The Hurricane Irma After Action Review was led by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, who was engaged by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation in partnership with the county. The review identifies strengths and recommends actions to further enhance the county's disaster response following the historic September 2017 storm
The independent and holistic review included more than 23 meetings and input from hundreds of stakeholders representing the local municipalities, Sarasota County Schools, area nonprofits, law enforcement, the business community and the public.
Fugate and the three emergency management professionals from around the state examined Sarasota County's actions before, during and after the storm's impact, including protective actions, evacuation orders, shelter openings, recovery operations and debris collection.
Joint Meeting Recap (Feb. 9)
Additional video recaps:
- Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussing Shelters, Evacuation/Re-entry and Feeding.
- Jonathan Lord, Flagler County Emergency Management Chief, discussing Shelter Training and Debris.
- Alan Harris, Seminole County Office of Emergency Management Chief Administrator/Emergency Manager, discussing Communications, Staff and Closure of Government and COADs.
- Manuel Soto, City of Orlando Emergency Manager, discussing Power Issues and Tactical First-In Teams.