Katrina response, private and public

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Sun Jan 17 23:37:20 CST 2010


There are significant US naval and land assets in place.

However, resupply to the NAP/microwave backhaul out of the FERA (Front 
Edge Rescue Area, to delta off the usual FEBA acronym) and local 
government data communications continuity apparently aren't on the 
first day task order, nor any subsequent day's task order.

Drill. Drill Now. Drill Baby Drill. Palin may be insane, but skipping 
on emergency procedures and drills, which at least one government has 
done, is not sane. (Doing something twice, e.g., failure to prepare 
for Katrina class events, and expecting a different outcome measure of 
sanity.)

Eric

On 1/17/10 10:22 PM, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
> Isn't there a US destroyer taskforce off the coast now?  One would think they'd have a supply of diesel available.
>
> Best Regards,
> Nathan Eisenberg
> ________________________________________
> From: Eric Brunner-Williams [brunner at nic-naa.net]
> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 3:02 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Katrina response, private and public
>
> As of this hour Reynold Guerrier has managed to obtain 56 gallons of
> diesel, moving the NAP's dry tank fail point some 8 hours, into the
> morning of the 18th.
>
> No other fuel has been delivered to the NAP. The SitRep of the 16th to
> the State Department has just been updated with information current as
> of this hour.
>
> Eric
>
> On 1/16/10 5:36 PM, Eric Brunner-Williams wrote:
>> At around noon, Eastern, the State Department was provided with
>> information on the fuel situation at the Port au Prince NAP, which has
>> used 2/3rds of the available diesel (8gal/hour run rate, 160 gal
>> remaining) keeping the microwave backhaul to the DR up, and all
>> remaining governmental and NGO network access.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>> On 1/16/10 10:43 AM, Reynold Guerrier wrote:
>>> Guys
>>>
>>> The buggest issues in the 2 coming days will be energy. And I can't
>>> assure that we will be able to get fuel for the generator. Equipment
>>> with Solar energy will be our best shot.
>>>
>>>
>>> Reynold Guerrier
>>> AHTIC
>>> Treasurer
>>> Network Engineer
>>> Haiti Earthquake Survivor
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Eric Brunner-Williams
>>> <brunner at nic-naa.net<mailto:brunner at nic-naa.net>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Folks,
>>>
>>> After the Katrina landfall a diverse group of wireless people
>>> started organizing a relief effort, culminating in work around
>>> Waveland. There was also a group from the NPGS in Monterey, who
>>> worked on the Boxing Day Tsunami aftermath.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have a similar contact set?
>>>
>>> Eric
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> ===================================
>>> Reynold Guerrier
>>> IT Consultant
>>> 509-3446-0099
>>> IM: reygue at hotmail.com<mailto:reygue at hotmail.com>
>>> Skype: reygji
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