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									                                              Fleet and Industrial Supply Center - Norfolk, Virginia

             Supply Chest
September 2010                                       Ready, Resourceful, Responsive                                   Special Edition

  Without Warning
  Disaster Can Strike                  Hurricane Evacuation
     Emergencies and disasters
                                       What Will You Do and where will You Go?
 can strike anyone, anytime and
 anywhere. They can happen
 quickly and without warning,
 and they can force you to evacu-
 ate your neighborhood or re-
 quire you to stay in your home.
     It is vital that you understand
 what a disaster could mean for
 you and your family. Each per-
 son’s needs and abilities are
 different, but every individual
 can take important steps to pre-
 pare for all kinds of emergencies
 and to put plans in place. Get
 ready now.
     Discuss with your family,
 friends and neighbors the types
 of disasters and emergencies
 that are most likely to happen
 and what to do in each case.
     After a disaster, it’s often
 easier to call long distance than
 to get a local call to connect.
 Ask an out-of-town friend or
 relative to be your family emer-
 gency contact. All family mem-
 bers should call this person in an
 emergency to check in.
     Be sure every member of
 your family knows the phone
 number and has coins or a pre-
 paid phone card to call the
 emergency contact.
     You might have trouble get-
 ting through, or the telephone
 system might be down alto-
 gether, but be patient.
     Take a first aid, CPR or
 other class so that you have the           The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. During that period,
 knowledge to help yourself and        eastern Virginia is especially at risk for a major storm. The best defense against the danger
 others if needed.                     and destruction caused by hurricanes is to be prepared and stay informed. This edition of
     If you do not own a vehicle       Supply Chest is aimed at preparing you for hurricanes or other threats. All residents should:
 or drive, learn what your com-
 munity’s plans are for those           Get a kit for your family to use in case of an emergency
 without private transportation
 now, before an emergency.
                                        Make a plan so you know what to do in the event of a storm
                                        Stay informed to know what threats you face
                                                                                                                Continued on Page 2
    Evacuations can be ordered by local officials if they believe an approaching storm will be a safety hazard or cause serious dam-
age. For information about an impending threat, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at,
or call (866) 782-3470.

Get a Kit
   Having a disaster supply kit is essential to making it through a disaster safely. Make sure to have supplies on hand to last each
person at least three days.
Recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit:
    Water, at least three gallons per person for drinking and sanitation
    Food, at least a three-day supply of food that does not need electricity for storage or for preparation (a manual can opener for
      food (if kit contains canned food)
    Battery-powered or hand crank radio, a weather alerting radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
    Flashlight and extra batteries
    First aid kit
    Whistle to signal for help
    Prescription medications and eyewear
    Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter where you are
    Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Additional items to consider adding to an emergency supply kit:
    Items for infants and toddlers
    Items for pets
    Local maps
    Copies of important family documents, such as insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof,
      portable container
    Cash in small denominations or traveler's checks and change
    Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
    Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person (consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate)
    Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and sturdy shoes (consider additional layers if
      you live in a cold-weather climate)
    Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (when diluted in water, bleach can be used to kill germs)
    Fire Extinguisher
    Matches in a waterproof container
    Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
    Paper cups, plates and plastic knives, forks and spoons, paper towels
    Paper and pencil
    Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

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First Aid Kit
    If you have these basic supplies you are better prepared to help your loved ones when they are hurt. Knowing how to treat minor
injuries can make a difference in an emergency. Consider taking a first aid class, but simply having the following things on hand can
help you stop bleeding, prevent infection and assist in getting rid of germs.
Things you should have:
     Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to Latex).
     Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
     Soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
     Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
     Burn ointment to prevent infection.
     Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
     Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.
     Thermometer (Read more: Pandemic Flu & Other Health Threats)
     Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically
       replace medicines to account for expiration dates.
     Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
Things it might be good to have:
     Cell Phone
     Scissors
     Tweezers
     Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
     Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
     Anti-diarrhea medication
     Antacid (for upset stomach)
     Laxative

For Older People
   If you or someone in your family is older, be sure to include special items in your supply kit in addition to the basic supplies. If
you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a
week, maybe longer.
   When assembling your emergency kit, be sure it’s not too heavy or bulky for you to carry. You might need to store items in more
than one container or a suitcase with wheels. Ask your doctor about how to properly store prescription medications such as heart and
high blood pressure medication, insulin and other prescription drugs.
    Include items to fill denture needs.
    Include extra eye glasses
    Hearing aid batteries, wheelchair batteries and oxygen
    Make a list of prescription medicines including dosage, treatment and allergy information. Talk
      to your pharmacist or doctor about what else you need to prepare.
    Make sure you have contact numbers for your pharmacy and medical supply providers if you
      require oxygen, dialysis supplies, diabetes supplies, etc.
    Include a list of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified if you are hurt.
    Include copies of important documents in your emergency supply kit.
    Have copies of your medical insurance and Medicare cards readily available.
    Keep a list of the style and serial number of medical devices or other life-sustaining devices. Include operating information and
  Make sure that a friend or family member has copies of these documents. If you have a communication disability, make sure your
emergency information contains instructions for the best way to communicate with you.

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For People with Disabilities
    If you or someone in your family is disabled, be sure to include special items in your supply kit in addition to the basic supplies.
If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least
a week, maybe longer. When assembling your emergency kit, be sure it’s not too heavy or bulky for you to carry. You might need to
store items in more than one container or a suitcase with wheels.
     Include extra eye glasses.
     Hearing aid batteries, wheelchair batteries and oxygen.
     Make a list of prescription medicines including dosage, treatment and allergy information. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor
       about what else you need to prepare.
     Make sure you have contact numbers for your pharmacy and medical supply providers if you require oxygen, dialysis sup-
       plies, diabetes supplies, etc.
     Include a list of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified if you are hurt.
     Include copies of important documents in your emergency supply kit.
     Have copies of your medical insurance and Medicare cards readily available.
     Keep a list of the style and serial number of medical devices or other life-sustaining devices. Include operating information
       and instructions.
    Make sure that a friend or family member has copies of these documents. If you have a communication disability, make sure
your emergency information notes the best way to communicate with you.

