Operation Chelsea Recovers
On October 7, 2013 BU HEM and the City of Chelsea partnered on Operation Chelsea Recovers tabletop exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Residence Inn by Marriot and tested the city’s response to a F1 tornadic event 48 hrs. after touchdown.
The City tested its recovery plan and included several private sector partners in the exercise. BU HEM student Kevin Wickersham was the Donations Management Officer. BU HEM students collected donation requests from the private sector participants and compiled all data into a live Google doc spreadsheet. The City leaders discussed alternate EOC and housing strategies for displaced residents.