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Please find below informaiton about a Sheltering Class being offered on May 17, 2018.
If there are any quesitons please contact Lisa Jackson
Link to register:
Shelter Operations and Functional Needs
This 4-hour course provides an overview of Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) for general population shelters, referencing FEMA’s Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters, as well as other sources. The course provides an awareness-level overview for trained shelter staff in the basic shelter operations concepts related to the provision of FNSS that general shelter line level workers and supervisors may encounter during shelter operations. Provision of FNSS enables individuals to maintain their independence in a general population shelter. Individuals requiring FNSS may have physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Others that may benefit from FNSS include women in later stages of pregnancy, elders, children, and people needing bariatric equipment.
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Medical Reserve Corps Director/Coordinator
Please find attached agenda for 3B Coaltion MeetingMore
DATE: March 21, 2018
TIME: 7:30 AM
SUBJECT: Nor’easter Today into early Thursday
The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the potential for heavy snow, high winds, and minor to moderate coastal flooding today into Thursday. Despite this storm occurring less than 24 hours away, there is still some uncertainty, especially with the snowfall forecast. Marginal temperatures and dry air intruding into the region may lower snowfall amounts.
* Snow will begin early Wednesday and will be heaviest early Wednesday evening before tapering off Thursday morning.
* The heavy snowfall axis will line up somewhere across southern CT, into RI and southeast MA.
* There is the potential for snowfall rates near 1 to possibly 2 inches an hour after sunset lasting into the overnight hours.
* Snow consistency will be on the wetter side, so there is the potential for some isolated power outages, however it will probably not be to the extent that we have seen with our past storms.
* 1-4 inches for western MA; 4-6 inches for central and northeastern MA; 6-8 inches for Boston into southeastern MA, with pockets of 8-12 inches in northern Bristol and southern Norfolk county; and 1-4 inches on the Cape and Islands.
* Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for southern Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes counties. the South Coast of Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
* Winter Weather Advisories has been issued for southern Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex, northern and central Worcester and Essex counties.
* Northeast to north winds may gust to 45-55 mph along the immediate MA coast, and 55-60 mph on the Cape and Islands. Winds may gust to 25-35 mph farther inland across the remainder of the region.
* High Wind Warnings have been issued for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
* Wind Advisories have been issued for the coastline as well as Plymouth and southern Bristol counties.
* Overall expect widespread minor coastal flooding with pockets of moderate flooding for the early Thursday morning high tide (between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.)
* A Coastal Flood Watch has been issued for east- and north-facing shorelines for the early Thursday morning high tide cycle.
Storm Warnings are in affect for the southern outer coastal waters, and Gale Warnings elsewhere.
There is a potential for scattered power outages, especially in eastern MA and the Cape and Islands due to the likelihood of heavy snowfall and/or strong winds impacting these regions.
Watches, Warnings, Advisories (as of 4 AM):
Wind Advisory Issued: March 21 at 4:03AM EDT
Expiring: March 22 at 8:00AM EDT <https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=MA125A98DE93EC.WindAdvisory.125A98EE7140MA.BOXNPWBOX.9397d23859715053871aad9995e3a807>
DATE: March 20, 2018
TIME: 6:45 AM
SUBJECT: Anticipated Nor’easter Wednesday into Thursday
The National Weather Service is increasingly confident that the Commonwealth will be impacted by a nor’easter beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. This storm will bring 8 inches – and possibly areas of 10-14 inches – of snow from Springfield east, with areas of western MA seeing 2-6 inches. Additionally, coastal Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands will experience strong winds. Minor to moderate coastal flooding with areas of moderate to severe erosion is expected for north- and east-facing shores south of Boston for the early Tuesday morning high tide cycle.
DATE: March 19, 2018
TIME: 7:00 AM
SUBJECT: Potential Nor’easter Wednesday into Thursday
The National Weather Service has low but increasing confidence that portions of the Commonwealth will see periods of accumulating snowfall and strong winds Wednesday into Thursday. Although there is still too much uncertainty for exact snowfall amounts, at this time the area with the highest confidence for the highest snowfall totals is along and southeast of the I-95 corridor; this may shift over the coming days.
