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HHS ASPR CIP Bulletin: Hurricane Michael Response - October 9, 2018 Update

Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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October 9, 2018

HPH Sector Members,

ASPR CIP and the HPH Sector have begun monitoring the potential impacts of Hurricane Michael.The storm is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning with tropical storm force winds expected in Tallahassee by mid-day Tuesday. The Florida Panhandle and Big Bend areas are bracing for impacts. For a full update on the weather impacts of Hurricane Michael, consult the National Hurricane Center.

As response operations continue, please refer to thisfact sheet with a description of the ASPR's Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection response coordination capabilities.

If you have any reports of impacts or disruptions to healthcare and public health critical infrastructure, or have any requests for information or resources, emailASPR CIPat

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FEMA NBEOC Activation

FEMA's National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) has opened up an operations dashboard for Hurricane Michael.

The NBEOC will begin holding calls today, Tuesday, October 9. Call information is available below:

Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Dial: 1-888-889-4460
Participant Code: 4097128

State Updates and Resources

Stay updated to states directly and indirectly impacted by Hurricane Michael through theFEMA website with links to all state and territorial emergency management agencies.

ALABAMA - Emergency Operations Center

  • State EOC is at Level 3 (partial activation).

FLORIDA - State Emergency Operations Center

  • The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) isat Level I activation 24/7.
  • Zero hospitals are currently evacuating.
  • Two nursing homes are in the process of evacuating; State FL ESF 8 is currently providing assistance to those facilities.
  • The governor of Florida has declared a State of Emergency for 27 counties in northern Florida. Those counties include: Leon, Wakulla,Franklin, Suwannee Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Citrus, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Alachua, Union, Bradford and Baker Counties.
  • In case of transportation challenges, Florida 511 is a mapping tool that provides updates on road closures and traffic information.

GEORGIA - Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

  • State EOC is at Level 2 (partial activation) scheduled for 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Virtual Resources

Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff After a Disaster

A compilation of general promising practices—categorized by immediate and short-term needs—for facility executives to consider when trying to retain and care for staff after a disaster.

Hurricane Resources

Check out ASPR TRACIE’s Select Hurricane Related Resources(UPDATED)page for helpful resources in preparing for hurricanes and their aftermath (flooding, utility outages, etc.). Additional resources available through the TRACIE platform include Recovery Planning,Utility Failure Collection,After the Flood: Mold-Specific Resources,Considerations for Oxygen Therapy in Disasters,Durable Medical Equipment in Disasters,Exchange Issue 6: Evacuating Healthcare Facilities,Hurricane Resources at Your Fingertips,Major Hurricanes: Potential Public Health and Medical Implications,Post-Disaster Lessons Learned: Dialysis Patient Management, Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster, resources for healthcare facility continuity of operations plans and internal flood response plans (plans, templates, and guidelines), and SME perspectiveson Essential Elements of Information (EEI) that healthcare coalitions can use in exercises or real world events.

Resources from the Field


  • Humanity Road – Includes a summary of evacuation centers and alerts
  • FEMA- Up to date notifications of storm impacts and on island activities
  • FEMA Happening Now- Additional up to date notifications of storm impacts and on island activities



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