The U.S. Division of Homeland Safety Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) held a digital tabletop train Tuesday and Wednesday with state and native emergency managers and different authorities officers, public utilities, enterprise and neighborhood leaders to debate the San Antonio space’s preparedness and resilience for important flooding introduced on by extreme storms within the area. The train, nicknamed Texas Torrent, allowed members to evaluate methods info is shared between companions and with the general public, refine incident response plans, and guarantee important companies could possibly be maintained for neighborhood throughout a flood and all through the restoration section.
“Constructing resilient communities requires coordinated planning from all ranges of presidency, the personal sector, and different members of the neighborhood,” stated CISA Government Assistant Director for Infrastructure Safety Dr. David Mussington. “This train was an instance of the kind of proactive planning going down in San Antonio. However one of the best laid plans nonetheless must be examined to establish weaknesses and discover methods to enhance them. Working collectively, we are able to make your complete neighborhood extra resilient going ahead.”
“The flexibility to high quality tune our applicable response, continuity of companies, and profitable restoration from catastrophe occasions like these offered through the Texas Torrent train is priceless,” stated San Antonio Hearth Division Hearth Chief Charles Hood. “Our continuous participation in coaching occasions comparable to these spotlight our dedication to making sure that the residents of San Antonio will all the time obtain the best ranges of safety and customer support.”
CISA is the nation’s threat advisor and works with private and non-private sector companions to defend towards at the moment’s threats and construct safer and resilient infrastructure for the long run. The company participates in dozens of workout routines a yr and has employees strategically positioned all through the US to advise companies, faculties and different organizations of all sizes on methods to reinforce their safety and resilience. Assets and instruments can be found on the company’s web site by means of its Hometown Security initiative.
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