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Use of ArcGIS Online and Cityworks allowed coordination between multiple stakeholders.

make a late northward turn, her path was exactly that, with the landfall eve projecting a possible Category 4 across our area. It had been over a decade since the last major hurricane had passed near Gainesville, and the Public Works Department readied some new technology and response protocols that had been implemented within the last few years. This allowed for a nearly real-time assessment during the event as well as provided some valuable data and self-assessment concerning infrastructure and flood-prone areas. During such events the FEMA Incident Command Structure (ICS) is activated and the City of Gainesville Public Works Department coordinates with

Citizens were able to confirm that their issues had been reported and to watch progress as debris in the right-of-way was cleared and as our crews responded to flooding reports. Alachua County, the local utility provider, plus the various emergency and public safety divisions within both the city and county. Public Works’ main charge is clearing the public right-of-way of tree debris, as well as dealing with drainage and flooding concerns. All of this is coordinated with the various stakeholders within the ICS, and require a consolidated, www.apwa.net

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up-to-date synopsis of the current situation. Public Works is also responsible for preliminary damage assessment of the public right-ofway that is reported to FEMA for disaster impact calculations. Use of ESRI GIS platforms tied to Azteca Cityworks work management had been implemented during the years leading up to Irma’s landfall, and provided the February 2018

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APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  
APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  

February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association