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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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What if any, are the specific findings that could be utilized in the development of a PDA Plan for

Accomack County?

In an attempt to answer this question the most significant finding was that no single plan

was found to be a viable solution for Accomack County. The research did produce a list of

factors that could be used in the development of a plan to meet the specific needs of Accomack

County taking into consideration the County’s available resources and manpower.

The essential elements identified in question two, along with the information from the literary

review were used in the formulation of a plan for Accomack County. The factors taken into

account were use of the FEMA Damage Assessment System, linking damage assessment data to

actual assessed property value, use of GIS technologies for mapping and for public display of

information, using individuals trained to conduct damage assessment, and a rapid assessment

based upon the use of a fast, efficient and reproducible method. All information would be

reported back to the EOC for evaluation and decision making.

The Accomack County plan is written as an addendum to the Emergency Operations Plan

for the County. The plan is designed using three main levels of damage assessment. The degree

of team involvement is based upon the nature and severity of the event. Although hurricanes and

other weather phenomenon are the most likely events to require implementation of a PDA in

Accomack County, this plan has been written to be used for all hazardous events. The function

of preliminary damage shall function under the Incident Command System, and is designed to

expand as the incident dictates.

A Level One response would be used for a relatively minor localized incident. At this

level, information would be provided by First Responders. Their task would be to identify

situational problems, determine resource needs and provide a general scope and level of damage.

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