I、Hurricane “Irene” II、What did the federal do III、What did the state do IV、What did the city do V、What did we learn
Hurricane Irene was a large and powerful Atlantic hurricane that left extensive flood and wind damage along its path through the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and as far north as Atlantic Canada in 2011. While passing through several islands and causing severe flooding resulted in significant property damage and the deaths of people, Irene quickly strengthened into a Category 3 major hurricane and made landfall over Eastern North Carolina's Outer Banks on the morning of August 27, and moved along southeastern Virginia, affecting the Hampton Roads region, then it made second U.S. landfall near Little Egg Inlet in New Jersey .Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made its third U.S. landfall in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York, at approximately 9:00 a.m on August 28. Considerable damage occurred in eastern upstate New York and Vermont, which suffered from the worst flooding in centuries. I、Hurricane “Irene”
LOSSES Throughout its path, Irene caused widespread destruction and at least 56 deaths; monetary losses in the Caribbean were estimated to be as high as US$3.1 billion. Early damage estimates throughout the United States range from US$10 to US$15 billion.
II、What did the federal do President Obama
cut short his vacation .
supervised the response to hurricane on federal level.
signed emergency declarations.
delivered a statement on hurricane
II、What did the federal do FAMA
made detail plans for mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery to hurricane.
Disseminated hurricane information on website.
Monitored hurricane and released information.
provided aids to the states who request.
conducted damage assessments .
collected data and information of the disaster.
A ugust 22nd : Irene Update 4: Those Along East Coast Should Be Ready August 24th :Irene Update 6: A Few Safety Tips as Irene Continues its Approach August 25th : Irene Update 9: Entire East Coast Should Prepare August 25th Irene Update 10: Preparations Happening All Along the East Coast Irene Update 11: Mayor Bloomberg Urges Getting Prepared Irene Update 12: Administrator Fugate Offers Tips to Getting Prepared Irene Update 14: Now Is the Time to Get Prepared Irene Update 15: North Carolina - Responding to and Preparing for Irene Irene Update 21: Urban Search & Rescue Teams Deployed to North Carolina …… …… …… Irene Update 42: September 5 Recap
August 25, EOC CT gave out the path of Hurricane Irene III、What did the state do August 26, Connecticut Gov. Darnel Malloy signed a declaration of emergency launched a website to keep Connecticut residents updated on the hurricane’s potential track and the administration’s public-safety efforts. August 27,Gov. Dannel P. Malloy urged residents in low-lying areas to evacuate for higher ground Public transportation in and out of Connecticut will be suspended starting Saturday afternoon August 28,Malloy told non-essential state employees to delay their arrivals Monday until 10 a.m.
IV、What did the city do
opened shelters and blocked off flood-prone streets.
Emergency Operations Center opened through the duration of the storm.
city workers had been clearing priority catch basins.
Arranged for extra police and firefighters to be on duty.
Secured constructions sites and coordinated with state and federal response agencies.
blocked off flood-prone streets starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.