ALEC will work with distressed cooperatives to provide FEMA, GOHSEP, US Department of Energy, and other federal and state agencies. The purpose of the Task Force is to develop improved situational awareness and identify interdependencies associated with stabilizing other community lifelines. This includes water, hospitals, public safety, sheltering, and communications.
For example, if power will be out in a community for 30 days due to major utility repairs it will directly impact shelters, healthcare, public safety and other critical functions and may require action to stabilize. Likewise, if a parish will be restored immediately it may change the priority of resource allocation and allow the unified command group to focus in another parish.
We understand it may be impossible to answer these questions immediately but would like to establish a baseline and identify when all the data can be provided.
Prior to storm season it is recommended cooperatives provide their system maps to ALEC as well as identify essential service customers that could require mobile generation during extended outages.
ALEC’s CEO will take the lead on reporting to the Task Force daily. Please visit the following link to answer the Task Force’s questions. The form should be completed before 9 am daily.