Handling Disaster and
Overcoming Adversity
Mayor Randy Holland, Mayflower
Handling Disaster
It can happen to you.
You need to know how to cope
and what to do.
The First Hours
• It is totally dark.
• There are no phones.
• It is unclear what has just
happened.
The First Hours
Set up a Command Post
The First Hours
Set up a Command Post
• Designate your Commander.
• Determine your CP Location.
• City Hall or other designated space.
• S...
Set up a Command Post
• Set up your Office of Emergency
Management.
• Implement tagging system.
• EMT and First Responders...
Set up a Command Post
• Have printed maps available.
• When first responders report back, you
can mark out problem areas.
...
Set up Communication
The First Hours
Set up Communication
• The communication you are used to using
may not be working.
The First Hours
Set up Communication
• The communication you are used to using
may not be working.
• Local communication.
• EMS communicat...
• Safety First
• Only trained first responders go out.
• Trees and live power lines blocking
roads and access to victims.
...
First Assessment
The First Hours
First Assessment
• Clear roads.
The First Hours
First Assessment
• Clear roads.
• Utilities
• Turn off electricity, gas, water.
The First Hours
First Assessment
• Clear roads.
• Utilities
• Turn off electricity, gas, water.
• Infrastructure.
• Determine what has bee...
Refugees
The First Hours
Refugees
• Persons who have lost their homes:
The First Hours
Refugees
• Persons who have lost their homes:
• May be injured.
The First Hours
Refugees
• Persons who have lost their homes:
• May be injured.
• Need somewhere to go. Often they
will walk toward the li...
Refugees
• Persons who have lost their homes:
• May be injured.
• Need somewhere to go. Often they
will walk toward the li...
Refugees
• Persons who have lost their homes:
• May be injured.
• Need somewhere to go. Often they
will walk toward the li...
Volunteer Groups
• Team Rubicon 512-
657-5606
• Dream Center 213-
273-7000
• Samaritan’s Purse
828-262-1980
The First Hours
Management of Contacts
• Designate a Coordinator
• Reporters and Media
• Access and interviews
• Politicians
• Photo ops a...
Management of Contacts
• Gather Agency Contacts
• For example, use a fish bowl for all
the cards you receive, these can be...
Challenges
City Operations
Challenges
City Operations
• Conducting daily business
Challenges
City Operations
• Conducting daily business
• Revenue loss
Challenges
City Operations
• Conducting daily business
• Revenue loss
• Rebuilding issues
Challenges
City Operations
• Conducting daily business
• Revenue loss
• Rebuilding issues
• Permits
• Zoning
Challenges
Where Are We Now?
Three Months Later:
• FEMA says this is one of the fastest
cleanup efforts. (800) 621-FEMA
• Faulkner County umbrella.
• C...
Six Months Later:
Where Are We Now?
We are
rebuilding
bigger and
better.
Six Months Later:
Where Are We Now?
We are rebuilding
bigger and better.
Some homes are
almost finished.
Six Months Later:
Where Are We Now?
We convey the
message of
HOPE.
Moving Forward
Priorities
• Revise Emergency Plan
• Use lessons learned
• Re-establish City Operating Funds
• Address Shortfalls in Reven...
Initiatives:
• Emergency Plan
• Safe Rooms
• Storm Cellars
• Rebate Program
Needs Funding
Moving Forward
Building
Toward
The Future
Town Center
Concepts
Town Center Concepts
LOOKING FROM
SOUTHWEST
Town Center Concepts
SINGLE FAMILY
HOUSING
20 SF Houses
• Small setbacks
• Sidewalks
• Location
Town Center Concepts
ROW HOUSING
40 Row Houses
• Small setbacks
• Density
• Walkable
Town Center Concepts
Retail
• Small Setbacks
• Awnings
• Varying roofline
• Large sidewalks
RETAIL ELEMENT
Town Center Concepts
MIXED USE ELEMENT
Mixed Use
• Office/Retail
• Residential/Retail
• Jobs near homes
• Pedestrian Friendly Town Center Conce...
HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL
• Detailed Design
• Pedestrian plazas
• Limited off-street parking Town Center Concepts
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
New City Building
• Adds character & Identity
• Creates landmark
• Concentrates services
Town Center Concepts
CONCEPTS
Town Center Concepts
Highway 365
CONCEPTS
Handling Disaster and
Overcoming Adversity
Mayor Randy Holland, Mayflower
Special thanks and courtesies:
KARK 4, The Weath...
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Handling Disaster and Overcoming Adversity

  1. 1. Handling Disaster and Overcoming Adversity Mayor Randy Holland, Mayflower
  2. 2. Handling Disaster It can happen to you. You need to know how to cope and what to do.
