This 2001 image, was captured inside a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) products warehouse, and depicts a number of modular containers ready for shipment to an area in need of their contents of medical supplies, in this case, New York City’s, World Trade Towers. These had yet to be locked to their metal palettes, which keep them stationary before, and during their shipment (see PHIL 22711, 22713, and 22714). These were still able to be rolled into their proper place inside the facility. Alphanumeric codes, stenciled on to the outside of each container, facilitates parcel tracking, to and from this warehouse.
“CDC’s SNS is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The stockpile ensures the right medicines and supplies are available when and where needed to save lives.”
“When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that medicine and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, the repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies, simultaneously.”
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