For Infants and Toddlers
    Remember the needs of babies in your family when making your emergency supply kit. Remember, you might have only minutes
to collect your emergency supplies in an emergency, so collect them now and keep them handy.
    Formula
    Bottled water to mix with formula and to wash bottles
    Bottles
    Blankets (both emergency blankets and receiving blankets)
    Diapers -- keep the diaper size current
    A heat source such as a folding stove (with fuel, matches and a pan) to heat water
    Hand warmers, ponchos, snow suit
    Disposable wipes
    Latex gloves
    Copy of a current shot record
    Bath towels and wash cloths
    Clothing
    Burp cloths, bibs
    Suction bulb
    Binkies and toys
    Baby lotion and sunscreen
    Cotton swabs
    Medications
    Diaper rash ointment
    Plastic baggies
    Dishes and cups

For Pets
   Your pet disaster supplies kit should include:
    Identification tags on collars.
    Medications, immunization records and a first aid kit.
    Sturdy leashes, muzzles, harnesses, carriers or cages to transport pets safely. Carriers should be large enough for the pet to
      stand comfortably, turn around and lie down. Include blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.

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    Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems and the name and number of your veterinarian.
    Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable.
    Treats

    If you are in a moving vehicle during an emergency, make sure you know what to do. If there is an explosion or other factor that
makes it difficult to control the vehicle, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake. If the emergency could impact the physical
stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards. If a power line falls on your car you are at
risk of electrical shock, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire. Don’t touch anything metal.
     Listen to the radio for information and instructions as they become available. During a tornado:
     Get out of your vehicle and try to find shelter inside a sturdy building.
     A culvert or ditch can provide shelter if a substantial building is not nearby — lie down flat and cover your head with your
     Do not take shelter under a highway overpass or bridge, because debris could get blown under them or the structures them-
       selves could be destroyed.
     During a flood:
     Never drive around barricades.
     If you come upon rapidly rising waters, turn around and find another route.
     If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.

Generators & Space Heaters
Generator Safety
   Always read the label on your generator and the owner’s manual. Follow all instructions. Generators make an invisible, odorless
gas called carbon monoxide, or CO, that can kill you. To avoid CO poisoning, operate generators outdoors only in a well-ventilated,
dry area, away from home air intakes, and protected from direct exposure to rain. Never use a generator indoors or in attached ga-
rages. Install CO alarms with battery backup in your home’s sleeping areas. Get to fresh air immediately if you start to feel sick,
weak or dizzy. Never use a portable generator in any enclosed or partially enclosed space. Windows and doors do not provide
enough ventilation. Do not locate a portable generator outside near windows or doors.

Space Heater Safety
    Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a
    Kerosene heaters are not permitted in many areas. If you use one, use only the recommended fuel. Always refuel outdoors
      safely away from your home.
    Allow your heater to cool before refueling. Kerosene has a low flash point and might cause a
      fire if it comes into contact with a hot surface.
    Space heaters need room. Keep flammable materials at least three feet away from the heater.
      Never set the heater on a chair or table. It should sit only on an uncarpeted floor.
    When buying a space heater, look for a control feature that automatically shuts off the heater if
      the heater falls over.
    Keep an eye on your heater at all times while it is running. Shut it off before you go to bed or when you leave the house. Never
      run a portable heater longer than the manufacturer recommends.
    Carefully follow manufacturer’s installation and maintenance instructions.

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High-Rise Buildings
If you live or work in a high-rise building, keep these things in mind:
     Note where the closest emergency exit is.
     Know another way out in case your first choice is blocked.
     Take cover under a desk or table if things are falling.
     Stay away from file cabinets, bookshelves or other things that might fall.
     Face away from windows and glass.
     Move away from exterior walls.
     Determine if you should stay where you are or get away.
     Listen for and follow instructions.
     Take your emergency supply kit.
     Never use elevators.
     Stay to the right while going down stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up.

Stay Informed About Your Threats
    Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared. Be informed about what kinds of threats could
affect where you live. The Ready Virginia Web site,, offers information about what emergencies can hap-
pen in Virginia and what to do if they happen. Before, during and after a disaster, it is critical that you listen for the most local, up-to
-date information from emergency officials. Through your local media, local, state and federal government partners will give you
critical instructions, such as:
    Any orders to evacuate
    Details about evacuation routes
    Locations of evacuation shelters
    How to safely stay where you are
    Where to find assistance
    Weather warnings and watches
   A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broadcasts weather watches and warnings from local National Weather
Service offices 24 hours a day. In addition to weather alerts, the network also sends environmental and public safety alerts. These
broadcasts cannot be heard on a simple AM/FM radio receiver. There are, however, many options that range from handheld units to
desktop consoles that can receive NWS messages. Receivers can be found at many retail outlets and offer different features, such as:
    Tone alarm: A tone sent with a NWS message will activate a weather radio, even if the audio is turned off. This is especially
      useful for warnings which occur during the night when most people are asleep.
    SAME technology: SAME, or Specific Alert Message Encoding, allows you to specify the particular area for which you wish
      to receive alerts. Since most NWS transmitters are broadcasting for a number of counties, SAME receivers will respond only
      to alerts issued for the area (or areas) you have selected. This minimizes the number of alarms for events that are outside your
Selectable alerting of events:

