In October 2012, the states again responded to a hurricane that impacted the northeast: Hurricane Sandy. Thirty-eight (38) of the 54 EMAC states sent resources and over 2,600 personnel to New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania in a response that lasted 5 months. A team was also send to the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) to coordinate the sate response through EMAC with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs).
This 2 minute video graphically displays the state EMAC response to Hurricane Sandy.
Mission Ready Packages—specific response and recovery capabilities that are organized, developed, trained, and exercised prior to an emergency or disaster—help make this happen.
This 37-minute Webinar recording provides more information on EMAC Mission Ready Packages.