Yale-Tulane Hurricane Sandy Brief - 4 NOV 2012

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Yale-Tulane Hurricane Sandy Brief - 4 NOV 2012

  1. 1. YALE/TULANE ESF-8 PLANNING AND RESPONSE PROGRAM SPECIAL REPORT STATE LINKS HURRICANE SANDY FEDERAL LINKSConnecticut FEDERAL GOVERNMENTCT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection BACKGROUNDTwitter | Facebook FEMAHurricane Sandy Preparations Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Blog CURRENT SITUATIONMaryland Ready. GovMaryland Emergency Management Agency WEATHER HHSTwitter | Facebook Public Health Emergency – ASPRNWS Baltimore/Washington Twitter | Facebook FEDERAL ACTIVITIESNew Hampshire CDCNew Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management RED CROSS Twitter | FacebookNew Jersey DODNew Jersey Office of Emergency Management CONNECTICUT NORTHCOM Twitter | FacebookTwitter | Facebook | NEW JERSEY ARMY NORTHNew York State Twitter | FacebookNew York State Division of Homeland Security and EmergencyServices NEW YORK National Weather ServiceTwitter| Facebook | You Tube National Hurricane Center NOAA All Hazard WatchNWS Office NYC NEW YORK CITY NOAA Environmental Visual LaboratoryHurricane Sandy News and Information New York City TRAVEL New York City Office of Emergency Preparedness SEWAGE FAA Flight Delays Twitter| Facebook | You Tube AMTRAK Service Alerts NWS Office NYC CONTAMINATED FLOOD WATERS ORGANIZATION American Red CrossPennsylvaniaPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency MOLDRhode Island FOOD SAFETYRhode Island Emergency Management AgencyTwitter | Facebook POST DANGERSHurricane Sandy Preparations AS OF 1600 ESTVirginia 4 NOV 2012 DEATH TOLL IN THE US IS 113Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementTwitter | Facebook AS OF 3 NOV 2012 • New York – 48 NEW YORK CITYWest Virginia • New Jersey - 24WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management • Pennsylvania – 14Twitter / Facebook • Maryland – 11 • West Virginia – 7 • Connecticut – 4 • North Carolina – 2The focus of this report will be primarily on the Tri-State • Virginia – 2 • New Hampshire - 1 area (NJ, NY, CT)
  2. 2. BACKGROUNDOVERVIEW:Hurricane Sandy was a late-season tropical cyclone that first affected Jamaica, Cuba, TheBahamas, Haiti and Florida before slamming into the U.S. East Coast and Canada. Indiameter, it was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds spanning 1,100 miles(1,800 km)DEATH TOLL:• At least 113 people have been killed in the U.S. and approximately 70 people across the Caribbean and Bahamas.U.S. IMPACT: Sandy impacted 14 states along the U.S. East Coast, from Florida to New England, stretching tropical storm force winds far inland, causing major flooding in coastal communities and New York City, exacerbating mountain snows in the Mid Atlantic Appalachian region, especially in West Virginia, halting mass transit and cutting power to more than 7 million homes and businesses, and causing at least $50 billion in estimated damages across the East Coast, Mid Atlantic and Appalachian regions. Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north withTROPICAL DEVELOPMENT: maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. (AP Photo/NOAA)• The eighteenth tropical cyclone and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy developed from an elongated tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22. It quickly strengthened after becoming a tropical depression and was upgraded to a tropical storm six hours later.• On October 24, Sandy was upgraded to a hurricane, shortly before making landfall in Jamaica. Upon moving farther north, Sandy re-entered water and made its second landfall in Cuba during the early morning of October 25 as a Category 2 hurricane. During the late evening of October 25, Sandy weakened to Category 1 strength; in the early hours of October 26, it headed north through the Bahamas and north along the U.S. East Coast.• Sandy show some characteristics of both tropical and extratropical cyclones on October 26.[ Sandy briefly weakened to a tropical storm in the early morning hours of October 27, then strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane later that morning.• Just before 8 a.m. EDT, on October 29, Sandy turned to the north-northwest and started to make its expected approach towards the U.S. coast. At 7 p.m. EDT that evening, Sandy was declared a post-tropical cyclone, while still maintaining Category 1 strength. Sandy an aerial shot shows the burnt remains of Breezy Point, a beachfront neighborhood in Queens completely destroyed by fires during the monster hurricane. See more made its final landfall 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey at about 8 p.m. images from Sandy’s catastrophic wake . (REUTERS/Adrees Latif ) EDT on October 29 .
  3. 3. HURRICANE DEVELOPMENT www.reliefweb.int
  4. 4. CURRENT SITUATION FUEL SHORTAGAESThe lack of power and fuel have become a crisis. Action are underway to get the fuelto the North East but progress has been slow: • On 2 NOV Secretary Napolitano issued a temporary, blanket waiver of the Jones Act to immediately allow additional oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports. This will provide more fuel to the region. • The Coast Guard also has re-opened the port of New York to all tug and barge traffic carrying petroleum products. And Customs and Border Protection are working to ensure air and sea ports in the affected areas are fully staffed and ready to receive passengers and cargo as they return to operation. • The Environmental Protection Agency has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal gasoline requirements for gas sold and distributed in more than a dozen states. This waiver will help Long lines at gas stations were reported Saturday at stations in New York and New Jersey. ensure an adequate supply of fuels in the impacted states. • In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered an off-even gas rationing system in • The Department of Energy is working with industry partners to ensure that 12 counties at noon on Saturday. Residents with license plates ending in an the infrastructure to deliver petroleum is up and running to meet fuel even number will be able to buy gas on even-numbered days and residents demands. Normal operations have already resumed at two major refineries in with plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd- Delaware and New Jersey, and pipeline companies have restored services to numbered days. six pipelines servicing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and north to Maine. • Gov. Cuomo announced plans to deploy temporary fuel trucks in parts of New • In support of an aggressive power restoration effort, the President has York City and Long Island to help provide gasoline to emergency vehicles and approved a 100 percent cost share for ten days, that began on October 31 and the general public. 8 million gallons of gas has been delivered in New York, and will run thru 9 NOV, for emergency work performed by state, tribal and local another 28 million gallons is on the way. governments to restore emergency power and transportation assistance required to perform this emergency work, including direct federal assistance for New Jersey, New York, and counties designated for Public Assistance. Other forms of Category B (emergency work) public assistance remain at a 75 percent cost share.NY TIMES – 3 APR 2012
