2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch

IL-IMT team members that deployed to Olive Branch. We were stationed at the Horseshoe Fire Department.
Governor Rauner and Director Joseph talking to the media in Olive Branch.
Governor Rauner thanking Illinois IMT and others in the Command Post for their deployment.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Incident Action Plan (IAP) Objectives
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
IESMA, IEMA and ISP Command Vehicles available to Unified Area Command.
MABAS tent city lodging for teams deployed.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
IL-IMT member Jerry Schneider in the ISP Command Vehicle.
Our fellow Mobile Support Team EMAT and their crew working the EMAT trailer.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Some of us took a break and went to Cape Girardeau, MO. If you look carefully you can see prior flood high marks labeled on the wall.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Levee break

During the last week of 2015, the Midwest, including the State of Illinois, received dramatic amounts of rain. This resulted in fast and unusual winter flooding in many parts of the state with the severest hit in southern Illinois. IL-IMT was put on standby that week and on January 1, 2016, IEMA assigned the team to report to the Command Post in Olive Branch. Team members deployed at all hours of the very early morning from all over the state.  We reported to the MABAS Reception Center that was stationed in front of the Anna Fire Department.