CDC is committed to strengthening the nation’s health security by
protecting against public health threats, whether they begin at home or
abroad, or if they are natural or man-made. In 2017, three major
hurricanes (Irma, Maria, and Harvey) ravaged states such as Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama to name a few.
Select one state to examine how they prepare for disasters.
Describe the state’s emergency management program.
How is emergency preparedness funded in the state?
Do they have an EOC (Emergency Operation Center)? Explain.
What agencies participate in the EOC? What role does the health agency play? Explain.
What type of communications are sent to residents before, during, and after a disaster?
Has the state experienced any major disasters recently? If so, provide two examples and explain the series of events.
What steps are taken to constantly improve the state’s disaster preparedness?