  5. 5. CURRENT SITUATIONDEWATERING: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to aggressively supporta de-watering mission at the direction of FEMA. De-watering pumps have been deployedand additional large capacity pumps are enroute. Teams are in place at critical areas aroundthe New York City vicinity, such as the Battery Park Tunnel, as identified by local officials andpumping water operations are underway. Additional USACE teams are in ports and thewaterways in both New Jersey and New York clearing debris and technical assistancepersonnel have been deployed to support emergency temporary power operations5percent cost share.REQUESTING ASSITANCE• As 4 NOV more than 122,000 individuals in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have registered for assistance, and more than $40 million has been approved. – New York: over 69,000 registered; more than $75 million in assistance approved – New Jersey: over 49,000 registered; more than $31 million in assistance approved – Connecticut: over 2,400 registered; more than $368,000 in assistance approved• Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621- FEMA (3362).• Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. Those in affected areas with access to the internet may register by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or at www.disasterassistance.gov. FEMA is asking that those with ability to register online do so to keep phone lines open for those without connectivity and to share this information with friends and neighbors.• Disaster Recovery Centers are opening in the hardest hit areas. Seven Disaster Recovery Centers are open in New York, two in New Jersey and five in Connecticut, and more continue to open. Additional disaster recovery centers are being planned. Specialists from the state, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. To find a disaster recovery center location, check out the disaster recovery center locator at FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by mobile phone at m.fema.gov. Two Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinators have been appointed. FEMA 2 - NOV 2012
  6. 6. ACTIVE WATCHES / WARNINGS National Weather Service
  7. 7. FORECASTCURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS FORECAST• Mainly dry conditions, but chilly. • A significant East Coast storm appears likely for Wednesday and Thursday with gusty winds, rain and inland mountain snow.• A few snow and rain showers persist across Upstate New York and northern New England, especially downwind of Lake Ontario in central Upstate New York.• Breezy conditions linger, especially for the northern Mid-Atlantic, New York and New England.• Temperatures remain chilly and will be 5 to 13 degrees below average.• Highs today will generally be in the 40s with a few 50s coastal plain and in the Virginias.http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/national_forecast/natfcst.php?day=1 http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/medr/9jh.gif
  8. 8. FEMA REGION STATUS2 NOV 2012 3 NOV 2012 FEMA REGION I FEMA REGION II FEMA DAILY BRIEFING 2 NOV 2012
  9. 9. FEMA REGION STATUS 4 NOV 2012 3 NOV 2012 FEMA REGION I FEMA REGION II FEMA DAILY BRIEFING 4 NOV 2012
  10. 10. FEMA REGION STATUS2 NOV 2012 3 NOV 2012 FEMA REGION III FEMA REGION V FEMA DAILY BRIEFING 2 NOV 2012
  11. 11. FEMA REGION STATUS 4 NOV 2012 FEMA REGION III FEMA REGION V FEMA DAILY BRIEFING 4 NOV 2012
  12. 12. FEMA REGION STATUS & RESPONSE PERSONNEL ON GROUND FEMA HEADQUARTERS RESPONSE • NWC at Watch/Steady State • NRCC activated to Level I (24/7) with all ESFs and all LNOs ▲ 4,632 (includes personnel en route) FEMA Personnel deployed in support of Sandy NATIONAL IMATs – IMAT-Blue deployed to NYC (Region II) – IMAT-Red deployed to New Jersey (Region II)EN ROUTE (PENDING CHECK-IN) – IMAT-White deployed to New Jersey (Region II) • FEMA HQ IMAT deployed to NYC OEM • Urban Search & Rescue: – Red & White Incident Support Teams (Herndon, VA) – Federal Search & Rescue Coordination Group (Herndon, VA) FEMA DAILY BRIEF - 2 NOV 2012 FEMA DAILY BRIEF – 3 NOV 2012 FEMA DAILY BRIEF – 4 NOV 2012
  13. 13. FEDERAL ACTIVITIES • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has more than 120 employees on • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved temporary fuel waivers the ground in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. As of November 2, the to assist states impacted by Hurricane Sandy. EPA has exercised its authority SBA has issued more than 100,000 disaster loan applications to residents and under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline businesses in the three declared states. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property. Applicants may Virginia, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The waiver was granted by EPA in apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBAs secure coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE). On November 1, the US website athttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy, expanded the emergency waiver of the Ultra-Low • The U.S. Coast Guard’s continuing efforts are focused on removing all Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel specifications to allow the use of high-sulfur heating restrictions on vessel movement in the Port of New York and New Jersey, as oil in diesel-powered highway and non-road equipment in addition to non- well as its associated waterways, approaches, and anchorages, and to facilitate road vehicles in New Jersey. The waiver will be in effect through November 20. the delivery of fuel and other critical commodities. • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is making $17 million in quick- • The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has purchased millions of gallons of release emergency relief funds immediately available to New York, North unleaded and diesel fuel that is being distributed in areas throughout New Carolina and Rhode Island to help begin repairing the damage to roads, York, New Jersey and other communities impacted by the storm to bridges, and tunnels. Assessments continue throughout the Northeast to supplement ongoing private sector efforts. determine the full extent of the damage. • The U.S. Department of Labor announced that national emergency grant • Department of Energy (DOE) continues to work closely with FEMA, and in funds will be awarded to both New Jersey and New York to assist with cleanup support of state, tribal, and local officials as the electric industry engages in and recovery efforts. More than $15.5 million will be available to the New power restoration efforts. Daily Situation Reports that detail the storms Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to assist with the impacts and the restoration activities being taken by the energy sector are restoration of public lands and infrastructure while also providing temporary available atwww.doe.gov. work to those in need of employment. More than $27.7 million will be available to the New York Department of Labor to assist with the restoration • Internal Revenue Service recently announced it is granting taxpayers and tax of public lands and infrastructure. preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy until Nov. 7 to file returns and accompanying payments normally due on October 31. • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is coordinating with FEMA and affected states to identify housing providers who may have available housing units, including public housing agencies and multi-family owners. HUD is also speeding federal disaster assistance to Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in the most heavily impacted areas.SOURCES:FEMA Release Number: HQ-12-136