    While SAME allows you to specify a particular area of interest, some receivers allow you to turn off the alarm for certain events,
such as coastal events if you live inland. The NOAA broadcast network covers all major metropolitan areas and many smaller cities
and towns. Go to to learn more. Make sure your battery-powered radio is working in case the electricity goes out,
and have extra batteries on hand.
    If you live within 10 miles of either the North Anna or the Surry Power Station, the Emergency Alert System will provide you
with emergency information in case of a radiological incident. A list of local EAS television and radio stations is available in your
telephone directory in calendars distributed in the area by Dominion Virginia Power. Visit Dominion’s Web site for more informa-
tion about radiological preparedness:

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Extreme Heat
   A heat wave is an extended period of extreme heat, and is often accompanied by high humidity. These conditions can be danger-
ous and even life-threatening without proper precautions.
    Prepare for a heat wave by checking to see if your home's cooling system is working properly.
    Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the
      cool air inside.
    Plan on being inside a cool building during the hottest time of the day.
    Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
    Make sure you remain properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water and limiting intake of alcoholic beverages.
    Eat light, well-balanced meals.
    Dress in light, loose-fitting clothing.
    Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle for any amount of time.

    Flooding is the nation's most common natural disaster, but not all floods are alike. Some can develop slowly during an extended
period of rain, or in a warming trend following a heavy snow. Others, such as flash floods, can occur quickly, even without any visi-
ble signs of rain. Be prepared for flooding no matter where you live, but particularly if you are in a low-lying area, near water or
downstream from a dam. Even a very small stream or dry creek bed can overflow and create flooding.
Prepare for Flooding
     Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.
     Consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.
     Unplug electrical appliances, moving them to higher levels, if possible. However, do not touch an electric appliance if you are
       wet or standing in water.
     If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing
     Property insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and consider
       if you need additional coverage.
     If time allows, bring in outside furniture and move your valuables to higher places in your home.
     Be prepared to evacuate. Do not return to your home until local authorities say it is safe. Even after flood waters recede, roads
       could be weakened and could collapse. Buildings might be unstable, and drinking water might be contaminated. Use common
       sense and exercise caution.
     Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a flood hazard.
     Flood Watch or Flash Flood Watch: there is an increased possibility of flooding or a flash flood in your area.
     Flood Warning: flooding is occurring or will likely occur very soon. If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
     Flash Flood Warning: flash flooding is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately; do not wait for instructions.
     Use common sense and available information. If water is rising quickly or you see a moving wall of mud or debris, immedi-
       ately move to higher ground.
     Do not walk through moving water, if possible. Look for areas where the water is not moving. What might seem like a small
       amount of moving water can easily knock you down.
     Do not drive into flooded areas. If your vehicle becomes surrounded by rising water, get out quickly and move to higher
       ground, if possible.
     Flood water might cut off access to roads. Be prepared to stay where you are until floodwaters recede.
     Know the Road Conditions Before You Leave
     Know the road conditions before you hit the highways. Visit or dial 511 from any phone for real-
       time traffic information and road condition reports or visit for the latest road reports or listing of
       closed roads during a major flooding event.
     Listen to weather-alert radios to stay informed of flood watches and warnings.
     Also monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet.
     Keep in mind that after a flood, it could be hours, or even days, before emergency personnel are able to reach you.

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Chemical & Hazmat Events
   A major chemical emergency is an accident that releases a hazardous amount of a chemical into the environment. Accidents can
happen underground, on railroad tracks or highways, and at manufacturing plants. These accidents sometimes result in a fire or ex-
plosion, but many times you cannot see or smell anything unusual.
Things To Remember:
    Chemicals are everywhere. They are an important part of life.
    The most common chemical accidents occur in our own homes and can be prevented. The best ways to avoid chemical acci-
      dents at home are to read and follow the directions for use, storage and disposal of the product. Don't mix products, especially
      household cleaning products.
During a Hazmat Event:
    In life-threatening emergencies, call the Poison Control Center, EMS, 911 or the operator immediately. If you witness (or
      smell) a hazardous materials release, call 911.
    If you are told to stay inside, close all windows and vents and turn off all fans, heating or cooling systems. Take family mem-
      bers and pets to a safe room, and listen to emergency broadcast stations for instructions. Seal the room if told to do so.
    If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
    If you find someone who appears to have been injured from chemical exposure, make sure you are not in danger before admin-
      istering first aid.
    Stay away from the incident site to minimize the risk of contamination.
    If you are caught outside during an incident, try to stay upstream, uphill and upwind. Gases and mists are generally heavier
      than air and hazardous materials can quickly be transported by water and wind. In general, try to go at least one-half mile (10
      city blocks) from the danger area. However, for many incidents you will need to go much farther.
    If you are in a motor vehicle, stop and find shelter in a permanent building if possible. If you must remain in your vehicle,
      keep the windows and vents closed and shut off the air conditioner and heater.
    When authorities advise people in your area to leave their shelters, open all doors and windows and turn on the air condition-
      ing and ventilation systems. These measures will flush out any chemicals that infiltrated the building.
    Be aware that a person or item that has been exposed to a hazardous chemical might be contaminated and could contaminate
      other people or items. Follow decontamination instructions from local authorities.
Stay Informed
   In the event of a major chemical emergency, you will be notified by the authorities. To get your attention, a siren could sound,
you might be called by telephone, or emergency personnel might drive by and give instructions over a loudspeaker. Officials could
even come to your door. Listen carefully to radio or television emergency alert stations and strictly follow instructions. Your life
could depend on it.
You Will Be Told:
    The type of health hazard
    The area affected
    How to protect yourself
    Evacuation routes (if necessary)
    Shelter locations
    Type and location of medical facilities
    The phone numbers to call if you need extra help.
    Do not call the telephone company, and do not call EMS, 911, or the operator for information.

