Great first day in our flood course here at Ohio EMA in Columbus.
I am fortunate that the participants in this class have outstanding stories from previous declarations and experiences from local, state, and regional responses during emergency flooding.
Some have shared their 500 year flooding stories from just the past 7 years (and clearly, it’s time to revisit the categorization and re-term these floods).
Here, FEMA staff, Ohio EMA staff, Ohio National Guard, and local Fire/Rescue services collectively discuss creative options to better serve numerous vulnerable population communities during an emergency evacuation during flooding.
IMHO, I really enjoy seeing this type of All-Hazardy professionals at the table.
Collaborating early can only strengthen joint response during any disaster.