The purpose of the Emergency
Operations Center (
The main section of the CEMP
has been expanded from the original concept. This document has better defined
roles, guidelines and includes detailed goals and objectives. In the annex each
appendix is expanded, charts are in compliance with NIMS and maps have been
updated with current data. The Communications Standard Operating Guide (SOG)
and Emergency Support Function (
Key items of the CEMP include:
Ø Integration of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Ø Easy-to-read vulnerability charts with quick view situation category and a brief summary.
The roles and
Ø The descriptions of the four types of shelters (pages 119-122).
1. Risk, operated by the American Red Cross (ARC), generally at schools or other hardened structures. Our risk shelters with capacity are: Milton Community Center (500), Avalon Middle School (1,846), South section of Sims Middle School (1,000), Dixon Intermediate School (2,193) with total capacity for all four shelters at 6,937;
2. Host, generally churches/other facilities are identified;
operated by Santa Rosa County Health Department, North section of
Refuges of Last Resort, provides refuge for evacuees stranded along evacuation routes. These
facilities are Pace Assembly of God,
We are continuing to work on shelter capacity deficits. Safety concerns for shelters in risk areas would be compounded by the high probability of it becoming isolated due to storm surge water surrounding the shelter’s location and/or bridge failure/closure due to erosion/damage, placing unnecessary risk to citizens when moving to a safe location.
Other types of shelters being reviewed are ‘pet friendly’ shelters.
are outlined by category of hurricane and other hazards on pages 114 & 115.
Category 4 & 5 storm surge will impact areas from Navarre Beach, Gulf
Breeze Peninsula (Navarre, Midway, Gulf Breeze and Holley) North to Interstate
10, some areas of Highway 90 and historically Pace, Floridatown, Pea Ridge,
Garcon Point, Bagdad, Ward Basin, East Milton and Pine Bluff. Residents up to a
one mile radius of water-ways such as Santa Rosa Sound,
Ø Recovery Element specifies information describing
facilities and operations for County Staging Area (
Schools – Chumuckla
Elementary, Gulf Breeze Middle, King Middle, Munson Elementary,
Lots – Area across from
Parks/Sports Complexes – Tiger Point Recreation Area, and Bray-
facilities such as Comfort Stations, Volunteer Reception Centers,
o Defines goals and objectives for pre- and post-disaster describing coordination and management responsibilities for:
· Local Hazard Mitigation goals
· Lead Agency goals
· Support Agencies: Federal, State, County
· Roles of County Departments
· Growth Management Plan and Mitigation
· Post-disaster mitigation activities
o Two newly formed team responsibilities and functions are defined for the
· Mitigation Assessment Team
· Mitigation Analysis Team
Ø Emergency Management Communication Standard Operating Guide (EMCSOG) Annex describing actions taken with the initial call and notification to responders. These SOGs will be updated as required or annually.
Ø Appendix 7 contains guidelines used by the ESFs.
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