LLIS Trend Analysis: Hurricane Preparedness: Effects of Late Activations on Response Efforts [open pdf - 497KB]
"The Lessons Learned Information Sharing research team analyzed 22 hurricane After Action Reports (AARs) to identify trends in pre-disaster operations and found that state and local jurisdictions experienced numerous issues as a result of late activations of disaster plans and inadequate public information and warning. Timely activations play a critical role in conducting response efforts. In the analyzed AARs, late activations delayed these efforts, impeding both situational awareness and the ability of jurisdictions to conduct effective sheltering, evacuation, and EOC operations. To help emergency managers and responders mitigate issues identified in this analysis, the LLIS team has compiled recommended plans to be incorporated into future planning."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)