Skip to comments.IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & SE Louisiana
Posted on 09/03/2005 10:56:42 PM PDT by XHogPilot
IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana June 3, 2004
IEM, Inc., the Baton Rouge-based emergency management and homeland security consultant, will lead the development of a catastrophic hurricane disaster plan for Southeast Louisiana and the City of New Orleans under a more than half a million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In making the announcement today on behalf of teaming partners Dewberry, URS Corporation and James Lee Witt Associates, IEM Director of Homeland Security Wayne Thomas explained that the development of a base catastrophic hurricane disaster plan has urgency due to the recent start of the annual hurricane season which runs through November. National weather experts are predicting an above normal Atlantic hurricane season with six to eight hurricanes, of which three could be categorized as major.
The IEM team will complete a functional exercise on a catastrophic hurricane strike in Southeast Louisiana and use results to develop a response and recovery plan. A catastrophic event is one that can overwhelm State, local and private capabilities so quickly that communities could be devastated without Federal assistance and multi-agency planning and preparedness.
Thomas said that the greater New Orleans area is one of the nations most vulnerable locations for hurricane landfall.
Given this areas vulnerability, unique geographic location and elevation, and troubled escape routes, a plan that facilitates a rapid and effective hurricane response and recovery is critical, he said. The IEM teams approach to catastrophic planning meets the challenges associated with integrating multi-jurisdictional needs and capabilities into an effective plan for addressing catastrophic hurricane strikes, as well as man-made catastrophic events.
IEM President and CEO Madhu Beriwal is the recipient of a s pecial merit award from the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association ( LEPA ) for her work in New Orleans hurricane emergency preparedness.
Everywhere I go here tonight I'm reading quotes from this woman that are hysterically funny.
It was from the link in the post I answered. It can't disappear now; we've got it. Insane that this same man is going to get MORE $$ from teaming up with FEMA now. The Big Expert coming in to oversee the recovery. Yeah, how many papers will print that he got over 1/2 mil last year to make sure this NEVER HAPPENED? I did nothing last year; how come I didn't get $500K?
"Now what we need to do is find out if the "plan" IEM came up with is the one that NO "gamed" last year -- Hurricane Pam, is that what it was?"
It is past my bedtime, and this connection has given me one of my really rare headaches. So I'm off to bed.
We have the Grandkids tomorrow, so anytime I have to research will be limited.
However, the safe bet at this time is these Clintoon Perfumed Princes did what you have hinted.
The La governor as many Freepers have noted is nothing but a hand puppet for the Rat Mob Thugs who currently control La..
She is as dumb as a very dumb rock, and that is what they want.
Here's her bio:
---On January 12, 2004, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco became the first woman to serve as governor of Louisiana. In her long, distinguished career, Governor Blanco has served the people with a vision of creating a new Louisiana, filled with hope and opportunity for all citizens.
As Governor, her top priorities include: providing affordable, accessible healthcare, improving the states education system, and creating a strong and vibrant economy.
In her inaugural address, Governor Blanco outlined her priorities as governor: We face important challenges in this new century: expanding our economy and creating quality jobs; building an effective health care system; improving our roads and highways; rebuilding our coastline; protecting our farmers; and ensuring that all our citizens, no matter their age, have superior educational opportunities.
Governor Blanco believes that Louisianas challenges can only be met if we have the courage and wisdom to pursue a new and different path. That, she says, means striking a hopeful chord -- one that unites our people in lifting up all Louisiana families; one that cherishes our children, protects our environment, and creates new economic opportunity for all our citizens.
Before serving in the states top office, Governor Blanco completed two terms as Lieutenant Governor. As the states second-highest official, she supervised the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Under her leadership, tourism in Louisiana increased by 41 percent. This growth led to a $2.5 billion increase in the tourism industrys economic contribution to the state and the creation of 21,000 new tourism-related jobs.
First elected lieutenant governor in 1995, Governor Blanco was overwhelmingly re-elected to her second term in 1999, winning 80 percent of the vote.
Governor Blanco began her career as a public servant in 1984, when she became the first woman ever elected to represent the people of Lafayette in the state Legislature. Five years later she was elected to the Public Service Commission, where she became the first woman to serve as a Commissioner and, later, as the first woman to chair the Commission (1993-94).
Before joining the public sector, Governor Blanco taught at Breaux Bridge High School, a public school in Southwest Louisiana, not far from the city of Coteau, where she was born. She received a B.S. degree in Business Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and her husband Raymond have been married since 1964. They are the parents of six children and the proud grandparents of five.---
Posted on 09/02/2005 12:05:22 AM EDT by M. Espinola
FEMA is getting an earful from the man heading New Orleans' emergency operations.
Terry Ebbert says the federal agency's response to Katrina is "a national disgrace."
Ebbert says FEMA has been in the city for three days, but he says that has yet to result in any command and control. He says Mayor Ray Nagin has been "pushing and asking, but we're not getting any supplies."
The emergency chief says the evacuation of thousands from New Orleans to Texas has been "almost entirely" a Louisiana operation -- saying he hasn't seen "a single FEMA guy."
I found this about Ebbert:
Ebbert, 60, has been directing the city's new Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety since his appointment by Mayor Ray Nagin on Feb. 11. A highly decorated war hero and the former executive director of the nonprofit New Orleans Police Foundation, Ebbert has been given major powers and responsibilities as an executive assistant to the mayor. His duties are commensurate with his $114,676 annual salary.
Ebbert is charged with coordinating the city's terrorism response capabilities and obtaining federal and state funds for homeland security. He also will oversee the police and fire departments, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and city Emergency Medical Services, and the 911 Center or Orleans Parish Communications District.
His duties extend beyond a crisis or special events such as Mardi Gras. Ebbert has responsibility for the daily operations and planning of all those departments as well as the management of their budgets, Nagin told Gambit Weekly last week, after presenting his plan to re-organize city government to the City Council. "Mr. Ebbert is responsible for all matters related to public safety," the mayor said.
You also didn't kill anyone or put them at danger like this Clintoon Perfumed Prince has done.
The spectacle of Blanco's incompetence and inane comments increases my fear of even the whisper of Hillary as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. God help us all.
I dub this scandal "Katrinagate".
Be sure to ping our indexers: Backhoe, Cindy, ernest at the beach and of course KCVL.
I'm off to bed with even more of a headache.
True. Now, will Witt be outed in the press for this? Will any of this sully Clinton? Is there ANYTHING (picture the horrors of this past week) that could make the MSM stop protecting this cabal?
Well, she didn't mention it today:
I barely got over the "lock and load" comment and now this.........LOL.
What we really need is a Curt Weldon for this issue on our side.
We have GOT to find a bomb-thrower with enough clout to get face-time on the networks and get this (and information on other threads) out to the world.
And we've got to do it NOW!
Right now the Left Race-baiters own all the media, and we're going to LOSE this thing if we can't break into that drumbeat with some facts.
I'm getting worried.
The left-wing blogs are praising this choice. At the same time as the last two left-wing blogs are damning Witt's company for disappearing their press release.
Someone else please save off these complete pages lest they disappear:
It looks like Witt's hurricane disaster plan for Louisiana was - "Let the federal government handle it".
Oh, good to know. Earlier in the week I was under the impression it was "It always turns at the last minute."
Barack Obama says he's going to have hearings; won't THEY be fun..........LOL.