DERA ONLINE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

 

 Log inLog in 

FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister

   

 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 

DERA HOME  

     

Haiti Earthquake - SITREPS 2010 January 12-16

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DERA ONLINE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Index -> SITREPS - SPOTREPS
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:11 am    Post subject: Haiti Earthquake - SITREPS 2010 January 12-16 Reply with quote

FLASH REPORT

USGS REPORTS THAT A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE STRUCK HAITI AT APPROXIMATELY 2200 Z.

AMATEUR RADIO REPORTS FROM THE ISLAND INDICATE THAT A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS HAS COLLAPSED AND THAT ELECTRICITY IS OUT IN THE CAPITAL REGION. RADIO OPERATORS REPORT THAT THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS AT LEAST ONE WORKING RUNWAY. PHONE SERVICE IS GENERALLY OUT ON THE ISLAND.

USGS ESTIMATES THAT THE EARTHQUAKE WAS MAGNITUDE 7.0 AND CENTERED ABOUT 10 MILES WEST OF PORT AU PRINCE. STRONG AFTERSHOCKS ARE NOW BEING REPORTED.

BT

//DERA EOC NATIONAL WATCH CENTER WASHINGTON DC//

EOT

NNNN
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Haiti Disaster Welfare Inquiries (DWI) Reply with quote

Recommend all DWI requests be referred to SATERN at:

http://qso.com/satern/emailfrm.htm


Link is to an active online form.


DERA Ops Ctr / Wilson /
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: US State Dept Contact Info Reply with quote

U.S. State Dept has set up a toll-free number for inquiries about welfare of U.S. citizens in Haiti:

1-888-407-4747


//DERA EOC/ Wilson //
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:55 am    Post subject: Haiti On-Scene Photos Reply with quote

Photos are now being posted at:

http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=381090

BT

//DERA EOC Watch Desk//

EOT

NNNN
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jay Wilson
Site Admin


Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:31 am    Post subject: Haiti SITREP 13 January 2010 Reply with quote

This is a brief situation report and DERA mission summary, along with a resources list for members and suggestions for ways you can help the response.

The DERA Executive Committee has directed that DERA dedicate the full resources of our organization to supporting the emergency response to the catastrophe in Haiti.

The DERA Incident Manager for this mission is Catherine Lawhun. Deputy is Robert Rathbone. The DERA Incident Action Period is midnight EST to midnight EST for the next seven days.

Initial Actions:

1. Within moments of receiving information about the earthquake, our radio communications team in Florida began an around-the-clock effort to maintain critical links to our partner organizations on the island. DERA immediately dedicated 100% of our satellite communications equipment to the mission. Because of the extensive radio network operated by the Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN), we have decided to augment their efforts rather than maintain a parallel network. Members may learn more about SATERN at www.satern.org

2. Based on coordination with governmental agencies from many responding nations and leading Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the DERA leadership team concluded that the most effective help we could provide in the early phase of the emergency would be in providing expertise in incident management, logistics coordination, and interagency communications. We do not anticipate sending any DERA field teams to Haiti in the next few days. We are actively working to provide planning support, logistics coordination, public information and telecommunications support on a escalating scale.

3. DERA has dedicated two teleconference servers to response agencies and NGOs who need to coordinate their mission requirements, plans, and resources with other agencies. One of those servers is dedicated 24x7 to emergency calls. A daily one-hour telecon for high level NGO coordination is scheduled at 1500 (3:00 PM) EST. Response agencies and NGOs wishing to be included in the calls should send a brief message explaining their mission, needs and resources to: disaster.operations@disasters.org and we will accommodate as many agencies as practical.

The other server is open for any DERA member to set up teleconference calls as needed on a first-come-first served basis. To set up a teleconference, you should first call into the conference bridge to make sure the bridge is not being used by another member. If it is in use, briefly negotiate a time when the existing meeting should end and set up your call accordingly. Notify your participants of your teleconference and give them login instructions which are:

Call: 1-218-862-6420

International: + 001-218-862-6420

Access Code: 527-3257

The only cost to you or participants will be for your own long distance call. There is no charge to you for the teleconference bridge. Up to 150 participants can be on a single teleconference.

4. DERA is using our Online Emergency Operations Center to provide a central online location for mission coordination and information management. NGOs needing to have a private online EOC can be accommodated at our site in password protected areas. DERA members are encouraged to use the Online EOC for information exchange. All members are welcome to use the public pages of the DERA Online EOC for their own mission coordination, exchange of information, or resource discussions.

