Debris management isn’t easy! #Hurricane #Irma 

Aside from all the response stuff that goes on in the disaster, I think the mainstream public doesn’t understand debris management. In fact, I would go so far as to say that many communities across the US don’t have a debris management plan.

Here’s the current situation here in Monroe County, FL (aka Florida Keys).


This is one of several locations for debris.


What makes this so complex is that because of the smaller geographic location of the islands, it is hard to manage space too.


Emergency Managers should also think about transportation of debris. I’ve had to already roll out my evasive driving maneuvers. Not good.


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Response is easy. But true Emergency Managers know that Recovery is the hardest phase in a disaster.

@rusnivek

Hiya NASA! #OurJourney

Thanks to NASA and the Houston Space Center on the quick tour today.

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Houston, Texas

Shuttle stuff is cool!

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Not quite the “all glass cockpit” that we are used to seeing in 2016.

Also thanks to all the media that was there today and will be there tomorrow covering the grand opening of the new Independence Plaza.

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Nurturing science and technology will help explore new frontiers. #NASA #Independence #ourjourney

It really is the perfect backdrop for everyone.

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Great examples of how science and technology will help explore new frontiers.

Also, so glad to see Challenger crew is still honored in many parts of the campus, staff, and on the tours. On behalf of everyone from Hawaii, this means so much to all of us.

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The NASA family lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.

NASA has some neat stuff.

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What the deuce?

An actual DoD red phone – I’m nerding out! “Flush the bombers, get the subs in launch mode. We are at DEFCON 1.”

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Truly honored.

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – JFK September 12, 1962

Thank you NASA!

@rusnivek

Spin the wheel for #JuryDuty!

On entering the Justice Center from Lakeside Avenue, look to your immediate left.

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Back in the day, this all wood contraption was how the courts choose you for jury duty. Yep – a simple spin of the wheel gets you assigned. C’mon Vanna! Heck, I’m even more impressed that someone hasn’t smashed this thing out of frustration.

In all honesty, it’s really amazing how the judicial system has progressed over the years…esp the random population of the pool. From our initial court briefing, they pull potential jurors from voter registration stats because they feel that those who are responsible to vote truly care about the community.

Since we are stuck indoors all day, the view out from the justice center is quite nice.

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I wish Amtrak made more daytime stops in Cleveland.

For those that work downtown, Cuyahoga County has done a ton of work with increasing green space.

And since I know all of you want to know, our courtroom is relatively quiet.

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Well, it is almost lunch time.

Reporting live on day four in the Jury box!

@rusnivek