Iowa Emergency Response Plan, October, 2010

(2010) Iowa Emergency Response Plan, October, 2010. Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Abstract

The State of Iowa has adopted a multi-hazard approach to managing the consequences of emergency/disaster response. Underlying this approach is the principle that a standard set of generic functional capabilities can be employed to effectively address a wide variety of hazardous conditions and categories of incidents, whether these have a known probability of occurring or are totally unforeseen. Therefore, to the greatest extent possible, the activities described and assigned in this plan are organized along functional lines first, rather than by agency, type of hazard, or type of incident. Contained in this section of the Plan, known as the ―Basic Plan,‖ are instructions, policies, and explanatory information related to many or all of the agencies/entities involved in emergency/ disaster response, as well as information about the legal and administrative foundations for the Plan, the state’s characteristics and significant hazards, lines of succession for the state’s chief executive, plan activation requirements, and the structure of the response organization.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Floods, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Iowa, Missouri
Subjects: State government
Natural Disasters > Flood
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 17695
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 19:30
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 19:30
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17695