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09/08/10 - After Action Review for Operation Haiti Relief

The After Action Review for Operation Haiti Relief was compiled with input from our local and state responders as well as our federal partners. The main focus for the After Action Review was response, repatriation and medical evacuation activities associated with the State of Florida. The review contains an overview of the event, a list of best practices, issues and concerns identified, and recommendations on improvement that should be made prior to the next event.

The After Action Review for Operation Haiti Relief

02/04/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 23

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. Today is day 23 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 23 Release
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02/03/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 22

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. Today is day 22 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 22 Release
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02/02/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 21

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. Today is day 21 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 21 Release
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02/01/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 20

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti last month. Today is day 20 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 20 Release
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01/30/10 - Statement by Governor Charlie Crist (01/30/2010)

Regarding the New York Times story Cost Dispute Halts Airlift of Injured Haiti Quake Victims

Last night, between 60 and 80 Haitian orphans arrived at Miami International Airport.  Let me be clear - at no time has Florida closed our doors to those impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. To the contrary, Florida has been at the forefront of the crisis in Haiti - caring for the injured, reuniting families, comforting those who have been devastated by loss. I am proud of the continued contribution that we are making to open our hearts and lend our hands to those in need. This state remains committed to this effort, knowing that many Floridians are working 20 hour shifts to meet the enormous challenge.

We are grateful for the offer of help from other states as our hospitals become filled with those in need. We will need to shoulder this responsibility together in order to ensure that every crucial need is met.

01/31/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 19

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this month. Today is day 19 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 19 Release

01/30/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 18

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this month. Today is day 18 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 18 Release

01/29/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 17

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 17 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 17 Release

01/25/10 - Florida’s Two Urban Search And Rescue Teams Deployed To Haiti Return To South Florida

Members of two Florida urban search and rescue teams were welcomed home by loved ones and friends after they landed at Miami International Airport Monday afternoon.

The two 72-member teams and four other U.S. urban search and rescue teams that were deployed to help with the biggest natural disaster in Haiti’s history, pulled 43 survivors from collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince including a Pembroke Pines woman, who spent five days trapped in debris.

“We are proud to welcome the South Florida Task Force Team 1 and South Florida Task Force Team 2 back to Florida,” said Interim Director David Halstead. “These teams serve as a great example of resiliency in the wake of disaster. Their no quit attitudes and desire to save others while putting their lives on the line are attributes that should make all Floridians proud.”

Two Urban Search And Rescue Teams Return To South Florida Release

01/18/10 - State Health And Disaster Officials Provide Important Tips To Help Floridians Cope With Stress After The Haiti Earthquake

~Useful information from the Department of Health and the American Red Cross~ 

As Floridians watch the events unfold in Haiti, officials from the Florida Department of Health and American Red Cross want to remind residents that reactions to a traumatic event are quite common among all people.  Some reactions will be mild while others may be so strong that they might cause difficulty in functioning.

Coping with Stress After the Haiti Earthquake Release
Taking Care of Your Emotional After a Disaster
Pran swen sante mantal ou apre yon dezas
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01/28/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 16

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 16 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 16 Release

01/27/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 15

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 15 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 15 Release

01/26/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 14

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 14 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 14 Release

01/25/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 13

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 13 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Recovery Day 13 Release

01/24/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Day 12

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 12 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Operation Haiti Relief - Day 12 Release

01/23/10 - Operation Haiti Relief - Day 11

Florida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Today is day 11 of emergency operations both on the island nation and the Sunshine State.

Florida's Response Team Making A Dfference In Haiti and Florida Release

01/21/10 - Florida’s Emergency Response Team Members Making A Difference In Haiti And Florida

Operation Haiti Relief LogoFlorida-based disaster response teams continue to assist in the international response and recovery efforts of last week’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. 

“I want to congratulate our state – based teams for the incredible work they are doing under extreme conditions in Haiti,” said Interim Director David Halstead.  “Their success clearly demonstrates the importance of having highly trained and well-equipped teams, and reminds us why we work so hard to be ready to answer the call where there are lives on the line.”

Florida's Response Team Making A Dfference In Haiti and Florida Release

01/17/10 - Florida Teams Help More Than 1,500 Survivors Returning To The U.S. Following The Haiti Earthquake

As of 9 a.m. Sunday, January 17, teams from Florida’s state agencies and volunteer organizations have aided in the return, or repatriation, of 1,518 U.S. citizens arriving from Haiti at airports throughout Florida.

