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Connecticut hospitals prepare for swine flu, ice storm

Emergency Management Alert, July 21, 2009

Hartford County hospitals and emergency planners in Connecticut are conducting a drill to test their system's ability not only to respond to a major H1N1 flu outbreak, but to do so in an ice storm, reports WTIC News.

The drill is the second of a three-part series to test communications and other logistics. The third and final drill will be in several months.

In 2009, a crippling ice storm gripped the Northeast, causing power outage that left more than 1 million without power, some for more than a week. James C. Kendig, MS, CHSP, CHCM, HEM, LHRM, will be discussing how your hospital can manage contingencies for critical infrastructure during such a disruption in services at the Emergency Management Coordinator's Workshop on October 26, 2009.

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