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BYUH Hurricane Condition of Readiness (COR) & Emergency Response Actions


CONDITIONS OF READINESS &EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIO

 The following is a list of emergency response actions to be taken at different Conditions of Readiness ("CORs") for emergencies common to Oahu.

HURRICANE CORS

Note:CORs are for tropical storm or hurricane conditions with sustained winds of 55 miles per hour or greater.

COR 4 (potential arrival within 72 hours)

  • Oahu Civil Defense Administration (OCDA) will monitor the storm and notify an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) Tracking Officer and the BYU-H Security office, who will in turn notify the three Coordinating Officers (CO) and one of the Telecommunications Coordinators of the COR 4.
  • The EOC Telecommunications Coordinators will notify the Security Coordinators, Operations Coordinators, and the rest of the EOC Team of the COR 4.

COR 3 (potential arrival within 48 hours)

  • The EOC Tracking Officers will notify the three Coordinating Officers and one of the Telecommunications Coordinators of the COR 3.
  • The three Coordinating Officers ("CO") will notify the Laie Emergency Center (LEC) members of the COR 4.  

          ♦The BYU-Hawaii CO notifies the BYU-Hawaii President, the           BYU- H1st Stake President, the BYU-H 2nd Stake President, the         BYUH 3rd stake and the Shelter Advisor.  

          ♦The HRI CO notifies the HRI President, the Laie Hawaii Stake          President, and the Laie Community Association President.  

          ♦The PCC CO notifies the PCC President and the Laie Hawaii North  Stake President.  This process is repeated below throughout this          document.

  • BYUH Coordinating Officer notifies the Scheduling Office and Band Director of the potential, impending emergency to allow for necessary rescheduling of the Band Room which is set up for EOC use at a COR 2.
  • BYUH Coordinating Officer directs the printing of at least 2 copies of the BYUH student database.
  • The EOC Telecommunications Coordinators will notify the Security Coordinators, Operations Coordinators, Shelter Managers, and the rest of the EOC Team of the COR 3.
  • Stake Presidents to notify and advise all Bishoprics of the approaching storm or hurricane.
  • At OCDA-Alert minus 1 hour each individual in the chain should have reported on task status to their file leader, beginning with the bottom level and back up the chain.
  • Note: LEC members, EOC Team members, Security Coordinators, Operations Coordinators and Shelter Managers must ensure they are reachable at a moment's notice (by radio, phone, cell phone, pager, etc.).

COR 2 (potential arrival within 24 hours)

  • Notifications of COR 2 to proceed as outlined in COR 3 procedures (above).
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to be opened and supplied immediately with telecommunications equipment (radios, telephones, a printer, a projector, etc.), under the direction of the Telecommunications Coordinators, upon notice from the EOC Tracking Officers of a COR 2.
  • Laie Emergency Plan radios are distributed to the Laie Emergency Council (LEC), the three EOC Coordinating Officers, and others as needed.  The radios are to remain with these individuals until the emergency has abated.
  • All EOC Team members to report immediately in to the EOC to receive assignments.
  • Shelter Managers to contact all Shelter Team members to prepare to open shelters and receive evacuees at COR 1.
  • Shelter Managers report to EOC to receive 1 radio per shelter and shelter keys.
  • Stake Presidents to update all Bishoprics regarding the approaching storm or hurricane.
  • Bishoprics to update all ward priesthood leaders regarding the approaching storm or hurricane.
  • All entities should identify supplies on hand and prepare necessary supplies for emergency sheltering and other emergency operations (e.g., food, generators, etc.).
  • An LEC meeting is called for update and discussion purposes and to possibly declare officially moving to the next COR level.
  • At OCDA-Alert minus 1 hour each individual in the chain should have reported on task status to their file leader, beginning with the bottom level and back up the chain.

COR 1 (potential arrival within 12 hours)

  • Notifications of COR 1 to proceed as outlined in COR 3 procedures (above).
  • Continue preparations outlined above in COR 2.
  • Shelter Teams must be ready to receive evacuees at their respective shelters.
  • Implement all evacuation plans and operations as outlined in the Laie Emergency Plan, unless otherwise directed by the LEC.
  • Stake Presidents to advise all Bishoprics to initiate ward emergency plan and evacuation procedures.
  • Bishoprics to advise all ward priesthood leaders to initiate ward emergency plan and evacuation procedures; Ward leaders to report back to Bishoprics about ward emergency plan and evacuation progress.
  • Bishoprics to report back to Stake Presidents about ward emergency plan and evacuation progress.  Stake Presidents to inform EOC regarding evacuation progress.
  • An LEC meeting is called for update and discussion purposes and to possibly declare officially moving to the next COR level.
  • The return status report should begin at the second to the bottom level of the phone tree and move back up the chain as rapidly as possible.

 COR 1-Emergency (potential arrival within 2 hours)

 Notifications of COR 1, Emergency to proceed as outlined in COR 3 procedures (above).

  • Continue preparations outlined above in COR 1.
  • Ward leaders to report back to Bishoprics about ward emergency plan and evacuation progress; Bishoprics to report back to Stake Presidents about ward emergency plan and evacuation progress.  Stake Presidents to inform EOC regarding evacuation progress.
  • All emergency personnel should seek shelter in the EOC or a shelter facility.
  • The return status report should begin at the second to the bottom level of the phone tree and move back up the chain as rapidly as possible.

 COR 0 (after the storm or hurricane has passed)

 Notifications of COR 0 to proceed as outlined in COR 3 procedures (above).

  • A damage assessment following OCDA / FEMA CERT standards should be conducted 
  • Based on the damage incurred in the area, phase 2 emergency shelter facilities should be opened upon direction from the LEC and/or the American Red Cross.

 Key:  COR: Conditions of Readiness

         OCDA: Oahu Civil Defense Administration

         CO: Coordinating Officers

         ECO: Emergency Operating Center

         LEC: Laie Emergency council

         LEP: Laie Emergency Plan

         FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Administration

         CERT:  Community Emergency Response Team