Region 6 Disaster Response
DPS Regions
DPS Regions/COG Boundaries
TDEM Organizational Structure
SOC Organizational Structure
Alternate Site SOC
SOC Battle Rhythm
• 12-Hour Operational Periods: 0630-1830
• Battle Rhythm Posted on WebEOC
• Adaptable to H-Hour (Expected Onset of
Hurricane Hazards)
SOC Battle Rhythm
Statewide Conference Call
Receive DDC Logistics/Resource Staging Area Situation
Reports and IMT Status Check Reports
Regional Calls (as needed)
State Coordinator Call
Statewide Conference Call
DDC Situation Reports & Regional Input for State Situation
Report Received
Receive State Agency Situation Report
State Situation Report Due for Distribution
SOC Hurricane Ops Timeline
Threat Assessment/Early Warning
SOC Identifies Potential Threat
National Weather Service Coordination
Assess H-Hour (Arrival Time of Hazards)
Issue Initial Advisories:
TDEM Staff
Disaster District Committee Chairs
State Emergency Management Council Agencies
Procurement Entities and Contingency Contracts
Private Sector Partners
SOC Email Messages
SOC Activation
• Establish Battle Rhythm
– Shift Change
– Conference Calls
– Meeting/Video Teleconference Schedule
• Create Incident in WebEOC
• Consider Requesting FEMA IMAT Team Support
• Determine Texas Military Forces Personnel
• Determine Status of Local EOC Activations
State Contract Activation
Texas Evacuation Tracking Network (TxETN)
State Bus Contract
State Ambulance Contract
UT Center for Space Research
Responder Base Camp
EFSS and Shelter Teams
Temporary Fuel Locations (TFLs)
HHSC Water and Ice
Portable Restrooms
Critical Transportation Needs (CTN)
• Determine Coach Bus Availability
• Contact Texas Education Agency for Use of
School Busses
• Provide Evacuation Information to STEAR
• Alert Texas Animal Health Commission to
Activate Animal Shelters in Receiving
• Activate Hurricane Evacuation Traffic
Management Plan
Medical Evacuation
Medical Evacuation
• State Ambulance Contract
• State Medical Operations Center (SMOC)
– State Medical Team Personnel on Alert
• Prepare FEMA Action Request Forms
(ARFs) for Medical Support
– FEMA Ambulances
NDMS Air Evacuation
NDMS Air Evacuation
Confirm Air Embark and Debark Hubs
Submit Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration
FEMA IMAT Team Coordination
Mission Assignment Process for DOD
Support Personnel Prior to H-112
• NDMS Can Be Operational 24-44 Hours
from Time of Request
Search and Rescue
• Place Teams on Alert
– Texas Task Force 1
– Texas Military Forces
– Texas Parks and Wildlife
– General Land Office Watercraft
– Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Medical Teams
– TAMU Veterinary Emergency Team
Commodity and Resource Staging
• Alert State Logistics Staging Sites
• Determine Potential Resource Staging Area
(RSA) Requirements
• Assess DDC intentions for Activating DDC
Staging Areas
• Assess County Intentions for Activating
County Staging Areas
Mutual Aid
• Initiate Coordination for IERSP With Other
FEMA Region VI States
Technological Hazards
• Confirm Cold Shutdown Process for South
Texas Project Nuclear Reactors
• TCEQ Emergency Response Strike Team on
Alert for ESF-10 Functions
Evacuation Traffic Management Plan
TXDOT Dynamic Message Signs Operational
Fuel Industry Waivers Submitted for Fuel Plan
Evacuation Tracking Network Activation
Contingent Fuel Tanker Force Activation
Fuel Fill-Up Public Service Announcements in
Coastal Communities (TXDOT)
• Assess Local Plans to Close Schools
Critical Transportation Needs (CTN)
• Request Process
– STAR Form
• Bus Inspection and Staging
• Integration of Functional Needs Evacuees
on Busses
• Repopulation-Evacuee Return
Texas Evacuation Tracking Network
Medical Evacuation
• Determine Evacuation Plans and Status for
Threatened Hospitals and State Schools
• Submit Airlift Requirements to TXMF for
State Air Evacuation
• DSHS M-IST, RAT, etc. Teams Activated
NDMS Air Evacuation
• NDMS Request at H-96 allows 34 hours of
Patient Movement
• Air Coordination Group (ACG) in place
• Identify Local Airlift Requirements (# of
• Coordination with Transportation Security
Resource Staging Areas (Lufkin and San Antonio)
Commodity and Resource Staging
• ARCC and Lufkin Logistics Staging Sites
Activated and Operational
• Bus Inspections Underway
• Assess Requirements for Activation of
Temporary Fuel Locations
Mass Care
• Evaluate Food, Water, and Ice Needs for
• Vendors Provide Food and Water for State
Evacuation Busses
Disaster Declaration
• TDEM Recovery Section Submits PreLandfall Disaster Declaration Request