Potential impacts include:
Region 3 HMCC
Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition: Planning & Operations Coordinator
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Planning & Operation Coordinator will report to the Program Manager to perform professional, technical and administrative work for the HMCC to fulfill the requirements of the HMCC workplan deliverables. Share in being the on-call Duty Officer for Region 3 HMCC, providing 24/7/365 coverage. This position will require the Planning & Operation Coordinator to work with all the core disciplines to create, exercise, update, and maintain a regional coordination plan working with limited supervision and be able to work independently.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Please submit resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Robert at [email protected] by March 26, 2018
On behalf of HMCC Region 3 Jennifer Connolly, CEO of the International Institute of Greater Lawrence as the sponsoring organization for the HMCC and with the support of OPEM, it is with great pleased to announce that Elizabeth Robert the Planning and Operations Coordinator has accepted the role and duties of the HMCC Region 3 Program Manager effective April 1, 2018. Elizabeth spent 8 years in the United States Army working as a Logistics Captain and holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management. Elizabeth brings over 8 years of experience and knowledge in collaborating with multiple entities on planning, integrating and executing support and sustainment operations that have supported well over thousands of individuals at times. Effective April 1, 2018 Elizabeth will be hard at work managing both roles as we look to fill the vacancy in the Planning and Operations Coordinator.
Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth to his new role as we continue to grow and build the Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition in collaboration with our local, regional, state, federal partners and disciplines.
Feel free to reach out to Jennifer with any questions
Jennifer Connolly, CEO
International Institute of Greater Lawrence
HMCC Region 3 Sponsoring organization
125 Amesbury St
Lawrence, MA 01840
DATE: March 13, 2018
TIME: 10:15 AM
SUBJECT: March 13, 2018 Winter Storm: Power Outage Update
Wetter, heavier snow along and southeast of the Boston – Providence corridor, coupled with 50-65 mph wind gusts, will result in an enhanced risk for tree damage and power outages. The greatest risk for power outages remains across southeast Plymouth County and the Cape and Islands where the heavy wet snow and strong winds will persist the longest. The wet snow along the Boston to Providence corridor will become drier as the day goes on, but initially the wet snow and strong winds may result in an increased likelihood of power outages in this area.
Outside of this area, the snow is expected to be much drier in nature compared to the last storm, so widespread tree damage/power outages are NOT expected in this area. Isolated power outages are still possible along the coast from strong winds.
Travel conditions are anticipated to be difficult for restoration crews and forecast wind gusts may impede restoration efforts.
Eversource and National Grid have representatives present along with DPU at the SEOC.
There are a total of 108,925 customer outages statewide as of 10:15 AM.
* National Grid: 41,146
* Eversource East: 67,779
* Eversource West: 0
* Unitil: 0
DATE: March 12, 2018
TIME: 6:30 AM
SUBJECT: Major Winter Storm Today
Snowfall has begun falling across Massachusetts, and will ramp up in intensity over the coming hours, with snowfall rates of 1-3” per hour possible in the eastern portion of the state through the afternoon. Areas with Blizzard Warnings posted will see blizzard or near-blizzard conditions during this peak timeframe. Heavy snow is expected to end statewide by late afternoon, but snow showers will continue through the evening, ending from southwest to northeast beginning around 7 PM, ending in Springfield around 10 PM, in Boston around 5 AM Wednesday, and persisting into the Wednesday morning commute in the Worcester Hills and far northeastern Massachusetts. The consistency of the snow is expected to be much drier across the state, with the exception of southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands, where snow could be heavy and wet. All of coastal Massachusetts, Plymouth county, the Cape and Islands will experience strong to damaging winds, with gusts up to 60 mph on the northeastern coastline and up to 65 mph along the Cape and Islands. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Blizzard Warning for all of coastal Massachusetts, Plymouth county, the Cape and Islands, a Winter Storm Warning for the remainder of the state, and Coastal Flood Warnings for ocean-exposed shores from Hull to Plymouth, Cape Cod, and Nantucket, and a Coastal Flood Advisory for Dukes and Essex counties.
The following is a summary of the 5:00 AM briefing from the National Weather Service:
Heavy Snow/Potential Impacts:
Strong Wind Potential:
Power Outage Threat: