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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 21 AUG 2006 200503991

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sent: Wednesday, september 07, 2005 10:37 AM
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. Please post Sitrep 10 to the Web. It wasn't posted earlier.

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SITUATION REPORT NUMBER 010


UNITED STATES TASK FORCE
. 0500 EDT Wednesday"September 07, 2005

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
(U) The USG identified forensic assistance asa top priority. Several foreign governments offered·
forensic assistance, including Gennany, Canada, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the
Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Thailand. (TaskForce e-mails, telecons)

(U) The USG accepted assistance from Canada, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, and WHO for health and
human services. The USG also accepted aid from Russia, China, Egypt, Thailand, Spain, and Canada
for relief supplies, generators, fuel, and energy expertise. Canada and Mexico also deployed convoys,
including planes, helicopters, ships, trucks, crews, divers, and relief supplies. TRANSCOM will
transport water pumps from the Netherlands and Germany. India and Pakistan offered money and other
relief supplies. (TaskForce e-mails, telecons)

ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS


(U) DS agents visited all nine consulates located in New Orleans and reported all appear to be in good

condition. (TaskForce e.m~~ oJ.t ~A~S~.l t/I./I...,u....,..)


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(U) The numberof foreign nationals reported missingis now 879, reflecting a slight increase due to
updated information from several foreign governments. CA expects that numberto decrease as the lists
are scrubbed and duplicate namesare removed. (TaskForce e-mails, telecons)

U.S. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


(U) Officespace to house Department and reliefpersonnelwas identified in Baton Rouge near FEMA
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. Some questions (matrix):


-Not clear if7when FEMA will be contacting GOA for additional info
on Argentine social/psychological teams. Emailed Sonja Nieuwejaarat
DHS to confirm ifState assistance is needed.
-Canada desk should verify with the GOC on how to handle offer
from Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal to supply 100EMS.
Emailed WHAlCAN to recommend they yet the organization with the.
Canadian Embassy.

09/06, 0700-1500
I) Called Canadian Embassy PolCouns to inquire about Institute for
Public Affairs-of-Montreal. -He-was-unaware-ofthe group andwiH try
and find out info.
2) DepCoordinator seeking to track down number for Amb Joe Sullivan,
working in Baton Rouge office;number found 504-717-1814.
3) WHAlMEX Director asked if Mexico sending 1 or 2 ships; answer is
one.
4) Took call from WHAlPPC Jim Benson to update
5) WHA called to ask about tasked press guidance; TF PA rep agreed to
draft
6) Took call from Oscar Gomez from the Paraguayan Embassy
("Consulate") seekimng any info on Paraguayans. After consulting with
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Red Cross web site.
. 7) Passed e-mail from WHAlMEX Director on two flight clearances to
PM rep
8) Call from Embassy Montevideo (James Perez and Peter Harding).
GOD considering offering UPAs (water purification units). Who would
pay for shipment and number unclear, After consulting with OFDA rep,
post was told to tell the GOD we will note offer, don't appear to need
units at the moment, but will get back to them at some point. Info passed
for placing in matrix.
9) Call from Embassy Quito to ask if offer of bananas accepted. Told
still pending; post will follow up with e-mail.
10) rook a USCitizen call on an AmCit who may have returned from
vacation in Cancunand passed to CA rep.

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WHA update - Task Force 1- 9/81100 - 9/9 0700

. (U) Monterrey 923 - "Bomberos 'Cold Fire Emergencias" of San Pedro


Garza Garcia, Mexico has offered 4 fire trucks and crews equipped with
drainage pumps, lighting banks, inflatable rafts, and rescue equipment. The
company is private but is an integrated part of the state of Nuevo Leon fire,
rescue, and emergency crew. The owner, Francisco Antonio Ruiz
. Arredondo, has obtained the permission of the government to provide this
service and has committed to covering all expenses. Sergio Marquez from
Zacatecas is willing to provide 50 linemen who are experienced in working
with high tension electricallines(l3,200, 34,500, 115,00 volts). The contact
works with residential transformers as well and helped (CFE-Mexico
lighting company) in the 1993 Lydia hurricane. Mr. Ruiz Arredondo and
Mr. Marquez have been contacted by post and thanked for their generous
offers. They have stated that they will maintain the crew ready until hearing
from post.

(U) Toronto 2349 - Ontario has extended a blanket offer ofwhatever


assistance is needed. The office of Ontario Commissioner of Emergency
Management Julian Fantino is coordinating Ontario's response with the
Canadian federal government. Ontario is currently dispatching at least 100
volunteers on three week duty assignments to work for the U.S. Red Cross in
the southern United States (Note: the province will pay the employees'
salaries, travel costs will be covered by the Canadian Red Cross or Canadian
federal government, and housing(tents) and meals will be provided by the
u.S. Red Cross. End Note). The province has also offered to provide
veterinarians and is considering dispatching veterinary supplies for stranded
.pets in New Orleans.Ontario has been told that there is currently no need to
deploy to the U.S. the electricity crews or emergency medical assistance
teams previously offered by Premier McGuinty.

The City of Toronto has dispatched a team of firefighters to Shreveport,


Louisiana in response to a request the city had received, and is prepared to
provide additional assistance rebuilding the damaged cities. American
students are being welcomed into Ontario's public schools without paying
the tuition fees normally charged to temporary residents. The University of
Toronto has offered to temporarily provide full tuition and housing for some
students on a space available basis. 600 Liquor Control Board of Ontario
(LeBO) stores are collecting donations at their locations.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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O'Herron, Petra C

From: rrntkatrina_dmr [rmtkatrina_dmr@ofda.net]


Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 11 :35 PM
To: TaskForce-1 RELEASED IN PART
Cc: rmtkatrina_rm; rmtkatrina_lc; Stitt, Tony B6
Subject: FW: items for follow up

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

~ )·'~.More.follow up action for the TF on items of interest to FEMA. Please advise. Thanks.

;~ .
From: Leonardo, Christine .
sent: Monday, september 05,200510:57 PM
To: Leonardo, Christine; rmtkatrina_dmc; rmtkatrlna_lc; rrntkatrina_rrn; rrntkatrina_dmr; rmtJcatrina...,pc; Stitt,
Tony
Cc: Boyle, John; salih, Nazik
Subject: RE: Items for follow up

A couple more items for follow up and further consideration:

1. Both ESF 3 and 12 are interested in the Russian Electric Power Station. Please. ask the donor to' provide
the specifications for this mobile statJon - age, how much power would it provide, how can it be transported.
will
compatibility with US system, etc. It is likely that this donation be accepted. The Russians have also offered
generators. Again, all offers of generators will be considered and accepted If they meet the tech specs in
the e-mail below.

2. ESF 10 would like more information on Manitoba Chamber of Commerce offer from the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Producers to help with refineries. What type of help?

Follow up on number 12 is below....

More infonnation on the Electrical Teams from Canada. (See number 12 below.) The POC for Canadian crews
will be:

Jim Collins (he is handling mutual aid for Mississippi and Louisiana)
Executive Director
Southeastern Electric Exchange
office: 404-233-1188 ext. 224 i .
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I Itcolllns@theeXchange.org
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Jim will identify Where. to Who, and when the crews will report for work.

#12, from previous e-mail exchange: .


Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams, its a go (Manitoba and Ontario}. I am working on a point of contact
for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and Canadian system are similar and
. they work together under existing agreements. Please go back to Canadians and confirm that labor and the
equipment they bring with them is free (meaning FEMA.doesn't need to reimburse them under
the Stafford Act). The current thinking is that both teams would work on municipal or city power systems
(concentrating on rural areas) in Mississippi or Louisiana (Alabama seems to be making lots of progress). Please
move forward with this Item (but answer my question above). I will get back to RMT with a POC either in
NRCA or American Public Power Association.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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TAGS: PREL, AEMR, MOPS. NATO. EAIO
SUBJECT: RFG: OPERATION KATRINA SUPPORT WRAPPING UP

1. '(U) NATO's Katrina relief activity concluded October 2


with the arrival in little Rock of a Turkish C-130.
Following the U.S. request for assistance on September 8,
NATO delivered or coordinated the delivery of nearly 200 tons
of aid from nine nations in little less than one month.
According to the Euro-Atlanlic Disaster Response Coordination
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Center (EADRCC), NATO 707s flew total of nine delivery
missions, beginning September 12. French, German, Italian,
and Greek NATO Response Force (NRF) C-130 and C-160 aircraft
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strategic NATO air hub established atRamsteln AB, for onward :1
transport to Little Rock. Canada and Turkey, as well as NATO
Partner Ukraine contributed strategic lift-and flew one
mission each for NATO from Ramstein to Little Rock.

2. (SBU) The EADRCC notified Allies and Partners on October


3 that it is suspending Katrina support operations in the
absence of any additional tasks requested by the U.S. SHAPE
declared mission complete on October 2, and SACEUR has
prepared an end of mission letter for the SYG.

3. (SaU) CommentlRFG: Mission is unaware of further


requirements for NATO assistance. Unless otherwise
instructed by OOB Brussels on Wednesday, October 12, we
intend to thank the SYG and Allies for a job well done and to
note the conclusion of NATO's Operation Katrina Support.
Mission believes NATO's relief activity contributed .
significantly to the overall operation and helped provide
tangible relief for victims. The EADRCC liaison officer
assigned to Washington not only coordinated NATO donations
and flights but managed other intemational aspects of the
operation. NATO's efforts were a clear demonstration of
Allied commitment to the United States. End CommentlRFG.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:24 AM
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Imbrie. William; Vanlaningham, James R(Beijing)
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SUbJect: FW: Items of interest to FEMA - Generator Offer from Beijing & Brussels

Jim and Will,


Pursuant to your phone inquiries this morning, see the following notes from FEMA on
generator specs. ESF #3 is Emergency Support Function #3 (a FEMA designation) which
includ~s generators. PIs confirm whether the generators being offered from China and
Belgium meet these specs or not.

Geri Kam
EAP rep to Task Force I, midnight shift

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TO: TaskForce-l
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Helpful

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From: CMS TaskForce1-Director <lTFDIR@state.gov>
To: Thomas, Harry K <ThomasHK@state.gov>
CC: TaskForce-l <TaskForce-l@state.gov>
Sent: Mon Sep 0520:05:25 2005
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
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From: rmtkatrina dmr [mailto:rmtkatrina dmr@ofda.net]
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmt katrina@ofda.net
SUbject~ Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that ~re of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back
to us with your thoughts.

Thanks

1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed ESF 1 noted that the majority of the
items in the matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and
compatibility issues for staff on the ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the
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,Also interested in generators. They understahd that Japanese generators are already in
Miami. Can OFDA logs look into this and see'lf they are compatible with specs listed
above, if so, ESF 12 will take them. Best yet would be in the generators were truck
pu L'l ed .

Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams. its a go (Manitoba and Ontario). I am working on a


point of contact for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and
Canadian system are similar and they work together under existing agreements. Please go
back to Canadians and confirm that labor and the equipment they ,bring with them is free
(meaning FEMA doesn't need to reimburse them under the Stafford Act). The current
thinking is that both teams would work on municipal or city power systems (concentrating
on rural areas) in Mississippi or Louisiana (Alabama seems to be making lots of progress) .
Please move forward with this item (but answer my question above) I will get back to RMT
with a POC either in NRCA or American Public Power Association. '

ESF 12 is willing to consider the power team from Northern Ireland but they need more
information because they aren't familiar with how the system works there:
Questions:
- What are the teams (power plant, line crews, or substations - or a combination)?
- What are the basic capabilities? generation, transmission, high voltage, distribution,
etc.
- How many of them?

ESP 12 would also like to move forward with the Spanish offer of petroleum reserves .
It's a go, but please ask the following questions:
Questions:
- How much petroleum?
- Where is it located? (then they can make a decision on where to send it)
- Is it crude or product?

Again, no matter what the answers are ... they want it.

13 - 15 nothing needed on ESFs 13 -15.

Other:

We have been informed that MREs are considered an agricultural commodity/food stuff. As
such, we need to have appropriate permits - either from FDA or APHIS (USDA) (not sure i
I
which one). John Boyle is following up on this. Maybe someone from Customs can help us
navigate this process to avoid distribution delays once the commodities arrive tonight?

Stephanie Savolaine
OFDA Operations Center
Deputy Manager for Response
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2. (U) New offers of assistance have included:


China has sent $5 million in cash to the u.S. Government, and offered
a plane load of medical and other relief suppliesi
FEMA has accepted the offer of Greek cruise ships and MREsi
Qatar has pledged $100 million in cash;
Netherlands offered water pumps/ treatment (GO,OOOL. per day) and a
hospital ship with a helicopter platform;
HHS has reviewed and accepted a list of medical supplies offered by
Canada ;
Afghanistan'- President Karzai has pledged $100,000 in cash;
India has pledged $5 million that will be sent via the ICRC, along
with supplies.

3. (U) The U.S. may need to request commercial grade hydrogen, a key I"

component of steel production. The only u.S. producer is in New


Orleans and is no longer operating. The nearest international
supplier is in Canada. (DHS IIMG Task Force)

"4. (U) North Korea Red Cross Society sent a.rare message of sympathy
to the u.S. (Reuters)

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5. (U) Two DS officers based in New Orleans were evacuated to
Houston. They have now joined a team of 25 DS agents who are on their
way by road from Houston to Baton Rouge. They will attempt to ass~ss
the condition of the nine foreign consulates in New Orleans. (DS/OFM)

6. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

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Hurricane Katrina TF-l Press Guidance
Thursday, September 15,2005

NATO Relief Flights

Key Points
• NATO and Russian international relief flights are scheduled to arrive at Little Rock
Air Force Base every other day from 15-23 September.
• A Russian TIyushin TI-76 cargo plan is scheduled to arrive at 1400 with 16 tons of
bandages and a NATO Boeing 707 win arrive at Little Rock 2100Z to deliver relief
supplies. .
• NATO coordinated relief supplies are being sent to Ramstein Air Force Base,
Germany for delivery to the United States.
• The total capacity of a B-707 is 61.2 tons and the capacity for the Il-76 is 30 tons.

Schedule ofRemainirig Flights

l5-September: NATO-707 (should arrive later today)


17-September: NATO-707
l7-September: Canadian Airbus 310 (on behalf ofNATO)
19-5eptember: NATO-707· .
20-September: Ukrainian AN124 (on behalf ofNATO)
21-September: NATO-707 (ifnecessary)
23-September: NATO-707 (if necessary)
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 27 SEP 2006 200503991 UNC~ASSIFIED
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Oliva, Amber M mill
From: CMS TaskForce1 D-DepCoordinator
Sent: Sunday. September 11. 200510:52 PM
To: TaskForce-1
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Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: 09 11 2005 (1500-2300)

Hurricane Katrina Task Force

Deputy Director Shift Report

9-11-2005 (1500-2300)

ACTION ITEMS

* Ecuador has offered plywood. FEMA is interested, and is asking if there are any
import restrictions, number of sheets and dimensions of plywood offered, and whether
shipping costs are included or if FEMA would have to play to-transport plywood to affected
areas.

