Exercise Benefits / Facts
Be Ready Alliance Coordinating For Emergencies (BRACE) undertook an initiative to conduct a neighborhood / community disaster exercise entitled “Resilient Response”.
This exercise was designed as an opportunity for neighborhood and community leaders to bring residents together to work through the various preparedness actions and response activities associated with a category two hurricane striking the region.
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.
Soon the storm strengthens into Hurricane Adam as it continues its forward movement.
A Resilient Response Exercise Briefing video has been produced to ensure that neighborhood and community leaders as well as individuals are ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provides valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in an exercise.
Access and view the Exercise Briefing.
The Resilient Response Exercise was held in the evening of March 14, 2013, at locations throughout Escambia County Florida.