How to Make Your Emergency Action Plan More Effective: Agenda

I. Why do we need Emergency Action Plans for dams & levees?
     a. Dam Failure Case Histories
          i. Teton Dam Failure, Idaho
          ii. Delhi Dam Failure, Iowa
     b. Flood Levee Failure Case Histories
          i. Hurricane Katrina, Lousiana

II. Who is typically involved in dam emergencies and incidents?
     a. Description of typical key players.
     b. Importance of developing pre-incident relationships

III. What do emergency responders need to know about dams?
     a. Typical dam components
     b. Understanding normal flooding operations
     c. Understanding dam emergency operations

IV. Question Session No. 1

V. What do dam owners and dam engineers need to know about ICS
     a. Incident Types (Type 5 through 1)
     b. Overview of the ICS Structure
     c. Key roles within the ICS structure
     d. Effective communications during emergencies
          i. External Communication (the Press & social media)
          ii. Internal communication within the EOC
          iii. Effective communication within your organization
          iv. Effective use of conference calls
     e. How does ICS really work
     f. Effective ICS training

VI. Minimum EAP Requirements
     a. The 5 steps of any dam emergency
     b. Evolution of EAP formats
     c. Common EAP formats
     d. Flood Levee EAP formats

VII. Effective dam-failure inundation mapping (Steve)
     a. What do emergency responders need from inundation maps
     b. Basic information needed on inundation maps
     c. Types of inundation and evacuation mapping
     d. New tools for preparing inundation maps
     e. How are flood levee inundation maps different

VIII. Question Session No. 2

IX. Testing and Updating EAPs
     a. Types of EAP Tests
     b. New Methods for Testing EAPs
          i. Regional approach
          ii. Using floodplain animation
     c. Effective EAP Updating

X. Effective Responses to Dam Incidents
     a. Oroville Dam
     b. 2013 and 2015 Colorado flooding events
     c. The next generation of EAPs based on lessons learned

XI. Webinar Conclusions
     a. Overview of Key Takeaways
     b. Your Effective EAP Checklist

XII. Final Questions

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