Public_Health_and_Emergency_Response

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    Public Health and  Emergency Response “A funny thing happened  on the way to the  pandemic…”
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Windstorm 2006 Torrential rain arrived 4 PM December 14 Gale-force winds hit 2 AM December 15 Winds uprooted tens of thousands of trees Soils saturated from heavy November rains Knocked out power to > 75% of the region
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    What’s a Public Health  agency to do? “I wonder as I wander out under the  sky…”
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    Response Activities -- Windstorm Warn Public of Health Risks: Messages: CO, TA, Food Borne Illness Language Translation Reach Vulnerable Populations Protect the Medically Fragile: Telephone contact Resources for Sheltering in Place Special Needs Shelter Investigate Illness/Deaths Sustain Critical Public Health Functions
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    Warn the Public of Risks             “Yuletide by the  fireside…” “ ‘Twas the Night Before the Windstorm…” Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Media Release Post-Event through the week following Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (charcoal indoors) Toxic Asphyxiation (generator exhaust) Food Borne Illness (lack of refrigeration) Mechanisms Media, Flyers, Website Outreach to Vulnerable Populations >>>>
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