* Desk needs to confirm Ambassador Thomas' report that the Dalai Lama announced
Tibet will make or has made a $100,000 donation for relief efforts. '

* Area offices are tasked with compiling lists of donating countries for thank you
letters_

* pending items include

o Have'we received L approval from DoS official to accept donations from Nigeria and
Bangladesh? (check w/TF Director - he forwarded offers to L for guidance on the check's
format)

o We must accept or decline Jordan's offer of forensic experts (OFDA and HHS and
Task Force representative will conference call Monday to discuss Jordan and additional
forensics offers)

o Has AF sent a cable accepting Armenia, Sao Tome and Gabon's offers of cash?

o Has EUR drafted a cable regarding OFDA decision to reject Russia's offer of
generators to sufficient supplies?

o Has EUR drafted a cable declining offer of a French salvage tug asking that the
already departed tug be recalled?

o Have we accepted a German offer of cell phone and internet equipment?

o Has SA received further guidance from Ambassador Thomas' staff on cable declining
Pakistan'S offer of relief supplies?

o Has WHA drafted a cable putting' on hold Argentina's offer of mental health
professionals;

o Has WHA draf~ed a cable declining Panama and Ecuador's offers of bananas?

o Are we accepting or deClining Canadian ship offer of HMCS Protector?

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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 02 NOV 2006 200503991
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INFO ITEMS

* CA updated its "Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet: Foreign Consular Access to New
Orleans" to note several items, including a Diplomatic Security escorted visit by the
Consuls General of Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Japan, Panama, Spain, and
Venezuela to their respective offices in New Orleans September 15. .

* Updated guidance from FEMA says to decline all offers of generators as FEMA has
been able to source all generators locally.

* Tentative HHS acceptance offers from Argentina (mental health experts), Canada
(medical supplies), Mexico (mental health experts), and WHO (health officers and health
logisticians.) HHS will conference tomorrow to make final decisions.

* FEMA has agreed to let OFDA accept Sweden's offer of telecommunications


equipment.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REMAINING SHIFTS

In order to increase coordination between task force shifts and to m~n~mize (if not
prevent) "dropping" of pending actions, the following steps are recommended:

* See above items on bureau reports and outgoing cable tracking

* Notebook for coordinators and bureau reps should be passed to next shifts

* Bureau reps and coordinators should fully brief replacements on all pending
action items and other pressing issues before departing task force room.

* Bureau reps should pass media play reports to Deputy Coordinator & Coordinator.
They should flag intervening anecdotes about foreign donors for them as well.

* Bureau reps who draft acceptance cables should know that they may use previous
cables to their region as templates. The EUR bureau rep should make sure to include the
boilerplate language for NATO and Partnership for Peace states about the EADRCC (Euro-
Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Center) .

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Drafted by: WHA/CAN Alan Holst

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Turekian, Vaughan C; Van de Velde, James R; Volker, Karen E; Weigold, Eva A; Welch,
Gretchen G; West, Robert Ri Whiton, Christian P; Wisniewski, Mark E; Wojtasiewicz, Renata
A; Zawitkowski, Emilia J; Zawitkowski, Andre J
Subject: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
SUBJECT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
REF: STATE 163279

1. As foreign governments, individuals and organizations continue to provide assistance


in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we must ensure that our appreciation for their
generosity and support continues to be expressed clearly and publicly. As delivery of
assistance from specific countries is confirmed, embassies are to make public statements
.to the government, in the media and in other appropriate venu~s thanking donors for their
help at this critical time. Statements should be coordinated with host governments to
avoid possible misunderstandings or preemption of donor country announcement.
2. Posts should keep the Task Force advised of actions taken 1n response to this cable.
For Post's information only, please see the attached list (para. 5) of foreign government
offers that have been accepted as of this date.
3. The Hurricane Katrina Task Force will advise posts of formal acceptance of specific
categories of assistance from individual countries as soon as approval is generated. The
Secretary's statement from Friday (Ref 163279), tailored to particular circumstances, may
serve as the basis for embassy statements.
4. In anticipation of world leader interest in the recovery efforts going on in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina. the State Department will arrange special VIP briefings during the
UN General Assembly events of next week. These briefings will provide information on
recovery progress and donor assistance. - Travel in and around the disaster area is both
difficult and hazardous. These briefings will allow world leaders who plan to attend UNGA
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to stay informed as to the recovery efforts in the disaster region.

5. SUMMARY OF FOREIGN OFFERS ACCEPTED OR PLAN TO ACCEPT

COUNTRY .FOREIGN OFFERS

Afghanistan
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Canada

China
Djibouti
Finland
France

Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Greece
ICRC
India
Israel
u:aly

Japan

Kuwait
Maldives
Mexico

NATO
Norway
Organization of
American States $25,000 cash
Qatar $100 million cash
RepUblic of Korea $30 million cash and in-kind donations
Saudi Arabia $5 million from Aramco; $250,000 cash
Singapore 3 helos
Sri Lanka $25,000 cash
Taiwan $2 million cash, medical supplies
Thailand Large amounts of food
UAE $100 million cash
UK MREs
UN OCHA UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination
Team and Logistics support
UN WHO Public health officers and logisticians
Venezuela up to $1 million to Red Cross

6. Minimize considered.
RICE

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From: Bass, John R (OPS)(S/ES-O)
Sent: Tuesday, September27,2005 10:33 AM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A
Cc: Harris, Michelle F; SES-Q_CMS; Katrina Working Group
Subject: FW: Hurricane relief - Latin American countries
i

J think this probably started with you, but just to be certain, would appreciate KWG's help to verify the list of WHA
countries that offered assistance. thanks, JB
-----OriglnaJ Message----
From: Simon, John [mallto:John_Simon@nsc.eop.gov)
sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:19 AM
To: Bass, John R (OPS)
Cc: SES-o_CMS
Subject: FW: Hurricane relief - Latin American countries

Just double checking the list below on Hispanic countries that have offered Hurricane assistance.

From: Cronin, Susan P.


sent: Monday, september 26,20052:11 PM _
To:'Spiller, Katherine S.; DL-NSC-Westem Hemisphere Affairs; SImon, John; MelIne, Jed
CC: DL-NSC-Executive Secretary; Newton, Julia K.
Subject: RE: Hurricane relief - Latin American countries

Didn't \.lruguay offer powdered milk and water purification trucks or something. Thought I saw that on the news.

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Western Hemisphere NSC
202-456-9138

---Original Message----
From: Spiller, Katherine S.
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 12:49 PM
To: DL-NSC-Westem Hemisphere Affairs; Simon, John; Meline, Jed
ce: DL-NSC-Executive Secretary; Newton, Julia K.
Subject: FW: Hurricane relief -latin American countries

@WHA
OPL would like our recommendation on Ambassadors to invite for the Hispanic Heritage Month event.
They have a list of Latin American countries that offered relief assistance following the hurricanes. Daniel's
email says 4-5 Ambassadors but I have warned him we might feel that more Ambassadors should be
invited. That being said, please look at the list below and let me know what you think is most appropriate.
Also note that Daniel mentions factoring in support for Iraq into our decision, I leave that up to you if you
think that is a relevant deciding factor.

John/Jed
Please verify thatthe list of countries from State below is correct when compared to your list of foreign aid
contributions. .

Thank you-
Katherine
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-----Original Message--
From: Garza, Daniel
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 12:38 PM
To: Spiller, Katherine S.
Subject: Hurricane relief - Latin American countries
Katherine: salow is a list of Latin American countries who have stepped up with relief assistance according
to State Dept. Any of these countries overlap with troops in Iraq maybe?
Please recommend 4-5 ambassadors from the listed countries to invite for the Hispanic Heritage event.
imagine Mexico should have one of those slots given their significant commitment.

Please advise ASAP.

Daniel

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Sent: Monday, september 26,-200511:05 AM
To: Garza, Daniel
Subject: RE: Anything on the Hurricane relief Latin American countries?

Daniel:

The Latin American countries that offered assistance for Hurricane Katrina are as follows -

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
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Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Honduras
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Ecuador
EI Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Venezuela

Just FYI- Other countries in the Western Hemisphere that also offered (though not of Hispanic heritage):
The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
Trinidad and Tobago.

Also please note - the Organization of Americans States also offered $25,000 and opened a fund for
member countries to donate to.

Finally - While Cuba has made an offer; we should not include it in any White House acknowledgement.

On acknowledgement of Venezuela, I trust NSC will decide.

I've been promised the latest on which offers we've accepted, but I don't want to hold you up. I will send it
as soon as I get my hands on it. -

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. Best regards.

Fernando

FernandoD. Rojas
Senior Advisorto AmbassadorJohn F. Maisto
U.S. PermanentMission to the Organizationof AmericanStates (OAS)
Bureauof Westem HemisphereAffairs
U.S. Departmentof State
Washington, D.C. 20520
(202) 647-9482

From: Garza, Daniel [mailto:DanieLGarza@who.eop.gov]


~nt: Friday, September 23,20052:14 PM
To: Rojas, Fernando D
Subject: Anything on the Hurricane relief latin American countries?

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From: Abbott, Lucy K(Ottawa) RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 3:19 PM
. To: Katrina Working Group
CC: Dickson, John; Moore, Wendela C; Mohler, Brian J
Subject: Katrina matrix: Canada section, with Ottawa edits

Hi Eduardo:

Working --
, International Offer ...
I've attached the Canada
, .
section of the Katrina international assistance matrix with edits and corrections.

Red in the Description box are items that were approved or are completed.
Blue are my changes/comments.
Red in boxes other than description are questions or corrections.

Following are some items that are not included in the matrix:

Completed, but not included

. Shelter: Magna International's Frank Stronach has provided housing for 300-400 victims on his property in Florida. He
also arranged their transportation from the hurricane area and is planning to provide more permanent housing, job trainint
and other assistance. (Ottawa 2669. para 9 and press reports)

We are not sure of the status of the fqllowing offers, but did not see them on the matrix

Power, EMS, SAR: The Premier of Ontario offered electicity crews and EMS team, a FEMA-certified heavy urban search
and rescue team, and a blanket offer of assistance as needed. Contact: Embassy Ottawa or Congen Toronto (Ottawa
2638) .

Assistance: The mayor of Toronto offered any assistance the city can provide, through the Ontario provincial government
(above). (Ottawa 2638 and Toronto)

Jobs: Jobwave America has offred its US management team and its technology for matching job seekers with job offers,
ofreeof charge. They would like gUidance on the bst way to reach Katrina victims who are job hunting. Contact: Embassy
Ottawa and Eloise Anderson of Jobwave America in Sacrarnento: 916-798-7985. (Ottawa 2741)

Communications technology: Black Coral technology permits data-sharing across agencies, wich the company will
provide free of charge. Black Coral is working with DOD (.IFCOM and OSD/NIA), General Dynamics and the Groove
affiliate of Microsoft to try to get the software loaded onto computers used by relief workers in teh field but welcomes USG
assistance in connecting with agencies thatare providing communciations equipment to emergency workers. Contact is
Doug Duncan at 613-867-8589 or through Embassy Ottawa. (Ottawa 2741)

Pump and vacuum trucks and equipment: San Hydro in Quebec is offering equipment that can help clean up flooding.
Contact Embassy Ottawa or CG Quebec City. (Ottawa 2741)

SAR: Manitoba's Urban Search and Rescue team was told their services are not needed. (Ottawa 2669)

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REF: STATE 162270

1. (SBU) Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have captured Canadian headlines and
triggered heart-felt offers of assistance (list from paragraph 5). The Mission has
received an outpouring of sympathy and offers of assistance from governments at all levels
as well as from individual officials and private citizens. We recommend a high-level
statement, not just for Canada, to the effect that "In time of great need, in any corner
of the globe, America has always been there to help. And now, when the United States is
in an hour of great need, it is comforting to know that the world is there to help us.
And we appreciate it."

2. (SBU) Per ref tel, we have been accepting Canadian offers of assistance in principle.
We encourage U.S. agencies to take the canadians up on their offers and to take advantage
of the materials and expertise they can provide.

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meetings at the Deputy Minister level to coordinate ways in which Canada can assist us.
They stand by to help.

4. (U) Following is a summary of some of the offers received directly by the Mission as
well as reports of assistance offered directly to Louisiana.

5. (SEU) Offers from The Government of Canada

Prime Minister: On August 31, the Prime Minister's chief of staff called the Ambassador
twice with emphatic offers of unspecified assistance.

Deputy Prime Minister: Deputy Prime Minister Ann McLellan called DHS secretary Chertoff
and offered support; Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEP-C) has
contacted HHS and DHS directly to offer supplies from their National Emergency Stockpile
System, including blankets, beds, mobile hospitals and mini-clinics.

Late on Thursday, McLellan's Senior Policy Advisor conveyed the fact that McLellan's
office has been receiving ca~ls from companies who wish to donate and transport products
(such as energizer batteries) to the hurricane-ravaged areas. McLellan's office sends
these requests to PSEPC's Emergency Operations Centre, which is, then in contact with DHS
Emergency Operations Center.

Department of National Defence: The Chief of Defense Staff, General Hillier, offered the
assistance of the Canadian Forces at a luncheon with the Ambassador. Canadian Forces
QForces ,at a luncheon with the Ambassador. Canadian Forces have been put on standby to I
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help the United States deal with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. The GOC will be
sending a three-ship task force as early as this weekend but probably no later,than
Tuesday of next week to Louisiana to join up with the US Navy Task Group that is already
en route to the Hurricane devastated area. They are preparing two Fast Frigates and their I
Destroyer to get underway as soon as they receive materials and are manned and ready. (We
'understand that the HMCS Athabascan, HMCS Ville de Quebec and probably HMCS Toronto will
be the three ships that flow South to join the Truman.) The ships will carry helicopters
to be able to conduct operations ashore. Other on-board resources include:

- generators;

- water purification and desalination equipment;


- small boats for use in inland and coastal flooded areas;
- fleet diving unit with RPVs capable of operating in contaminated water to clear
obstacles or conduct searches;
- command and control package;
- medical teams; and'
- helicopter support.

Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Te~m (DART), which was deployed in the Asian tsunami
earlier this year, was put on a one-hour notice in Kingston, Ontario. The ISO-person DART
has medical, water purification, and reconstruction capabilities.

We also understand that the two Canadian Diving Units (from Halifax, NS and Esquimalt, BC)
will probably fly down to Pensacola and link up with'the U.S. Navy diving.

6. (U) Offers from provinces and local government

Vancouver, British Columbia deployed a FEMA-certified emergency rescue team Wednesday in


response tO,a request by the governor of Louisiana. The team includes:

- 32 search-and-rescue specialists;
- Two doctors and 12 paramedics;
- Four search dogs;
- Two structural engineers; and
- Eight hazardous materials technicians.

The team is in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, attached to the Louisiana State
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Troopers and is also getting help from the National Guard but has "backed off because of
looting and gunfire" and "will not be performing any search and rescue operations for at
least the next ei qht; to 12 hours. II

Vancouver is also setting up donation centers for hurricane relief.

Manitoba Premier Doer announced that Manitoba has contacted the GOC and offered to be part
of any Canadian effort to provide support in the hurricane recovery efforts. As well,
Manitoba Hydro (the electric company) offered to send staff to the affected area to help
restore power. Over 100 Manitoba Hydro officials and workers are available to travel to
the southern U.S. if asked .

. ontario Premier McGuinty has offered to send electricity crews, an emergency medical
assistance team, and has extended a blanket offer of whatever assistance is needed.
Commissioner of Emergency Management Julian Fantino in the office.of the Minister of
Community Safety Monte Kwinter is coordinating all efforts from the province of Ontario
under strict guidelines to ensure orderly and. effective deployment of resources.

Fantino has encourage the public to send cash donations to the Canadian Red Cross, which
is interfacing directly with the American Red Cross. Donations are also being collected
at all publicly owned businesses, such as the LCBO liquor stores. At the request of the
American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross experts in disaster management and shelter
provision services will be deployed within the next few days from Ontario to relieve their
American Red Cross counterparts. Fantino said Ontario's FEMA-certified Heavy Urban Search
and Rescue Team is ready to deploy if requested.

Toronto Mayor Miller has also offered to the CG to provide any assistance from the city
through Fantino's office. We Qany assistance from the city through Fantino's ot'fice. We
have heard that several officials are working to organize fund-raising events to benefit
the Hurricane victims (more information to follow.)

The Mayor of Ottawa called the Ambassador to offer electrical personnel and equipment,
paramedics, police, firefighters, and generators.

Quebec Premier Charest has offered an array of assistance, especially hydroelectric


workers. HydroQuebec President Thierry Vandal spoke with CG and reiterated that his
company stands ready to assist in any way necessary, especially with electricity-related
,expertise and equipment.

Premier Charest told the Ambassador that Quebec'S public security/disaster assistance
center has been in contact with its counterparts in New England (with whom the GOQ has a
formal mutual assistance agreement) to convey GOQ offer to assist.

Nova Scotia has sent letters to the Governors of four states in the hurricane's path
offering assistance. Premier John Hamm told the Ambassador that families in Nova scotia,
particularly with an Acadian connection, would open their doors to people from the
affected region that need to leave.

Premier Williams of Newfoundland-Labrador has written to. the President offering support
and assistance.

We expect similar offers of assistance shortly from New Brunswick and prince Edward
Island.

7. (U) Offers from the private sector.

Air Canada's CEO called the Ambassador offering free transport for people and supplies to
Houston, Atlanta, and Dallas. They could also make their cargo facilities in those cities
available.

The Canadian pharmaceutical association, Rx&D, told us they are contacting the Prime
Minister to offer assistance in conjunction with PhRMA, its fellow trade association in
the United States.

The Canadian Red Cross has 40.volunteers from Nova scotia set to leave for hard-hit areas
of united States as soon as all the paperwork and medical forms are completed The
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President of the Manitoba. Chamber of Commerde told us his organization has offered the
Manitoba Government any support that might be useful to the relief effort. ' In addition to
any direct contributions they can make, many of the members are making monetary donations
to the Red Cross.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the industry's main lobby group,
said that Canadian oil companies are considering pushing back autumn maintenance at
refineries to help alleviate U.S. -gasoline shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina. CAPP
was in discussions with the governments of Canada,Alberta and the United States on
Thursday to determine ways to lessen the energy crisis that has emerged following the
hurricane's rampage.

Canfor Corporation, Canada's largest softwood producer, and Tolko Industries Ltd. both
said they are assessing what they can contribute to help out in the reconstruction
efforts.
Both companies said they have received indications from their trade adversaries in the
U.S. Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports that donations will cross the border duty- free.

8. (SBU) This cable provides just a snapshot of Canadian offers of'assistance. We


anticipate that more will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead, and there are
undoubtedly relief/assistance efforts underway that' have not Qyet come to our attention.
The challenge will be to turn these offers of assistance into reality, to integrate. them
into our own relief efforts and to find appropriate ways to express gratitude to Canada
and other countries for their generosity.

WILKINS

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From: IIMG, STATE [STATE.limg@dhs.gov]
Sent: Saturday, September 03,20056:17 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: Canadian Warships via Dip Note

ACTION:

Reporting on TV of Canadian assistance (three war ships steaming towards


affected areas). Canada sending a Mdip note." Is this true?

Canadian Coast Guard backfilling US Coast Guard Cape Cod assets that are in use in USAR.

From: Shifflet, Jolie

Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 2:46 PM

To: 'IIMG, USCG'; Command Center - Headquarters; DHS PUBLIC AFFAIRS COORD CTR

Subject: FW: Canadian CG Help

Just .r ece Lved word from USCG First District public affairs officer:

Two Canandian Coast Guard helicopters will be arr~v~ng at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station
Cape Cod tomorrow to provide search and rescue coverage for the area while the U.S. Coast
Guard's helicopters are involved in hurricane response on the Gulf coast.

Coast Guard First.District Public Affairs, based in Boston, is working with the Canadian
Coast Guard on a press release and photo opportunity when the helicopters arrive.

Can we make sure this is shared with State Dept., COMDT (G-CI)? Nice example of
international support.

VIr,
Jolie Shifflet

U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs

202-267-2304

This info needs to be reflected to DRS. Please pass .


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proceed south

1 Canada 9/5/2005; Government ~ fleet diving unit teams


9/11/2005 (of 17 and 18 divers)

1 Canada 9/8/2005 Government Canadian Ship w/


medical supplies

3 Canada 9/212005 Private Air Canada planes for


evacuation
I

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


. REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 16 OCT 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED.
.
~
.uNCLASSIFIED

2 Canada 9/6/2005 Government Three Canadian forces B6 I

ships 2 Frigates
1Destroyer and 1 Coast
Guard Ship left Halifax
Sept 6 1300h. 3 Sea
King Helicopters will als
deploy. 35 Navy + 5
Army Divers have
arrived in Pensacola to
assist US Northern
Command. 2 Griffin
Helicopters sent to ,
Coast Guard. 2 Officers
from Canadian Joint CF
joint operations group in
Kingston to supper the
cf Liason Officer to US
Northem Command in
Colorado Springs. On
September 3. Per
9fTI05 cable 4 ships witt
-
supplies, (3 navy. one
coastguard) deploying
100 men, 32 divers
-,

3 Canada 9fTI2005 Government Coolers: 72 coolers 54


L

-'

3 Canada 917/2005 Government Tents: (12 - tents, nylon


5 person dome type) (1(
"'tents, canvas, gable 1

type, 1Ox12ft) (10 - fram


for 10x12 tent) (10 - fly
for 10x12 tent) (10 - ten
canvas 12x14ft) (10-
,. frame for 12x14 tent)
(10 - fly for 12 x 14 tent)

UNCLASSIFIED·
UNCLASSIFIED

3 Canada 9/7/2005 Government MREs: Ea IMP contains B6


pouched and packaged
food items for one meal
with between meals
r
beverages. Min of 1200
cal in each meal pack.
Each shipping case
contains 10 breakfasts,
10 lunches, 10 suppers,
and there are 32 boxes
per pallent, approx 315
kg per pallet. Currently
10,000 individual meals
available in 2 CF depots.
A further 100,000 are
potentially available with
proper authority.

3 Canada 91712005 Government Tarps: (25 - Tarpaulin,


polyester 10x12ft) (48-
Tarpaulin, polyester
12x14ft) (12 - Tarpaulin,
polyester 12x18ft) (24 -
Tarpaulin, polyester
15x20ft)
3 Canada 9/8/2005 Private It will be providing the
display for a Florida
Gators game at the end
of Oct and have its
system up Oct 26-30. It
is offering to provide
"free advertising" on the
screen or list info on it.
It also would be willing to
make a private
contribution.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

2 Canada 8/29/2005 Government Canadian National B6


Emergency Stockpile
System offers beds,
blankets. general
medical supplies
(bandages, tapes, etc),
mobile hospital or mini
clinics. trauma kits,
water purification pills.
etc. Arrived after
midnight 9/5/2005; 7/9/
update: numbers are
31,400 blankets, 20,000
cots, 26,000
examination/rescue
gloves. 5000 isolation
loowns, etc.
3 Canada 9n12005 Government Personnel: CFIA has
trained personnel
including vetarinarians,
J
food safety inspectors,
and other first
responders

3 Canada 9/7/2005 Private Acadia University in


Nova Scotia is offering
to provide full tuition and
free residence to five
students and will make
100 seats available to
U.S. students at reduced
. costs. (Ottawa 2689]

3 Canada 9n12005 Government Canadian federal


government offers
coolers; Generators;
large tents; Medical
supplies and
Veterinarian supplies

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

2 Canada 9/2/2005 Private Company is offering an B6


ICU-equipped t.eariet
with a full medical team
(doctor/nurse/respirator;
therapist) located in
Miami. Fla. Although WE
are Canadian registered
we are fit, willing, and
able to assist you in
/
providing evacuation
services from New Or

3 Canada 9/2/2005 Private Canadian


Pharmaceutical Assn.
, are offering assistance.
Manatoba chamber of
commerce offers
support. Canfor Corp.
(softwood producer)
offers reconstruction
materials.

3 Canada 9/5/2005 Government Inst of Public Affairs of


Montreal -- has 100
EMS professional
network - can depart
within one hour's notice
- can go to northern tier
of states to relieve our
EMS or to disaster sites

3 Canada 9nJ2005 Government Medical Supplies:


Crutches (1483),
l
Wheelchairs (110), Vir{yl
gloves (126,970),
Surgical masks
(13,900), Bandages,
compress, etc. ( 17,000
+)

UNCLASSIFIED
, .' UNCLASSIFIED

3 Canada 91712005 Govemment On September 3. Public B6


Health Agency of
Canada (PHAC) officials
were contacted by their
counterparts at Health
and Human Services
(HHS) in the United
States to request
supplies from PHAC's
National Emergency
Stockpile System
(NESS)

3 Canada 91712005 Private EMS Chiefs of Canada


has 150-200 paramedics
who could be deployed
to U.S. Paramedics
could also used to
relieve teams currently
in the field. [Ottawa
2689]

3 Canada 917/2005 Private The Cooperative des


technicians
ambulanciers de
Quebec (CTAQ) offered
50 emergency
relief/paramedics and
possibly several
ambulances. [Ottawa
2689]
1 Canada 8/29/2005 Government Member of, and
assistant Member
Services Coordinator
for, London Search And
Rescue (LSAR), a
search and rescue team
out of London, Ontario.
Canada. Central
governments. provincial
governments and Air
Canada have offered
assistance. All Canadian
lorovinces
3 Canada 917/2005 Government Canada to increase oil
production by 91,000
barrels a day. Much of
the increased production
will find its way to U.S.
markets.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

3 Canada 9/2/2005 Private Cariadian Association of B6


Petroleum Producers
offers to help refineries.

3 Canada 91712005 Government Generators: 50 x 2 and


20kW portable
generators available in
Edmonton

3 Canada 91712005 Government Generators: (12 x 1400


W, 120V AC, 4 cycle. 60
HZ) (4 x 1800W, 120V
AC, 4 cycle, 60 HZ) (6 x
3500 W, 120V AC. 4
cycle. 60 HZ) (4 x 5000
W, 120 AV, 4 cycle. 60 ,
HZ)

3 Canada 91712005 Government OND Surplus


Generators: Three -,

generators previously
declared surplus by
DND have been turned
over to Crown Assessts
Distribution. Their
release will require DND
agreement. No
specifics on the
3 Canada 91712005 Government PWGS Generators:
PWGSC has four large
generators (three diesel.
on turbine) currently
used for backup which
MAY be made availbile.
Two significant issues
require resolution: 1)
Replacement costs is
approximately $500K,
3 Canada 9/2/2005 Private Manitoba chamber of
commerce offers
SUDDort.
3 Canada 9/12/2005 Private Private company Black
Coral can offer
technology to help with
rescue. He has a
presentation

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

FEMA emailed a thank Approved 01 - WHA


you. W ill keepI offer on Transport
hand. As of 9/3/05, Air ation
Canada is participating in
the airlifting of evacuees
from New Orleans Airport
to various sites.
Supporting US Coast Approved 01 - WHA
Guard as a SAR Backfill - Transport
District 1; Approved ation
according to SecDef
Assistance Matrix

Scheduled to depart 09- Approved 01 - WHA


05; uncertain status; Transport
divers to move forward to ation
NASPensacola, FL 9/6.;
Divers arrived in the
region and had mil-mil
approval.; Arrived Sep 5/
2100lulu. Commenced
dive ops at 1700 Local;
Approved according to
SecDef Assistance Matrix

Approved by HHS being Approved 01 - WHA


delivered via Canadian Transport
Military Ship to the gulf: ation
Canadian doctors on
board will only serve
sailors, confirmed by PM
FEMA 01 - WHA i/#ifli!;,;WfI
needs to Transport
vet ation

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Three Canadian forces FEMA 03 - Public WHA


ships 2 Frigates needs to Works
1Destroyer and 1 Coast vet and
Guard Ship left Halifax Engineerin
Sept 6 1300h. 3 Sea King g
Helicopters will also
deploy. 35 Navy + 5 Army
I
Divers have arrived in
Pensacola to assist US
Northern Command. 2
Griffin Helicopters sent to
Coast Guard. 2 Officers
from Canadian Joint CF
joint operations group in
Kingston to supper the cf
Liason Officer to US
Northern Command in
Colorado Springs. On
September 3; !

