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FEMA-Provided Deployable Generators for Gasoline

Part 1 of 2. As a Hurricane Katrina and Camille survivor, in Biloxi MS. Could FEMA plan and execute locations to deploy generators to strategic-located gasoline stations. Yes, the state's building electrical codes, from Texas along the coast-line to Maine and next-door neighbor states 250 miles inland, should make new construction and modifications for the building hook up mandatory/inspectable.

However, similar to after Katrina, FEMA-located-moved-staged-and placed the "FEMA-Home" to provide shelter as quickly as possible, since this was a new concept, it wasn't implemented "absolutely-right" so things and people fell through the cracks. Therefore, since people (and politicians) in the Sandy damaged areas have been hit on the forehead with a 2 by 4 and realize the CIVILIAN STRATEGIC importance of WORKING gasoline pumps to begin the flow to recovery.

Submitted by Community Member 1 year ago

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  1. Could FEMA plan and execute locations to deploy generators to strategic-located gasoline stations ? Individual jurisdictions should prepare in advance of an incident, in coordination with and supported by Federal and State partners, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector, as appropriate. In developing, refining, and expanding preparedness programs and activities within their jurisdictions and/or organizations, emergency management/response personnel should leverage existing preparedness efforts and collaborative relationships to the greatest extent possible. In order for successful emergency management and incident response to occur, emergency management/response personnel and their affiliated organizations must have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. A basic premise of both NIMS and the NRF is that incidents typically be managed at the local level first. The fundamental role of preparedness in emergency management and incident response is a universal concept incorporated in both NIMS and the NRF. Preparedness organizations provide coordination for emergency management and incident response activities before an incident or planned event. These organizations range from groups of individuals to small committees to large standing organizations that represent a wide variety of committees, planning groups, or other organizations (e.g., Citizen Corps, Community Emergency Response Teams, Local Emergency Planning Committees, and Critical Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Councils). The goal of a robust continuity capability is to have the resiliency to confront any challenge, threat, or vulnerability. Continuity planning should be instituted within all organizations—to include all levels of government and the private sector. Resilient communities begin with prepared individuals and depend on the leadership and engagement of local government and the private sector. Increasingly, businesses are vital partners within communities wherever retail locations, service sites, manufacturing facilities, or management offices are located. Hence it is suggested that FEMA does not bear responsibility for local preparedness but such responsibility lies with the local business operator and the local government that regulates that/those business operator/s as a joint mitigation and preparedness responsibility.

    1 year ago

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