|Decision Making in a Crisis - Handouts (FEMA-EMI, 1999, 11 p.)|
At 3:30 a.m., the evacuation is complete. Four families refused to leave their dwellings. The sandbagging is on schedule, but seepage flow is increasing. Spillway flow is near maximum, and the water is still rising. The Incident Command Post has been moved out of harm's way. There are reports of announced shelters not being staffed. The Governor has declared an emergency for Fawnville and surrounding areas. The media is focusing on the failed attempts to evacuate the four families in the affected area. A contractor who is a friend of the Mayor has offered his assistance with the dam for a reduced fee. The media is also reporting that all areas were not made aware of the situation.
1. What are the problems to be solved?
2. What might be the new set of objectives?
3. Are there any ethical considerations at this time?