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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

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

  • 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


  • 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


Water Plant


  • 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

  • Started Construction of Water Tank – 10/15/06

  • Completion of Water Tank (8 mo) – 5/15/07


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 Project


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

  • 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

  • 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


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


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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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


Are you ready for the next big one?


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