How to access the DERA Online EOC for the next 30 days:

Go to url: www.dera.us/eoc

Login with username: DERA Member (case sensitive)

Login password: Haiti (case sensitive)


Members may share 30 day access with any responsible individual or group as follows (do not share the member login information, above):

Go to url: www.dera.us/eoc

Login with username: DERA Guest (case sensitive)

Login password: Haiti (case sensitive)

5. Suggested activities for DERA members:

a. We are counting on you to be the eyes, ears and creative resources for our organization. We encourage you to use the DERA Online EOC (above) to share information and post links to helpful information sources, as well as to coordinate missions in which you are involved.

b. As emergency management professionals and volunteers, you can be invaluable resources in your community for getting out good, reliable information and for helping to generate and direct effective donations and public support. Internationally, people will want to help on a massive scale. As you know, misdirected resources, unplanned volunteers, and unrequested donations of goods can create an enormous burden, waste resources, and actually hamper emergency response.

If there is any one message you can help us get out, it is this: The best way the public can help right now is to donate money to reliable charities. Two excellent sources that list reliable charities are: www.whitehouse.gov and www.cnn.com/impact Both sites have links for online donations.

Donations of goods, or volunteering of services should likewise be through known and trusted NGOs. Both sites have links for those.

Communities should begin now planning ways they can help the people of Haiti in the long term. Recovery from this disaster will likely take many years if not decades. While immediate lifesaving efforts are especially critical right now, a massive international effort is now underway. Rather than people becoming frustrated at not being involved in that mission, you can help them start thinking of ways they can raise funds for and become affiliated with many of the great organizations that will be helping the people of Haiti deal with the aftermath of this tragedy. We anticipate that volunteer teams will be needed in Haiti on a huge scale for a long time, and DERA has begun coordinating with many other NGOs on ways our members can be involved.

c. You can help us get out the following information within your communities and professional networks:

Disaster Welfare Inquiries: Literally millions of disaster welfare inquiries are being made and most agencies handling those inquiries are nearly overwhelmed. At this time, we believe that one of the best sources for handling inquiries is the Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN). An online form for submitting inquiries is available via their homepage at: www.satern.org There may be residents in your community who have family ties to Haiti. We encourage our members to establish local outreach efforts to those individuals and share with them knowledge about information links and resources. In some cases, you may be able to assist them in filing a welfare inquiry through SATERN and in providing them with other moral support as appropriate.

Welfare Inquiries for U.S. Citizens believed to be in Haiti may be made through the U.S. State Department. Call toll free: 1-888-407-4747 The Foreign Ministries of most other countries provide a similar inquiry service for their citizens.

6. Donations: At this time DERA is not soliciting donations to support our activities, as we want to focus 100% of our efforts on raising support for our partner NGOs who are providing life-saving missions. However, our expenses for logistics and telecommunications will be substantial and once the initial crisis has passed, we will be asking our members to assist us in covering our expenses through our online donation portal at: www.disasters.org/dera/donate.htm

7. We know that you are probably being overwhelmed with emails, just as is the DERA Operations Center. Unless there is a new emergency, we will not be sending you recurring emails. We will post all critical information and situation reports (SITREPS) to the DERA Online Operations Center, which is going to be our main method for keeping our membership informed.

In closing, DERA wishes to express our heartfelt sympathy to all who have been personally impacted by this enormous tragedy, and to thank our members in advance for any and all support you are able to provide to survivors, their families and friends.


Howard Pierpont
DERA Board Chair
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Member
Member


Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Hi everybody,i am Gaston Costa MD, DERA member.i am in Miami Reply with quote

Hi everybody,i am Gaston Costa MD, DERA member.i am in Miami Beach,Florida preparing for possible deployment to Haiti.
i can't log in with my account.
write me ,i 'd like to help.
thanks.
best.
GASTON COSTA M.D
Emergency Physician (Argentina)
Critical Care Physician (Argentina)
Disaster managemet & response.
FDM SCCM PROVIDER.
DERA MEMBER
ACEP MEMBER
WADEM MEMBER
NAEMSP MEMBER
SCCM MEMBER
SAEM MEMBER
AAEM MEMBER
WMD MEMBER
IAEM MEMBER
SAM MEMBER
NAEMT
NAEMSE
SOMA MEMBER
drgcosta@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: EQUIPMENT SITREP Reply with quote

Transport of heavy equipment by air has been exceptionally slow.

Landing strip is undamaged, but control tower communications hardware has been knocked out. Reverted to UNICOM. Emergency generators still need to be set up to allow for night landings, no runway lights at present.

