.

 

ESF-18 Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization
  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support evacuation orders if/when needed.

  • FRLA is prepared to message businesses in the hospitality industry to support lodging and feeding needs resulting from Hurricane Michael.

  • Airbnb and Uber will support lodging and transportation needs resulting from Hurricane Michael.

  • Disaster preparedness information is being shared with business and private sector partners on www.FloridaDisaster.Biz

 

NHC

Tropical Storm Leslie:

• At 5 AM EDT Monday, Tropical Storm Leslie was located about 990 miles east-northeast of Bermuda.

• Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph, and small fluctuations in intensity are expected over the next couple of days before strengthening is expected back to a hurricane later this week.

• Leslie is moving east-southeast at 13 mph. Leslie will continue east-southeast or turn southeast and accelerate through the middle of next week in the open waters of the north-central Atlantic before a turn Northeast toward the Azores and Portugal.

Invest 92L

• This system is no longer expected to develop. Odds have been dropped to 0% and it will be removed from future outlooks.

African Tropical Wave

• A tropical wave several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better organized overnight. A tropical depression may form during the next few days as it moves west-northwestward.

• This system poses no threat to land over the next 5-7 days and is currently forecast to remain over the open Atlantic where it will eventually dissipate.

• The National Hurricane Center gives this system a 40% (medium) chance of development over the next 48 hours and a 50% (medium) over the next 5 days.

Tropical Storm Michael

• As of 8 AM EDT Monday, Tropical Storm Michael was located about 120 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico, or about 630 miles south of Panama City, FL, in the Yucatan Channel.

• Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph and Michael is moving north at 7 mph.

• Michael is expected to become a hurricane later this morning and is forecast to continue strengthening up until landfall. Landfall is currently forecast as a Category 2 with 110 mph, but a Category 3 is possible given the recent rapid intensification.

• Michael will continue to accelerate northward over the next 48 hours before making a turn towards the north-northeast or northeast as it makes landfall.

• Landfall is expected in the Panhandle or Big Bend sometime on Wednesday, and there remains some discrepancy in forward speed. A faster storm will make landfall on the western side of the forecast cone, where a slower storm will make more of a northeast turn into the Big Bend.

• Hurricane hunters will be investigating the system later this morning and again this evening.

Florida Outlook:

• Much of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend remain within the cone of error for landfall potential.

• An increase in swells and rip current risks from Michael are already present and wave heights will continue to increase through Thursday morning.

• Tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle as soon as Tuesday morning but no later than late Wednesday morning. If the track shifts eastward or expands in size, the Florida West Coast could experience tropical storm force winds tonight or early tomorrow morning. Hurricane conditions could arrive in the Panhandle Wednesday afternoon or evening.

• Tropical Storm Wind Watches are in effect for 7 counties along the Florida West Coast and 2 counties in the far eastern Big Bend. Hurricane Watches are in effect for 18 Panhandle and Big Bend counties between Pensacola and Cross City. These may be upgraded to warnings later today.

• Storm surge will be one of the greatest impacts from this storm and may affect a large portion of the Florida Gulf Coast. Storm Surge Watches have been issued between Navarre (Okaloosa County) and Anna Maria Island (Manatee County) for possible surge inundation of 2-4’ for the Tampa Bay region and western Panhandle, 4-7’ for the eastern Panhandle coast, and 7-11’ for Apalachee Bay and Nature Coast.

• Widespread rainfall totals of 4-8” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend, with most of it occurring on Wednesday.

• Isolated tornadoes will be possible Tuesday-Thursday, but risk and where will depend on eventual track and intensity of the system (northeast quadrant relative to forward motion).

• Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie and breezy onshore winds from high pressure to the north of Florida will continue producing a moderate to high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

Another briefing packet will be issued later this afternoon. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

 

NHC Michael

Tropical Storm Leslie:

• At 5 PM EDT Sunday, Tropical Storm Leslie was located about 800 miles east-northeast of Bermuda.

• Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph, and small fluctuations in intensity are expected over the next several days

• Leslie continues to move east-southeast at 10 mph. Leslie will continue east-southeast or turn southeast and accelerate through the middle of next week in the open waters of the north-central Atlantic.

Invest 92L

• A broad non-tropical low pressure system located a few hundred miles south of the Azores has a 30% (low) chance of acquiring tropical or sub-tropical characteristics in the next 48 hours or 5 days. This system is no threat to the U.S. or Caribbean as it moves east.

Tropical Storm Michael

• At 1 PM EDT Sunday, Tropical Depression #14 strengthened enough to be designated Tropical Storm Michael.

• As of 5 PM EDT Sunday, Tropical Storm Michael was located about 90 east of Chetumal, Mexico, or about 800 miles south of Pensacola, FL.

• Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph and Michael is moving north-northeast at 3 mph.

• Michael is expected to strengthen into Hurricane by Tuesday before it makes landfall sometime on Wednesday between Pensacola, FL and Cedar Key, FL. While models have come into better agreement today, there remains some uncertainty, especially in timing of landfall.

• Hurricane hunters are currently investigating this system and will be regularly for the next few days.

Florida Outlook:

• Tropical Storm Leslie continues producing a large area of long-period swells that will impact the East Coast of Florida for the next few days, resulting in a moderate to high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic beaches.

• An increase in swells and rip current risks from Michael will be possible along the Florida Panhandle and West Coast as early as tomorrow. Wave heights at Panhandle and Big Bend beaches may be as high as 8-10’ Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

• Exact impacts from Michael will depend on strength and track. Hurricane, Tropical Storm, and/or Storm Surge Watches will likely be issued tomorrow morning for some of the Panhandle and Big Bend where more details will become available.

• Regardless, tropical storm conditions may arrive in the Panhandle as soon as Tuesday evening but no later than late Wednesday morning.

• Widespread rainfall totals of 3-6” with locally higher amounts of 8-10+” can be expected across the Panhandle and Big Bend.

• Storm surge values will be highest near landfall, but even with a landfall in the Panhandle some surge is still expected in Apalachee Bay. For planning purposes: 4-6’ in Panhandle, 6-10’ in Apalachee Bay, 3-5’ Nature Coast

• Increased rain chances are expected today and tomorrow across the Florida Keys. Locally 2-4” of rain. 1-2” across the Peninsula.

• Isolated tornadoes will be possible Tuesday-Thursday, but risk and where will depend on eventual track and intensity of the system.

Another briefing packet will be issued Monday morning. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at  www.hurricanes.gov.

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Gov. Scott to Declare State of Emergency, Urges Floridians in the Panhandle to Prepare for Tropical Depression 14

~Will Receive Briefing at State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee at 5 p.m.~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Tropical Depression 14. By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm. Governor Scott will be traveling to Tallahassee today to receive a briefing from federal, state and local emergency management officials at the State Emergency Operation Center at 5:00 p.m. According to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Depression 14 is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall in the western Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, October 10. At Governor Scott’s direction, the State Emergency Operations Center will activate to a Level 2 this morning which means the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) has activated, enhancing coordination between federal, state and local emergency management agencies.

 

Governor Scott said, “With the National Hurricane Center forecasting Tropical Depression 14 to strengthen and impact Florida’s Panhandle as a hurricane, families need to get prepared. Today, I will be declaring a state of emergency in counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend and directing the State Emergency Operations Center to activate. Later today, I will receive a full update and briefing on the forecast and potential impacts of the storm from federal, state and local emergency management officials. Our state understands how serious tropical weather is and how devastating any hurricane or tropical storm can be. As we continue to monitor this storm’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that our communities have every available resource to keep everyone safe and prepared.

 

“If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act. Floridians also know just how quickly the path of a storm can change and that’s why we all must be vigilant and get prepared today. I encourage every Floridian to visit www.FloridaDisaster.org

 

CONTACTS

  • The State Emergency Operations Center Media Line: 850-921-0217.
  • Follow @FLSert or @FLGovScott on Twitter for live updates.
  • Visit http://www.floridadisaster.org to find information on emergency preparedness, shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.