Exercise Benefits / Facts
The Levy County Emergency Management Department undertook an initiative to design, conduct and evaluate an exercise entitled “Operation 3R’s – A Hurricane Recovery Tabletop”.
This exercise served as an opportunity for emergency management to assess the capabilities of the various Emergency Support Function (ESF) Lead and Support agencies and organizations following a hurricane striking Levy County.
Day 1 – Monday 12:30PM – Landfall
Hurricane Hanna, with sustained winds of 101 MPH, made landfall just south of Cedar Key at 12:30PM on Monday.
The slow moving storm dropped almost 19 inches of rain as it cut across Levy County.
Day 1 – Monday 2:45PM – Response
Once conditions permitted county, city and town emergency response personnel initiate life safety operations.
From search and rescue operations to conducting preliminary damage assessment law enforcement agencies, fire departments, EMS, emergency management and various volunteer agencies are working together to meet the immediate storm-caused needs of county residents.
Day 3 – Wednesday 8:00AM
Since Monday’s landfall of Hurricane Hanna local agencies and organizations have worked tirelessly to respond to the immediate needs of county residents.
As Day 3 begins the pace of activity in the Levy County EOC starts to shift from solely focusing on response to activities associated with longer term recovery.
The Operation 3R’s was conducted on May 29, 2015, at locations throughout Levy County.