Saturday, September 03, 2005

FM 100-19: Domestic Support Operations 
For those inclined to educate themselves, here is the doctrine.

One thing I just noticed:

The hurricane struck just at the boundary of two of the ten FEMA districts. The boundary between region IV and VI runs along the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Although it means more prestockage is available to the general area, it does complicate the process of prioritizing needs and coordinating early on.

The other thing to keep in mind: Road conditions, I believe, are far worse between Mississippi and its FEMA depot in Atlanta than they are between Louisiana and Texas. At least that's the anecdotal evidence I'm hearing.

Something to keep in mind.

Check out the discussion of the roles of different authorities and agencies in Chapter II!


Based on where the hurricane hit, the anecdotal evidence of road damage makes sense.
FM 100-19 last published in 1993. Right after Andrew? Probably has good stuff for the time, but definitely time for an update. Technological advances in communication systems alone justify a reprint.
Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!
For the next hurricane relief concert ; the easy way to keep going.
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