'LLIS.gov' Resource Compilation for the 20 May 2013 Oklahoma Tornado: Debris Removal: Public Information and Downed Power Lines [open pdf - 296KB]
"The 'LLIS.gov' [Lessons Learned Information Sharing] team has compiled various resources to help support efforts and initiatives focused on preparedness, response, and recovery following the May 20, 2013, Oklahoma Tornado. These resources are topic-specific and have been analyzed in order to provide support during the tornado response operations. Workers have initiated debris removal operations in Moore, Oklahoma. These long-term operations will require an extensive, coordinated public information effort that may overwhelm local capacity. The 'LLIS.gov' team found that after the Joplin tornado, the cities of Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri; the State of Missouri; and FEMA partnered to effectively communicate public information about the debris removal process to residents. These entities recognized that the magnitude of the disaster created public information needs that would quickly overwhelm existing capabilities. Additionally, debris removal, housing, and other areas required specific, technical expertise not available locally."
United States. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/