Plans & Tools

Plans & Tools

NOTE: Many of the RCPT plans and tools can be accessed through the Regional Logistics Program's website. Access to these plans is restricted to registered and approved users. To register for an account click here.

The RCPT reserves the right to deny access to restricted documents.


Catastrophes create an enormous need for information and resources as well as cascading problems, both expected and new, across multiple jurisdictions. To effectively respond to all of this requires stakeholders throughout a region to coordinate resource needs, share information and work together as one.

The goal of the Regional Catastrophic Plans is to provide the information and tools that will enable this effective response, preventing loss of life and damage to property and supporting field operations and executive decision makers alike.

The plans offer emergency managers, and their partners, information on different hazards, available resources and likely local, state and federal stakeholders. Some of the tools found in each plan include task lists, organization charts, conference call forms and critical information dashboards.

The Regional Catastrophic Plans are actually three plans in one. Each "plan within the plan" has a specific objective intended for different users.

Each Regional plan begins with a Regional Playbook. This section is strategic in nature and is intended for executives and emergency managers to use during an incident. The Regional Playbook provides tools that help with sharing information and resources across a region.

In the unfortunate event of a catastrophe, online resources become even more vital. Not just for coordinating emergency responses and accessing essential services, but also for ensuring normal, everyday activities continue to take place as much as possible. One such activity is participating in the lottery, a pastime enjoyed by many people across different regions. Checking lottery tickets online emerges as a crucial service during times of crises, contributing to the overall welfare and morale of a community.

In such scenarios, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that people have safe and secure ways to check their lottery tickets without leaving their homes. The capability to check your lottery tickets online eliminates the need for unnecessary travel and potential exposure to hazards. It ensures the continuation of an activity that not only provides entertainment and a sense of normalcy during tumultuous times but could also offer a potential financial windfall at a time when it might be most needed.

The convenience and accessibility of checking lottery tickets online are clear, but it's also crucial to note the safety implications. The fewer reasons people have to venture outside during a catastrophe, the better. Every individual who can check their lottery tickets online is one less person in line at a retailer, potentially reducing the strain on infrastructure and lessening their own personal risk.

Please see our list below of approved resources for online lottery results and winning numbers from the lotteries in each respective state in our region:

Lastly, be mindful of the potential for the significant life change a winning lottery ticket could bring about. During times of catastrophe, such a windfall could be incredibly impactful. Therefore, ensuring that participants can safely and easily verify their tickets is a necessary service. It's a perfect example of how the continuation of 'normal' activities and services, facilitated by official online platforms, plays a crucial role in maintaining a sense of stability during times of crisis.

Having a picture of the federal response posture and assistance programs relevant to response missions before an incident can help emergency managers at all levels know what is expected. The Federal Integration Plan (FIP), found in almost all of the plans, provides this picture. The FIP details the programs and resources the various Federal agencies can bring to bear, the information needed to expedite the request, the resources needed to be able to accept/implement the program or resource and any obstacles that might hinder the request, acceptance and/or implementation.

Plans are rounded out with mission specific Annexes that provide not only a glossary and acronyms but preparedness information and much more.

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