Health Threats
Pandemic Flu

     A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza A virus emerges for which there is
little or no immunity in the human population and the virus begins to cause serious illness and then spreads easily person-to-person
worldwide. The federal government, states, communities and industry are taking steps to prepare for and respond to an influenza
     If a pandemic occurs, it is likely to be a prolonged and widespread outbreak that could require temporary changes in many areas
of society, such as schools, work, transportation and other public services. An informed and prepared public can take appropriate
actions to decrease their risk during a pandemic.
   Steps you can take to be prepared:
    Talk with your local public health officials and health care providers, who can supply information about the signs and symp-
toms of a specific disease outbreak and recommend prevention and control actions.
    If you are sick, stay home.

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    Practice good health habits, including eating a balanced diet, exercising daily, and getting sufficient rest. In addition, take
common-sense steps to stop the spread of germs including frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying away
from others as much as possible when you are sick.
    Monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet for information about the pandemic and safety precautions.

    Tsunamis (pronounced soo-ná-mees), also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enor-
mous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. A tsunami can
move hundreds of miles per hour in the open ocean and smash into land with waves as high as 100 feet or more.
    From the area where the tsunami originates, waves travel outward in all directions. Once the wave approaches the shore, it builds
in height. The topography of the coastline and the ocean floor will influence the size of the wave. There may be more than one wave
and the succeeding one may be larger than the one before. That is why a small tsunami at one beach can be a giant wave a few miles
    All tsunamis are potentially dangerous, even though they may not damage every coastline they strike. A tsunami can strike any-
where along most of the U.S. coastline. The most destructive tsunamis have occurred along the coasts of California, Oregon, Wash-
ington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
    Earthquake-induced movement of the ocean floor most often generates tsunamis. If a major earthquake or landslide occurs close
to shore, the first wave in a series could reach the beach in a few minutes, even before a warning is issued. Areas are at greater risk if
they are less than 25 feet above sea level and within a mile of the shoreline. Drowning is the most common cause of death associated
with a tsunami. Tsunami waves and the receding water are very destructive to structures in the run-up zone. Other hazards include
flooding, contamination of drinking water, and fires from gas lines or ruptured tanks.
Know the Terms Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a tsunami hazard:
    Advisory: An earthquake has occurred in the Pacific basin, which might generate a tsunami.
    Watch: A tsunami was or may have been generated, but is at least two hours travel time to the area in Watch status.
    Warning: A tsunami was, or may have been generated, which could cause damage; therefore, people in the warned area are
      strongly advised to evacuate.

Take Protective Measures
During a Tsunami
The following are guidelines for what you should do if a tsunami is likely in your area:
    Turn on your radio to learn if there is a tsunami warning if an earthquake occurs and you are in a coastal area.
   Move inland to higher ground immediately and stay there.

After a Tsunami
The following are guidelines for the period following a tsunami:
 Stay away from flooded and damaged areas until officials say it is safe to return.
 Stay away from debris in the water; it may pose a safety hazard to boats and people.
 Save Yourself - Not Your Possessions
    Like everyone else in Maullin, Chile,, Ramon Atala survived the 1960 Chile earthquake. However, he lost his life trying to save
something from the tsunami that followed. Mt. Atala was Maullin’s most prosperous merchant. Outside of town, he owned a barn
and a plantation of Monterey pine. In town, he owned a pier and at least one large building and also had private quarters in a water-
front warehouse. Mt. Atala entered this warehouse between the first and second wave of the tsunami that struck Maullin. The ware-
house was washed away and his body was never found. It is unclear what he was trying to save. What is clear is that no possession is
worth your life and that it is important to get to higher ground away from the coast and stay there until it is safe to return.

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Hampton Roads evacuation routes
   Hurricane evacuation plans for the 1.5 million residents of Hampton Roads call for residents to leave during two phases. Phase
One will consist primarily of those residing in the cities of Hampton, Poquoson, Virginia Beach and Norfolk and York County.
Phase Two will consist of those residing in the city of Newport News, the remainder of Hampton, and the cities of Chesapeake,
Portsmouth and Suffolk.
    Evacuations can be ordered by local officials if they think an approaching storm will be a safety hazard or cause serious damage.
The Virginia Department of Transportation developed the evacuation plan to minimize problems caused by heavy traffic. To ensure
a successful evacuation residents should leave as early as possible and use routes specified for their
Hampton Roads: Phase I
   Virginia Beach: Individuals residing south of Route 44 and along the Oceanfront will use I-64
towards Suffolk. Individuals residing north of Route 44 will use I-64 West towards Richmond.
    Norfolk: Individuals residing east of I-64 (outside of interstate loop) will use I-64 west toward
      Richmond. Individuals residing west of I-64 (inside the interstate loop) will use I-64 toward
      Suffolk. Hampton: Individuals residing in the area of King Street and north of Pembroke Avenue will use I-64 toward Rich-
      mond. Individuals residing east of King Street and south of Pembroke Avenue (including Fort Monroe) will use Mercury
      Boulevard to the James River Bridge to Route 258/32 in Isle of Wight County or Route 60 West. Individuals residing north of
      Mercury Boulevard between King Street and Armistead Avenue, (in the vicinity of Langley Air Force Base) will take Ar-
      mistead Avenue to Magruder Boulevard and use Route 17 north toward Gloucester County.
    Langley Air Force Base: Evacuate out of the west gate toward Magruder Boulevard, then south to I-64 east, to Mercury Boule-
      vard to the James River Bridge. Individuals will follow that route to their evacuation assembly area at Ft. Pickett Army Bar-
    Poquoson and York County: All residents will use Route 17 north toward Gloucester County.
      Residents also may use Victory Boulevard to I-64 west toward Richmond.
Hampton Roads: Phase II
     Portsmouth: Individuals residing north of I-264 will use Route 17 north to Route 258/32 south in
Isle of Wight County; Route 337 west and I-664 north to Route 17 north, then to Route 10 west to-
ward Smithfield. Individuals residing south of I-264 will use Airline Boulevard to Route 58/460 west
toward Suffolk.
    Chesapeake: All residents will use I-64, I-264 or I-664 to Route 58/460 toward Suffolk.
    Suffolk: Residents north of Route 125 will use Route 17 north, to Route 258/32 to Route 10 west toward Smithfield.

