Exercise Benefits / Facts
The Borough of Brielle Police Department undertook an initiative to facilitate a coordination and communication exercise. During the Commanding Communications Tabletop Exercise staff from the borough’s various departments had the opportunity to assess their capability to communicate and coordinate response activities as part of a cohesive disaster response team.
Exercise participants worked through scenario information and injects dealing with a hurricane approaching and then making landfall within the region.
It is mid-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 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 late July local residents and business owners begin to follow the projected path of the season’s first Tropical Storm. Soon the storm strengthens into Hurricane Adam as it continues its forward movement. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor the storm via satellite and Hurricane Hunter planes as it continues to intensify.
Hurricane Adam has stayed true to the course that has been predicted by the National Hurricane Center and has grown into a mid-sized category two storm.
During the previous 24 hours the forward movement of Hurricane Adam has increased and the National Hurricane Center has now posted a Hurricane Watch along the coastline indicating that the storm should be making landfall within the next 24 to 36 hours.
The Commanding Communications Exercises were held in the evening of July 19, 2012, at the Public Safety Building located in Brielle New Jersey.