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Automate disaster relief

This link below is how the military can create new housing in record time.

http://www.armedforces-int.com/article/rapid-deployment-military-shelters-fast-installation.html

Can these tents be used to house people in the N.E. before the cold temperatures occur?

Can generators, space heaters, canned food, bottled water and coats be airlifted, with the tents, to these areas?

Are there other inventions that the military have to warm and shelter people from the weather elements?

Secondly, can these supplies be packaged within shipping containers using automated warehouses? Amazon uses these types of warehouses. The military could identify assets, like these tents, to be shipped to Sandy's path? Major shipping companies could pick up these items from these military facilities. Then transported to the Amazon automated warehouses that are outside of Sandy's path. Then these warehouses would move these supplies in record time into the shipping containers to be transported to disasters areas. This way each shipping container would contain a few tents, a generator, canned food, bottled water, fuel and coats. These shipping containers would then be trucked as close as possible to the storm damaged areas. These "trucked" containers may include using rail, ports, air and semi; and a combination of these. Then it could be air lifted, by Navy helicopters to where people need them. They could drop these containers in open-air areas, like parks, school grounds or large parking lots. Then volunteers there could unload these supplies from the shipping containers to where it is most needed.

Submitted by 2 years ago

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  1. Military vs. National Guard ? Did any jurisdiction envoke Martial Law ? Recognition that government at all levels cannot manage disasters alone means that communities need the opportunity to draw on their full potential to operate effectively. Empowering local action requires allowing members of the communities to lead—not follow—in identifying priorities, organizing support, implementing programs, and evaluating outcomes. Incidents typically begin and end locally, and are managed on a daily basis at the lowest possible geographical, organizational, and jurisdictional level. However, there are instances in which successful incident management operations depend on the involvement of multiple jurisdictions, levels of government, functional agencies, and/or emergency responder disciplines. These instances require effective and efficient coordination across this broad spectrum of organizations and activities. Understanding how communities operate under normal conditions (i.e., before a disaster) is critical to both immediate response and long-term recovery after a disaster. Ideas that work well in one community may not be feasible for another due to local regulations, available funding, demographics, geography, or community culture, for example. The answer may be contained within the Emergency Operations Plan and jurisdictional agreements.

    2 years ago
  2. big problem seems that persons hit really hard are afraid to leave their homes and thats another problem that should be studied for future disasters how did the japaneese handle it ?

    2 years ago
  3. While it is understable that people do not want to leave their homes, and valuables. People want to protect what little they have, or things of value, it must be understood that public safety outweighs individuals remaining in unsafe buildings or areas. Public agencies and their jurisdictions reserve the right to envoke protective actions pursuant to Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) – 1986, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Rule 1910.120, and State and local regulations to 1) Protect life, 2) Incident Stabilization, 3)Property preservation. We can only do what is feasable,and agreeable at the time and this includes effective mitigation and preperation prior to an incident which will reduce or eliminate the impact of those incidents.

    2 years ago
  4. COMMENTED: We can't please all of the people all of the time, we can only do our best, and hope for a positive outcome in the time of a disaster.

    SUGGESTION: This is the 'Social-Response'. Prepardness, as defined within NIMS, is the 'KEY-POINT'. Effective emergency management and incident response activities begin with a host of preparedness activities conducted on an ongoing basis, in advance of any potential incident. Preparedness involves an integrated combination of assessment; planning; procedures and protocols; training and exercises; personnel qualifications, licensure, and certification; equipment certification; and evaluation and revision. Whole Community is a means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests. Recognition that government at all levels cannot manage disasters alone means that communities need the opportunity to draw on their full potential to operate effectively. Empowering local action requires allowing members of the communities to lead—not follow—in identifying priorities, organizing support, implementing programs, and evaluating outcomes. The emergency manager promotes and coordinates, but does not direct, these conversations and efforts. Leveraging and strengthening existing social infrastructure, networks, and assets means investing in the social, economic, and political structures that make up daily life and connecting them to emergency management programs.

    LESSONS LEARNED: Attention must be escalated to the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery by the development of 'Community Volunteers' to target levels of performance. Capabilities are delivered by appropriate combinations of planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises. Complex and far-reaching threats and hazards require the whole community to integrate preparedness efforts in order to build, sustain, and deliver the core capabilities and achieve the desired outcomes identified in the National Preparedness Goal. Communities need the opportunity to draw on their full potential to operate effectively. Can these supplies be packaged within shipping containers using automated warehouses? Maybe, if the community develops this under the POD system (Points of Delievery)and validates this concept and application during a Full-Scale-Exercise (FSE).

    2 years ago
  5. There is a large bus type of food service vehicle which will be used in our area for events. It is a private for profit service. I am wondering if this type of food service might be used in times of disaster, all parites willing, and able to provide food. This bus will be in an area which is fenced all around for safety of all. It is an ampththeater. With toilet facilities. If people could get to this area with their own vehicle, they could at least eat. Obviously, they would have to have transportation, be mobile enough to get there, and checked for wepons,drugs, and be orderly. This is a big problem to manage. Only disaster victims would be allowed to access this service. They need to be prepared with a credit card, or pre-qualify into the future for such service and be living within a certain radius of a disaster. To keep people out who want to take advantage of the situation. Licence plates might be used with letters or numbers to allow ceertain groups in. Handicapped, but mobile, blind, veterans, children,elderly, cronic illness. Etc. This area is quite large, and could accomodate tents for emergency services. Determined by those familiar with disaster staging and management. This area might be a model if not available in all areas for the future. If the distance is too far for people, they will not be able to use it, or need public transportation. People transported there. Again, this is not a perfect solution. Many things can distrupt the plan or the flow, and must be executed precisely.

    2 years ago

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