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Wakulla Residents Needed to Participate in Hurricane Helper Cyber Access VRC Tabletop Exercise

Volunteer Leon and Big Bend COAD have teamed up to facilitated a region wide tabletop formatted exercise entitled "Hurricane Helper".

During this exercise residents throughout the Big Bend Region will have the opportunity to participate in this unique internet based exercise from the comfort of their workplace or home.

Residents from the following counties are being encouraged to participate:

Franklin County
Gadsden County
Jefferson County
Leon County
Liberty County
Madison County
Taylor County
Wakulla County

On the day of the exercise residents throughout the region will be asked to log onto the exercise web site and complete a simple on-line spontaneous volunteer registration form.  To ensure that the new on-line Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) system is properly load tested during the Hurricane Helper VRC Exercise we still need another 250 individuals like yourself to register to play the role of a Spontaneous Volunteer.

Volunteer Leon will then work to pair you and your unique volunteer talents to one of the regions volunteer organizations assisting individuals and families during the simulated Hurricane Helper.

The Hurricane Helper Tabletop Exercise will be facilitated via an internet based application entitled ON-Line eXercise (ONX) System.

Information on the ONX System can be found at

Exercise Scenario

It is early July and local citizens have been following the approach of Hurricane Helper as it moves through the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Projections from the National Hurricane Center indicate that the storm will make a left turn and head towards Texas.

The turn to the west never comes and in the early morning hours the storm slams into the region's coastline with strong category two winds and a storm surge on top of a high tide.

Exercise Date / Time / Location

Date:     May 6 2010
Time:     Exercise 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location:     From Your Computer

Exercise Registration

If you are planning to participate in the Hurricane Helper Tabletop Exercise please access the Registration Portal

This article originally published on April 28, 2010.

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