ProjectsHurricane Access Tabletop Exercise

Hurricane Access Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management undertook an effort to develop, conduct and evaluate a series of disaster exercises entitled “Hurricane Access – A Community Collaboration Tabletop Exercise”.

These exercises served as an opportunity for stakeholder agencies and organizations charged with providing assistance to disabled, transportation disadvantaged, senior citizens and limited or non-English speaking residents to work with local county emergency management officials to gain a thorough working knowledge of actions that will need to be taken prior to, during and following a category two hurricane striking the region.

Exercise ScenarioHurricane Access Tabletop Exercise

It is late July and local citizens have been complacent in their hurricane preparedness activities because this year’s hurricane season has not even seen its first tropical storm. Families are making their last minute plans for their summer vacations while local business owners and government agencies are thinking that the hurricane season could be very inconsequential. However weather forecasters are predicting a major change in the atmosphere that could see a sharp increase in the number and severity of hurricanes within the next few weeks.

By early August local residents, business owners and government officials begin to follow the projected path of the season’s first tropical storm.

Exercise Testimonials

 General Comments HTML
 Ability 1st – Center for Independent Living HTML
 American Red Cross – North Florida Region HTML
 Be Ready Alliance Coordinating For Emergencies – BRACE HTML

Exercise Coverage

Published articles regarding the exercises.

 FEMA – Lessons Learned Information Sharing PDF
 Florida Division of Emergency Management – Fall Newsletter PDF

Exercise Conclusion

Additional information regarding how the exercises were conducted can be found below.

 Florida – Region 1 HTML
 Florida – Region 2 HTML