    Newport News: All residents will use Jefferson Avenue, Rochambeau Drive, Route 755 or Route 30 to Route 60 west toward
      Richmond. Hampton: Individuals residing west of King Street and south of Mercury Boulevard will use I-64 west toward
      Richmond. Individuals residing west of Armistead Avenue and north of Mercury Boulevard will use Route 17 north toward
      Gloucester County.
Evacuation routes for other parts of Eastern Virginia:
    Middle Peninsula - Individuals residing in Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex counties will
      evacuate along Route 17 north.
    Northern Neck - Individuals residing in Northumberland, Westmoreland, Lancaster and Rich-
      mond counties will evacuate along Route 202 and 203 to Route 3 north toward Fredericksburg.
    Eastern Shore - All residents of Northampton and Accomack counties will use Route 13 north as the evacuation route. The
      Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is not an evacuation route.

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Cross Section of a Hurricane

1. Outflow -              The high level clouds moving clockwise out away from the
hurricane at heights of over 35,000 feet. These clouds are indicative of air spread-
ing out over the top of the storm, which is essential to its development.
                                                                                            Military specific Information

                                                                                                When the order to evacuate occurs,
                                                                                            military personnel along with their fami-
2. Feeder Bands -                  These are squally bands of showers characterized by      lies, will evacuate to designated safe ha-
strong gusty winds and heavy rains. These bands become more pronounced as the
storm intensifies, and are fed by the warm ocean.                                           ven areas. Evacuation orders will be
                                                                                            prepared and provided by FISCN. If
                                                                                            member and family is evacuated without
                                                                                            orders, the member must retain all re-
3. The Eyewall -                A band of clouds, strong winds and heavy rains sur-
                                                                                            ceipts for reimbursement upon "all clear,
rounding the eye of the storm. At the eyewall, there is rapid movement of air to-
ward the center and upward into the cloud.                                                  safe to return" is given. In addition to
                                                                                            informing their chain of command of the
                                                                                            relocation intentions, all military mem-
4. The Eye - What goes up must come down, so with the violent rising air                    bers       will     log     into      the
converging toward the storm center at the eye, sinking air develops within. This air web portal
dries out, creating the clear, calm eye. Winds are very light here since the focus of       and provide relocation information as
convergence and hence strong winds are in the eyewall.

                                                                                                Command Duty Officer's (CDO) and
   The Storm Surge                                                                          Assistant CDO's (ACDO) need to have a
                                                                                            good working knowledge of the Com-
                                                                                            mand Destructive Weather Plan
                                                                                            (FISCNORVA INST 3140.1U)and the
                                                                                            Continuity of Operations Plan (FISCN
                                                                                            INST 3020.1). The CDO and ACDO
                                                                                            will remain onboard at the Executive
    Low                                                                       pres-         Officer's discretion.
sure in the hurricane can act as a plunger, slightly pulling up the water level. How-
ever, the components that contribute to the greatest storm surge affect are the
winds blowing to the left side of the storm and the topography of the land as the
storm makes land fall. The strongest surge comes ashore just to the right of the eye,
where the fierce hurricane winds are blowing toward land. Winds on the left side
of the storm might actually cause the water level to run slightly lower than normal.
Higher water level allows waves to strike farther inland, causing massive property

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   Summary of Leave Benefits for Department of of the Navy Civilian Employee
                Affected By Severe Weather or Other Emergency Situations

