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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
MEMA Hosts Statewide EOC Table Top Exercise
June 25, 2009
On June 25, 2009, a tabletop exercise took place at the Elks Lodge in Augusta. The exercise was designed by several critical agencies who would be involved in the event of a mass power outage due to a severe ice event and solar storms. The design of this exercise was paid from a regional support grant through FEMA and Department of Homeland Security. The financial support for the exercise will be paid under the Public Safety Interoperability grant. The exercise created ideas on changes that need to take place in agency plans and prepared agencies for a functional exercise in October, 2009. Several photos have been uploaded to MEMA's page on Facebook.
Several lessons learned were brought forward from this exercise. Some include the difficulties in sheltering with loss of power, the difficulties in communications with limited telecommunications, and the use of common day supplies during an extended power outage.
For more information on exercising your plan, contact your County Emergency Management Agency or Maine Emergency Management Agency.
Last update: 07/20/10
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