Hurricane Plan

 

FLWG-CAP HURPLAN General Planning  Assumptions

The principal assumptions underlying the Concept of Operations for the FLWG-CAP Hurricane Plan are:

•  Activation of this procedure in part, or in total, will occur for all tropical weather systems which could impact any portion of the state of Florida.

•  A Hazard Planning Cell (HPC) will be activated to implement portions of this plan. The HPC will be composed members from command and senior staff, as well as public affairs and the chaplain staff.

•  Some tropical weather systems may necessitate state ordered evacuation and sheltering operations involving multiple counties that could adversely impact CAP emergency services operations due to displacement of personnel and resources.

•  The need to implement certain aspects of the plan, such as opening bases in non- threatened areas, evacuating aircraft and vehicles, activating the Hurricane Net, opening CAP staging areas, and implementing Continuity of Operations plans may vary based on the specific hazard, degree of vulnerability, and projected area of impact.

•  The evacuation of aircraft from vulnerable areas will stress safety and the aircraft protection with the ability for assets to be available for emergency tasking IAW applicable State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) tasking.

•  Coordination between the HPC, Wing Commander, Director of Operations, and the Emergency Services Officer, and lower echelon units involved in the implementation of an aircraft evacuation will occur through exchanges of information regarding decision- making, protective actions, and resource coordination and deployment. Wing Emergency Services will utilize industry standard prediction models as well as obtaining support for predictions from the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management.

•  Regional evacuations will displace substantial levels of CAP personnel and equipment resources from their normal operating areas. Specific procedures may be developed regarding the pre-deployment of FLWG CAP personnel and equipment resources to provide response. The primary responders should not be those in the impacted areas.

•  Specific missions may be assigned to CAP by local, state or federal government(s) both prior to landfall and during the actual response and recovery. These missions will receive priority in all operational planning. Allocation of resources will be prioritized by the situation and IAW all applicable CAP regulations, agreements, and contracts by the IC with the aid of the HPC.

•  Communications, commercial and CAP, will be adversely affected to various degrees by the impact of tropical weather. The larger the storm the greater impact it will have on our ability to communicate with our personnel, as well as command and control.

•  Per CAPR 60-3, Para 1-10 (e), cadets may participate in mission operations.

•  Personnel may be appointed to command and general staff positions in accordance with their ES qualifications.

•  Certain special teams, including the CAP SERT LNO Team, Incident Awareness Assessment (IAA) members, and SAR/DR aircrews may need to be deployed well in advance of the estimated impact time.

•  Mutual aid plans with other Southeast Region units and /or adjacent regions will be required in the event that sustained response operations beyond 72 hours is required or in the event of a catastrophic impact.

 

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