“Our State team continues to work closely with federal officials to make sure that the needs of returning earthquake survivors are met,” said Interim Director David Halstead.  “I am very proud of Florida’s responders who have, once again, answered the call when there are people in need.”

Florida Teams Help More Than 1,500 Survivors Returning To U.S. Release

01/17/10 - Florida Disaster Medical Team On Site In Haiti

The FloridaOne Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) from Pensacola has deployed to Haiti to help earthquake survivors. The FloridaOne DMAT is comprised of people with expertise in the fields of medicine, mental health, communications, administration and logistics.

“We understand the critical need for trained, disaster-medical personnel and hospital resources in Haiti and the state of Florida will continue to assist both field and stateside services during this recovery process,” said Interim Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management David Halstead.

Florida Disaster Medical Team In Haiti Release

01/16/10 - Flash Report

01/15/10 - Executive Order Number 10-06 - Emergency Management - Haiti Earthquake

Governor Charlie Crist signed Executive Order 10-06 on January 15, regarding the State of Florida may be tasked by Federal authorities to utilize resources maintained by the State to support the international response to the Haiti Earthquake disaster.

This order shall expire thirty (30) days from January 15, 2010, unless extended.

Executive Order Number 10-06

01/14/10 - Florida Emergency Information Line To Open Friday At 10 A.M.

~Floridians can link to informational resources
on recovery efforts in Haiti~ 

The Florida State Emergency Information Line will open at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, January 15 to provide Floridians a link to informational resources on the international response and recovery efforts in Haiti.  The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.  The number for residents to call is:

800-342-3557

01/14/10 - Florida State Emergency Management Team Responds To Haiti Earthquake

In response to Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti, the Florida State Emergency Management Team has deployed personnel from around the state to assist in recovery efforts. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is currently operating at a Level 2 or partial activation.

“We are continuing in our planning and coordination efforts with the federal government to be able to provide any needed assistance and resources to our neighbors in Haiti at this time,” said Governor Charlie Crist. “We know from experience that disasters have no borders and our state team is ready, willing and able to answer the call.”

FL State Emergency Management Team Responds to Haiti Earthquake Release

01/14/10 - Governor Crist Asks Floridians to Donate Wisely to Aid Survivors of Disasters

neighbors to the Rescue Haiti Fund imageGovernor Charlie Crist on Thursday, January 14, joined officials from the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Volunteer Florida) in urging Floridians to donate to survivors of disasters, including those in Haiti.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted by the devastating Haiti earthquake,” said Governor Crist. “Now is a critical time for the people of Haiti, when monetary contributions are most needed. If you are in a position to contribute, I encourage you to work with an organization you trust.”

An effective way for Floridians to assist with relief efforts is to make a cash contribution to a humanitarian organization they are familiar with and trust. Information on identifying humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations and accepting cash donations for their efforts in Haiti is available by calling the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) at (703) 276-1914, or by visiting www.cidi.org.

The Governor also announced the activation of the “Neighbors to the Rescue” through the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund. The fund is Florida based and particularly aids in regional long term disaster recovery efforts. Donations can be made at www.FLADisasterRecoveryFund.org or by calling 1-800-825-3786.

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01/13/10 - State EOC Activates In Response To The Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake 2010The State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee activated at 9:00 a.m., January 13, Wednesday, to a Level 2 or Partial Activation in response to the 7.0 earthquake that occurred in Haiti Tuesday afternoon.

State emergency management officials are working with state, federal and international disaster officials to assist with response and recovery efforts for the island nation as needed.  Operations, logistics, plans and human services teams are prepared to assist with any mission requests.  

 Governor Charlie Crist has been briefed by Interim Director David Halstead and state officials are currently cataloging resources that can be made available to the island nation.

Statement by
GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST
Regarding the Earthquake in Haiti

“As one of Haiti’s closest neighbors, Florida stands ready to offer assistance to those affected by today’s devastating earthquake. The Division of Emergency Management has notified the United States Department of State that we are ready to assist in every way possible. I have discussed with State Representatives Yolly Roberson, Ronald Brise and Mack Bernard ways we can support Florida families with loved ones in Haiti. Our hearts and prayers go out to them all.”

EOC Activation for Haiti Earthquake Release

Updated:
September 8, 2010 11:46

 

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