The purpose of this annex is to define the operational concepts, organizational arrangements, responsibilities, and procedures to accomplish the tasks required of LSCS, a State of Texas public institution of higher education, and its students, employees and guests to recover from a major emergency or disaster. This includes outlining the process for meeting the State and or Federal requirements for record keeping in order to be reimbursed for damages and un-budgeted emergency expenditures.
Concept of Operations
The LSCS disaster recovery program will be conducted in five steps:
- Pre-Emergency Preparedness
- Initial Damage Assessment
- Requesting Assistance
- Short Term Recovery Activities
- Post-Declaration Recovery Programs
The campus Presidents, Senior Vice Chancellor, LSCS Office of Risk Management, Facilities and OEM department heads shall coordinate recovery efforts on behalf of LSCS. The department head of Risk Management shall serve as the Disaster Assessment Officer (DAO) or designate in writing to the Vice President of Administrative Services or the Chief Emergency Management Officer (CEMO), an individual to serve in that capacity. All LSCS departments may be called on to provide staff support for damage assessment and recovery activities.
- GDEM, Disaster Recovery Manual (DEM-62). Available at the GDEM web site: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/documents.htm#recovery
- FEMA, Public Assistance Applicant Handbook (FEMA-323)
- FEMA, Debris Management Guide (FEMA-325)
- Current FEMA Policy Letters. (Available online at www.fema.gov/r-n-r/pa/policy.htm
- LSCS Basic Plan