Catastrophic Planning

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The widespread impact of a catastrophe makes it one of the most important topics in emergency management today. A catastrophic incident is defined by a sudden event, which results in tens of thousands of casualties and tens of thousands of evacuees; response capabilities and resources of the state and local jurisdictions will be overwhelmed; characteristics of the precipitating event will severely aggravate the response strategy and further tax the capabilities and resources available to the area; life saving support from outside the area will be required, and time is of the essence; likely to have long-term impacts within the Incident area as well as, to a lesser extent, on the Nation.

​Catastrophic Incident Base Plan - September 2008

Concept of Operations: Establishes the concept of operations for how state and federal officials will coordinate for all types of catastrophic disasters (pdf download).

​​Cascadia Subduction Zone - Earthquake and Tsunami Response Plan - September 2013

Public Version: Provides a broad overview of the operations plan (pdf download).

FOUO Version: This is a password protected document. To request permission please send request to  karen.valencia@caloes.ca.gov

​​Bay Area Earthquake Plan - July 2016

Public Version: Provides a broad overview of the operations plan (pdf download).

FOUO Version: This is a password protected document. To request permission please send request to karen.valencia@caloes.ca.gov

​Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan - December 2010

Public Version: Provides a broad overview of the operations plan (pdf download).

FOUO Version: This is a password protected document. To request permission please send request to karen.valencia@caloes.ca.gov

​​For additional information:

Please contact:

Karen Valencia
(916) 845-8785
karen.valencia@caloes.ca.gov

 

 

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