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Hurricane Wellness Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for community, rural and tribal Healthcare Centers to assess their Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) capabilities. Exercise participants will work through scenario information and injects dealing with the activities associated with preparing for, responding to and recovering from a category 2 hurricane.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Hurricane Wellness – A Healthcare Center Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

It is mid-August and local residents have been complacent in their hurricane preparedness activities because this year’s hurricane season has only produced several tropical storms and a few minor hurricanes, none of which have made landfall. Families are making their last minute vacation plans for the up-coming Labor Day Weekend while local business owners and government agencies are thinking that the hurricane season could be very inconsequential. However weather forecasters are predicting a major change in the atmosphere that could see a sharp increase in the severity of hurricanes within the next few weeks.

By late August area residents, business owners and government officials begin to follow the projected path of another tropical storm.

Continuity of Operation Planning (COOP) Videos

Access an informative series of Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) videos.

Exercise Participation Information

Your Healthcare Center can participate in this exercise for $600.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
Call 850-241-3565 to schedule this exercise 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Hurricane Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your Healthcare Center’s Incident Management Team
* Everyone that will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.