In the Jacksonville area, close to the Georgia line, storm surge brought some of the worst flooding ever seen there, with at least 46 people pulled from swamped homes.The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office warned residents along the St.How many people in the dangerously exposed, low-lying islands defied evacuation orders and stayed behind was unclear.As Irma weakened into a tropical storm and finally left Florida on Monday after a run up the entire 400-mile length of the state, the full scale of its destruction was still unknown, in part because of cutoff communications and blocked roads.When it was conducted, this exercise was the most ambitious and costly military simulation in American history. Controversy immediately arose when the opposition force, or red team, learned that the results were scripted to assure that the U. Moreover, they lack important historical context and alternative perspectives about why the shortcomings of MC ’02 were inevitable, given congressionally required demands, misunderstandings of objectives, and unclear (and shifting) lines of authority.Furthermore, a more comprehensive account provides insights for how the military should think about, design, and conduct red team simulations.“I know for our entire state, especially the Keys, it’s going to be a long road.”He said the Navy dispatched the USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln to help with search and rescue and other relief efforts.
Over the next two days, Irma is expected to push to the northwest, into Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Petersburg area had braced for the first direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921.At one crucial engagement during Unified Vision 2001, Van Riper was informed by the white cell, or “control,” overseeing the game that the United States had destroyed all 21 of the red team’s deeply buried ballistic missiles, even though the blue team commander never actually knew where they were located.It was simply assumed that in the future the United States would have the real-time radar and sensor capabilities to eliminate them.MIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.” Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.The Keys felt Irma’s full fury when the storm blew ashore as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning with 130 mph (209 kph) winds.The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said.