    This is a brief summary and explana-        a. Regular duty status. When a civil-            b. Administrative (Group) Dis-
tion of the many pay and leave benefits     ian employee is required to evacuate un-       missal Order. When employees are not
and flexibilities that currently exist to   der CONUS evacuation orders due to an          required to evacuate, but the effects of
help Department of the Navy activities      emergency situation, he/she is not placed      the emergency situation warrant closing
and employees who must cope with a          on administrative leave or excused ab-         of an activity, commanders/activity heads
severe weather emergency or other emer-     sence. Instead the evacuated employees         are authorized to issue administrative
gency situation and its aftermath.          remain responsible for performing any          group dismissal orders (commonly re-
                                            work considered necessary during the           ferred to as placing employees on admin-
                                            period of evacuation without regard to         istrative leave). DoD 1400.25-M, Civil-
     SPECIAL NOTE: An official              grade level or normal job responsibilities.    ian Personnel Manual, Subchapter 610,
 DOD or DON-generated evacuation            While under evacuation orders, employ-         Hours of Duty.
 order (relatively rare) will dramati-      ees continue to receive regular pay                  c. Excused Absence Authority.
 cally change entitlements for civilian     (including differentials and regular pre-      During periods of evacuation, or after
 employees. Before making decisions         mi um pa y), comm onl y cal l ed               expiration of an administrative dismissal
 about pay and leave entitlements,          “evacuation pay”, until orders terminate       order, commanders/activity heads may
 determine whether or not employees         or employee disqualifies himself.              exercise their broad discretion to grant
 are under qualifying evacuation or-
                                                For the period covered by any              excused absence (excusal from duty
 ders. Further, an Emergency Leave
                                            evacuation payments, the employee must         without loss of pay or charge to leave) to
 Transfer Program is available only
                                            be considered as performing active Fed-        individual employees who are unable to
 when authorized by the President of
                                            eral service in his or her position without    report for work at an alternate duty sta-
 the United States and established by
                                            a break in service. (See 5 U.S.C. 5523         tion due to hardship caused by the disas-
 the U.S. Office of Personnel Man-
                                            (c).) Employees who do not receive             ter or to support relief efforts. These
 agement for the instant emergency.                                                        determinations are made on an individ-
                                            evacuation payments may be granted
                                            excused absence during the period of           ual, case-by-case basis.
    For more in depth information, you      emergency.                                           (1) Management officials at the ac-
may refer to the Office of Personnel            If an employee is covered by an offi-      tivity level having approval authority for
Management’s Handbook on Pay and            cial evacuation order and is prevented         granting excused absence should review
Leave Benefits for Federal Employees        from performing the regular duties of his/     all requests for excused absence and
Affected by Severe Weather Emergencies      her position, he may continue to receive       make individual approval decisions based
or other Emergency Situations at http://    pay, commonly known as "evacuation             on the specific circumstances of each You may also access        pay," without charge to leave, for up to       employee’s situation. The extent of the
Department of Defense disaster prepared-    thirteen pay periods unless: a) the activity   employee’s hardship/emergency, and
ness policies at   establishes an alternate work site for you;    operational and budget implications, can
disasters.                                  b) the evacuation order is terminated and      be used to determine the amount of ab-
                                            the employee is directed to return to the      sence to excuse.
                                            official duty station; c) he fails to per-            (2) Management officials also have
                                            form assigned work while evacuated; or         the authority to approve excused absence
                                            d) he resigns/retires from the Department.     without a specific request from an em-
ALS, AND EXCUSED ABSENCE ON                     If an employee is prevented from           ployee when they determine that the em-
INDIVIDUAL BASES                            returning to work after an evacuation          ployee’s situation warrants it.
                                            order is terminated or an alternate duty             (3) The Department of the Navy
                                            station is established, he is no longer eli-   strongly encourages local management
    The life-threatening nature of emer-    gible for evacuation pay. However, the         officials to grant excused absence to em-
gency situations can be the impetus for     activity may grant excused absence or the      ployees who have been requested by fed-
the rare issuance of Department of De-      employee may be granted annual leave,          eral, state, or other officials having juris-
fense or Department of the Navy evacua-     sick leave or leave without pay, (or ad-       diction to assist in authorized emergency
tion orders of civilian employees from      vanced leave under an Emergency Leave          law enforcement, relief, and clean-up
duty stations in the Continental United     Transfer Program (ELTP) when such              efforts in affected communities. Employ-
States (CONUS). An employee under           ELTP is declared by OPM for the spe-           ees called upon by relief agencies that
CONUS evacuation orders should be           cific emergency), subject to local leave       have jurisdiction in disaster relief, such
carried in a regular duty status (not ex-   approval procedures and various entitle-       as the American Red Cross, may be
cused absence or administrative leave),     ment provisions such as the Family and         granted a reasonable amount of excused
and receives regular pay, commonly          Medical Leave Act (FMLA).                      absence to be determined by local man-
known as “evacuation pay”.
                                                                                           agement officials.

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ANNUAL LEAVE                                   LEAVE WITHOUT PAY (LWOP)                       TIME OFF TO PARTICIPATE IN
                                                                                              VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
    An employee may use annual leave               Leave without pay (LWOP) is a tem-
for vacations, rest and relaxation, and        porary nonpay status and absence from               Employees seeking to participate in