  14. 14. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESSecretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has declared a MENTAL HEALTH: An HHS team of mental health experts will bepublic health emergency for the entirety of New Jersey (on Nov. 1st ) and New integrated with the HHS medical teams.York state (on Oct. 31st). AMBULANCES: Four liaisons and two pharmacists remain deployed toMore than 850 HHS personnel are deployed to provide public health and New York to support 350 ambulances made available through the FEMAmedical assistance to New York and New Jersey in Hurricane Sandy response national ambulance contract. An additional 35 ambulances are staged inand recovery efforts. New Jersey at the disposal of either state.DMAT US PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE • U.S. Public Health Service applied public health teams are prepared• Fourteen Disaster Medical Assistance Teams from the National Disaster to aid the response of state health agencies, if requested by affected Medical System with caches of medical supplies and two teams of U.S. states. Public Health Service commissioned corps officers are deployed to New York and New Jersey. • An Incident Response Coordination Team is providing command-and- control to all HHS teams requested in affected states.• Eleven DMATs and a team of Public Health Service Commissioned Corps team are providing care in medical shelters and augmenting hospital staff ASPR REC: ASPR Regional Emergency Coordinators and liaisons from the in the New York at the state’s and city’s request. Administration for Children and Families remain deployed to the Regional Response Coordination Centers in Regions 1, 2, and 3. Regional Emergency• Four Disaster Medical Assistance Teams a team of Public Health Service Coordinators also are serving as public health and medical services liaisons Commissioned Corps team are providing medical care in shelters in New for FEMA incident management assistance teams in Regions 1 and 3. Jersey at the state’s request. MEDICARE/MEDICAID: Following the Secretary’s declarations of public• The HHS medical teams are drawn from across the country, including health emergencies in New York and New Jersey, the Centers for Medicare Rhode Island, Washington State, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North and Medicaid Services has begun approving waivers under 1135 of the Carolina, California, Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Social Security Act for healthcare providers in NY and NJ, as well as 5 Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Additional teams are available if individual waivers. Additional waiver requests have been received and are needed in New York or New Jersey. pending. The CMS New York office remains closed with non-essential employees on Administrative Leave due to building damage and powerFEDERAL MEDICAL STATION outages. www.cms.gov.• Appx. 80 beds from a Federal Medical Station were set up in a wing of ACF: the Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY to absorb the influx of • Administration for Children and Families is deploying a team of patients. A DMAT from Texas is aiding the hospital staff. specialists to support child care and Head Start recovery efforts in New• At the request of the State of New Jersey, CDC has established a Federal York City. Medical Station to serve as a medical shelter in Middlesex, New Jersey. • The Administration for Children and Families is working with ACF- This Federal Medical Station was one of seven deployed to the area to supported human services programs in affected states to assist be available if needed in New Jersey or New York. This Federal Medical wherever possible. Station in Middlesex will be staffed by medical providers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Disaster HHS - PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY Medical System.
  15. 15. NATIONAL GUARDNATIONAL GUARD OPERATIONS: NY NATIONAL GUARD: New York National Guard members are currently• Nearly 7,400 Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen in nine eastern involved in equipment staging, debris clearance, communications support, states are performing communications, engineering, evacuation, medical, security, transportation, security and traffic control operations, aerial survey and search and rescue, sheltering, debris removal and transportation missions. New reconnaissance, evacuation, and points of distribution. York (2,811); New Jersey (2,054); Pennsylvania (645); West Virginia (598) and Connecticut (567) currently have the highest number of Guard members • FOOD : New York National Guard helped distribute 144,000 meals from 16 responding to the storm’s aftermath. Point-of-Distribution locations they set up in New York City and Long Island. Its members continue to go door-to-door in the New York City high rises to deliver food and check on citizens. NY National Guard is assisting FEMA inAIR OPERATIONS delivering one million meals and bottled water to citizens in Lower• Army National Guard units from North Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens and distributed meals-ready-to-eat to Georgia) are providing six UH-60s and two CH-47s to assist search and rescue residents at a staging area in lower Manhattan. movements from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.• Eight Army Guard helicopters from North Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut • POWER: The 105th Airlift Wing is receiving 17 C-17s and C-5s that are and Georgia are providing six UH-60s and two CH-47s to assist search and rescue carrying critical civilian power restoration assets that will aid utility movements from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. restoration efforts. More than 500 New York National Guard members are• Five Air Guard states are providing seven airframes (C-17s; one-Mississippi, two- supporting crews to repair an electrical grid in Westchester and Rockland New York, one-Alaska; and C-5s: one-Tennessee and three-West Virginia) to counties. An aerial port of debarkation for critical power repair assets has support Tanker Airlift Control Center flying missions. Seven additional C-17s and C- been established at Stewart Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in New York. 5s will be added. • DEBRIS REMOVAL: New York National Guard members continue to go door-NJ NATIONAL GUARD to-door in the New York City high rises to deliver food and check on citizens • RESCUE OPS: The New Jersey National Guard has rescued more than 3,000 needing extra assistance. people and 200 pets by searching door to door in flooded areas. • SHELTERS: The New Jersey National Guard National Guard has assisted civil A soldier assists a family authorities with establishing shelters in Vineland, Freehold, West Orange, Glen displaced by Hurricane Sandy in Gardner and at the Jersey City armory. Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the • FUEL: NJ National Guard has established three fuel distribution points New Jersey National throughout the state and is providing mobile fuel support for first responders Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. and vehicles supporting critical infrastructure. Joseph Davis) • LAW ENFORCEMENT : The 21st Civil Support Team has deployed to Brick Township to help local law enforcement enhance their communication system. DOD - No. 865-12, 2 NOV 12 DOD – No 870-12, 3 NOV 12
