In the Know – May, 2024 Newsletter

Notes for the Month

With so much going on, it’s been a bit of a challenge to get the Newsletter out! Sorry for the delay!

  • The sections will be working to incorporate some of the skills planned for the Operational Exercise into the section training event.  Please check the calendar on D4H and plan to attend your section trainings.
  • Task Books are available at the website.

The Upcoming Hurricane Season

NOAA is predicting the greatest number of named storms ever for the 2024 hurricane season with between 17 and 25 named storms and as many as 13 reaching hurricane status and up to 7 becoming major (Category 3, 4 or 5) status.
La Niña is expected to form and coincide with hurricane season (which runs from June 1 to November 30). La Niña features cooler water and a lack of rising air in the Pacific, leading to lighter winds/less wind shear in the Atlantic and that allows storms to form more readily.
With the growing reputation regarding the competency of MI-TF1, everyone needs to be prepared for the call to deploy for one (or more) of these situations.

MI-TF1 Deploys to Texas!

The MI-TF1 Swiftwater Rescue Team traveled to Texas to assist with supporting victims of the flooding and were in the state for 17 days!  They were able to support a variety of needs in the Huntsville area – removing humans and animals from the affected areas, supplying trapped residents with food (MREs) and water, documenting/mapping damage and neighborhood needs.
The team was housed at a multi-building school for Autistic individuals and were able to spend some time explaining about the equipment and their jobs to a number of their regular residents.
They received exceptional feedback on their work and continue to build the positive reputation of MI-TF1.
Next month we will hopefully have some statistics from their work in Texas as well as some ‘lessons learned’.


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