As of morning today, there is a serious lack of heavy-lifting hardware. Aircraft largely have to be unloaded by hand.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: FEMA Administrator Fugate Statement on Self-Deployments Reply with quote

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate advised that US assets should not self-deploy to affected areas. "Initial reports from Haiti in the wake of yesterday's earthquake are concerning and troubling," he said. "During times like these, the emergency response community always stands ready to assist those in need.

The United States Department of State has the lead for foreign disaster assistance, and US assets should deploy only if tasked to do so by the State Department. The most urgent need that the response community can fulfill at this time is supporting ongoing disaster relief fund-raising efforts."

BT

EOT

NNNN

/EX
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:06 am    Post subject: USAID Statement on Additional Resources Reply with quote

Stated "in a conference call earlier today with FEMA and U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters concerning Haiti. As most of you are aware, supplies, personnel and equipment can only enter the county by air. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead agency with responsibility and authority to respond to disasters outside of the U.S. and its territories. Currently USAID with assistance from FEMA/DHS and DOD are deploying federal assets and selected state and local resources such as Urban Search and Rescue Teams (USAR) teams and assets part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). Currently no additional resources of state or local government can be utilized. "

BT

EOT

NNNN

/EX
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: US Hospital Ship Comfort Reply with quote

From K9PGW

Correction to information reported this morning regarding the Hospital Ship Comfort.

The Comfort is still in port at Baltimore because they are loading it with supplies for the trip. They expect the ship to sail for Hati on Saturday.

There will be about 600 Doctors and Nurses on board, and facilities that rival our very finest hospitals here in the CONUS.

BT

Claude K9PGW

BT

EOT

NNNN

/EX
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Salvation Army Team SITREP Reply with quote

January 13, 2010

The Salvation Army is mobilizing resources and personnel to assist with the international relief effort in Haiti following a severe earthquake Tuesday that damaged much of the country’s infrastructure, housing and commercial buildings.

The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and currently operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities spread across two major facilities in Port au Prince, close to the epicenter of the earthquake and at other locations in the country.

One of the facilities, or compounds as it is referred to, includes a home for more than 50 children; a school with a daily attendance of 1,500 children; a medical clinic caring for 150-200 people daily; and a church that on any typical Sunday welcomes nearly 1,000 people. The facility is less than 10 minutes from the National Palace and is in an area known as St. Martin that’s home to predominantly poor living in the nation’s capital. According to reports from Salvation Army staff in Port au Prince, no one in the compound was injured during the earthquake, but the children’s home, the clinic and church suffered major damage. Several smaller buildings, including residences, have collapsed completely. People were sleeping in the parking lot overnight, while severe aftershocks continued to affect the country.

The second compound that houses Salvation Army administrative offices is being used as an emergency operations center; damage was slight to this compound, according to Salvation Army reports from Haiti.

The Salvation Army hospital in Fond-des-Negres (75 miles west of Port-au-Prince) reports some minor damage, but no injuries.

The Salvation Army’s World Services Office, based in Alexandria, VA, has committed $50,000 to the relief effort and the organization is prepared to commit more financial resources, as well as food, water and other emergency supplies, to assist in the recovery.

Our world services office is preparing to send more than 44,000 lbs of pre-packaged emergency rations to the country, along with emergency disaster teams. The Salvation Army is working with other agencies to identify appropriate transportation for the food. As with all such relief efforts, The Salvation Army will be a part of the initial emergency response while assessing longer term needs of the residents.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti at this time and especially our Salvation Army officers and employees throughout the country,” said Lt. Col. Dan Starrett, who directs the Salvation Army World Services Office.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations to assist in the effort via online donations, 1-800-SAL-ARMY and postal mail at: The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

Major Pat McPherson, SATERN

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
DERA Operations Center
Project Lead


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Haiti Damage Maps Reply with quote

Below is a link to various current maps of Haiti being used by DERA ESF-2.

The medium resolution maps are less than 4 meg.

The ALL zip file is around 44meg.

To print these sheets requires A1 size paper.
These are dated Jan 15 and Jan 16, 2010

The maps show sectors of damage by color.

Buildings that are destroyed - triangles Open areas in the city that are people gathering areas

http://emcom.mobi/dera

Select the directory and choose the file to display.
Most maps after they are downloaded will expand if you click on them.
If want to save them one at a time, right mouse click after they display.

Additional maps are added regularly so check back.

/Robert Rathbone, Tactical Communications Group Supervisor, DERA Disaster Operations Center/

BT

EOT

NNNN

/EX
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DERA ONLINE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Index -> SITREPS - SPOTREPS All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




All information on this page and linked sources Copyright © 1994-2006, DERA. For confidential internal use only. Unauthorized use or reproduction prohibited.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group