  16. 16. DOD OPERATIONSSECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVALS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA): DLA has coordinated with a contractor to• 100 Engineering Teams (with high-capacity pumps and personnel) to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in assessing damage and support FEMA operations. determine requirements to restore port operations. • CLASS I COMMODITIES (FOOD)• Transport approximately 120 medical personnel (augmentation for – 1.5 million meals are expected to be delivered to FEMA facilities in hospitals and nursing homes) from various pick-up locations to Kennedy West Virginia by noon today (750,000 arrived at Charleston and International Airport. Teams are now in place. 750,000 enroute to Martinsburg by noon). 1.3 million meals are at vendors and ready for delivery.AVAILABLE – DLA is currently working to provide 1 million meals to New YORK• Four medium rotary wing utility aircraft and four medium rotary wing SAR CITY by NOV. 5 aircraft are staged at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and available for • CLASS III COMMODITIES (FUEL) tasking. – DLA is issuing fuel to the New Jersey National Guard – 60 fuel trucks arrived at incident support bases (ISBs) at Westover• The following public health/medical forces are staged at Joint Base Air Force Base, Mass., and McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. delivering McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: one medical logistics management center approximately 200,000 gallons of fuel. companies/early entry team, two preventive medicine teams, one – 600,000 gallons, with trucks, available in Virginia for movement to veterinarian team. the ISBs and the capacity to deliver 200,000 gallons of fuel per day for 10 days. DEWATERING • Meeting FEMAs request for two generators (2000Kw and 1500Kw) for delivery at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst tomorrow. 22 generators (500Kw-2000Kw) will be delivered to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Saturday from North Carolina, Texas and Florida. • 69 pumps are scheduled to arrive at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ: • Two 68,000 gallon-per-minute (GPM) pumps and an additional 21 pumps (900- 2800 GPM) are scheduled to arrive today, November 2. The remaining pumps (900-2800 GPM) are scheduled to arrive on over the weekend. POWER GENERATIONWater pumps arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The pumps will be used to "dewater" areas in • 25 generators are enroute to Lakehurst Naval Air Station today, and 22 areNew York and New Jersey like the subways and other critical facilities. (ARNOTH) scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. DOD - No. 865-12, November 02, 2012
  17. 17. DOD OPERATIONS NAVY/MARINE FORCES • Navy Expeditionary Combat Command units are conducting an assessment at the Hoboken Ferry Terminal to determine the feasibility of increasing existing capabilities. Navy/Marine forces are currently anchored near Breezy Point, N.Y., in support of U.S. Coast Guard small boat operations in nearby waterways, recovery efforts in Sandy Hook, N.J., and the resumption of normal transit serves via the Hoboken Ferry terminal. They also have the capability to perform refueling operations and provide forces to the New York/New Jersey area when requested by civil authorities. • USS Wasp is anchored approximately five miles off of the coast of Brooklyn. The Wasp contingent includes three MH-53Es and two MH- 60Ss (with rescue swimmers). Also anchored off the coast of Brooklyn, N.Y. are the USS San Antonio with one Landing Craft Utility (LCU) andSTEWART ANGB NEWBURGH, N.Y -A support vehicle belonging to the Southern California Edison utility four MH-60S (with rescue swimmers) and the USS Carter Hall with onecompany, exits the cargo bay of a Travis AFB C-5B Galaxy onto the 105th Airlift Wing ramp. The vehicles will LCU. These vessels are prepared to support potential Defense Supportsupport efforts to restore power and provide humanitarian assistance to the stricken region (TRANSCOM) of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions, if requested. They will also be available to provide refueling and command and control of DoDUS TRANSCOM helicopter support missions in the area.• U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) delivered 61 power restoration vehicles and 65 technical personnel from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., to • 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit: Initial elements came aboard the USS Stewart ANGB, N.Y. Wasp on yesterday with more scheduled to arrive today. Total Force will• USTRANSCOM is in the process of delivering 63 power restoration vehicles and include: six CH-53Es, six UH-1s, and 320 Personnel. 132 technical personnel from Phoenix, Ariz., to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., and is expected to complete this mission today. • The Secretary of Defense approved the Department of Transportations Maritime Administrations use of three of its National Defense Reserve• Air Mobility Command moved 120 people into the New York City area that are Fleet vessels to berth first responders in New York City. The Training a part of the Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Ship (TS) Empire State is in New York and in use with 266 first Assistance Teams. As part of that movement, the 305th Air Mobility Wing from responders being berthed and fed. The TS Kennedy is making McGuire Air Force, N.J., moved approximately 50 passengers on a C-17 from preparations for movement from Massachusetts and arrives Nov. 5. The Columbus, Ohio, and the 436th Airlift Wing from Dover Air Force Base, Del., Ready Reserve Fleet Vessel SS Wright is making preparations for moved approximately 70 passengers from Dallas-Fort Worth, also on a C-17 to movement from Baltimore and is scheduled to arrive on Nov 4. The John F. Kennedy International Airport. Training Ship (TS) Empire State is in New York and in use with 266 first responders being berthed and fed.US NORTHCOM – 3 NOV 2012 DOD – No 870-12, 3 NOV 12
  18. 18. US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prepared and ready to respond to natural TEMPORARY EMERGENCY POWER and man-made disasters. When disasters occur, it is not just a local USACE • USACE is aggressively supporting the Emergency Temporary Power mission in district or office that responds. Personnel and other resources are mobilized New York and New Jersey. We are ready to provide emergency power with across the country to carry out our response missions. The command is part of more than 335 generators staged at forward locations in order to provide the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and capacity beyond states’ capabilities. emergencies and is the designated lead for ESF #3, public works and • The USACE has teams deployed to strategic locations in NY, NJ, PA and WV, engineering-related support. USACE conducts its emergency response activities and has resources in place to haul, install, operate and maintain generators at under two basic authorities – the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act, and critical facilities. when mission assigned by FEMA under the Stafford Disaster and Emergency • Nearly 200 critical power assessments have been completed. 64 generators Assistance Act. have been installed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. 20 more are expected to be installed by tomorrow. USACE received a prioritized list of TOP PRIORITIES : requirements from local officials and is immediately acting on these requests. • Support immediate emergency response priorities; • Emergency generators have been installed at two gas stations: one in Seaford, • Sustain lives with critical commodities, temporary emergency power NY and the other in West Milford, NJ. and other needs; and, • USACE has deployed Temporary Emergency Power assets - Planning and Response Teams, the 249th Engineer Battalion, Emergency Command and • Initiate recovery efforts by assessing and restoring critical Control Vehicles/Deployable Tactical Operating Systems (ECCV/DTOS), Mobile infrastructure. Command Vehicle (MCV) to provide support to areas impacted by post- tropical storm Sandy.CURRENT OPERATIONS (AS OF 4 NOVEMBER)• USACE has more than 400 people engaged to support the response mission, and has DE-WATERING more than 50 FEMA Mission Assignments exceeding a total of $134 million. • USACE is concentrating effort at 11 critical locations in NY as determined by• USACE debris teams are in ports, waterways and coastal areas in NJ and NY clearing local officials. These 11 sites are: Battery Underpass/West St Underpass, debris along the Atlantic seaboard. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant, Passaic Valley Sewage, South Ferry Station, Jersey City PATH• Other Planning Response teams remain on alert for any additional debris management, train station, World Trade Center site, 14 St Tunnel, 53 St Tunnel, Montague commodities distribution, infrastructure assessment, temporary roofing, critical public Street Tunnel. Pumping is underway at all locations at a rate of 116,000 facilities, water planning, and temporary housing. gallons of water per minute. Pumping is complete at the 53 St Tunnel and Rockaway WWTP.• USACE is supporting States’ and FEMA Regions I, II and III operations centers to • The Corps will be pumping an estimated 10-million gallons of water out of the organize response efforts. More than 25 Team Leaders or Assistant Team Leaders have Battery Park Underpass. been alerted and/or deployed to provide public works and engineering expertise to • USACE has shipped 12 eight-inch pumps and 13 six-inch pumps from New include damage modeling, storm surge modeling, and coastal preparations. Orleans in order to support our De-watering Mission Assignment from FEMA. A team is coordinating with the Navy to determine availability and capacity of• USACE is establishing a Recovery Field Office in New Jersey. other large pumps. Placement of the pumps is underway.• USACE assigned a liaison to the Department of Energy and to the National Guard Bureau to coordinate any combined response actions. USACE – 4 NOV 2012 DOD - No. 865-12, November 02, 2012
  19. 19. AMERICAN RED CROSSThe American Red Cross mobilized hundreds of disaster workers, readying MEALS AND KITCHENSshelters and coordinating efforts with community partners in potentiallyaffected states. To find an open Red Cross shelter, download the Red Cross • Deployed 12 mobile kitchens capable of making 198,000 meals a day andHurricane app or visit www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter. shipped more than 852,000 ready-to-eat meals to the area.In New York and New Jersey, where residents felt Sandy’s biggest impact the • Almost 215,000 meals have been served so far. Activated more than two-Red Cross is providing aid and comfort to thousands and has large relief thirds of the entire Red Cross fleet of response vehicles, which are beginningoperations underway in Shelters and feeding sites are open and emergency to distribute meals, water, snacks and relief supplies in neighborhoods.vehicles are distributing food, water and relief supplies in these states. SUPPLIESSHELTERS• On Friday night, more than 12,800 people across nine states stayed in • Mobilized 60 trailers loaded with relief supplies such as personal hygiene shelters. Of these, more than 6,100 were in Red Cross shelters in New Jersey, items, clean-up kits, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks and work gloves. New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. Millions more are still without power, water or heat. HEALTH SERVICES AND REFERALS• The large Red Cross operation in New Jersey and New York continues to build • Deployed specialized workers who have already provided more than 5,000 as more kitchens, fixed feeding sites and emergency aid locations are set up health services and emotional support contacts to people affected by Sandy. and response vehicles start making rounds in neighborhoods. So far, more than 275,000 meals and snacks have been provided in those two states • The Mexican Red Cross is also helping. Ten delegates are supporting alone. American Red Cross health services activities in New York, focusing on providing health care and first aid services and referrals for clients in Red Cross shelters and emergency aid stations. ARC – 3 NOV 2012 ARC - 2 NOV 2012 FEMA Daily Brief – 3 NOV 12
  20. 20. CONNECTICUTCT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection POWERTwitter | Facebook • The United Illuminating Company has projected it will complete serviceHurricane Sandy Preparations restoration to 95 percent of its customers before midnight on Monday (November 5). The restoration team includes 1,391 FTEs working in the fieldDISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that (519 line workers, 373 line clearance workers, 246 damage assessors, 98additional FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in New Haven, Old service personnel, and 155 wires down workers).Saybrook and Groton to assist home owners and businesses affected by HurricaneSandy. This is in addition to those opened in Bridgeport and Greenwich. • Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) reported yesterday (November 2), that they expect that the vast majority of its customers will have power restored byTRANSPORTATION Tuesday (November 6). The total number of storm responders is now more• Rail service on the Danbury and Waterbury branch lines of the New Haven than 7,000, including 2,600 outside line workers from 16 and four Canadian Line will resume Monday, November 5, 2012. Bus service will be provided on provinces. Over 569 licensed electricians are available to assist with individual the New Canaan branch line at least on Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6. customer service wire reattachments. Over 500 line workers joined the effort yesterday (November 2) from NSTAR, Public Service of New Hampshire, and• Full service on the main New Haven Line between new Haven and Grand Western Massachusetts Electric, along with their Canadian partner Hydro Central Terminal in New York – resumed Friday, November 2nd, with about Québec. 15,000 riders in the morning rush, representing about half of the daily weekday ridership. Those numbers are expected to gradually return to normal • Crews are working in the southwest Connecticut areas closest to where the levels in the coming weeks. The New Haven Line is operated by Metro-North eye of the storm hit and the strongest winds affected the infrastructure. Crews under contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation. are continuing an extensive restoration effort repairing the remaining 319 blocked roads, 477 broken poles, and 1,871 spans of wire down. CT NATIONAL GUARD: Connecticut National Guard trucked FEMA emergency supplies from Rentschler Field, East Hartford, to affected towns throughout the state SOURCE: FEMA OPENS ADDITIONAL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS IN NEW HAVEN, OLD SAYBROOK AND GROTON BRIDGEPORT AND GREENWICH DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN NEW HAVEN RAIL LINE BRANCH SERVICE TO RESUME MONDAY SERVICE ON MAIN NEW HAVEN RAIL LINE RESUMES FRIDAY MORNING PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES ADDITIONAL FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