FEMA 06 - Mass WHA


needs to Care,
vet . Housing
and
Human
Services

FEMA 06 - Mass WHA


needs to Care,
-
vet Housing
and
Human
Services

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
/

FEMA 06 - Mass WHA


needs to Care,
vet Housing
and
Human
Services

FEMA 06 - Mass WHA


needs to Care,
vet Housing
and
Human
Services

FEMA 06 - Mass WHA


needs to Care,
vet Housing
and
Human
Services

-UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

HHS accepted offer - Approved 07 - WHA


logistics underway (per Resource
Bill Steiger e-mail). s Support

FEMA 07 - WHA
I needs to Resource
vet s Support

FEMA 07 - WHA $50,000


needs to Resource
vet s Support

FEMA 07 - WHA 1#1f!!J#t#.'#


needs to Resource
vet s Support
,

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Northcom action pending FEMA 08 - Public WHA


FEMA 10 of specific needs to Health
requirements vet and
Medical
Services

Northcom action pending FEMA 08 -Public WHA


FEMA 10 of specific needs to Health
requirements vet and
Medical
Services

OHS (Sonja Nieuwejaar) FEMA 08 - Public WHA


sent info to DOS to 'Work nee~sto Health
with GOC" vet and
Medical
Services

FEMA 08 - Public WHA


needs to Health
vet and
Medical
Services

UNCLASSIFIED
... UNCLASSIFIED

FEMA 08 - Public WHA


needs to Health
vet and
Medical
Services

Offer was made on FEMA 08 - Public WHA


Septem ber 1. No official needs to Health
U.S. response has been vet . and
I

made Medical
Services'

CTAQ was referred to FEMA 08 - Public WHA $100,000


PSEPC and the Canadian needs to Health
Red Cross vet and
Medical
Services

-,

FEMA emailed a thank Approved 09 - Urban WHA


you. Will keep offer on Search
hand. As of 9/3/05, Air and
Canada is participating in Rescue
the airlifting of evacuees
from New Orleans Airport
to various sites.

.
i

FEMA 10 - Oil WHA


needs to and
vet Hazardou
s
r
Materials
Response

UNCLASSIFIED
.,; ., '''.... UNCLASSIFIED

Northcom action pending FEMA 12 - WHA


FEMA 10 of specific needs to Energy
requirements vet
\
FEMA 12 - WHA
needs to Energy
vet

FEMA 12 - WHA
needs to Energy
vet "

FEMA 12 - WHA
needs to Energy
vet

FEMA 12 - WHA
needs to Energy
vet
-

- FEMA Cash WHA


needs to
vet
FEMA N/A WHA
needs to
vet

.UNCLASSIFIED
-UNCLASSIFIED
Choi, Martino I RELEASED IN pMT \"2-
From: CMS TaskForce1G B6
Sent: Fridav. September 02, 2005 8:32 PM
To: B61
I

I IPM_A~Tir ear -Coordinator' PM-ActionTeam-


Director; Team Leader NMCC TF Katrina I I
ce. TaskForce-1
Subject: Canada: Offer of Assistance

This evening we received a note from the Canadian Embassy "seeking the approval of the USG to deploy Canadian Force
elements to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. This deployment", the Canadian covering note said, "is taking
place in the context of bilateral military to military collaboration. Given the immediacy of the deployments, we would
appreciate a response as soon as possible." See the following details.

In addition, Canadian Forces will be deploying Sunday to the vicinity of New Orleans, working with USN ships there. CF
will standby there to await clearances/approvals. CJTS is aware of this, talked to Canadian Chief of Defense Staff. The
Canadian Minister of Defense will call SecDef tomorrow.

Regards,
Doug Ryan
PM Rep, TF-1
202647-6611

The CF WARNORD to ready forces include:

Navy:
-frigate w/helo and disaster supplies
-supply ship
2 x diving units
2 x construction teams
**not in WARNORD:JTF-A has been ordered to sail 3 x FFH (helicopter landing ships) to integrate with C2F task force as
soon as Sunday; 2 x clearance diving teams to be integrated into C2F diving C2

Army:
- combat divers
- assault boats and operators
- field and construction engineers

Air:
- as many a/c as possible
- heavy power generation
- airfield engineers
- air transport for pers and freight
U not in WARNORD: 6 x Griffin helo at 48 hrs ETA. Desire is to integrate them into a US flight.

CF JOG:
-JTFHQ
-recce elements
-liaison teams
-DART

J2:
-expansion ofliaison with US J2 elements (USCG)
-RADARSAT imagery of flood water coverage
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED·
'.
UNCLASSIFIED
Engineers:
-niche capabilities:
--SAR
--assessment of underwater structures
--boat operations
--water distribution
--power distribution

Medical Group:
--primary health care providers to displaced persons

•• not in WARNORD:
ALL CF UNITS ARE AVAILABLE including but not limited to:
--DART (complete)
-JNBC
--C3 Support

UNCLASSIFIED
Message " Page 1 of4
UNCLASSIFIED

O'Herron, Petra C
From: CMS TaskForce'1N .
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 10:55 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To: Abbott, Lucy K
Cc: TaskForce·1
Subject: FW: Follow-up on Items of interest to FEMA

Lucy: If you find this out, please reply to this message. Thanks in advance, Michael Kelly - WHATF-1 reI?

-----Origlnal Message----
From: CMSTaskForce1N "
Sent: MondaYI september 05/2005 10: 18 PM
To: CMSTaskForce1Ej TaskForce-1
Cc: 'rmt_katrina@ofda.net'i OFDAlogistics; TaskForce-!
Subject: RE: FOllow-up on Items of interest to FEMA

WHA: ESF#12: "


Canadian Embassy liasion to DHS Michael The II man said he would call Ontario and Manitoba utilities first thing
Tuesday morning to confirm that the labor and equipment would be free and that FEMA would not have to
reimburse them under the Stafford Act. Theilman said he would call Task Force with answers on Tuesday
morning.

----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelE
Sent: Mon"day, September 05,20059:55 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: 'rmt_katrina@ofda.net'i OFDALogistics
Subject: Follow-up on Items of interest to FEMA
Importance: High

EURlEAPIWHAlAII:

We have some follow up on FEMA requests:

EUR: See below ESF#3 - in process with OFDA logistics; ESF#10 - in process with OFDA logistics;
ESF#12 - Japan in process with OFDA logistics, Northern Ireland - please answer the questions below for
FEMA. and Spain - please c:nswer the questions below for FEMA.

EAP: ESF#12 - OFDA logistics is working on the Japanese generators.

WHA: ESF#12 Canada: please answer the following questions for FEMA review, as sent through OFDA
team.

ALL: ESF#11: if your countries have offered generators as listed on the matrix, please request
specifications on those units. We will pass the specifications back to FEMA for their review.

Matrix Team: please update the matrix with requests below.

Please channel information through OFDA desk. Thanks everyone for your hard work today.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OFSTATE


RE);,JJ:)Y, APTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAt'EYeR.~R ID: 26 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
-------·-TE5·-·Ll------------~~ --
Williams, Devin M
----- ~I
From: Aiien.Browd--nl
Sent: Wednesday, Seplember07, 2005 4:10 PM
B6
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: CANADA: Offer of forensic assistance
RELEASED IN PART
Importance: High
B6
ATTENTION: Ambassador Eileen Malloy

Dear Ambassador:

'Canada's Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness canada (PSEPC) representative who is
working with DHS in Washington has been in touch with FBI to ascertain possible US
forensic needs. The FBI (who is working with HHS on-Hurricane Katrina forensics issues)
t.e L'l s him that the US has no/no need for additional forensic assistance. As this message
does not correspond with the Executive Secretary's appeal to embassies yesterday, I
thought you might be interested in knowing this.

Nonetheless, Canada is prepared (as a start) to offer the services of Dr. James Young,
who headed Canada's forensics team in the Tsunami crisis (and some technical advisors with
similar experience) to assist with US efforts in any way which would be helpful. Dr.
Young has unfortunately not produced a "lessons-learned" paper on his Tsunami experiences,
but he certainly has lots of thoughts and advice he could offer (including helping to
identify/locate US experts with relevent experience); ,

Dr. Young is the president-elect of the American Association of Forensic S~ientists


and the former Chief Coroner for the Province of Ontario. He is also currently Senior
Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Anne McLellan.

Grateful if you could let me know" whether Dr. Young s services could be used in
I

anyway. Regards.

Allen R. Brown
Counsellor (Political)/Conseiller (Politique) Canadian Embassy/Ambassade du Canada
501 pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
tel/tel: 1 _

UNlTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 6


,REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINlA
DATE/CASE 10: 27 NOV 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
lJNCLASSIFIED DS21
Oliva, Amber M

From: eMS TaskForce1-Director


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:43 PM
RELEASED IN FULL
Sent:
To: SES-O eMS
Subject: FW: Accepted Forensic Assistance

>----------
>From: CMS TaskForcelA-OMS
>Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:43:06 PM
>To: Bame, David J
>Cc: CMS TaskForcel-Director; TaskForce-I; TaskForce-1
>Subject: RE: Accepted Forensic Assistance .
>Auto forwarded. by a Rule
>
Also, only Canada's offer of search and rescue teams has been accepted. -Liz

> -----Original Message----~


>From: Bame, David J
>Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:42 PM
>To: CMS TaskForce1A-OMS
>Cc: CMS TaskForcel-Director; TaskForce-l
>Subject: RE: Accepted Forensic Assistance
>
>Thanks -- very helpful!
>
> -----original Message-----
> From: CMS TaskForcelA-OMS
> Sent: Tuesday, September _,13, 2005 .6,: 31 PM,
> To: Bame, David J ,; .',.'",:" • ; ;"'," ,..:j.' •. ,.", /
> Cc: CMS TaskForcel-Director; TaskForce';" 1 .
> Subject: Accepted Forensi,c Assistance
>
> David,
> Despite several offers, no/no forensic assistance has been accepted. This is per
your discussion with Michelle Harris.
>
,> Regards,
> Liz Dooghan
> Katrina Task Force
,>

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TU!\1!\1INIA
DATE/CASE JD: 03 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Oliva, Amber M
From: eMS TaskForce1 N
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 20054:06 AM
To: KimScott, Patricia(OTTAWA) RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Offer of Forensic Assistance

rFUS01: RESPONSE
ON OFFER OFF...
FYI just in case Brian is unavailable OOB

>=---------==-=-=----=:--=:----::-:::----------
>From: CMS TaskForce1N
>Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:36 AM
>To: Dickson, John'S; Flora, Brian M(OTTAWA)
>Cc: Breese, Terry A(MS Rm 3917)i Whitaker, Elizabeth A(HST Room 6262); Kusnitz. Len(MS
Rm 3917)i Embrey, Edgar L(HST Rm 6913)i TaskForce-1
>Subject: Offer 'of Forensic Assistance
>
>
>This is to let you know that the following cable -- State 169098 -- has been sent to you
regarding Canada's offer of forensic assistance. Please deliver the points in the cable
and get back to the Task Force bye-mail or phone (202-647-6611) with Government of
Canada's reactions and concerns.
>
>
>
>Thanks much
>
>Carol Heineck
>WHA Action Officer
>Task Force 1
>

. UNITED ST ATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 02 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
lTNCLASSIFIED
.Oliva, Amber M

From: eMS TaskForce1N


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 20054:06 AM
To: KimScott, Patricia(OTIAWA) RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Offer of Forensic Assistance

I"FlJS01:RESPONSE
ONOFFER OFF...
FYI just in case Brian is unavailable OOB

>
>c::F,...r-o-m-:----=C,.."M-=S-T~a-s-:k,...,F-=o-r-c-e....,l'""N.,,-----------
>Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:36 AM
>To: Dickson, John'S; Flora, Brian M(OTTAWA)
>Cc: Breese, Terry A(MS Rm 3917); Whitaker, Elizabeth A(HST Room 6262); Kusnitz, Len(MS
Rrn 3917); Embrey, Edgar L(HST Rm 6913); TaskForce-1
>subject: Offer 'of Forensic Assistance
>
>
>This is to let you know that the following cable -- State 169098 -- has been sent to you
regarding Canada's offer of forensic assistance. Please deliver the points in the cable
and get back to the Task Force bye-mail or phone (202-647-6611) with Government of
Canada's reactions and concerns.
>
>
>
>Thanks much
>
>Carol Heineck
>WHA Action Officer
>Task Force 1
>

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 02 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
From: CMS TaskForce1N
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:36 AM
To: Dickson, John S: Flora, Brian M(OTTAWA)
Cc: Breese. Terry A(MS Rm 3917); Whitaker, Elizabeth A(HST Room 6262); Kusnitz, Lan(MS Rm
3917); Embrey, Edgar L(HST Rm 6913); TaskForce-1
Subject: Offer of Forensic Assistance

Attachments: TFUS01: RESPONSE ON OFFER OF FORENSICS

This is to let you know that the following cable -- State 169098 - has been sent to you regarding Canada's offer of forensic
assistance. Please deliver the points in the cable and get back to the Task Force by a-mail or phone (202-647-6611) with
Government of Canada's reactions and concerns.

IFUS01: RESPONSE
ON OFFER OFF.••

Thanks much

Carol Heineck
W HA Action Officer
Task Force 1

. I.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 13 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
lJNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN PART ~
Q'Herron, Petra C B6 ~
From: eMS TaskForce1 G(S/ES-OrrF)
Sent: Friday. September 16.20054:55 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW:· Canadian Mil-Mil

Below is an update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:


Jo-Anne Riabouchinsky
PM
Shift 1600-1800, 09/16/05

j-----Original Messa::----- B6

Sent: F'nday, Septe er 16, 2005 4 :46 PM


To: Kim-Scott, Patricia
Cc: Hernandez, Felix; Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAn; TaskForce-Ii I
I I ~--
Subject: FW: Canadian Mil-Mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIBD
Patty,
An update on·the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

- MND will no longer visit the ships on 17 SEP


- CDS flew to Pensacola, FL today and will remain overnight at the Navy BOQ. Tomorrow he
visits with the Canadian Forward Logistics Support team in Pensacola· then flies to
Mississippi via Canadian Sea King helicopter to visit his troops. He departs en route to
Ottawa tomorrow afternoon
- The three Canadian Navy ships depart 18 SEP
- Canadian Coast Guard ship will remain and work with USCG to fix navigation buoys
(departure approx 23 SEP)
- 23 SEP Canadian engineering and dive teams depart
- Message below lists items the Canadian ships provided for humanitarian support.

From:
Sent:
I
Friday:7,-'S~e01p;:;'t~e01lrib;;:;'F;<i'eO;::r--r17:6-,""""2'7'OI'TOI"'I:5~1r"TO~::-2"'1r--lAMI\"lllI'"--
To: I
Subj ec~t:-:::---"R"'E:O-:-:""lC""an=a~d::rJ.:;-a::;n;:;-Mlr.'"J."'l-:-""Mr;J."'TI-------------
Importance: High
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Sir,
my apologies for the delay.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 07 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
According to CTG 306.1 07234SZ Sep 05, ATH!TOR!VDQ delivered humanitarian aid, including:
latex gloves flashlights generators chain saws diapers bottled water 10-man zodiacs and
outboard motors first aid kits medical supplies food stuffs
CCG Ship Sir William Alexander deliverd humanitarian aid, including: 100 barrells gasoline
300 modular tents 160 pumps
These lists are not exhaustive. If you req further detail, please let me know.
Yours,

B6

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED ~~

RELEhE~RT
Oliva, Amber M

From: CMS TaskForce1 c-coorohetor


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:38 PM B6
To: PM-Action Team
.cc: TaskForce-1
.Subject: FW: CANADIAN MILITARY FLIGHT OFDA CONTROL NUMBER-09-16-N0004

~
CAF MavReq.xls

-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina Ic (maiIto:rmtkatrina Ic@ofda.net]
1
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:31 PM
To: TaskForce-1
SUbject: FW: CANADIAN MILITARY FLIGHT OFDA CONTROL NUMBER-09-16-N0004

Hi Stephanie - here is the request.