personal business or emergencies. An           duty that, in most cases, is granted at the    volunteer activities during basic working
employee has a right to take annual leave,     employee's request. In most instances,         hours may be granted annual leave, leave
subject to the right of the supervisor to      granting LWOP is a matter of supervisory       without pay, compensatory time off,
schedule the time at which annual leave        discretion. Employees, however, have an        credit hours or, in very limited and unique
may be taken. An employee will receive         entitlement to LWOP in the following           circumstances, excused absence, as dis-
a lump-sum payment for accumulated and         situations:                                    cussed below.
accrued annual leave when he or she               (a) The Family and Medical Leave Act             While the Department of the Navy
separates from Federal service or enters       of 1993 (Public Law 103-3, February 5,         strongly encourages local management
on active duty in the armed forces and         1993), provides covered employees with         officials to grant excused absence to those
elects to receive a lump-sum payment. 5        an entitlement to a total of up to 12 weeks    employees who are requested by author-
C.F.R. 630, Subpart C.                         of unpaid leave (LWOP) during any 12-          ized disaster officials to assist in law en-
                                               month period for certain family and medi-      forcement and relief efforts, activities are
SICK LEAVE                                     cal needs. 5 C.F.R. 630, Subpart L.            also encouraged, whenever possible, to
                                                  (b) The Uniformed Services Employ-          act favorably upon requests for time off
    An employee may use sick leave for                                                        (such as annual leave, LWOP, credit
                                               ment and Reemployment Rights Act of
personal medical needs, care of a family                                                      hours) by employees who offer to per-
                                               1994 (Public Law 103-353) provides em-
member, bereavement purposes, care of a                                                       form volunteer services.
                                               ployees with an entitlement to LWOP
family member with a serious health con-
                                               when employment with an employer is                 In limited situations, excused absence
dition or for adoption-related purposes.
                                               interrupted by a period of service in the      may be granted for volunteer activities
For details about the family friendly and
                                               uniformed service. 5 CFR 353.106.              satisfy one or more of the following crite-
personal use of sick leave see OPM’s web
                                                  (c) Executive Order 5396, July 17,          ria:
site at
HTML/sicklv.asp. 5 C.F.R. 630, Subpart         1930, provides that disabled veterans are         (a) the absence is directly related to the
D.                                             entitled to LWOP for necessary medical         department or agency’s mission;
                                               treatment.                                        (b) the absence is officially sponsored
                                                  (d) Employees may not be in a pay           or sanctioned by the head of the depart-
                                               status while receiving workers' compen-        ment or agency;
LEAVE                                          sation payments from the Department of
                                                                                                (c) the absence will clearly enhance the
    Activity heads may grant advance           Labor.
                                                                                              professional development or skills of the
annual leave at their discretion when                                                         employee in his or her current position;
there is reasonable assurance that the em-     FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE                       or
ployee will remain employed for a suffi-       ACT (FMLA)
cient time to pay back the advanced                                                             (d) the absence is brief and is deter-
leave. The amount of annual leave that             The FMLA entitled an employee to           mined to be in the interest of the agency.
may be advanced is limited to the amount       unpaid leave, for a total of up to 12 work-    Activities should review their internal
of leave an employee would accrue in the       weeks in any 12-month period. Can be           guidance on excused absence and appli-
remainder of the current leave year which      granted for situations necessitated by the     cable collective bargaining agreements.
ends 5 January 2008. Employees do not          birth of, or to care for, a newborn child:
have an entitlement to advance annual          the placement of a child with the em-
leave.                                         ployee, for adoption or foster care: to care   EMERGENCY LEAVE TRANSFER
    Activity heads have the discretion to      for the serious illness of a family member     PROGRAM (ELTP)
authorize a maximum of 30 days of ad-          (child, spouse, or parent) who is incapaci-
vance sick leave to an employee with a         tated or who is receiving medical treat-
medical emergency or for purposes re-          ment: or when the employee’s own health            Section 6391 of title 5, United States
lated to the adoption of a child. A maxi-      problems precludes performance of the          Code, provides that in the event of a ma-
mum of 5 days of sick leave may be ad-         employee’s duties.                             jor disaster or emergency, as declared by
vanced for family care or bereavement              Unpaid leave under the FMLA can be         the President, that results in severe ad-
purposes. When and if an Emergency             used “all at once”, intermittently, or to      verse effects for a substantial number of
Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) is estab-        enable the employee to work a part-time        Federal employees, the President may
lished for a specific disaster or emergency    schedule. Accrued annual or sick leave         direct the Office of Personnel Manage-
situation, an approved ELTP recipient          may be used in lieu of unpaid leave. 5         ment (OPM) to establish an emergency
may be authorized advance annual or sick       C.F.R. 630, Subpart L.                         leave transfer program under which an
leave without regard to accrued leave                                                         employee in an executive agency may
balances until donated leave can be sub-                                                      donate annual leave for transfer to em-
stituted for advance leave.                                                                   ployees of the agency or to employees in
                                                                                              other agencies who are adversely affected
                                                                                              by such disaster or emergency. This per-

