DHS carries out major hurricane preparation exercise
- Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 09:39
On June 23, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted a national exercise for Cabinet members and senior administration officials whose agencies are involved in hurricane preparedness and response.
The exercise, Principals Level Exercise 17-3, was conducted at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and focused on the federal government’s roles and responsibilities to support survivors and state and local governments, recover from infrastructure failures, and overcome communication, logistics, and coordination challenges.
The exercise examined federal agencies’ ability to meet core capabilities described in the National Preparedness Goal. Discussions focused on operational priorities and the coordination structures within the National Response Framework, which organizes federal response resources in support of state, local, tribal, and territorial partners.