FEMA Begins Preparing For New Madrid Mega Quake With ‘SHAKEN FURY 2019’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct Shaken Fury 2019 involving a series of tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Northern Command, state and local governments, and the private sector. The exercise will take place from May 29th through June 7th and utilize a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) near Memphis, Tennessee to incorporate response and recovery missions.

The purpose of Shaken Fury 2019 is to evaluate and improve the whole community’s response to a “no-notice” earthquake, identify gaps in resources, and implement a coordinated recovery strategy that prioritizes resources required for the response.

Fact Sheet Revised 5-1-19

Shaken Fury 2019 is a part of a series of linked exercises conducted by other Federal Agencies and partners throughout the year. Learn more about those exercises below.Ardent Sentry 19 The major annual U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) exercise focuses on Defense Support of Civil Authorities. Vigilant Guard 19‐3 DOD and the National Guard Bureau’s annual exercise focuses on improving emergency coordination, response, and recovery management with federal, regional, state, local, and military partners. FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Multi‐Task Force Exercise The FEMA Operational Readiness Exercise and Evaluation Program Deployment Exercise focuses on preparing FEMA’s US&R task forces to meet system operational requirements and proficiency standards.Clear Path VII Department of Energy’s annual exercise focuses on testing and evaluating energy sector response plans. Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) The CUSEC exercise is designed to discuss and assess plans, policies, and procedures related to information sharing integration and Emergency Management Assistance Compact operations during a NMSZ specific event.

WHY ARE EXERCISES IMPORTANT?

Exercises are a key component of national preparedness—they provide stakeholders from across the whole community with the opportunity to shape planning, assess and validate capabilities, and address areas for improvement.

SHAKEN FURY 2019 OBJECTIVES

1.Establish enhanced information sharing practices across the whole community to improve preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation in response to a catastrophicincident.

2.Demonstrate the ability of state, local, tribal and federal response and recovery efforts to collaborate with the whole community to adjudicate and allocate critical resources to affected communities.

3.Demonstrate integrated, real-time field reporting capabilities, and incorporate field reports at appropriate scales in Emergency Operation Centers.

4.Validate mutual aid resource planning and tracking capabilities to improve coordination among whole community partners.

5.Demonstrate federal capability to execute resource phasing plans to meet state resource shortfalls.6.Demonstrate the ability to integrate Emergency Support Functions and Recovery Support Functions to support whole community recovery.

7.Demonstrate the ability to organize, coordinate, and deliver targeted public health and medical services including establishment of temporary medical facilities, medical surge operations, and patient evacuation and transport to save lives and reduce suffering of disaster survivors.

8.Demonstrate the ability to coordinate and deliver mass care services to address the needs of disaster survivors.

9.Demonstrate the ability to expedite impact assessments and recovery prioritization of critical infrastructure assets to include development of courses of action for execution of temporary and/or permanent repairs and identification of cascading effects, in coordination with the whole community (to include private sector owners and operators).

Original Article:https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/177754

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