ID#: 22742
Caption: In 2017, the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) simultaneously responded to not one, but three consecutive hurricanes, and at the direction of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), rapidly deployed expert personnel, Federal Medical Stations (FMS), and other supplies to the affected areas. The first FMS and staff arrived in Puerto Rico within 48-hours of receiving orders from HHS. Six FMS were shipped to Puerto Rico. Four were set up in the cities of Manati, Bayamón, Ponce, and Arecibo. Depicted here, was a completed FMS, which had been established in the Puerto Rican municipality of Manati. The stockpile had 115-personnel engaged in the response for Hurricane Maria, including strike team members, and supply chain experts deployed to Puerto Rico, and responders based at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters. For more on the Strategic National Stockpile, please visit the link below.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Strategic National Stockpile Communications Team
Creation Date: 2017
Photo Credit: Strategic National Stockpile Communications Team
Links: CDC Features - Up and Running within 48hrs
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