  3. 3. The First Hours
  4. 4. • It is totally dark. • There are no phones. • It is unclear what has just happened. The First Hours
  5. 5. Set up a Command Post The First Hours
  6. 6. Set up a Command Post • Designate your Commander. • Determine your CP Location. • City Hall or other designated space. • Set up triage procedure and unit. • School, or other large facility. The First Hours
  7. 7. Set up a Command Post • Set up your Office of Emergency Management. • Implement tagging system. • EMT and First Responders • Volunteers The First Hours
  8. 8. Set up a Command Post • Have printed maps available. • When first responders report back, you can mark out problem areas. The First Hours
  9. 9. Set up Communication The First Hours
  10. 10. Set up Communication • The communication you are used to using may not be working. The First Hours
  11. 11. Set up Communication • The communication you are used to using may not be working. • Local communication. • EMS communication. The First Hours
  12. 12. • Safety First • Only trained first responders go out. • Trees and live power lines blocking roads and access to victims. • It can be difficult to find and help people. • Complete darkness with no power. • Communication difficult or impossible. • Do what you can until morning light. The First Hours
  13. 13. First Assessment The First Hours
  14. 14. First Assessment • Clear roads. The First Hours
  15. 15. First Assessment • Clear roads. • Utilities • Turn off electricity, gas, water. The First Hours
  16. 16. First Assessment • Clear roads. • Utilities • Turn off electricity, gas, water. • Infrastructure. • Determine what has been damaged. The First Hours
  17. 17. Refugees The First Hours
  18. 18. Refugees • Persons who have lost their homes: The First Hours
  19. 19. Refugees • Persons who have lost their homes: • May be injured. The First Hours
  20. 20. Refugees • Persons who have lost their homes: • May be injured. • Need somewhere to go. Often they will walk toward the light. The First Hours
  21. 21. Refugees • Persons who have lost their homes: • May be injured. • Need somewhere to go. Often they will walk toward the light. • Consider the logistics of getting those persons to a shelter. The First Hours
  22. 22. Refugees • Persons who have lost their homes: • May be injured. • Need somewhere to go. Often they will walk toward the light. • Consider the logistics of getting those persons to a shelter. • School buses were used for transport. The First Hours
  23. 23. Volunteer Groups • Team Rubicon 512- 657-5606 • Dream Center 213- 273-7000 • Samaritan’s Purse 828-262-1980 The First Hours
  24. 24. Management of Contacts • Designate a Coordinator • Reporters and Media • Access and interviews • Politicians • Photo ops and tours The First Hours
  25. 25. Management of Contacts • Gather Agency Contacts • For example, use a fish bowl for all the cards you receive, these can be sorted later. The First Hours
  26. 26. Challenges
  27. 27. City Operations Challenges
  28. 28. City Operations • Conducting daily business Challenges
  29. 29. City Operations • Conducting daily business • Revenue loss Challenges
  30. 30. City Operations • Conducting daily business • Revenue loss • Rebuilding issues Challenges
  31. 31. City Operations • Conducting daily business • Revenue loss • Rebuilding issues • Permits • Zoning Challenges
  32. 32. Where Are We Now?
  33. 33. Three Months Later: • FEMA says this is one of the fastest cleanup efforts. (800) 621-FEMA • Faulkner County umbrella. • Cooperation of 6 surrounding counties. • 250 trucks per day. • Air Curtain burners. Where Are We Now?
  34. 34. Six Months Later: Where Are We Now? We are rebuilding bigger and better.
  35. 35. Six Months Later: Where Are We Now? We are rebuilding bigger and better. Some homes are almost finished.
  36. 36. Six Months Later: Where Are We Now? We convey the message of HOPE.
  37. 37. Moving Forward
  38. 38. Priorities • Revise Emergency Plan • Use lessons learned • Re-establish City Operating Funds • Address Shortfalls in Revenue • Loss in School Enrollment reduces funding. Moving Forward
  39. 39. Initiatives: • Emergency Plan • Safe Rooms • Storm Cellars • Rebate Program Needs Funding Moving Forward
  40. 40. Building Toward The Future Town Center Concepts
  41. 41. Town Center Concepts
  42. 42. LOOKING FROM SOUTHWEST Town Center Concepts
  43. 43. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING 20 SF Houses • Small setbacks • Sidewalks • Location Town Center Concepts
  44. 44. ROW HOUSING 40 Row Houses • Small setbacks • Density • Walkable Town Center Concepts
  45. 45. Retail • Small Setbacks • Awnings • Varying roofline • Large sidewalks RETAIL ELEMENT Town Center Concepts
  46. 46. MIXED USE ELEMENT Mixed Use • Office/Retail • Residential/Retail • Jobs near homes • Pedestrian Friendly Town Center Concepts
  47. 47. HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL • Detailed Design • Pedestrian plazas • Limited off-street parking Town Center Concepts
  48. 48. MUNICIPAL BUILDING New City Building • Adds character & Identity • Creates landmark • Concentrates services
  49. 49. Town Center Concepts CONCEPTS
  50. 50. Town Center Concepts Highway 365 CONCEPTS
  51. 51. Handling Disaster and Overcoming Adversity Mayor Randy Holland, Mayflower Special thanks and courtesies: KARK 4, The Weather Channel, Sky News, Kelly Thompson, Brad Hicks, Brock Stroman and the staff of the City of Mayflower. Produced by Tim Vahsholtz - Quartzlight Marketing.
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