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Mitigation Efforts at Forrest General Hospital. DISASTER: Preparing Now for Disaster Later Conference November 11, 2010. The Katrina Experience at Forrest General. (59 nine miles due north of Gulfport, Mississippi) Maximum wind gusts – 120+ MPH Sustained winds – 110 MPH

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mitigation efforts at forrest general hospital

Mitigation Efforts at Forrest General Hospital

DISASTER: Preparing Now for Disaster Later Conference

November 11, 2010

the katrina experience at forrest general
The Katrina Experience at Forrest General

(59 nine miles due north of Gulfport, Mississippi)

  • Maximum wind gusts – 120+ MPH
  • Sustained winds – 110 MPH
  • 9 inches of rain in 36 hour period
  • Power outage – 101 hours (4 days, 5 hours)
  • Water outage – 111 hours (4 days, 13 hours)
  • 2 internal 750kw generators failures
  • Damages total approximately 14 million dollars
        • (PLAY) 10.52 MINUTE DVD
slide3
Basic Facilities

No facility depends on public services or lifelines more than a hospital, which cannot function without power, water, clinical gases, oxygen, fuel, garbage collection, or communications.

Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities

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Well Bid Opening – 4/14/06
  • Start well drilling – 5/01/06
    • Test drill → Test well → Water analysis
    • Well water to Hospital – 10/1/06
water storage tank
Water Storage Tank
  • Started Construction of Water Tank – 10/15/06
  • Completion of Water Tank (8 mo) – 5/15/07
backup water plan
Backup Water Plan
  • Agreements signed for bottled / bulk water
  • Mutual Aid Agreement with local Fire Departments for water transport for chillers and steam
power plant project1
Power Plant Project
  • Lease/Service contract with Ms Power 3/29/06
  • Boring for Electrical Conduit 4/6/06
  • Start Power Plant Building 5/14/06
  • “Dry In” Power Plant Building 9/15/06
  • Generators arrive 9/16/06
  • Completion of Generator Installation 1/15/07
new internal generators
New Internal Generators
  • Replaced 2 750 KW failed generators with 2 1000 KW generators
  • Installed 2 new 3,000 gallons fuel tanks
  • Purchased 400 KW mobile generator
  • Installed “hook ups” at outside facilities
communications
Communications
  • Telephones
    • Satellite Telephone
      • Additional stand-alone satellite phone
      • MXU satellite 4 line converter and hardware
    • Cellular phones – added 5 cellular phones assigned to Incident Command
communications1
Communications
  • 2 Way Radios
    • 48 radios distributed to Departments specified in Emergency Management Plan
    • 15 radios available for assignment to medical staff
    • 10 radios distributed to Pine Grove
    • 9 radios distributed to BioMed Dept.
    • 10 radios assigned to Administration
    • 15 radios assigned to Incident Command
communications2
Communications
  • HAM Amateur Radio
    • Equipment purchased and installation 5/1/06
    • Training employee volunteer operators
    • Digital D-Star repeater installed at FGH
incident command center board room
Incident Command Center / Board Room
  • Replaced satellite phone dish with a satellite dome
  • Added 10 additional phone lines
  • Added 6 additional computer network lines
  • Added additional emergency power outlets
  • Added telephone operator headsets
  • Updated Emergency Operations Plan
incident command center board room cont d
Incident Command Center / Board Room (Cont’d)
  • Maps, map pins, flip charts
  • 2 Way radios
  • Spare radio batteries and chargers
  • Portable Fans
  • Television/Cable/Portable antenna
  • Weather radios
  • Emergency lights
  • Directories, other resources
other improvements
Other Improvements
  • Implemented Access Control/Lock Down Plans
  • New Emergency Fuel Plan
  • Achieved NIMS Compliance
  • Expanded Mutual Aid, Patient Transfer and Vendor Agreements
  • Purchased 2 - 4000 watts generator light sets
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