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Disaster Preparedness Program Presents at South Carolina Hurricane Task Force

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 — On November 5, Charles Grisafi, Southeast Regional Preparedness Coordinator, was a guest speaker representing the NOAA Disaster Preparedness Program at a South Carolina Hurricane Task Force virtual meeting hosted by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

The South Carolina Hurricane Task Force includes the SCEMD; federal agencies including the NOAA National Ocean Service and National Weather Service; County emergency managers; and the State Emergency Response Team which is made up of members from various state agencies who have dedicated roles in emergency operations.

During the November task force meeting, Charles presented an overview of Disaster Preparedness Program capabilities and services throughout the emergency management cycle, including preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; and highlighted how the Program can support federal, state, and local partners in South Carolina and throughout the Southeast.

Charles also discussed the services each National Ocean Service program office can provide during a disaster response, including coastal inundation data and mapping tools, aerial imagery collection, geodetic surveys, hydrographic services, oil and chemical spill scientific support, and marine debris emergency response services. The presentation concluded with an overview of the six Federal Emergency Management Agency approved National Ocean Service Pre-Scripted Mission Assignments in support of disaster response.

The next Hurricane Task Force meeting will be held in February, 2021.

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Last updated Friday, November 13, 2020 4:13pm PST