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TYPE OF DISASTER MAY VARY • FIRE • WATER • WIND • Many of the responses remain the same but may require different equipment. DISASTER HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS & PLANNING 5-7 Days Out • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) actives - all state agencies respond • Food Banks – begin by making distributions to agencies prior to event in case of road closures after event. • Food Distribution (FD) – contacts commercial warehouses for current inventory items 2 Days Out • EOC – evacuation of nursing homes and special needs clients. Prisoners are relocated. Stage first responders as close as possible to event target area. • Food Banks – are in contact with America’s Second Harvest and USDA on possible action after event. • FD – provide inventory lists to USDA regional offices and Red Cross (Salvation Army) Event Happens • EOC – First responders deploy immediately after event. • Food Banks – identify needs. • FD – awaits request for commodities from mass feeding sites. 2-4 Days After Event • EOC – surveys impacted area for damage estimate and asks for a Presidential Declaration. Coordinates recovery efforts. • Food Banks – process and distribute donated items as needed (commodities and cleaning supplies). • FD – delivers requested commodities to mass feeding sites. 4-7 Days After Event • EOC – goes into recovery mode • Food Banks – continue to distribute cleaning supplies and commodities. Note that no TEFAP commodities are distributed unless approved by USDA instead Emergency Food Stamps are distributed. • FD –provides commodities to mass feeding sites. Most mass feeding sites close within a week of opening. Within 30 Days of Event’s End • EOC – reports mass feeding sites meals served and number of clients served. • Food Banks – State rules allow victims to access TEFAP up to 6 months (emergency clause). • FD - files report on commodities used to regional USDA office.
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