CEMA UPDATES FOR SAVANNAH, GEORGIA SHARED BY BILL STANKIEWICZ 10-9-2016
PHASED RE-ENTRY GUIDELINES, as of 10-9-2016 Phase 3 will take effect at 5:00pm EST. Posted update from Bill Stankiewicz, Regional Vice President, A&S KINARD, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 1.404.750.3200
I. PURPOSE: The purpose of these guidelines is to establish consistent re-entry phase definitions and descriptions for those counties likely to be impacted from an Atlantic Hurricane, so local and state personnel with responsibility for emergency management, access control and public information will understand the differences between each phase and be able to better support local operations. Once agreed upon these defined re-entry phases will be included in the 2012 edition of the Georgia Hurricane Plan and will be immediately incorporated into the GEMA Disaster Critical Workforce Re-Entry Permits SOP, for use this hurricane season.
II. SCOPE: GEMA Officials and more importantly, Coastal County EMA Directors have defined and developed four phases of re-entry following a hurricane landfall in Georgia. It is further recognized that each of these phases may be sub-divided or have additional restrictions based on current conditions.
The Chatham County Command Policy Group will make the determination following a partial or full evacuation of the County, as to when conditions in the affected area(s) allow for citizens to return (re-enter). The affected area(s) may be limited in size; could include all Chatham County; or possibly extend into several counties in the region. When announced, a Progressive, three-phase plan will be initiated to ensure an orderly re-entry into the affected area(s) of Chatham County.III. Re-entry "Phases" – Definitions:
PHASE I-Render Safe Task Force Team Entry
ID Requirements: First Responders and other designated Emergency Response Personnel
re-entering during Phase I must be in possession of an official Local, State, or Federal Government/Department Photo ID Card.
Phase I Defined: This phase is the initial phase