  21. 21. CONNECTICUTThere are currently 65 public drinking water systems under boil water advisory serving a total of 8,007 residents(0.22% of the total state population): • PERRY HILL ESTATES APARTMENTS INC., ASHFORD • MEADOWS APARTMENTS, MONTVILLE • BIRCH HILLS CONDOMINIUMS, ASHFORD • MOUNTVIEW APARTMENTS, MONTVILLE • WOODLAWN APARTMENTS, LLC, ASHFORD • FOX LAUREL MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC, MONTVILLE • MAR-LEA PARK APTS, ASHFORD • ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL-THE COVE, MONTVILLE • FOXRIDGE APARTMENTS-WELL 1, BARKHAMSTED • KNOLLCREST TAX DISTRICT, NEW FAIRFIELD • WALLENS HILL APARTMENTS, BARKHAMSTED • INTERLAKEN WATER COMPANY, NEW FAIRFIELD • FOXRIDGE APARTMENTS-WELL 2, BARKHAMSTED • CANDLE HILL MHP (SOUTH), NEW MILFORD • ELMWOOD COURT LLC, BETHEL • LILLINONAH PARK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSN, NEW MILFORD • CEDARBROOK OWNERS, INC., BROOKFIELD • CANDLE HILL MHP (NORTH), NEW MILFORD • WHISCONIER VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, INC., BROOKFIELD • MEADOWBROOK TERRACE MOBILE HOME PARK, NEWTOWN • WOODCREEK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSN, INC, BROOKFIELD • CEDARHURST ASSOCIATION, NEWTOWN • 39 HOP BROOK RD - APT COMPLEX, BROOKFIELD • MILE CREEK APARTMENTS, OLD LYME • DENLAR APARTMENTS, CHESTER • LYME REGIS, INC., OLD LYME • EVERGREEN TRAILER PARK - SYSTEM #1, CLINTON • ARNIO DRIVE LLC, PLAINFIELD • EVERGREEN TRAILER PARK - SYSTEM #2, CLINTON • AQUARION WATER CO OF CT-RIDGEFIELD LAKES, RIDGEFIELD • EVERGREEN TRAILER PARK - SYSTEM #3, CLINTON • BROOKVIEW WATER COMPANY, RIDGEFIELD • EVERGREEN TRAILER PARK - SYSTEM #4, CLINTON • SALEM MANOR CONDOMINIUMS, SYSTEM #1, SALEM • COLCHESTER COURTYARDS, COLCHESTER • CRYSTAL LAKE CONDOMINIUMS, SALEM • AQUA VISTA ASSOC, INC - UPPER SYSTEM, DANBURY • SALEM MANOR CONDOMINIUMS, SYSTEM #2, SALEM • AQUA VISTA ASSOC, INC - LOWER SYSTEM, DANBURY • BAXTER FARMS COMMUNITY WATER ASSOC, TOLLAND • RIDGEWOOD HILLS ASSOCIATION, SYSTEM #1, DEEP RIVER • WOODLAND SUMMIT COMMUNITY WATER ASSN, TOLLAND • RIDGEWOOD HILLS ASSOCIATION, SYSTEM #2, DEEP RIVER • WOODHAVEN APARTMENTS, WILLINGTON • RIDGEWOOD HILLS ASSOCIATION, SYSTEM #3, DEEP RIVER • WALDEN APARTMENTS, WILLINGTON • RIDGEWOOD HILLS ASSOCIATION, SYSTEM #4, DEEP RIVER • NORTH WILLINGTON VILLAGE CONDO ASSOC., WILLINGTON • MEADOWBROOK APARTMENTS, LLC, ELLINGTON • HERITAGE COVE CONDOMINIUMS, ESSEX • NEIPSIC WOODS WATER ASSOCIATION, GLASTONBURY • ROGERS MOBILE HOME PARK, GROTON • QUONNIPAUG HILLS - MAIN SYSTEM, GUILFORD • QUONNIPAUG HILLS - SECTION I, GUILFORD • HEBRON ARMS APARTMENTS, HEBRON • ASH WATER COMPANY, LLC, LEDYARD • ROUND HILL LLC - WELL# 1, LISBON • ROUND HILL LLC - WELL# 2, LISBON • WHITE OAK CONDOMINIUMS, MANSFIELD • KNOLLWOOD ACRES APARTMENTS, MANSFIELD • WOODS EDGE APARTMENTS, LLC, MANSFIELD • RENWOOD CONDOMINIUMS, MANSFIELD • MANSFIELD VILLAGE, LLC, MANSFIELD • LAUREL HILL WATER ASSOCIATION, MARLBOROUGH • OAKRIDGE GARDENS, LLC, MONTVILLE LIST OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS UNDER BOIL WATER ADVISORY
  22. 22. NEW JERSEY New Jersey Office of Emergency Management WATER SYSTEMS SUBJECT TO A BOIL WATER ADVISORY Twitter Facebook FEMA Region 2 (AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2012) WATER SYSTEM NOTICES• In support of an aggressive power restoration effort, the President has approved a 100 percent cost share for ten days, starting October 31, for emergency work CUMBERLAND COUNTY (1) performed by state, tribal and local governments to restore emergency power • Bayview Water System (Fortesque), Downe Township and transportation assistance required to perform this emergency work, OCEAN COUNTY (3) including direct federal assistance for New Jersey. (FEMA) • Long Beach Township Water Department - Brant Beach, Long Beach Township• The Secretary of Health and Human Service has declared New Jersey a Public • Ship Bottom Water Department - Ship Bottom Borough Health Emergency exists and has existed since October 26, 2012 in the State of • Stafford Township MUA - Cedar Bonnett Island, Stafford Township, Ocean New Jersey. (HHS) County SUSSEX COUNTY (3) • United Water - Andover IMPACT • United Water - Cliffwood LakesDEATH TOLL: 24 • United Water - Predmore, Vernon Township • United Water Woodridge Estates - Wantage TownshipPOWER OUTAGES: 2,024,778 PASSAIC COUNTY (1) – County by county summary here • Reflection Lakes Garden Apartment Complex, West Milford – Google Crisis Map detailing NJ Power Outages WARREN COUNTY (1) • Independence Municipal Utilities Authority - Highland System,PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT AND RESPONSE: Independence Township• To help New Jersey residents as they clean up their homes and businesses after Click here for most current information on transit, power, fuel, and public health Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Health today is making public health experts notices. available through the states 2-1-1 system to answer questions about food and water safety and mold removal. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT• To reach health experts, call 2-1-1 or 1-866-234-0964. Public Health officials will • The counties of Essex and Union have solid waste management plans that be available to take calls 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 5 pm on designate specific disposal facilities for transporters taking solid waste weekends. The 2-1-1 human services hotline is open 24/7. (nj.com) generated within their counties to, which is referred to as “waste flow control.” SHELTERS • As of 2 NOV, Essex and Union Counties have suspended their waste flow127 Shelters open throughout all 21 NJ control for solid waste types designated for their disposal facilities thatcounties are inoperable due to Hurricane Sandy. This suspension will continue until such time that each disposal facility is able to resume operations. It is the For shelter locations in New Jersey, see responsibility of each solid waste hauler to monitor for when such operations resume and waste flow control is re-established. Essex County Google Map anticipates that their designated facilities will resume operations on Monday November 5, 2012. NJDEP
  23. 23. NEW JERSEY Doug Mills, a New York Times photographer, took aerial photographs of the storm damaged areas from a helicopter traveling behind the helicopter carrying President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on 31 OCT 12MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION DECLARED ON TUESDAY,OCTOBER 30, 2012. • Bergen County • Essex County • Hudson County • Union County • Somerset County • Middlesex County • Monmouth County • Ocean County • Atlantic County • Cape May County
  24. 24. NEW JERSEY – POWEROVERVIEW AND RECENT TIMELINE: ELECTRICITY PETROLEUM GAS• As of 2:00 pm EDT on November 3rd, there were a total of 2,497,421 customers • As of 2 pm EDT, 8 of 17 petroleum terminals affected by the Hurricane remain shut without power in all States affected by Sandy. Of the peak number of 8,511,251 and an additional terminal is open only with limited service customers without power reported, 6,013,830 have had their power restored. • On November 2nd, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Non• New Jersey currently has the greatest number of individuals without power. As Action Assurance) permitting the loading and unloading of fuel at defined locations of 2 pm EDT on November 3rd, there were 1,241,763 individuals without power, in New Jersey and New York without the use of a vapor recovery device or vapor which equates to 43% of customers. The greatest number of people reported combustion device that is effective through November 17th to be without power in NJ had been 2,615,291 • 12 counties in NJ will have gas rationing in effect from noon on November 3 rd until the Governor declares the end of the State of EmergencyNEXT STEPS: ELECTRICAL • On November 3rd , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation• As of November 3rdt, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) planned to with the US Department of Energy, issued an emergency wavier of the reformulated restore electrical power to all of its customers within the next week gasoline (RFG) that is in effect until November 20th• On November 2nd, they reported that all of their switching stations have been • Additionally, for those in New Jersey, the Department of Energy and EPA also energized and that all 16 impacted electrical substations have been restored. issued an emergency waiver in effect through November 13th for the Ultra Low• Their team consists of team of 2,794 line