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Title: Volcano Preparedness


1
Volcano Preparedness
Photo courtesy of Barb DeShong, April 2009
  • Public Health Nursing Practice on
    the Edge of the Ring of Fire

Leslie Callaway, PHN Patricia Little, PHN State
of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Public
Health Section of Public Health Nursing
2
Presentation Overview and Objectives
3
The Ring of Fire South Central Alaska
Alaska Volcano Observatory
4
Poll 1
  • Do you have a personal and family preparedness
    plan?
  • Yes
  • No

5
  • PHN individual and family plan for volcano,
    tsunami, and earthquake
  • Awareness of level of volcanic activity
  • Promotion of individual volcano preparedness
    plans

Photo NASA image created by Jesse Allen
6
Volcano Alert System
Awareness of level of volcanic activity
  • Alaska Volcano Observatory Weekly Update
  • Friday, June 26, 2009 1251 PM AKDT
  • Redoubt Volcano
  • 6029'7" N 15244'38" W
  • Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
  • Current Aviation Color Code Orange
  • Current Volcano Alert Level Watch

Photo courtesy of Game McGimsey, April 30, 2009,
AVO
www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/avoreport.php
7
Promotion of individual volcano preparedness
plans
Awareness of potential volcanic eruption
Create a disaster plan
  • Complete volcano preparedness check list

Practice and maintain preparedness plan
www.hss.state.ak.us/prepared/volcanoes.htm
8
Photo courtesy of Game McGimsey, April 4, 2009,
AVO Website
9
  • Community outreach and education
  • Agency support and preparedness
  • Liaison for public information officer

Photo by Chris Waythomas, the Alaska Volcano
Observatory, and the USGS
10
Borough State Federal
Photo courtesy of AVO Web site, May 5, 2009
11
Borough and Community Preparedness Partners
Borough
  • Kenai peninsula borough
  • Kenai Peninsula borough Office of Emergency
    Management
  • Local emergency preparedness community
  • City governments

Photo by T. Mill, US Geological survey 2/15/90
www.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency/default.htm
12
State
  • Dept of Military Veterans Affairs
  • Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
    Management
  • State Emergency Coordination Center
  • Dept of Health Social Services
  • Division of Public Health,
  • Section of Public Health Nursing
  • Section of Epidemiology, Section of Preparedness

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Red Cross of Alaska
13
State

14
State
Epidemiology
www.epi.hss.state.ak.us/bulletins/bltnidx.jsp
15
State
Public Health Nursing (PHN)
www.chems.alaska.gov/phtn
16
Federal
17
Systems Integration Preparedness Partnerships
Federal
State
Borough
Community
Public Health Nursing
18
  • Preparedness
  • Activities
  • Exercises
  • Mitigation
  • Volcano
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami

19
Poll 2
  • As the crow flies, what is the closest distance
    from your work to the nearest volcano?
  • A Less than 30 miles
  • B 30100 miles
  • C 100200 miles
  • D Over 200 miles

20
Poll 3
  • How far do you have to live from a volcano before
    you need to start thinking about a public health
    preparedness response?
  • A Less than 30 miles
  • B 30100 miles
  • C 100200 miles
  • D Over 200 miles

Click on the down arrow if you cant see the
response choices.
21
Incident unified command
Early alert and warning systems
Earthquake warnings
Tsunami warnings
Ash cloud trajectory
Travel advisories
Photo courtesy of Barb DeShong, April 2009
22
Continuity of Community Functions and Essential
Services
  • Utilities and community resources
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Community cohesion
  • Recovery and cleanup
  • Public safety

Photo courtesy of Barb DeShong, April 2009
23
Questions
Photo courtesy of Barb DeShong, April 2009
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