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mits civilian employees to donate up to       RESTORATION OF EXCESS AN-                       could not be rescheduled for use before
104 hours of accrued annual leave to a        NUAL LEAVE (USE OR LOSE                         the end of the leave year.
leave bank, for transfer to and usage by      LEAVE)                                              Activity heads may consider for resto-
other DON employees who were ad-                                                              ration annual leave that was forfeited due
versely affected by the declared emer-            The Department of Defense advises
                                              that no changes have been made to exist-        to an exigency of the public business or
gency and/or its aftermath. An employee                                                       sickness of the employee ONLY if the
will be considered “adversely affected” if    ing excess leave restoration policies, and
                                              if any changes are made, such as the Y2K        annual leave was scheduled in writing
the emergency situation has caused se-                                                        before the start of the third biweekly pay
vere hardship to the employee, or a fam-      provision in 2000, OPM would issue no-
                                              tice to agencies. We expect no changes          period prior to the end of the leave year.
ily member of the employee, to such an
extent that the employee’s absence from       to the leave restoration policy in response         For leave year 2009, the "use or lose"
work is required.                             to the California wildfires, however.           annual leave must be scheduled on or
                                                  In short, naval activity heads have         before 24 November 2009. The current
    ELPT differs from the VOLUNTARY                                                           leave year ends 5 January 2010.
LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM                        been delegated the authority to restore
(VLTP). VLTP leave donations are              annual leave that was forfeited because it
granted to a specific, individual fellow      was in excess of the maximum leave ceil-        MILITARY LEAVE
employee, on the basis of demonstrated        ings (i.e., 30, 45, or 90 days) if the leave
need by that fellow employee. ELTP, by        was forfeited because of (1) an adminis-            An employee is entitled to time off at
contrast, creates a “bank” of donated         trative error, (2) exigency of the public       full pay for certain types of active or inac-
leave, which can be potentially utilized      business, or (3) sickness of the employee.      tive duty in the National Guard or as a
by all DON employees adversely affected       The restored leave is maintained by             Reserve of the Armed Forces.
by the specific emergency authorized by       DFAS in a separate leave account.               Coverage
the President. (So far, only the terror            (1) Administrative error. The activ-
attacks of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina         ity head determines what constitutes an            Any full-time Federal civilian em-
have resulted in an ELTP authorization).                                                      ployee whose appointment is not limited
                                              administrative error.
Approved recipients may receive up to                                                         to 1 year is entitled to military leave.
                                                       (2) Exigency of the Public Busi-       Military leave under 5 U.S.C. 6323(a) is
240 hours of donated emergency leave          ness. The activity head determines that
per leave year. An employee is not re-                                                        prorated for part-time career employees
                                              an exigency, i.e., an urgent need for the       and employees on an uncommon tour of
quired to exhaust other available leave       employee to be at work is of major im-
before receiving donated leave under the                                                      duty.
                                              portance and that excess annual leave
ELTP.                                                                                         Types of Military Leave
                                              cannot be used. The urgent need for the
    Also, under ELTP, an approved emer-       employee to be at work may stem from a              5 U.S.C. 6323 (a) provides 15 days
gency leave recipient can be advanced         variety of hurricane/disaster-related           per fiscal year for active duty, active duty
sick and annual leave WITHOUT regard          causes; however, the key is that an exi-        training, and inactive duty training. An
to the recipient’s leave balances. Leave      gency of the public business occurs when        employee can carry over a maximum of
donations can then be used to liquidate       there is a pressing need for an employee’s      15 days into the next fiscal year.
the advanced leave debt.                      service and his or her pre-approved an-
                                                                                                  Inactive Duty Training is authorized
                                              nual leave must be canceled because there
                                                                                              training performed by members of a Re-
                                              are no other practical alternatives avail-
VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER                                                                      serve component not on active duty and
                                              able to accomplish the work by a given
PROGRAM                                                                                       performed in connection with the pre-
                                              deadline. An employee's use of earned
                                                                                              scribed activities of the Reserve compo-
    An employee may donate annual             compensatory time off, or credit hours, or
                                                                                              nent. It consists of regularly scheduled
leave directly to another Federal em-         excused absence, does not constitute an
                                                                                              unit training periods, additional training
ployee who has a personal or family           exigency of the public business for which       periods, and equivalent training. For fur-
medical emergency and who has ex-             excess annual leave, which is forfeited
                                                                                              ther information, see Department of De-
hausted his or her available paid             can be restored.
                                                                                              fense Instruction Number 1215.6.
leave. Each agency must administer a                   (3) Sickness. The activity head
voluntary leave transfer program for its                                                          5 U.S.C. 6323 (b) provides 22 work-
                                              determines that the annual leave was for-
employees. There is no limit on the                                                           days per calendar year for emergency
                                              feited because of a period of absence due
amount of donated annual leave a leave                                                        duty as ordered by the President, the Sec-
                                              to an employee's sickness or injury that
recipient may receive from the leave do-                                                      retary of Defense, or a State Governor.
                                              occurred late in the leave year or was of       This leave is provided for employees who
nor(s). However, any unused donated           such duration that the excess annual leave
leave must be returned to the leave donor                                                     perform military duties in support of civil
                                              could not be rescheduled for use before
                                                                                              authorities in the protection of life and
(s) when the medical emergency ends.          the end of the leave year or was of such
                                                                                              property or who perform full-time mili-
    Employees may be eligible to donate/      duration that the excess annual leave
                                                                                              tary service as a result of a call or order to
receive leave under either an approved        could not be rescheduled for use before
                                                                                              active duty in support of a contingency
Emergency Leave Transfer Program or           the end of the leave year. Disaster or
                                                                                              operation* as defined in section 101(a)
the general Voluntary Leave Transfer          emergency situation aftermaths may cre-
                                                                                              (13) of title 10, United States Code.
Program, or both. 5 C.F.R. 630, Subpart       ate sickness or injury that could result in a
                                              determination that excess annual leave              5 U.S.C. 6323(c) provides unlimited
                                             Supply Chest/Special Weather Edition/Page 14
military leave to members of the National
Guard of the District of Columbia for
certain types of duty ordered or author-
                                                        Major Storm                          (2) Tropical Storm:
ized under title 39 of the District of Co-          Readiness Conditions                     A tropical cyclone with winds speeds
lumbia Code.                                                                                 from 34-63 knots
    5 U.S.C. 6323(d) provides that Re-         Tropical Cyclone Condition 5:
serve and National Guard Technicians
only are entitled to 44 workdays of mili-      Destructive winds associated with a           (3) Hurricanes:
tary leave for duties overseas under cer-      tropical cyclone are possible within          A tropical cyclone with winds speeds
tain conditions.                               48 hours                                      of 64 knots or greater
    * The term "contingency operation"
means a military operation that –
                                               Tropical Cyclone Conditions 4:                Category 1
    (a) is designated by the Secretary of
Defense as an operation in which mem-          Destructive winds associated with a           Winds of 64 to 82 knots (74-95 mph)
bers of the armed forces are or may be-        tropical cyclone are possible within          storm surge of 4-5 feet above normal
come involved in military actions, opera-      72 hours
tions, or hostilities against an enemy of
the United States or against an opposing                                                     Category 2
military force; or                             Tropical Cyclone Condition 3:
                                                                                             Winds of 83-95 knots (96-110 mph)
    (b) results in the call or order to, or    Destructive winds between 34 and 63           storm surge of 9-12 feet above normal
retention on, active duty of members of        knots are anticipated within 48 hours
the uniformed services under section 688,
12301(a), 12302, 12304, 12305, or 12406                                                      Category 3
of title 10, United States Code, chapter 15    Tropical Cyclone Condition 2:
of title 10, United States Code, or any                                                      Winds of 96-113 knots (111-130
other provision of law during a war or         Destructive winds between 34 and 63           mph) storm surge 13-18 feet above
during a national emergency declared by        knots are anticipated within 24 hours         normal
the President or Congress.
                                               Tropical Cyclone Condition 1:                 Category 4
DAYS OF LEAVE                                  Destructive winds between 34 and 63           Winds of 114-135 knots (131-155
                                               knots are anticipated within 12 hours         mph) storm surge 13-18 feet above
    Military leave should be credited to a                                                   normal
full-time employee on the basis of an 8-
hour workday. The minimum charge to                 Major Cyclonic Storms
leave is 1 hour. An employee may be                                                          Category 5
charged military leave only for hours
that the employee would otherwise              (1) Tropical Depression:                      Winds of 135 knots ( above 155 mph)
have worked and received pay.                                                                storm surge more that 18 feet above
                                               A tropical cyclone with a wind speed          normal
                                               of 33 knots

Please contact your servic-
ing Human Resources Of-
fice for advice and assis-
tance on details of the vari-
ous leave provisions, local
policy and procedures, and
collective bargaining provi-

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