This flight is due to depart Germany tomorrow @ 08:00 Z.
Is it possible to issue the dip clearance?
Regards,
OFDA/Logs

From: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina 101@ofda.net]


Sent: Frid:~s:~tember 1., 2005 5,58 PM

~ADI
B6

LbJeot< MILIIARY FLIGHT CFDA CONTROL 'CMBER-O' 16 .0004

Team-
Herewith the Airmovement request.
Note ETA LR anticipated at 171830Z.
Alan
Logistics Specialist
USAID/OFDA Logistics
703 526 2206
ofdalogistics@usaid.gov <mailto:22060fdalogistics@usaid.gov>

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED DMlDq
Oliva, Amber M
From:
Sent:
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Friday, September 16, 2005 2:46 PM
RELEASED IN Fl.JLL
To: Hernandez, Felix
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: Canadian offer of power workers

Felix.

OFDA tells me to have the folks in Canada contact Entergy (the power company in N.O.)
directly. Link is http://www.entergy.com/corp/

Mike

Your files are attached and ready to send with this 'message.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TtJMi\'IlNIA
DATE/CASE 10: 20 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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From: eMS TaskForce1 G(S/ES-OrrF) RELEASED IN 'PART
Sent: Friday, September 19, 20054:55 PM
To: Katrina Working Group B6
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Canadian Mil-Mil

Below is an update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

Jo-Anne Riabouchinsky
PM )
Shift 1600-1800, 09/16/05

-----Original Message-----
From:J B6
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Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 4:46 PM
To: Kim-Scott, Patricia
Cc: Hernandez, Felix; Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLADi TaskForce-Ii Pilcher~'
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Subject: FW: Canadian Mil-Mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Patty,
An update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

- MND will no longer visit the ships on 17 SEP


- CDS flew to Pensacola, FL today and will remain overnight at the Navy BOQ. Tomorrow he
visits with the Canadian Forward Logistics Support team in Pensacola then flies to
Mississippi via Canadian Sea King helicopter to visit his troops. He departs en route to
Ottawa tomorrow afternoon
~ The three Canadian Navy ships depart 18 SEP
- Canadian Coast Guard ship will remain and work with USCG to fix navigation buoys
(departure approx 23 SEP)
- 23 SEP Canadian engineering and dive teams depart
- Message below lists items the Canadian ships provided for humanitarian support.

From: . NC JOC - Canadian Exch Off - OMB


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my apologies for the delay.


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According to CTG306.l 07234SZ Sep as, ATHITOR/VDQ delivered humanitarian aid, including:
latex gloves flashlights generators chain saws diapers bottled water 10-manzodiacs and
outboard motors first aid kits medical supplies food stUffs

CCG Ship Sir william Alexander deliverd humanitarian aid, inclUding: 100 barrells gasoline
300 modular tents 160 pumps

These lists are not eXhaustive. If you req further detail, please let me know.

Yours,
B6

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O'Herron, Petra C B6
From: CMS TaskForce1 G(S/ES-OITF)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 4:55 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW:"Canadian Mil-Mil

Below is an update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

Jo-Anne Riabouchinsky
PM
Shift 1600-1800, 09/16/05

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Sent: F'r~day. Septe er 16, 2005 4 :46 PM
To: Kim-Scott. Patricia
Cc: Hernandez. Felix; Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAn; TaskForce-I; I
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Subject: FW: Canadian Mil-Mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Patty.
An update on"the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

- MND will no longer visit the ships on I7SEP


- CDS flew to Pensacola. FL today and will remain overnight at the Navy BOQ. Tomorrow he
visits with the Canadian Forward Logistics support team in Pensacola" then flies to
Mississippi via Canadian Sea King helicopter to visit his troops. He departs en route to
Ottawa tomorrow afternoon
- The three Canadian Navy ships depart 18 SEP
- Canadian Coast Guard ship will remain and work with USCG to fix navigation buoys
(departure approx 23 SEP)
- 23 SEP Canadian engineering and dive teams depart
- Message below lists items the Canadian ships provided for humanitarian support.

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Sir,

my apologies for the delay.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 07 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
According to CTG 306.1 072345Z Sep 05, ATH/TOR/VDQ delivered humanitarian aid, including:
latex gloves flashlights generators chain saws diapers bottled water 10-manzodiacs and
outboard motors first aid kits medical supplies food stuffs

CCG Ship Sir William Alexander deliverd humanitarian aid, including: 100 barrells gasoline
300 modular tents 160 pumps

These lists are not exhaustive. If you req further detail, please let me know.

Yours,

B6

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From: CMS TaskForce1 G


Sent: Friday, September 16. 20054:55 PM RELEASED IN PART
To:
Cc:
Katrina Working Group
TaskForce-1
B6
Subject: FW: Canadian Mil-Mil

Below is an update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

Jo-Anne Riabouchinsky
PM
Shift 1600-1800, 09/16/05

-----Original Message-----

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Patty,
An update on the Canadian Hurricane Katrina assistance:

- MND will no longer visit the ships on 17 SEP


- CDS flew to Pensacola, FL today and will remain overnight at the Navy BOQ. Tomorrow he
visits with the Canadian Forward Logistics Support team in Pensacola then flies to
Mississippi via Canadian Sea King helicopter to visit his troops. He departs en route to
ottawa tomorrow afternoon
- The three Canadian Navy ships depart 18 SEP
- Canadian Coast Guard ship will remain and work with USCG to fix navigation buoys
(departure approx 23 SEP) .
- 23 SEP Canadian engineering and dive teams depart
- Message below lists items the C~nadian ships provided for humanitarian support.

From: . r
Sent:' Friday, l5epceuwez xo, ZOOJ 1V.ZZ All

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Importance: High

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Sir,

my apologies for the delay.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 .200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
,/
UNCLASSIFIED
According to CTG 306.1 072345Z Sep 05, ATH/TOR/VOQ delivered humanitarian aid, including:
latex gloves flashlights generators chain saws diapers bottled water iO-man zodiacs and
outboard motors first aid kits medical supplies food stuffs

CCG Ship Sir William Alexander deliverd humanitarian aid, including: 100 barrells gasoline.
300 modular tents 160 pumps

These lists are not exhaustive. If you req furthe~ detail, please let me know.

Yours,

B6

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From: Abbott, Lucy K(Ottawa) . :


Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 3:19 PM 1

To: Katrina Working Group 1

Cc: Dickson. John; Moore, Wendela C; Mcihler, Brian J


Subject: Katrina matrix: Canada section, with qttawa edits
I
Hi Eduardo: I

WorkIng --
[ntematlonal Offer...
I've attached the Canada section of the Katrina international assistance matrix with edits and corrections.

Red in the Description box are items that were approved or are completed.
Blue are my changes/comments. .
Red in boxes other than description are questions or corrections.

Following are some items that are not included in the matrix:

Completed. but not included

Shelter: Magna International's Frank Stronach has provided housing for 300-400 victims on his property in Florida. He
also arranged their transportation from the hurricane area and is planning to provide more permanent housing, job trainint
and other assistance. (Ottawa 2669, para 9 and press reports)

We are not sure of the status of the following offers, but did not see them on the matrix

Power, EMS, SAR: The Premier of Ontario offered electicity crews and EMS team, a FEMA-certified heavy urban search
and rescue team, and a blanket offer of assistance as needed. Contact: Embassy Ottawa or Congen Toronto (Ottawa
2638)
/
Assistance: The mayor of Toronto offered any assistance the city can provide, through the Ontario provincial government
(above). (Ottawa 2638 and Toronto)

Jobs: Jobwave America has offred its US management team and its technology for matching job seekers with job offers,
free of charge. They would like guidance on the bst way to reach Katrina victims who are job hunting. Contact: Embassy
Ottawa and Eloise Anderson of Jobwave America in Sacramento: 916-798-7985. (Ottawa 2741)

Communications technology: Black Coral technology permits data-sharing across agencies, wich the company will
provide free of charge. Black Coral is working With DOD (JFCOM and OSD/NIA), General Dynamics and the Groove
affiliate of Microsoft to try to get the software loaded onto computers used by relief workers in teh field but welcomes USG
assistance in connecting with agencies that are provldlnq communciations equipment to emergency workers. Contact is
Doug Duncan at 613-867-8589 or through Embassy Ottawa. (Ottawa 2741)

Pump and vacuum trucks and equipment: San Hydro iri Quebec is offering equipment that can help clean up flooding.
Contact Embassy Ottawa or CG Quebec City. (Ottawa 2741) .

SAR: Manitoba's Urban Search and Rescue team was told their services are not needed. (Ottawa 2669)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE 10: 07 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
O"Herron, Petra C RELEASED IN FU~
From: Abbott, Lucy K(Ottawa)
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 1:38 PM
To: Harris, Michelle F
Subject: RE: Status of foreign Katrina assistance?

Thanks Michelle:

I'll pass that to our Consuls General so thay can allay any confusion at the provincial level in Canada.

-----Oliginal Message---
From:' Harris, Michelle F
sent: September 19, 2005 1:20 PM "'
To: Abbott, lucy K
CC: Katrina Working Group
Subject: FW: Status of foreign Katrina assistance?

Hi Lucy-

On Thursday, 9/15, Amb. Thomas announced at a Dip Corps briefing that there is no need for new offers of material or
personnel assistance. Offers already submitted will continue to be vetted against on-the-ground needs. We are
working through these offers as quickly as possible.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

From: Abbott, lucy K(Ottawa)


sent: MondaYiSeptember 19, 200510:13 AM
To: Katrina Working Group
Subject: Status of foreign Katrina assistance?

Greetings:

One of our consul generals was told by a provincial government official that State has announced that the US no
longer needs eigher people or goods to help with Katrina recovery. Is this accurate or are we still evaluating/accepting
offers of assistance from Canada?

Many thanks
Lucy Abbott
Embassy Ottawa

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CAS,E ID: 07 SEP 2006 200503991
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Oliva, Amber M
From: McCarthy, Deborah A
Sent: Tuesday, January 31,20062:26 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To: Razick, Nazima H
Subject: FW: Summary of Katrina assistance

Hurricane
strlna canadian ass
- Can you see if the FEDERAL stuff only is more or less described in the Canada
portion of our matrix (don't' change Secretary's as I think they have closed line on
changes) .

From: Martinez, Eduardo J


Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:54 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A
subject: FW: Summary of Katrina assistance

From Embassy Ottawa;

From: Abbott, Lucy K


Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:33 PM
To: Martinez, Eduardo J
Cc: Kusnitz, Len; Hernandez, Felix
Subject: FW: Summary of Katrina assistance

Greetings:

Here's the Goe's list of assistance offered and deployed at the federal and provincial
level for Katrina. We are not including the piles of offers that were not accepted.'

I've asked if they have a little more detail on the national stockpile items. Our past
spreadsheet shows the following:

"Canadian National Emergency Stockpile System offers beds, blankets, general medical
supplies (bandages, tapes; etc), mobile hospital or mini clinics, trauma kits, water
purification pills, etc. Arrived after midnight 9/5/2005; 7/9/ update: numbers are 31,400
blankets, 20,000 cots, 26,000 examination/rescue gloves, 5000 isolation gowns, etc."

Hope this helps,

Lucy

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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WHA rep. log for 1500-2300 shift on Sept. 5:

1521: Tasking from Amb. Malloyassistant: Confirm that there are no


liability issues in the event that the USG accepts Mexico's offer to send a
tearnoffirefighters. Dept. of Interior has an agreement throughthe
National InteragencyFire Center(www.nifc.gov). Checked the MOU at
the web site and confirmed that liability was covered.

1555: Tasking from Task Force coordinator: Try to find out details about
Canada's offer of "forensicassistance."Called Canadian CounselorAlan
Brown at the CanadianEmbassy. He explained that the assistance
Canada could provide would be similar to what it provided during the
tsunami recovery: mainly identifying remains with forensic technology.
Called Embassy Ottawa and LEGAIT said Canada's forensic technology
was-a "subset" of US technology. Brown sent a follow-up e-mail
(Monday 9/5/2005 7:44 PM) with more details. Passed along info to TF
coordinator and matrix.

NR

1901: Ariel Mutsatsos from the "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" called.


Explained that he understood Mexico's offer of supplies had been
accepted by USG. However, it was unclear to him ifMexico's offer of
soldiers to transport the supplies was also welcomed, Called MAJ
Rayburn at Embassy MC but could not reach him. Called Mutsasos back
and told him that the usa was still considering Mexico's offer. Asked
again what office he was with in MFA and he said he wasn't with MFA
but La Refonna newspaper. Quickly ended conversation as he had
misrepresented himself in the previous teleon.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 27 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
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2025: Beryl Wajsman ofthe Insitute for Public Affairs ofMontreal called
and repeated his claim that "hundreds ofEMTs" from Canada were
determined to come help. If they don't get coordinated marching orders
890n, they'll start coming on their own. He's tried talking to FEMA et al.,
and has been directed to us as an overall coordinator. He wants to know
soon with whom they can/should be dealing-tb~~this-nappen-=--He's .
happy to work with the states ifthat's appropriate, but would like to hear
from us first. Sent e-mail for coordinator's guidance.

2104: Wajsman called back and said the EMTs couldn't be held back any
longer and they are now on their way to Louisiana. He was unsure of
their exact plans but that they were determined to help any way they
could in the affected region.

Some notes:
-Jim Bensen, clearing official for WHA, called at 2220 to say that his
cell phone died but said he was available on his home number.
-Still tracking Bahamas and OAS -cash assistance.
-At about 1900, coordinator halted all outgoing cables of acceptance
as FEMA is struggling with the logistics of accepting incoming
international assistance..WHA has several pending outgoing cables of
acceptance (see file). You might want to get coordinator guidance on
how we should handle cables from this point on.

WHA rep. log for 2300-0700 shift (Eduardo J. Martinez) on Sept. 5:

0005: I pt
the Pentagon called to request any
information on a CanadIan dive/navy team that have arrived at
Pascalousa, Mississippi for morning briefing. PIM is unaware of such a
team. Unable to reach duty officer at Canadian Embassy to inquire about
this. .

