Severe Weather Emergency Preparedness
The local weather station is forecasting heavy rains today that will continue for the next three days. High winds have been blowing over the past two days causing many fallen trees in the streets resulting in traffic congestion and lack of vehicle access to some areas. Local officials predict flash floods with small stream and local flooding. There are areas in the community that have lost power with unknown time estimates for restoration of service.
The hospital’s roof has been damaged by the winds and water is leaking into the facility. Hospital engineers are concerned the water may disrupt electrical circuits and lines. The hospitals emergency generators are located in the basement of the facility and could be impacted by flooding. Many staff are absent due to storm concerns and on-duty staff are requesting to go home to care for their families and property.
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“Incident Planning Guide for Hospitals”
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Posted on the OCEA Information Blog April 19, 2012