– Approval needed by H-96 for NDMS Air
– Approval by H-48 for any Pre-Landfall Federal
Resource Support
Threat Assessment/Early Warning
• Monitor Coastal Television Stations
• Daily Conference Calls
– Statewide Call
– NWS Calls
– DDC Calls
– Mass Care
– FEMA and National Hurricane Center Video
• State CTN Bus Evacuations Underway
• TXDOT Assesses Status/Condition of Evacuation
• DIR Confirms Telecom Industry Signal Capacity
Increase on Evacuation Routes
• SOC Determines Status of Local Evacuation Orders
• State Facility Evacuations
• Fuel Ops Group Initiates SOC State Fuel SITREP
• Oxygen Bottles Deployed to Temporary Fuel
Mass Care
• Transportation Assistance Registry Transitions from
Registry Calls to Disaster Information Calls
• Mass Care Reservists Activated
• Mega-Shelter Communication Capability Assessment
• Shelter Hubs Confirmed
• Check Hotel/Motel Availability
• Shelter Communications Packages Activated
• Submit Pre-Scripted ARFs to FEMA for Commodity
• H-72 Deadline for Full Operational Capacity of Lower
Rio Grande Valley Shelter Plan
Public Works
• TCEQ Conducts Dam Safety Inspections
and Evaluates Dam Break Risk and Effects
Medical Evacuation
• Evacuations Underway
• ESF-8 Teams In Position at Triage Sites
• Department of Aging and Disability
Services Provides Report on Status of
Hospital and Nursing Home Evacuations
• NDMS and Ground Ambulance
Evacuations Underway or Soon to Begin
• TxETN Resources Fully Activated and
• Aerial Reconnaissance of Evacuation
Routes Begins
• Inland Shelters Operational
Contraflow Evacuation
• State Bus Evacuations Completed
• Traffic Management Underway
• Aerial Reconnaissance of Evacuation
• Coordinate with Border Patrol for Border
Checkpoint Status (Traffic Bottleneck)
Resource and Commodity Staging
• Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration Needed
by H-48 for Federal Resources and
• RSA’s and DDC Staging Areas Operational
Search and Rescue
• Pre-Landfall Search and Rescue Underway
• Critical Safe Areas for Rescuers Identified
and Secured
• All State Care Facilities Evacuated
• DDC’s Confirm Evacuation of All Medical
• Busses and Vans Assist Stranded Motorists
on Evacuation Routes
• Self-Evacuations Underway
• Firefighter and EMT Strike Teams in
Tech Hazards/CIKR
• TCEQ, GLO, USCG Determine Operational
Status and Evacuations:
– Petrochemical Industry
– Major Ports
– Production Facilities
General Population Evacuation
• Evacuation Route Monitoring in Evacuating
• Coordinate with DPS to Open “Bypass
Routes” for Inbound Supplies, Personnel,
and Equipment
NDMS Air Evacuation
• Last Aircraft with Evacuees Departs Air
Hub by H-18.
• All Support Personnel and Equipment
Depart Air Hub by H-12.
Damage Assessment
• Resources in Place for Reconnaissance
Threat Assessment
• SLOSH and Probabilistic Models Assess
Storm Surge Impact
• HAZUS Estimates Losses and Damage from
Wind and Inland Flooding
General Population Evacuation
• TXDOT Removes Portable Signage and
H-Hour: Onset of Hazards
R-Hour: Subsidence of Hazards
Responder Reentry
• Search and Rescue
• Medical Teams
• Fire Service Units, Security, and Law Enforcement
• State Emergency Response Teams
• Utility Company Personnel tasked with hazard
• Mass Care Providers
• Public Works Teams
• State and Local Emergency Management Personnel
• Media Representatives (May Require Escort)
Damage Assessment
• Public Utility Commission Reports Status
of Electricity and Telephone Service in
Affected Areas
• Rapid Assessments
• Repopulation Process
Public Works Response
Phase 2: Limited Re-Entry
• Major safety hazards eliminated from re-entry areas
• EMS and basic Fire Protection Service available
• Utilities and fuel may be limited or unavailable
• Local officials may consider curfews
• Limited access to the disaster area is allowed to residents,
business owners, and operators
• Commercial vehicles deliver essential supplies
• Disaster Relief Personnel and Insurance Agents
• Contractors and repair personnel begin debris cleanup and
Phase 3: General Return
• Law enforcement officials should be notified prior to
announcement, to deploy traffic control resources
• Most or all of disaster area reopened to residents, business
owners, and operators
• Some hazards may remain in disaster area
• Scarcity of utilities and supplies may remain an issue
• Nighttime curfew may still be required
• Access to visitors should remain prohibited if it would
impede supply delivery and debris removal, or cause
further scarcity of essential supplies

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