workers and tree contractors from out Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel specifications for mobile non-road diesel engine of state working to restore power and remove trees. Additional out-of-state • On November 1st, Gov. Christie reported that Pres Obama had sent NJ 250,000 crews have been mobilized gallons of gas and 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel through the DoD• Likewise, Orange and Rockland (O&R) estimates that 90% of its customers will have power in the by November 11th. 40 of its 101 impacted distribution circuits are still down The millions out of power in areas affected by Sandy have been• O&R reports that 26 of the 27 damaged transmission lines and all of its 17 struggling to find gas stations still open with resources. Link to updated damaged electrical substations have already been fully restored map identifying gas stations with fuel• Their team consists of 1,000 + O&R employees and over 1,800 out-of-state contractors• On November 3rd, Jersey Central Power said most customers will have power restored by November 7th• On November 3rd, Atlantic City Electric (ACE) reported that power will be restored to most customers residing in Mainland areas and some barrier island communities by the end of the weekendNUCLEAR• As of November 2nd, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that all nuclear power units in the Northeastern United States that were impacted by the storm are now online and operational SOURCES: http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_SitRep13_Sandy_11032012_300PM_v_2.pdf http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_SitRep8_Sandy_11012012_1000AM.pdf Photo from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/gasoline-shortages-disrupting- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/gasoline-shortages-disrupting-recovery-from- recovery-from-hurricane.html?hp&_r=0 hurricane.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&h
  25. 25. NEW YORK DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY NY Division Homeland Security & Emergency Services DO NOT DRINK Twitter / FacebookGov. Cuomo Friday afternoon, 10/26 declared a state of emergency for all 62 counties inadvance of Hurricane Sandy in anticipation of severe weather impacting New York. IMPACT BOIL WATER NOTICES• DEATH TOLL: 48• BOIL WATER ADVISORIES in Yonkers, NY, Rockland County,• POWER OUTAGES currently at 859, 382 SHELTERS For shelter locations see Google Map
  26. 26. NEW YORK - POWEROVERVIEW AND RECENT TIMELINE: ELECTRICITY PETROLEUM GAS• As of 2:00 pm EDT on November 3rd, there were a total of 2,497,421 customers • As of 1 pm EDT, 17 of 19 impacted petroleum terminals were without power in all States affected by Sandy. Of the peak number of 8,511,251 open in New York customers without power reported, 6,013,830 have had their power restored. • On November 2nd, the US Department of Energy was planning to loan Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) from the Northeast Home• New York currently has the second greatest number of individuals without Heating Oil Reserve to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). power. As of 2 pm EDT, there were 871,161 individuals without power, or about Two million gallons from a heating oil reserve in CT will be 9% of customers. The greatest number of people reported to be without power distributed to responders in New York and New Jersey in the situation reports put out by the DOE was 2,097,933. OTHER CONCERNS:NEXT STEPS: ELECTRICAL • Until ports and refineries re-open and a greater number of gas• On November 3rd, Consolidated Edison (ConEd) announced restoration of stations have their electricity restored, there will be a shortage of power to most of Manhattan and expected all of Manhattan to have power fuel restored by the end of the day. They currently estimate that customers in the • According to the NY Times on November 1st, 60 percent of gas Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Westchester will have power stations in New Jersey and 70 percent on Long Island were restored by midnight November 11 closed of those monitored by AAA• Central Hudson believed power would be restored to most customers by the • Long lines, some fights, and even reports of price gouging have end of business on November 3rd with power being restored to remote or been reported as a result of this fuel shortage severely hit areas by November 5th• On November 3rd, New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) reported 2,600+ company and contract working to restore power. They believe power will be restored by midnight on November 4th for most customers, though some may be left without power until November 7th• Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reported that it restored power to 39 of 50 Substations that were out of power. They believe that power will be restored to 90% of customers by November 7th• Similarly, Orange and Rockland (O&R) estimated that most of its customers will have their electricity restored by November 11th as they had already restored 26 of the 27 transmission lines as well as all of the damaged electrical substations.• NUCLEAR• As of November 2nd, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that all nuclear power units in the Northeastern United States that were impacted by the storm are now online and operationalSOURCES:http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_SitRep13_Sandy_11032012_300PM_v_2.pdfhttp://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_SitRep9_Sandy_11012012_300PM.pdfhttp://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_SitRep8_Sandy_11012012_1000AM.pdf Photo fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/gasoline-shortages-disrupting-recovery-from- http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/2012/1031-hurricane.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&h gasflood/14179295-1-eng-US/1031-gasflood_full_600.jpg
  27. 27. NEW YORK CITY IMPACT POWER OUTAGES• DEATH TOLL: 41 in New York City• POWER OUTAGES: Approximately 440,000 (at end of day Nov. 1) RESPONSEPUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED WEDNESDAY (10/31)• Army Corps of Engineers have been pumping water out of the subways.• State-requested waiver approved for temporary health care facilities. *Outage numbers as of end of day Thursday (11/1)• Ambulance contract with FEMA utilized (FEMA). Click here for an updated map of outages in the NYC service area.FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION SITES• 1 million meals and 1 million bottles of water to New Yorkers TRANSIT SITUATION• Increase in National Guard personnel in NYC to 2,800 for distribution (HP) BUSES: Bus service will run on a near normal SUBWAY• Click here to view updated distribution site locations. schedule. Expect delays and crowding. Dedicated bus 80 percent of service is lanes will help buses travel into Manhattan from restored. (Updated map: PDF)TrainsSHELTERS Brooklyn beginning Thursday. For more information, are once again running on the 4, 5, 6• The city’ is consolidating down to 15 shelters (NY1). visit the M.T.A. Web site. and 7 lines. The Staten Island line is• Click here for the Google Map of shelters in NYC. also running. TRAINS BRIDGES AND TUNNELSGAS SHORTAGE • PATH remains closed • Brooklyn Battery Tunnel – Closed• NY1 Reports many drivers are having trouble finding gas or open stations. • AMTRAK - Modified service to and from New York • Holland Tunnel - Open for buses.