recall of Special Operations Group, staffing of 2 SOG crews 24/7 from sunday until tuesday, additional staffing on rescue crew, OT approved for additional dispatchers, OT approved for all open shifts, other than that, business as usual.
I volunteer for MRC, got an email saying that we could be mobilized for a field hospital/medical support at shelters.
I volunteer for an Ambulance Corps I just got an email we are on 24 hour storm coverage from Sunday on.
It was an interesting night here. Wind and rain bands and a Friday night made for a busy night on the streets. We escaped the worst of it, though my yard is covered in palm fronds and tree branches. To all those that will meet Sandy soon, stay safe and make sure you have your home disaster plan in order. As for me I'm going surfung!!!
1. Car that runs: check
2. Full tank of gas: check
3. Cash: check
4. Know at least two ways to get out of Dodge to safety/high ground: check
a. If you have pets, then to a pet friendly site: check
5. Couple days' water, food, meds, sanitary supplies in the car: check
6. Know when to jump: what are you doing sitting there reading this?
Noguchi-sensei said the best defense is not to be there when the blow falls...or, in this case, when the Fall blows.
We're at level 3 EOC activation. Tomorrow our shelters are opening, evacuations are going to occur, I believe we'll up staff EMS too. Everyone called in for tomorrow has a cot and a 36 hour bag ready... The volunteer departments are all bunkering up for the remainder of the weekend too.
On Duty for my Job (HR Manager for a Food Manufacturing Plant) watching the storm and meeting with our Issue/Crisis team two times today and two times tomorrow. Will watch and wait. As for my Volunteer Duties, ready and waiting for activation.