Monday Monday Monday...

posted Jun 17, 2013, 7:55 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 8:15 AM by BCRERT Administrator ]
This morning's briefing it was announced that things are going well and many units/personnel will demobilize today.  Reoccupation of the effected areas continues to go on as does the utilities restoration.  There has been a tremendous amount of cooperation with local government, state agencies, federal entities, and private cooperators to get the effected area back to normal.  Colorado is an interesting case for delegation of authority.  Even though the lands are local/private, they cede their authority to the State of Colorado for incidents such as this.  This makes things really easy for the incident command team to come in and receive a delegation of authority for incident management and monetary management of public funds.  

Today the planning guys are spending the day with the documentation unit and situation unit.  We're also going to demo a new geospatial product for aerial reconnaissance.  The program has already produced some awesome infrared mapping of our current incident which allows the IMT to gauge effected acreage and draw the fire line more accurately.  

The incident currently has 65% containment on the fire.  Weather today will be a calm morning with atmospheric conditions changing in the four corners region (Where NM, CO, AZ, and UT come together).  Thus, this afternoon we will likely have some strong storms in the fire area which could bring gusty winds and lightning.