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FEMA Releases New Dam Emergency Planning Guide
« on: January 06, 2020, 01:09:16 pm »
Hot off the Press for 2020... something some of us should consider reading with all of the Unsafe Erie Canal Embankment Dams in our communities.

National Dam Safety Program releases the Dam Incident Planning Guide

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)   

Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 9:14 AM
Reply-To: fema@service.govdelivery.com

National Dam Safety Program releases the Dam Incident Planning Guide


https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/184884?utm_source=GD&utm_medium=ces&utm_campaign=incidentannex


FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) has released its newest publication - Emergency Operations Planning: Dam Incident Planning Guide. The Dam Incident Planning Guide supports state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers in planning for dam incidents and failures by summarizing the concepts that a community should consider when creating dam incident-specific elements of local emergency operations plans. This Guide builds on the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans. It also provides guidance for dam owners and operators on how to engage with emergency managers prior to an incident to ensure a well-coordinated response.

This Guide is intended to help community planners create a plan to respond to dam incidents that take place in, or affect, their communities. Some communities will choose to address dam incidents in an annex to their emergency operations plan or comprehensive emergency management plan or as an appendix to other base planning products, or they will create a stand-alone dam incident plan. A general template is included in Appendix A for a community dam incident plan that can be adapted to meet each community’s needs.

The NDSP offers a Dam Safety Collaborative Technical Assistance (CTA) program. Through this program, emergency managers work collaboratively with neighboring communities, agencies, and the private sector to gain a detailed understanding of the risks they face from local and regional dams and how those risks can be addressed. A key product of the CTA program is a completed dam incident plan or annex, which this guide has been produced to inform this process and help dam owners and operators to engage with emergency managers prior to an incident to ensure a well-coordinated response.

Learn more!
For more information on the Dam Incident Planning Guide, please visit https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/184884

To learn more about the National Dam Safety Program, please visit https://www.fema.gov/national-dam-safety-program

For a list of Dam Safety Technical Manuals and Guides, please visit https://www.fema.gov/technical-manuals-and-guides
« Last Edit: January 06, 2020, 01:10:47 pm by Doug K »

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