Some notes:
-Acceptance ofoutgoing cables still on hold until lOam Cabinet
meeting where clarification of State's ability to accept foreign offers of
assistance will hopefully be clarified.
-Cash donations can be immediately be accepted. In kind donations
must be directed to Little Rock. Still unclear ifeither military or FEMA
will be unloading donations..

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TASK FORCE KATRINA - PM LOG

Thursday, 9/8 3-11pm Shift Rosati Mexico Request from Mexico (via WHA rep)
to ascertain status of their ship "Papa
Lopan". NORTHCOM POLAD
Deborah Bolton confirmed ship
arrived yesterday; anchored off
GUlfport, Mississippi; working with
USS Bataan and Dutch frigate ''Van
AmsteJ"; began offloading using small
boats from the shore. Infonnation
relayed to WHA rep.
Thursday, 9/8 3-11pm Shift Rosati Canada Resolved question concerning
Canadian medical personnel on ships
-- medical personnel not sent as part
of assistance but to look after
Canadian personnel. Ships are 4 - 1
destroyer, 2 frigates, 1 Canadian
Coast Guard. Sailed on the 6th, may
arrive the 10th or even the 11th, 12th
due to storms in the At/antic.
Personnel are: 1 medical officer, 1
medical planner, 3 physicians
assistants, 4 medical technicians.
Canada considering making an offer
for Canadian medical teams to work
with lIS rcedical personnel -
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offer to the Task Force.

Thursday, 9/8 3-11pm Shift Rosati Ukraine See details on offer of $200,000
which could be applied to contracted
Antonov support.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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Thursday. 9/8 3-11pm Shift Rosati 000 I


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many countries offered assistance;


how many military offers of
assistance; how many military offers
accepted; how many offers accepted
are here; how'many on the way. Sent
him matrix - per direction of TF
Coordinator-, but later sent him email
asking him to disregard it since it was
discovered to h~vR . . \-lis
email: k r i s t o f e r . l l

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Choi, Martino I B6
From: CMS TaskForce1 G
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 10:30 AM
To: PM-ActionTeam-Director
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: Katrina Task Force - PM Overnight Wrap Up

I gave copy of this email to Denny Offutt, TaskForce-1 Coordinator.

Luis

From: PM-ActionTeam-Director
sent: Monday, September 05,20059:08 AM
To: PM-ActionTeam-Coordlnatori CMSTaskForcelG
SUbject: Kabina Task Force - PM Overnight Wrap Up

A couple of significant changes were noted on th~ 4-5 Sept overnight shift.

• The DOS TF is no longer waiting for FEMA, but is now accepting foreign govemment offers of
assistance that meet the FEMA priorities listed in the unclassified DOS ALDAC cable sent just after
midnight 4 Sept. Regional bureau reps did several cables to US embassies in donor country capitals
accepting offers of money, MRE's etc., but deferring for now offers of people.

• DOS is no longer waiting on FEMA to accept military to military items, as highlighted below.

• The most immediate barrier to quick arrival of assistance that meets FEMA's priorities seems to be the
new OFDA - USAID task force in Arlington. This TF is supposed to discuss and agree with donor
countries on the technicalnogistic aspects of accepted donations, including destination(s). They operate
only 8am to 8pm, limiting the hours they can reach POCs in donor countries outside this hemisphere.
They also do not follow a regular procedure to inform DOS once agreement is reached - e.g., they failed
to advise the DOS TF after they apparently agreed with the Italian Embassy on Andrews AB as the
destination for two Italian planes at 0400 on 6 Sep. I revised slide 7 of Grey Frandsen's power point
slides on the new Katrina evaluation/acceptance/receipt processes to stress the need to advise DOS of
the agreements (step 5) to facilitate diplomatic air/ship clearances (step 6). Anyone who talks to the
OFDA - AID task force should stress this point.

• Luis is ,following up on two pending issues. The first is to confirm that the USDA - AID TF did agree with
the Italian DATI on Andrews as the destination (above). (The DATI told me he already had the A
clearances he needed for Andrews.) The second is to call the German POC to determine whether the
request for diplomatic clearance received yesterday was a renewal of the approval for the second A310
flight to Pensacola with 10 x tons of MRE or was for a third flight.

• A JCS Engineering Rep advised about 0300 that the Army Corps of Engineers would very likely
articulate by COB 6 Sep a requirement for the 10 very large water pumps (and 50 total operators) offered
by Germany. Transcom is working on ways to move the pumps, and is even considering taking up the
Russian offer to use an IL 124. .

Regards, Dave Pierce

From: CMS TaskForcelG


Sent:Monday, September as, 2005 3:05 AM
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA'W2~~~~D: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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To: I I Bl
Cc: PM-ActionTeam-Coordinatori TaskFOrce-!
Subject: FW: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

From: Bass, John R


sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:54 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
Cc: CMS TaskForeelC-Coordinatori TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

I believe FEMA is aware of these offers. They have not accepted them formally - and we will not wait for them
to do so. Sr. Dept officials agree that if NORTHCOM identifies a need, finds a foreign mil. partner who can
meet It and seeks formal blessing from us because of international dimension, we will p-rovict.e_it.

From: CMS TaskForcelD-DepCoordinator


sent: Sunday, September 04,20053:06 PM
To: Bass, John R
Cc: CMS TaskForceIC-Coordinatori TaskForce-I
Subject: RE: Kabina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

John:

When you state "state policy approval" below, does this mean that FEMA is aware of and has accepted these
offers?

From: Bass, John R


sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 2:04 PM
To: CMS TaskForceIC-Coordinator; CMS TaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
SUbject: FW: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM' Status Report .

pis. ensure we get word to our embassies in all three countries - and to USNATO - regarding these mil-mil
arrangements that are either approved or in train

From: Bass, John R


sent: Sunday, september 04, 2005 2:02 PM
To: Bolton, Deborah Ai i SES-o_SWO; PM-ActionTeam-<:OOrdinatori PM-ActionTeam-Director; Pozorski, David R;
Timberman, Thomas Fi Taskforce-Ii Kelly, Stephen R(Mexico City)i Jacobson, Roberta A(MS Rm 4258);
Bosshart, Michael R(HST Rm 4258); Jacobson,.Roberta A(MS Rm 4258); Bassett, Leslie A(Mexlco Oty);
Hernandez Felix MS Rm 3917); KimScott, Patricia(OTTAWA)

SUHn!!I"!I'!"'R'F'!""Jam'l1'C1'"""N'I"!I't'h'COM Sun AM Status Report

Deborah --

You have State policy approval to proceed with Canadian, Mexican and Dutch naval offers (includingthe
exploratory offer of Dutch vessel with high-volume pumping capacity). No need to come back to us for further
approval of any of these; we ask that you keep us looped 50 we can keep the Secretary and other principals
aprised of offers we've accepted. .

We are working TRANSCOM as well to expedite review/approval of designated AFB/reception pt for foreign

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assistance.

We are in process of encouraging UK to serve as focal point for providing lift for EU countries' donations
responding to the specific needs FEMA provided us, and we transmitted to field, last night.

Any others, pis alert us asap and we will tum them quickly.

Look forward to your reply re: OFOA forward deployment at JTF HQ (or JITF in Baton Rouge if that's where we're
headed).

thanks - JB

From: Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD


sent: Sunday, september04, 2005 9:01 AM
To: Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAO USNORTHCOM POLAD; SES-O_CMS@state.sgov.gov; SES-o_SWOi PM-
ActtonTeam-COOrdinator(Maln State Rm 2422); PM-ActionTeam-Directori Pozorskl, David R(Main State Rm
2422A)i TImbennan, Thomas Fi TaskForce1@state.sgov.gov; Kelly, Stephen R; Jacobson, Roberta A; Bosshart,
Michael R; Jacobson, Roberta Ai Bassett, Leslie A; hemandezf@state.sgov.gov; KimScott, Patricia
Cc: Kessler Phillip R CAPT USN NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD
SUbJect: RE: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

Classification: FOR OFFICIAL USE ONL Y

Understand there is a decision to accept Mexican Army (Sedena) offer. Challenge remains to get Mex Navy
(Marina) and Canadian Navy offers in sync.

From: Bolton Deborah A FE-Me NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD


sent: SUnday,september 04, 2005 6:34 AM
To: SES-O..:.OotS@state.sgov.gov; SES-Q_SWO; PM-ActionTeam<OOrdlnator(Maln State Rm 2422); PM-ActlonTeam-Director; PozorskI, DavId R(Maln
State Rm 2422A); 'T1mberman, Thomas P; 'TaskForce1@state.sgov.gov'; 'Kelly, Stephen R'; 'Jacobson, Roberta A'i Bosshart., Michael R; 'JaCXJbson,
Roberta A'; Bassett, Leslie A; hemandezf@state.sgov.gov; 'KirnSmtt, PatrIdil'

B6
Rab'ina: NOi'ffitoM Sun AM Status Report

Classification: FOR OFFICIAL USE ONL Y

Where we are as of our 0500 meeting:

-- Visits: 4 of intereSt to LIS: Secl)ef/CJCS/AS McHale: SecChertoff: Sec State: Admiral Keating. All
separate: no intersections expected.

-- Assets: Mil assets pouring in. Sun/Man will be heavy on movement of both Title 10 (active duty) and
TItle 32 (National Guard). Ships moving on station: carrier Truman expected early Sun morning: USS
Tortuga docked at pier in NO port; fire fighting air assets (e.g. bucket heles) moving in - gUidance from NO
fire marshall on deployment: problem is anything coming from gas mains because they cannot be stopped by
air drop - mains must be cut off. 6 area airports receiving relief supplies. Air marshalls prOViding sec~rity
at NO Armstrong:, NO's Lakefront airport is , yes, underwater still.

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-- Energy: 88'Yo of oil and 72.5'Yo of gas production shut down; 63'Yo of population without power; colonial
pipeline 80% open, plantation pipeline 100 'Yo open. We're looking at problem of supplier
food/water/shelter to 10,000 repair techs,

-- Planning: Command standing by for decision on Chief Justice's funeral; if a state funeral, will heavily
involve the Command's Joint Forces Headquarters - National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).

-- Public Affairs: Increasingly of concern; Col Sps Gazette - in a military 'company town' - published
negative. inaccurate story sat along lines of NC inaction. satellite truck to support press will outside
headquarters starting today. CNN reported will be with Gen Honore all day.

-- Foreign Assistance: Standing by for Sec's statement • can we get an advance?

-- (Action:) Mexican· Canadian Offers (our AOR): 1) As far as we know, we do not yet have State policy
approval for Canadian ships and Mexican ships (MARINA): Command strongly supports approval. NC J-
5/POLAD planning interested in a Naval trilateral effect to give legs to President's Security and
Prosperity Partnership (SPP) policy initiative; we note that Mex Navy leadership has been in DC and Ottawa
in last few months specifically to identify opportunities for Mex Navy in SPP. SecDef and NCCDR will
discuss.

2) Mexican army SEDENA assistance - understand this is in chaMels. Has it been approved? Need to
ensure that Sedena and Marina approvals are in sync.

'De6oran.1JoCt011, YE-:M.C
Political Advisor to the Commander
Norad-USNorthcorn
Peterson AFB. Colorodo
Ofe: (719) 554-6191

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email: deboroh.bohon@northeom.mil
(e) deborah.bolton@northcom.smil.mil

7/24/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
R.E:'Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report UNCLASSIFIED Page 10f3

Choi,.Martino I

From: eMS TaskForce1G


Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 3:05 AM
To: 'nc.cog.chi~f.omb@northcom.smil.mil'

Cc: . PM-ActionTeam-Coordinator; TaskForce-1


Subject: FW: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM.Status Report

From: Bass, John R


sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:54 PM
To: CMSTaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
ce CMS TaskForcelC-COOr~rnator; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Katrina: Nortl1COM Sun AM Status Report

I believe FEMA is aware of these offers. They have not accepted them formally -- and we will not wait for them to
do so. Sr. Dept officials agree that if NORTHCOM identifies a need, finds a foreign mil. partner who can meet it
and seeks formal blessing from us because of international dimension, we will provide it.

From: CMSTaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
sent: Sunday, September 04,20053:06 PM
To: Bass, John R
Cc: CMS TaskForcelC-Coordinator; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

John:

When you state "state policy approval" below, does this mean that FEMA is aware of and has accepted these
offers?

From: Bass, John R


sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 2:04 PM
To: CMSTaskForcelC-Coordinator; CMSTaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
Subject: FW: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

pIs. ensure we get word to our embassies in all three countries - and to USNATO - regarding these mil-mil
arrangements that are either approved or in train

From: Bass, John R


Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 2:02 PM
To: Bolton, Deborah A; ; SES-O_SWO; PM-ActionTeam-Coordinator; PM-ActionTeam-Directbr; POlorski, David R;
Timberman, Thomas F; Taskforce-I; Kelly, Stephen R(Mexico City); Jacobson, Roberta A(MS Rm 4258);
Bosshart, Michael R(HSf Rm 4258); Jacobson, Roberta A(MS Rm 4258); Bassett, Leslie A(Mexico City);
Hernandez, Felix(MS Rm 3917); KimScott, Patrida(OTTAWA)
~I I &
Subject: RE: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM Status Report

Deborah --
UNI'rED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TlJMMINIA
DAm~..1m3dD: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
RE: Katrina: NorthCOM Sun AM S~tus ReportuN'" CLAS SIFIED Page 2 of3

You have State policy approval to proceed with Canadian, Mexican and Dutch naval offers (including the
exploratory offer of Dutch vessel with high-volume pumping capacity). No need to come back to us for further
approval of any of these; we ask that you keep us looped so we can keep the Secretary and other principals
aprlsed of offers we've accepted.

We are working TRANSCOM as well to expedite review/approval of designated AFB/reception pt for foreign
assistance.

We are in process of encouraging UK to serve as focal point for prOViding lift for EU countries' donations
responding to the specific needs FEMA provided us, and we transmitted to field, last night.

Any others, pis alert us asap and we will tum them qUickly.

Look forward to your reply re: OFDA forward deployment at JTF HQ (or JITF in Baton Rouge if that's where we're
headed).

thanks - JB

From: Bolton Deborah A FE-Me NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD


sent: Sunday, September 04,20059:01 AM
To: Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD; SES-Q_CMS@state.sgov.gov; SES-O_SWO; PM-
ActionTeam-Coordinator(Main State Rm 2422); PM-ActIonTeam-Director; Pozorski, David R(Maln State Rm
2422A); Timberman, Thomas F; TaskForcel@state.sgov.9ovi Kelly, Stephen R; Jacobson, Roberta A; Bosshart,
Michael R' acobso • Bassett, Leslie A; hemandezf@state.sgov.gov; KimScott, Patricia
Cc: NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD Bl
Sun AM Status Report

Classification: FOR OFFICIAL USE ONL Y

Understand there is a decision to accept Mexican Army (Sedena) offer. Challenge remains to get .Mex Navy
(Marina) and Canadian Navy offers in sync. .

