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Lesson Learned: West Virginia Water Crisis Debriefing: Hospitals Should Consider Impact of Potential Emergencies in Adjacent Communities when Completing Hazard Vulnerability Analyses   [open pdf - 250KB]

"A chemical spill and resulting loss of water for consumption, bathing, laundry and medical equipment use required hospitals to pursue alternative arrangements for certain contracted services performed in the affected area. A key lesson learned during post-event interviews with impacted hospitals was that emergency preparedness planning cannot be limited to events occurring in the immediate community. Rather, robust hazard vulnerability analyses should include a consideration of emergencies that may impact adjacent communities where critical services such as laundry are often performed via contract."

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2014?
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FEMA/DHS Lessons Learned Information Sharing: http://www.llis.gov/
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