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AN IMMEDIATE AND
MULTI-PRONGED RESPONSE TO A
CATASTROPHIC STORM
Particularly across southern Florida
and the eastern coast, Hurricane Irma's
high winds and flooding resulted in loss
of property, injury and even deaths. In
addition, flash floods resulted in damages across the northern part of the
state. FFS assessed damages statewide
and deployed more than 400 personnel to help in various ways:
Incident Management Teams
Incident Management Teams, or
IMTs, respond to emergencies at
the national, regional or local level
depending on their type, which ranges
from Type 1-5. FFS Type 1 and 2 IMTs
respond to both national and statelevel incidents.
FFS has four IMTs, named Green,
Gold, Red and Blue. These four teams
are on rotation at all times, thus ensuring a team is always ready for deployment. Just prior to Hurricane Irma,
FFS' Red IMT was deployed to battle
wildfire in the western United States.
FFS brought this team back to Florida,

FFS Wildland Firefighters on the Gold IMT review search and rescue logistics before meeting with
the Arizona Task Force One USAR.

On September 9, Hurricane Irma
blew into the Florida Keys as a
Category 4 hurricane with wind gusts
reaching 130 mph. On September
10, the hurricane made its second
landfall, near Marco Island, and

while downgraded to a Category 3,
its winds still reached 130 mph. By
September 11, Florida Power & Light's
president and chief executive estimated more than half of Florida was
out of power.

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Lic. Real Estate Broker
1205 SW Wester Dr.
Lake City, Florida 32024
Office: (386) 755-9822
Mobile: (386) 965-9822
Email: zyxthomas@comcast.net
TIMBERLAND MANAGEMENT
* Timber Sales
* Timber Appraisals
* Control Burning
* Site Preparation
* Tree Planting

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017

Executive Outlook
President’s Message
Forestry’s Economic Impact on Florida
Serving Floridians Through Wildfires and Storms
A Post-Hurricane Guide to Managing Invasive Tree Pests
Celebrating the Best in Forestry
Annual Meeting 2017
Log a Load for Kids Makes a Million!
Snapshots
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Ads/ advertisers.com
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Executive Outlook
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 8
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Forestry’s Economic Impact on Florida
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Serving Floridians Through Wildfires and Storms
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 12
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 13
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 15
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - A Post-Hurricane Guide to Managing Invasive Tree Pests
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Celebrating the Best in Forestry
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 19
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Annual Meeting 2017
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 21
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 22
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Log a Load for Kids Makes a Million!
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Snapshots
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 25
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 26
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 27
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Products & Services Marketplace
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 29
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index of Ads/ advertisers.com
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