• Senator Schumer announced the port has reopened for fuel ships. City and points south has resumed. • Lincoln Tunnel - Open. Visit Amtrak.com for more information. • Queens Midtown Tunnel - Closed. HOSPITALS • Rockaways Bridges - The Cross • Long Island Rail Road - Limited hourly service Bay Bridge and the MarineBETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER On backup power, with two new generators standing resumed on some lines. (Map: PDF)Shuttle buses Parkway Bridge are mostly open.by as of Thursday (11/1) from Barclays Center to Manhattan beginning The Cross Bay Bridge is open Thursday. Limited hourly service to and from northbound to Broad Channel;• Only functioning hospital in lower Manhattan Jamaica and Penn, Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal. Open southbound to RockawaysEVACUATED Limited hourly service on Ronkonkoma, Port but subject to period closures for Washington, Babylon and Huntington branches, to emergency equipment.• NYU Langone Medical Center: Waiting for full power restoration and from Penn and Great Neck. AIRPORTS• Manhattan VA • Metro-North Limited service. Regular service on the • J.F.K. Open for limited service.• New York Downtown Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines returns Check with airlines. AirTrain has Bellevue Saturday resumed service.• Coney Island • NJ Transit Rail Four more lines opened on Sunday, • La Guardia Open with limited service. Check with airlines three of them offering limited service. OctoberHOSPITALS ACCEPTING PATIENTS • Newark-Liberty Open for limited monthly passes will remain valid until Friday, Nov. 9. service. Check with airlines.Mount Sinai Hospital, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, AirTrain has resumed service.New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Hospital.The Boston Herald; NY1.com; PressConnects | Daily News View the latest transit service information
  28. 28. NEW YORK CITY BOROUGHS MANHATTAN BROOKLYN • Five feet of water flooded • Police have responded to multiple reports of looting, (Daily News) • Hundreds of Red Hook public housing tenants defied evacuation orders, choosing to wait out Hurricane Sandy in buildings without elevators, heat or hot water (Daily Beast). • Police presence at gas stations has minimized fighting for gas (WSJ). Workers discard food gone bad after• Lower Manhattan is still without power Sandy (Seth Wenig / AP)• Con Energy hopes to have power restored to Manhattan by Saturday (11/3)• This influx of people into with power to charge devices and find shelter is straining BRONX restaurants, gyms and health clubs, and many people, according to Reuters. • Sandy caused a significant damage Reuters (Photo: Keith Bedford, Reuters) with floodwaters, wind downing trees, and fire destroying a STATEN ISLAND restaurant. • At least 19 deaths in Staten • A spokeswoman for a Bronx Island alone, accounting for councilman admits the damage is about half of all NYC Sandy- bad, but that others, such as Breezy related deaths. Point residents, fared far worse. City Limits (Photo: Maribel Mercado) • Concern about the level of aid provided has been QUEENS expressed by many, • Floodwaters destroyed many homes and including Borough President vehicles James Molinaro and US Rep. • A fire swept through the borough, burning Michael Grimm. down 111 houses in Breezy Point. (Photo: John Makely, NBC News) • A fire destroyed several stores along a block• The Red Cross is now focusing on areas with the worst damage. Red Cross has in Rockaway Park. five emergency response stations set up at New Dorp Lane in Staten Island. • The travel restrictions and gas shortages make travel difficult. NBC News • Power may not be restored to the Rockaways in Queens for as long as two weeks. Power is expected to be restored to most customers by the weekend of Nov. 10-11. (NYT) Queens Chronical (Photo: Riyad Hasan)
  29. 29. SUBWAY SERVICE IN NEW YORK CITY NY TIMES
  30. 30. POWER FAILURES IN NEW YORK CITY AS OF 4:30 PM, 4 NOV 12 - NYT
  31. 31. SEWAGE SPILLS• During Hurricane Sandy sewage plants in many states were inundated with water resulting in the spillage of partially or untreated sewage into waterways• Normally, sewer overflows are just discharged into waterways and humans that generate the sewage can avoid the consequences by avoiding the water. But in this case, that waste has come back into our communities in the flood waters• In Maryland a power outage caused a plant to overflow 2 million gallons of sewage per hour into the Little Patuxent River• In New York, during the storm 10 plants were reporting discharges. That number has seen been reduced to 4. – There is concern for the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn because the canal was recently designated a Superfund Site by the US EPA. – A similar situation is taking place in the Newtown Creek Area, another Superfund Site between Brooklyn and Queens – The EPA and DEP will work together to take samples to determine toxicity. In the meantime, an email was sent out to residents cautioning them against coming in contact with water or debris from flood waters.• In Connecticut, 8 plants reported sewage spillages. These plants are located in New Hartford, Ledyard, Branford, East Lyme, New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Greenwich (CNN)• Floodwater tested in New York and found gasoline, E. coli, and coliform • E.coli and coliform are associated with sewage • Ingestion of water tainted with these bacteria can cause stomach pain, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea Five of New York’s 14 wastewater treatment plants are in the lowest-lying • Exposure of an open cut or wound can also result in illness areas of the city, within the mandatory evacuation zone. When the plants • Other pathogens such as salmonella, giardia, and hepatitis may get filled to capacity or flooded, sewage and stormwater mix and bypass also be present and pose a risk the plant, flowing directly into New York’s waterways — and now, into • Emergency responders and the public should avoid contact with flooded streets and buildings. Source: NYTimes flood waters and should contact take place, clean thoroughly with soap and water Sources: US EPA, Huffington Post, The Examiner, NY Daily News; ABC News
  32. 32. CONTAMINATED FLOOD WATERSOIL SPILL• Hurricane Sandy ruptured the Shell-Saudi Oil tank at Motiva Enterprises in Woodbridge, NJ• 349,000 gallons of oil were spilled into New Jersey’s Arthur Kill waterway.• The spill includes diesel, biodiesel, and slop oil• The Coast Guard now reports that the spill is containedOTHER CONTAMINANTS IN THE WATER• Pesticides• Paint• Gasoline• A variety of contaminants from flooded subways, roads, and tunnels• A variety of contaminants from shoreline industrial sites, A sheen caused by spilled fuel shines on water left in a street by the storm surge of commercial, and residential buildings Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York, on October 31, 2012. Source: The AtlanticDANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOOD WATERS• Stagnant water can provide breeding ground for insects that harbor diseases such as West Nile Virus• Water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever can • Waters may also have live electrical wires in them which can increase after flooding electrocute persons – The longer the water sits, the more bacteria and parasites • There can be sharp debris floating in the water that can injure can grow in it. persons• As little as 6 inches moving water can cause a person to fall • Flood waters may cause erosion and upon receding structures• Persons can drown may be unstable• Flood waters pose risk of water supply contamination – Roads may collapse Communities should refer to their Department of Public Health for – Foundations of homes may have weakened a list of boil water advisories – Sinkholes may form – Boil water for 1 minute before usage or purify with bleach Sources: Scientific American , Think Progress, Environmental Leader, CNN

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