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FEMA Region 9 has issues a Executive Decision Support Guide to provide Region IX senior leaders, managers, and operational teams with planning considerations and a suggested series of actionable decision points (DPs) to help guide response and recovery operations before, during and after any impacts from what is expected to be an active winter due to a strong El Niño.

This guide seeks to align the DPs to key questions in order to gather critical information leaders need to make informed decisions by determining the threat/hazard level potentially impacting lives, health, safety, property, and critical infrastructure. These key questions and answers provide Essential Elements of Information (EEI), and are further linked to a network of useful analytical simulation tools and data sources to provide some answers and possible Courses of Action (COA) we seek. The document is available using the link below.

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2644482/PUBLIC-DRAFT-ExecDecisionGuide-v1-09DEC15.pdf

There is also a FEMA El Niño site with additional resources: https://www.fema.gov/el-nino?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=femagov_hp