Logistics and Resources Management Branch
The Logistics and Resources Management Branch is comprised of four program management sections that:
- Provide logistics support (manpower, services, supplies and equipment) obtained from the Missouri National Guard/U.S. Military and/or other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for disaster response;
- Provide resources support (sites and facilities, manpower, services, supplies and equipment) contracted from the private sector and/or obtained from non-military departments of the federal government for disaster response;
- Assist counties and communities to mitigate (i.e., avoid or reduce) the potential adverse effects of future disasters; and
- Assist counties and communities gain and maintain local participation in the National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides approximately $5 billion in flood insurance coverage for Missouri’s homes and businesses.
Randy Scrivner is the Logistics and Resources Management Branch Chief.
Missouri Disaster Logistics Management Section Programs
The Logistics Section is responsible for disaster logistics planning, training, preparedness, response and recovery operations. The section helps maintain the Disaster Logistics & Resources Plan; helps provide logistics training and exercises; assists in the planning, training, coordination and management of SEMA’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) actions and activities; plans and coordinates with the Missouri National Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Department of Defense organizations for military logistics support actions and activities in support of civil authorities during disasters.
Missouri Disaster Resources Management Programs
The Resources Section is responsible for disaster resources planning, training, preparedness, response and recovery operations. The section works to enhance state and private vendor response to disasters while improving accountability and transparency. The section’s strategy is to enhance overall preparedness in Missouri by continually developing cooperation with the private sector, public entities and the volunteer community. The section helps maintain the Disaster Logistics & Resources Plan; coordinates actions associated with developing State Logistics Staging Areas (SLSAs) for response personnel and equipment; Points of Distribution (SPODs) for generators, heavy equipment, fuel, etc; Base camps, etc.; provides disaster resources training and exercises; coordinates the activities of the External Resource Acquisition Cell (ERAC) of the SEMA/MOP3 Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) and helps SEMA maintain accreditation in the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
Dan Harrison, section chief (573) 526-9374
Missouri Mitigation Management Programs
The efforts of the Mitigation Section are designed to avoid or lessen the adverse impact that disasters have on people and property in Missouri. To accomplish this, the section administers five federal mitigation grant programs, and assists Missouri counties and communities develop FEMA approved hazard mitigation plans to qualify for these grants. Under the voluntary flood mitigation buyout programs that followed the Great Flood of 1993, more than 4,500 residential properties have been acquired, demolished and deed restricted to remove them permanently from harm’s way and help homeowners avoid financial losses. Additionally, mitigation grants have funded the replacement of community owned bridges and low water crossings, provided creek bank stabilization and “rechannelized” streams to lessen the threat of future flooding. In recent years, mitigation funding has been used increasingly to protect Missourians from tornadoes and severe wind storms by constructing school and community tornado safe rooms across the state.
Ron Broxton, section chief/state hazard mitigation officer (573) 526-9228
Missouri Floodplain Management/Floodplain Insurance Programs
The Floodplain Management Section administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for the state of Missouri. Most homeowner insurance does not cover flood damage, so the purchase of specific flood insurance may be necessary. For those who live in a mapped high risk Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), federal law compels federally backed mortgage lenders to require the purchase of flood insurance. This section works with NFIP participating communities to ensure they comply with the requirements of the program, which provides nearly $4 billion in flood insurance coverage for homes and businesses in Missouri. SEMA also is a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) with FEMA in the production of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) under the federal “Risk Map” modernization program. In addition, the section partners with the Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (MFSMA) and others to offer NFIP training for local floodplain managers, planners, insurance agents, elected officials, engineers and surveyors, lenders and realtors.
Dale Schmutzler, section chief (573) 526-9135