From: Bolton Deborah A FE-MeNORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD


sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 6:34 AM
To: SES-O_CMS@5tate.sgov.gov; ses-Q_SWO; PM-ActionTeam-<:oordlnator(Maln State Rm 2422); PM-ActIonTeam-Dlrector; PozorskJ, David R
(MaIn State Rm,2422A); .'TImberman, Thomas P; 'TaskForcel@state.sgov.gov'i 'Kelly, StephenR'; 'Jacobson, Roberta A'; Bosshart, Michael R;
'Jacobson, Roberta A'i Bassett, leslie A; hemandezf@5tate.sgov.gov; 'K1mSCott, Patricia' -,

Cc: I ....~ORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD


Subject: Katrina: NorthCOM SUn AM Status Report

Classification: FOR OFFICIAL USE ONL Y

Where we are as of our 0500 meeting:

-- Visits: 4 of interest to us: SecDef/CJCS/AS McHale; SecChertoff; SecState; Admiral Keating. All
separate: no intersections expected.

-- Assets: Mil assets pouring in. Sun/Mon will be heavy on movement of both Title 10 (active duty) and
Title 32 (National Guard). Ships moving on station: carrier Truman expected early Sun morning: USS

7/2612006 UNCLASSIFIED
RE: Katrina: NorthCOM SWl AM Status Rep0rtoNCLASSIFIED Page 3 of3

Tortuga docked at pier in NO port; fire fighting air assets (e.g. bucket helos) moving in - gUidance from NO
fire marshall on deployment; problem is anything coming from gas mains because they caMot be stopped by
air drop - mains must be cut off. 6 area airports receiving relief supplies. Air marshalls providing security
at NO Armstrong; NO's Lakefront airport is .ves, underwater still.

-- Energy: 88% of oil and 72.5% of gas production shut down; 63% of population without power; colonial
pipeline 80% open. plantation pipeline 100 % open. We're looking at problem of supplier
food/water/shelter to 10,000 repair techs.

-- Planning: Command standing by for decision on Chief Justice's funeral; if a state funeral, will heavily
involve the Command'sJoint Forces Headquarters - National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).

-- Public Affairs: Increasingly of concern; Col Sps Gazette - in a military 'company town' - published
negative, inaccurate sto,ry Sat along lines of NC inaction. Satellite truck to support press will outside
headquarters starting today. CNN reported will be with Gen Honore all day.

-- Foreign Assistance: Standing by for Sec's statement - can we get an advance?

-- (Action:) Mexican - Canadian Offers (our AOR): 1) As far as we know, we do not yet have State policy
approval for Canadianships and Mexican ships (MARINA): Command strongly supports approval. NCJ-
5/POLAD planning interested in a Naval trilateral effect to give legs to President's Security cind
Prosperity Partnership (SPP) policy initiative; we note that Mex Navy leadership has been in DC and Ottawa
in last few months specifically to identify opportunities for Mex Navy in SPP. SecDef and NCCDR will
discuss.

2) Mexican army SEDENA assistance - understand this is in channels. Has it been approved? Need to
ensure that Sedena and Marina approvals are in sync.,

Bt
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email:deborah.bolton@noMheom.mil
ee) deborah.bolton@northeom.smil.mll

7/26/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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FOREIGN, ASSISTANCE PLEDGED
1. (U) 122 countries and 16 international organizations
have offered assistance. Embassy Abuja reports that the
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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NotesTele (S).txt
Government of Nigeria would like to present the secretary
with a us $1 million check at UNGA; L is conducting an
ethics review. (Task Force)
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE RECEIVED
2. (U) Embassy Colombo transmitted to the Task Force the
Government of Maldives' us $25,000 donation to the
American Red cross, in the form of a check drawn from the
Bank of Maldives. TF presented the check to a Red cross
representative. (Task Force)
OTHER ASSISTANCE
3. (u) The committee for. the Implementation of Textile
Agreements voted september 14 to permit importers to
release US $43 million in clothing, currently held under
china safeguard quotas, for Hurricane Katrina relief.
(EB/Task Force E-Mail)
COMMODITY MOVEMENTS
4. (U) As of september 14, USAID had received 33
commodity flights: 11 from the UK, 3 from France, 2 from
Italy, 2 from Russia, 2 from spain 2 from Egypt, 2 from
Tunisia, 1 from china, 2 from Thaiiand, 2 from UNICEF, 1
from Israel, 1 from India, 1 from the czech Republic, and
1 from sweden. (state south 9/14 Daily Activity Report)
STATUS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS REPORTED MISSING
5. (U) Thirteen countries have reported citizens
unaccounted for or believed to be deceased: Belgium (6),
Brazil (23), canada (2), Honduras (1), Italy (125), Japan
(49), Mauritius (2), Mexico (12), Po1and (12), portuga~
(2), south Korea (4), Turkey (7), and the UK .
(approximately 20). This data was received from official
embassy communications; the actual numbers could be
higher .. (CA/oes Status Report)

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:6 EXECUTIVE
.-1 SECRETARIAT
~perations Center

SITUATION REPORT NUMBER 017


HURRICANE KATRINA TASK FORCE
1530 EDT Saturday, September 10,2005

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
(U) A total of 117 countries and 12 international organizations have generously offered
assistance to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. New or increased offers of assistance have been
made by:
• Papua New Guinea offered $10,000 toward relief efforts
• Angola offered unspecified assistance (Task Force)

EMERGENCY RELIEF AND RECONSTRUCTION NEEDS


(U) Tarps and chainsaws have been identified as urgent needs, as well as the following
capacities of generators: 20kw, 150kw, 60hz, l l Ov, and 220v (220v with transformer). There is
no further need for tents or blankets beyond what has already arrived or has been previously
approved. (FEMA, MEMA) ., . . ',;.. '." .

UNCLASSIFIEDARRWALS OF ASSISTANCE
CD) Six flights containing 15 German water pumps, 13 trucks, and 94 passengers arrived at New
Orleans Naval Air Station. Three Netherlands water pumps and five personnel are expected to
arrive in the New Orleans area September 10-12. A Canadian task force and Coast Guard -eutter
are also expected to arrive in New Orleans between September 12-14. (USNORTH.COM)

DIPLOMATIC NOTE ON FOREIGN NATIONAL REMAINS

(D) T he Department will i ssue a diplomatic note to all foreign missions 0 n identification 0 f
foreign remains and death certificate issuance procedures for foreign nationals. Upon issuance,
the Department will transmit an ALDAC cable with the text of the diplomatic note. The
Department intends to arrange for a briefing for foreign missions on this topic early next week.
(CA Task Force) .

Drafted: E Rood, Coordinator Approved:SWO:M, Tolliver


, State (All Bureaus) Other Agencies By WashFax: AID CIA DHS Energy FBIS HSC JCS NMCC NMJIC NSA NSC NSOC
OSD/ESC TREAS WHSR

'UNCLASSIFlED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 04 OCT 2006 200503991

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED.
Hart, Geneva R

From: CMS TaskForcelF


Sent: Saturday, september 03, 2005 7:26 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To: Pilcher, William B
Cc: . TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: (U) TFUSOl Hurricane Katrina TaskForce - SitRep 003
Importance: Low

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 29 AUG 2006 200503991
From: eMS TaskForcelD-DepCoordinator
sent: saturday, September 03, 2005 3:47 PM
To: SES-o-SWO-DL
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: (U) TFUSOl Hurricane Katrina Task Force - SitRep 003
Importance: Low

UNCLASSIFIED

.tftt. EXECUTIVE
~
SECRETARIAT
Operations Center

SITUATION REPORT NUMBER 003


HURRICANE KATRINA TASK FORCE
1530 EDT Saturday, September 3,2005

.ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS

(U) Red Cross in Houston, the state designated center for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, has set up a 24/7
consular command center in the Houston Astrodome with daily briefings. All evacuees in the Astrodome now
have wristbands identifying them by status (diplomat, foreign national, or American Citizen). Although
displaced persons are now being directed to neighboring cities, all are being processed initially in Houston.
Therefore, the Department has urged foreign embassies to keep staff in Houston. New Orleans remains closed
to foreign consuls but they may travel to Baton Rouge to meet their citizens. Department has directed foreign
.embassies to register all their missing nationals at the IeRe website. The Department will coordinate
emergency cases with the U'S. Coast Guard. (Hurricane Katrina Task Force, DSIOFM Houston)

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
(U) New offers of assistance have included:
• China has sent $5 million in cash to the U.S. Government, and offered a plane Ioad of medical and other
relief supplies;
• FEMA has accepted the offer of Greek cruise ships and MREs;
• Qatar has pledged $100 million in cash;
• Netherlands offered water pumps! treatment (60,000 L. per day) and a hospital ship with a helicopter
platform; .
• HHS has reviewed and accepted a list of medical supplies offered by Canada;
• Afghanistan - President Karzai has pledged $100,000 in cash;
• India has pledged $5 million that will be sent via the ICRC, along with supplies.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
(D) The U.S. may need to request commercial grade hydrogen, a key component of steel production. The only
U.S. producer is in New Orleans and is no longer operating. The nearest international supplier is in Canada.
(DHS IIMG Task Force)

(U) North Korea Red Cross Society sent a rare message of sympathy to the U.S. (Reuters)

STATE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS

(U) Two DS officers based in New Orleans were evacuated to Houston. They have now joined a team of25 DS
agents who are on their way by road from Houston to Baton Rouge. They will attempt to assess
the condition ofthe nine foreign consulates in New Orleans. (DS/OFM)
Drafted: R Sanders, Coordinator Approved:SWO:P Mayer
Stale (All Bureaus) Other Agencies By WashFax: AID CIA DHS Energy FBIS HSC JCS NMCC NMJIC NSA NSC NSOC aSD/ESC TREAS
WHSR
UNCLASSIFIED

UNcrASSIFIED
• Notice: Special Press Briefing on Int'l Offers of Support~~iFfl!FJina Page 1 of 1

RELEASED IN FULL
Hart, Geneva R

From:
Sent:
Bailes, Kenneth N
Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:00 PM
:::D I 0 ~
To: EAP-FO-Office-DL; Atkinson, David R
Subject: FW: Notice: Special Press Briefing on Int'l Offers of Support Following Hurricane Katrina
Attachments: Doc1.doc

From: Reside, Julie M


sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:59 PM
To: PA Journalists Group; PA Releases - EXTERNAL Group
Subject: Notice: Special Press Briefing on Int'I Offers of Support followIng Hurricane Katrina

«Doc1.doc»
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND POSTING.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesman

For Immediate Releases September 6, 2005


2005/838

NOTICE TO THE PRESS

Special Press Briefing on International Offers of Support

Following Hurricane Katrina

Mr. Harry K. Thomas, Jr., Executive Secretary of the Department of State, will brief the press on the State
Department's role assisting in the coordination of international offers of support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The
briefing will be OFF.CAMERA, on the record, and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, in the State
Department press briefing room (room 2209).

Press may attend upon presentation of one of the following press credentials: (1) a U.S. Government-issued
identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2)
a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as
a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or passport).

###

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
7/1~66CASEID: 29 AUG 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1 H


Sent: Sunday. September 11. 2005 8:00 AM
To: 'noccat5' RELEASED IN PART
Gc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: International Support Coordination B6

We assume you are asking about the following statement on the slide "USNORTHCOM Staff and
JTF-Katrina reviewed consolidated list coordinated by TF State"
NORTHCOM can give you a better answer than we can regarding DOD coordination.

-----Original Message-----
From: noccatS [mailLj:---------------,
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:33 AM
B6
To: CMS TaskForcelH
Cc: TaskForce-Ii TaskForce-1
Subject: International Support Coordination

I Iwas wondering after reading your slides on how


international support is vetted, how does DOD and agency's coordinate in the process?
Just trying to add some value and educate myself.

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1H [mailto:lTFH@state.gov]
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 21:39
To: noccatS
Cc: TaskForce-Ii TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: British Hydrographers

LCDR: thnx. We'll put it on the log to watch for this Monday morning.

---Task-Force-!:iog er:-Plea-se-a-dd-th--e-folT5wing -t--ocOO-log: . Begi--n-text:Please expect----~·


fol-low"'upfrom-- ---------------- ----- --egaraIng the·s-tatuei-c5f offers of 2 British
Hydrographers 0 -s ore survey ypes and Norwegian divers that were in Canada. Is this
still on the table or not? If yes, we need to bring this to closure with OFDA regarding
whether or not this offer meets a need FEMA has. The info came via the JTF!CFFC. End
text. k
-----Original Message~-_-_-_-_- ~

From: noccat5 [mailt~


Sent: Saturday, Septemn~~e~r~1~O~,~2"O~O~5~9~:~1~3~P~M'-~
To: CMS TaskForcelH
Subject: RE: British Hydrographers

Kaara:
The guys who know where this offer came from won't be back in until Monday morning.
I I 11 ask on Monday and get back to you. Sincerely, IL..- ~r
-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1H [mailto:lTFH@state.gov]
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 20:46
To: CMS TaskForce1Fi noccat5
Cc: TaskForce-Ii TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: British Hydrographers

IunCIl 1
I have replaced Adam Lamoreaux as the BUR rep on the State Task Force on duty
1300 hours September. 10. My name is Kaara
Ettesvold. Anything new on this?
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
-~---Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1F
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 9:03 AM
To:'noccat5'
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: British Hydrographers

B6
Thanks for looking into this for us. I have replaced Marie on the task force day watch
until 15:00. As we have no information on the British hdrographers, we would like to get
it so we can document the assistance in our database.

Regards,

Adam Lamoreaux
EUR Representative

-----Original Messa~e----­
From: noccat5 [mail
Sent: Saturday, Sep eillLJeL 1U, 2005 5:SX AM
To: CMS TaskForcelF
Subject: RE: Foreign Officers of Assistance Summary Sheet & Matrix, 9/9/05, 1700 EDT

The information came from the DOD side of the house I believe. I need to confirm with my
colleague, he stands watch during the day and will be in· around 1000. We will get back to
you at this email address.

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1F (mailto:1TFF@state.gov]
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 5:03
To: noccat5
Cc: CMS TaskForce1F"; TaskForce-l
_·---Subj-ect-:---RE:-Fore1gn-Off1-cerer-Cff-Assistance Summary Sneet-&
Matrix, 9/9/05, 1700 EDT

CJ
Could you please share any information you may receive or already have on the British
Hydrographers? We will really appreciate it.

Respectfully Yours,
Marie Pyle (1100-0700 EST, 9/9-9/10)
EUR Representative

-----Original Message-----
From: noccat5 [mailtoJ'- - - - - - - - - - - - - . . ,
Sent: Saturday, Septeer 10, 2005 4:30 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelF
Subject: RE: Foreign Officers of Assistance Summary Sheet & Matrix, 9/9/05, 1700 EDT

Thanks - I am checking on my end regarding the Hydrographers, I believe they are in the
JOA already. Appreciate the assistance.

-----Original Message-----
From: eMS TaskForcelF [mailto:1TFF@state.gov)
Sent: saturday, September 10, 2005 4:10
To: noccat5
2

UNCLASSIFIED
Cc: CMS TaskForcelLoggerBi TaskForce-l
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: RE: Foreign Officers of Assistance Summary Sheet &
Matrix, 9/9/05, 1700 EDT

Thanks for your e-mail as of 4:00 am on 9/10/05:


The 5 Norwegians divers are awaiting FEMA's approval.
I have nothing on 2 British divers, unless they are listed under something else. Marie

-----originalMessage-_-_-_-_ _
- __
From: noccatS (mailtor- ~l
B6
Sent: Saturday, Septefflser 19, 2005 3:28 ~
To: eMS TaskForce1F
Subject: FW: Foreign Officers of Assistance Summary Sheet & Matrix, 9/9/05, 1700 EDT

~ 2 British Hydrographers (off-shore survey types) that we heard were offered, info came
via the JTF/CFFC.
- Norway divers that were in Canada, offer still valid/accepted/etc ...

Thanks & VIR,

1-
-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce3D-DepCoordinator [mailto:3TFD@state.gov]
Sent: Fr~day, September 09, 2005 18:23

,,"

Summary S eet & Matr~x, 9 9 OS, 1700 EDT

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FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

(U) A total of 95 foreign countries and international organizations have generously offered assistance to the
Hurricane Katrina relief effort. New or increased offers of assistance have been made by:

• Saudi Arabia pledged $250 million.


• Japan offered additionai$500.000 in relief supplies (bedding. tents. first aid kits).
• Canada offered forensic services.
• Nigeria donated $1 million.
• Djibouti pledged $50,000.
• Colombia offered SOUTHCOM a natural disaster response team and powdered milk.
• Chile offered water, diapers, bedding, water pumps and body bags. (Task Force)

ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS

(U) The nwnber of foreign nationals reported. missing is now at 858, down from a high of 2,200. (Task
Force) .

(U) American Red Cross made available 2.000 Verizon-donated cell phones for evacuee use. Foreign
citizens may use the cell phones to call their embassies directly. (Task Force)

us, GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


(U) In addition to Ambassador Sullivan's team being established at "State Department - South" in Baton
Rouge, there are approximately 58 State personnel on the ground addressing issues in the affected region. (Task
Force)

Drafted: Felix Hernandez, DeputyC o o r d i n a t o r . Approved:SWO:AWestling


State (An Bureaus) Other Agencies By WashFax: AID CIA DHS ONI Energy FBI FBIS HSC lCS NMCC NMnC NSA NSC NSOC OSD/ESC
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From: IThursday, September


. 1 15, 2005 8:15 .AM B6
Sent:
To: Bass, John R (OPS)
Cc: Plunkett, Peggy L; eMS TaskForce1-Director; TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Your Fax (Some Good News)
RELEASED IN PART
John, B6
-Reference the cable we've been drafting to request support from those countries who'd
previously offered airlift support, appears that NATO has what it needs to comply with the
23 Sep .deadline to ship assistance into Littlerock.

We can turn off the cabl~, yes? The cable has not been sent out.

ViR, Bill

-----Original Message----- .
From: rmtkatrina_nato [mailto:rmtkatrina_natO@ofda.n~t]
Sent: Thursda~. September 15, 2005 8:01 AM
To: I I
Stephens, Ronald; Satches, Penny C; EADRCc@hq.nato.int;
john.hunter@s ape.nato.~nt; Zavales, John
Cc: rmtkatrina eUl; rmtkatrina lCi rmtkatrina rmi rmtkatrina dmr; rmtkatrina_ioi Bishop,
Jeb S, LtCol,-JCS J4 - - -
Subject: RE: Your Fax

Bill,
I'm happy to report that this fax has just become OBE'd. NATO will be able to fulfill its
promise to transport aid items from Europe to Little Rock. specifically, Canada and the
Ukraine have offered to provide additional aircraft to support NATO, thereby ensuring all
cargo will .be moved well within the delivery"cut-off date of 23 September. AMCC is now
developing a revised airflow plan, and I'll release it to all interested parties as soon
as possible.
Dave

From: rmtkatrina nato


Sent: Wednesday,-September 14, 2005 4:54 PM
To: I. I
Subject: Your Fax

Bill,
Got your fax -- thanks for the opportunity to review it. I called my boss to get his read
on it, and he said he wanted to have a chance to digest it, SOl faxed him a copy. Given
the NAC's avowed desire to provide the airlift, he'll want to make sure the SecGen's
Private Office is fine with it. That means that we should have comments, if any, back by
the time we start business tomorrow.
I'li let you know as soon at start of business tomorrow.
Cheers,
Dave

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE I D: 24 OCT 2006 ·200503991
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- 'dr'
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From: CMS TaskForce1-Direetor


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:55PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Katrina Baton Rouge Collective
Cc: SE&-O eMS
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries RELEASED IN PART
B6
--~--Original Message-----
From: Dankert, Roger L(Main State Rm 2422)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:04 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries

Thia is the corrected NATO flight version provided by Alan at OFDA this afternoon. Roger
Dankert, PMAT Duty Director

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From: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina lol@ofda.net}
sent ' Frida:: se:tember 16, 2005 ,,26 PM Bj
sUbJect: NAT it~nerar1es

Gidday Tim & Denise et al-

To clarify a few points:

There is a cargo bottleneck with the designated NATO 707 flights-limited cargo capacity of
about 20 MT/flight thus the remaining accepted NATO country goods being consolidated at
Ramstein (anticipated at about 220 MT with some volume restrictions; that is some of the
goods like blankets will volume out the aircraft before weight does) . .
* N003 & NOOS are 707 NATO flights (limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT per flight) .
* N004 is a Canadian military aircraft (probably limited to about 33 MT of cargo) .
* N006 is a donated commercial aircraft to move the NATO goods (about 90~110 MT) .
* WHy-to move the accepted goods (about 200 MT) from Ramstein AFB to Little Rock no
later than 23 Sep. to allow for timely distribution of the goods to the field.
* Note points in RED Below.
09-16-N003 NATO TCA3
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17!2030z

NOTE:OFDA-UNSAID Airmovement request received & circulated, diplomatic request submitted


& waiting for clearance. ETA LR 17 Sep 2000Z.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310
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Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD

Note: Canadian military aircraft.

09-16-NOOS NATO TCA4

Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 19/084Sz Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

Note: OFDA-USAID Airmovement Request received & circulated, diplomatic clearance granted.
ETA LR 19 Sep 2000Z.

09-16-N006 NATO AN124

Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits

Finland Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents

Romania - Tents

ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD

Note: Awaiting details.

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5

Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits

ETD Ramstein 21/084SZ Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

Note: Awaiting details.

Alan

OFDA Logistics

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt [mailto:CanedoDM@state.gov]


Sent: Friday Seotember 16 2005 12:33 PM
B6

;:;UDJ ecc . to:;: neea r'eva aec, LIIA'J.'U ~ l:.~nerar~es soonest:

FYI: for those who may not have been cc'd on my note to the Task Force ref. possibility
of civilian charter acft for hurricane relief. PM is waiting clarification from TF/TF
OFDA rep. VIR, Denese

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1E(S/ES-O/TF)i CMS TaskForce1G(S/ES-O/TF)i CMS TaskForce1C-
Coordinator (S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y;
2
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UNCLASSIFIED
Butcher, William Si
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: for TF action: coord/dip clrns on 2 NATO flights
Importance: High

ALCON: PM/ISO has issued dip flight clearances on 3 of the five intended NATO relief
flights.

TF: This is to underscore that ONE of two things needs to happen for PM/ISO to process
the other two:

l)OFDA changes OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124 to
correspond to the updated flight itineraries NATO provided us this morning, which have
relief flights arriving Little Rock on 9/23 and 9/25, and involve NATO cargo aircraft
(TCA/E3's) vice A310 and AN 124.

OR

2)NATO submits new itineraries which correspond to the OFDA control· number dates in
question: 9/17 and 9/20-21.

A final caveat: although we (PM) have no indication from NATO that they intend to use
civiliari charter aircraft for these two flights, SHOULD this be the case, Tim is correct
that DOS wouldn't issue dip clearances. HOWEVER, they would still need to provide.
justification to USAF and obtain USAF permission to fly into Ramstein and/or Little Rock
AFB (POC: Tim Bennett, cc'd).

PIs advise (cc'ing PMAT). Thank youl

Regards,

Denese Canedo

From: I B6

600nebC
Importance: High

The Air Force has been contacted by Antonov Company (a civil company) concerning the
possibility of their company being chartered to bring Hurricane relief supplies. The
representative mentioned a possible landing at Ramstein AB, Germany in conjunction with
this relief flight. We normally deal with the lawyers for this company and he had few
details about the flight, but felt they were going to land at New Orleans rather than
Little Rock. Though previous foreign government charters did not require a civil aircraft
landing permit issued by the Air Force to land at Little Rock AFB because it was for
emergency relief, a landing at Ramstein would require such a permit and verification that
the landing is for Official Government Business (rather than just for convenience ... i.e,
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gas, etc). We need information about this f11ght (and possibly the A-310 11stedbelow)
.
before we will allow it to land at any Air Force bas~ besides Little Rock.

D
//Signed//
B6

-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina lc [mailto:rmtkatrina lc@ofda.net)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:56-AM
To: Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina 101;J~----------------------------~1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merrie, Le ..... U) 1 0 ............0= 23, . ."' .... :LU, paula Y; Ryan,
Timothy G; CMS TaskForce1E
Subject: RE: need revised NATO itineraries soonest

Scott,

We're working on this right now and should be submitting additional paperwork within the
next hour. We just received an update from NATO about an hour ago.

Thanks,

Todd

From: Butcher, William S [mailto:ButcherWS@state.gov]


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:41 AM
To: rmtkatrina 101; 'Bennett Tim Civ AF/XOQ-ARA'
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan,
Timothy G .
Subject: FW: need revised NATO itineraries soonest
Importance: High

FYI and any help you can provide on this request to pin down revised flight itineraries.

Thanks.

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO - PMAT

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:27 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-O/TF); Harris, Paula Yj Ponds, Fernandez L; PM-ActionTeam
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Subject: need revised NATO 1t1nerar1es soonest
TF: request TF assistance in rece1v1ng revised itineraries from NATO that correspond to
OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124. The arrival
times/dates listed for these flights do not correlate even closely to itineraries
submitted by NATO on 9/15 (ie as much as five days difference). Request the new
itineraries be faxed to PM/ISO flight operations as soon as possible at 202-647-4117.
Please note we need full flight information, including aircraft and itinerary details
(particularly all US ports to be used), not just arrival/dept times at Ramstein and Little
Rock.

It's our understanding that all 5 NATO Flights, given their humanitarian nature, are to go
to the AFB side of Little Rock .. PIs advise should this not be the case.

'Finally, please note we're processing the dip flight clearances for the other three
flights referenced below, and will have those out to ALCON shortly.

Regards,
Denese Canedo
74111 or 67158

(pIs cc PMAT in any response as I'm unable to regularly monitor this account)

From:' Butcher, William S


Sent: Friday, September. 16, 2005 7:51 AM
To: CMS TaskFOrCelG(S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-O/TF); Harris, Paula Y; Canedo, Denese Merrittj Ponds, Fernandez
L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: OFDA Control # 09-16-N003, N004,NOOS, N006, N007
Importance: High

Nicole -
Please coordinate with the OFDA rep on TF-l to send TF-l email to PMAT with approval for
PM/ISO to proceed with diplomatic flight clearances for these NATO missions.
Thanks.
Scott

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO-PMAT x79000

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From: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina_lol@ofda.net)
Isent' Frid':: SeEtember16, 2005 7,41 AM

Hello Team,

Requesting that the Task Force send for approval to PM Action Team to grant clearances for
the following NATO Flights:

OFDA Control #'s

09-16-N003 NATO TCA3

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, ~ents

ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z

09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310

Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD

09-16-N005 NATO TCA4

Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

09-16-N006 NATO AN124

Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits

Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents

Romania - Tents

ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5 .

Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits

ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

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Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Pat Long
Logistics Specialist
USAID/OFDA Logistics
703 526 2206

ofdalogistics@usaid.gov <mailto:2206ofdalogistics@usaid.gov>

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O'Herron, Petra C
From: Pilcher. William B .
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 200510:19 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Funding Authority For Foreign Ships Involved In Katrina Assistance

Reference below. please reply with funding info supporting foreign Navy ships assisting Katrina relief. Pretty sure State is
NOT the right answer. ..

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From:
Sent:
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To: Ponds, Fernandez l(Main StateRm 2422)
Cc: I B6
SubjeCt: FW: Funding AuthorityForForeign Ships Involved In Katrina Assistance

C~ss;fica6on:UNCLASS1FIED

Frank.
I sent the message below to the State Task Force on 07 SEP. Never received a response.

R.C]

From:
sent: Wednesday, September 07,20056:51 PM
To: 'taskforce-l@state.gov';! J
Cc: Bolton Deborah A FE-MC NORAD USNORTHCOM POLAD B6
SUbject: FW: Funding Authority For Foreign ShipsInvolved In Katrina Assistance

CfussificaVon:UNCLASSIF1ED
Task Force-1,
I sent the message below to the NORTHCOM J8 and they believe State would be the ones to provide funding in
support of the foreign Navy ships assisting in Katrina relief. Please confirm that State is the right agency, or direct me in
the right direction. Thanks.

From:
sent:
To:
IW""""""l<. September 07, 2005 1, 59 PM

Cc:

Subject: Funding Authority For Foreign Ships InvolVed In Katrina Assistance

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
CJ I I
called earlier and asked who pays for the foreign ships assisting in
Hurricane Katrina relief when they come into port. (ie: what is the funding authorization for port costs, fuel, etc?) We
have ships from Mexico and Netherlands arriving tomorrow and four Canadian ships (3 Navy, 1 Coast Guard) arriving later
this week. I ran this bv J4 and was informed J8 or J5 was the directorate that would have an answer to this question.
I ]can be ~eached at: . .
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DATE/CASE In: 04 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED