Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Situation Report from Mississippi for 9/8/05

Human Services Report #5

1900 9/8/05

Current Situation

• POD in Pearlington moved from damaged fire house to Charles T Murphy Elementary School.

• Visited and assessed 4 other coastal towns in western Hancock County. Catastrophic damage in each. MRE’s and supplies ordered through tracker.

• 6 Human Services staff from Ft. Walton Beach arrived this PM.

• Conferred with Red Cross in Gulfport, and discussed the usage of tracker.

• Conferred with Red Cross in Waveland, and discussed the usage of tracker.

• Local Government meeting about moving the POD at Stennis International Airport to possible the Library.

• Salvation Army liaison arrived – Neil Lewis

• ESF 11 received and inventoried 2 loads of USDA commodities.

Unmet needs

• We have orders for 10 trailer loads of USDA commodities and only have 3 loads of spaghetti on hand.

• Insect spray, batteries, flashlights.

• No ESF-17 representative

Future Operations

• Continue assistance to small community of Pearlington in Hancock.

• Deploy human resources to Pearlington to establish local government

• Continue assessment of small coastal communities

• Deploy USDA commodities to kitchens as they arrive

• Improve quality of life in the shelters

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