Florida Hurricane Preparation and Response with WebEOC: By the Numbers

2019 10 11 / by David Layman posted in hurricane, incident command


In late August, approaching Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, forecasts showed Hurricane Dorian as already a strong Category 5 hurricane and projected it to turn towards the U.S. coast. The entire state of Florida, as well as the Georgia coast, sat well in the projected path of potentially the strongest storm to ever make landfall on the mainland U.S.

After ravaging the Bahamas for nearly two days with 185 mph winds and a 23-foot storm surge, Dorian made its turn towards the Florida coast, and emergency managers began ramping up preparations for what could be a disastrous event. To help organize and streamline their preparations and response, nearly all of the state’s emergency management agencies relied on WebEOC.

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