Have just returned from a four day stint working in an Incident Control Centre set up to manage the response to the Victorian floods.
I was deployed as a Mapping Officer, and was responsible for generating a never-ending stream of maps for analysis, mark up, field crew use, the works. I lost track of how many I created, but I did blow through 2 x 100 metre rolls of plotter paper.
I think I worked out in 4 days, we worked 56 hours. And that was just the day shift - there was a full night shift running also that was working just as hard.
So I am now home - well, what is going to be home for the next 4 days anyway, until we settle on our new house - Friday! Somehow I suspect the moving operation is going to be every bit as complex as the flood response, just without as many people working on it.
I should probably go and pack some boxes or something.