We are working hard to identify ideas that will help to Rebuild, Sustain and Grow our community.  As we gather these solutions, they will be posted here for you to review and thumbs up/thumbs down.

Portable Housing Support for Church Volunteers

Have portable housing in place to support a set amount of volunteer staff that the churches bring in for disaster relief. This should be provided for the first 60 days of a Cat 3 or higher storm. Many Churches have volunteers that are sent from regional churches that travel to

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Interdisciplinary Community Training Program

Expand current interdisciplinary? community training program for medical, behavioral health and law enforcement personnel to include transportation, evacuation, contracted personnel, EOC, local radio stations, military and state disaster response components and other needed entities in a mock training scenario (to include Baker Act training for key personnel)

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Regional Hurricane Center

A regional hurricane center designed for the stringent? ICC-500 design standards similar to the FASANO regional hurricane center built in 2009 in Hudson County Florida for $7,200,000. The facility would be hardened to resist 190mph winds and the impact of wind borne debris for 72 hours, self-sustaining. It would be

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Tethered Aerostats for Emergency Response

Aerostats could be tremendously useful as surveillance and communications platforms after the loss of communications. Each can be unreeled to a desired altitude on a synthetic tether about the diameter of a school pencil. When necessary, the tether can house fiber optic strands to download data from the payloads without risk of interference and copper wires to deliver power to the payloads. An aerostat at 500 feet above ground will give a radio nearly 50-kilometer line-of-sight range to the horizon; that exceeds the range of most radio payloads commonly used by field operators.?

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Panama City, Fire Station #5 Wind Retrofit (+generator)

?Fire Station # 5 is a one-story critical Facility constructed in 1986. The proposed project will serve to reduce future deaths and damage from high winds by upgrading the existing facility and retrofitting the structure to protect the integrity of the building envelope. This project will entail a roof retrofit, installation of impact-resistant glass, shutters, and hurricane-resistant bay doors. A generator will also be installed to power the roll-up shutters and ensure continuous power throughout the stations.

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Panama City, Fire Station #3 Wind Retrofit (+generator)

?Fire Station #3 is a one-story critical facility constructed in 1976. The proposed project will serve to upgrade the existing site to reduce future deaths and damage from high winds by upgrading the existing facility and retrofitting the structure to protect the integrity of the building envelope. The project will consist of a roof retrofit, installation of building opening protections and hurricane resistant apparatus bay doors. A generator will also be installed to power the roll-up shutters and ensure continuous power throughout the stations.

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