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Since 2010, the CNMI State EOC has been the center for coordination and management of major emergencies and disasters. The State EOC building structure was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The facility can withstand the effects of tropical cyclones with wind speeds greater than 200 mph and earthquakes up to 8.0 on the Richter scale.
CNMI HSEM : EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Mission : CNMI HSEM's mission is to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing, responding to and recovering from all threats, crimes, hazards and emergencies by coordinating the efforts of the first response community to effectively manage incidents, and to collaborate with public, private, and community partners throughout the CNMI.
weburl : http://www.cnmihsem.gov.mp
Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat
If Caught Outside:
-Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you.
-Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.
-Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit.
-Take shelter as soon as you can, even if you are many miles from ground zero where the attack occurred – radioactive fallout can be carried by winds for miles. Remember the three protective factors: Distance, Shielding and Time.
-If you were outside during or after the blast, get clean as soon as possible, to remove radioactive material that may have settled on your body.
-Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material.
-If practical, place your contaminated clothing in a plastic bag and seal or tie the bag. Place the bag as far away as possible from humans and animals so that the radiation it gives off does not affect others.
-When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination. Do not scrub or scratch the skin.
-Wash your hair with shampoo, or soap and water. Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.
-Gently blow your nose and wipe your eyelids and eyelashes with a clean wet cloth. Gently wipe your ears.
Things to Remember:
Distance: The more distance between you and the fallout particles, the better. A floor near the middle of the multi-story building is ideal. Flat roofs collect fallout particles so the top floor is not a good choice, nor is a floor adjacent to a neighboring flat roof.Shielding: The heavier and denser the materials - thick walls, concrete, bricks, books and earth - between you and the fallout particles, the better. If you have time, find plastic sheeting from your preparedness kit and cover doors, windows, and ventilation to keep as much of the fallout particles out of your home.Time: Fallout radiation loses its intensity fairly rapidly. In time, you will be able to leave a fallout shelter. Radioactive fallout poses the greatest threat to people during the first two weeks, by which time it has declined to about 1 percent of its initial radiation level.Remember: Any protection, however temporary, is better than none at all, and the more shielding, distance and time you can take advantage of, the better. If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and head to the nearest concrete shelter.
American Red CrossNorthern Marianas Islands ChapterP.O. Box 500814
Saipan , MP 96950670-234-3459Karidat Social ServicesNorthern Marianas Islands500745 Chalan Kanoa
Saipan, MP 96950
670-234-5248CNMI Office of The Governor & Lt. GovernorCapitol HillSaipan, MP 96950670-237-2200Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)425 Luapele Rd
Jbphh, HI 96860808-471-0363National Weather ServiceForecast Office Guam3232 Hueneme RoadBarrigada, Guam 96913Guam Homeland Security
Office of Civil Defense221B Chalan Palasyo Agana Heights, Guam 96910671-475-9600Federal Emergency Management AgencyRegion IX 1111 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94607-40521-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Garapan Evacuation Route
WHAT IS A TSUNAMI?
Tsunamis, also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. Earthquake-induced movement of the ocean floor most often generates tsunamis. If a major earthquake or landslide occurs close to shore, the first wave in a series could reach the beach in a few minutes, even before a warning is issued. Areas are at greater risk if they are less than 25 feet above sea level and within a mile of the shoreline. Drowning is the most common cause of death associated with a tsunami. Tsunami waves and the receding water are very destructive to structures in the run-up zone. Other hazards include flooding, contamination of drinking water, and fires from gas lines or ruptured tanks.
Before a TsunamiThe following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property from the effects of a tsunami:
-To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
-Talk to everyone in your household about what to do if a tsunami occurs. Create and practice an evacuation plan for your family. Familiarity may save your life. Be able to follow your escape route at night and during inclement weather. Practicing your plan makes the appropriate response more of a reaction, requiring less thinking during an actual emergency.
- If the school evacuation plan requires you to pick your children up from school or from another location. Be aware telephone lines during a tsunami alert may be overloaded and routes to and from schools may be jammed.
- If you are a tourist, familiarize yourself with local tsunami evacuation protocols. If you are concerned that you will not be able to reach a safe place in time, ask your local emergency management office about vertical evacuation. Some strong (e.g., reinforced concrete) and tall buildings may be able to provide protection if no other options are available.
- If an earthquake occurs and you are in a coastal area, turn on your radio to learn if there is a tsunami warning.
Tsunami Warning:A tsunami warning is issued when a tsunami with the potential to generate widespread inundation is imminent or expected. Warnings alert the public that dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after initial arrival. Warnings alert emergency management officials to take action for the entire tsunami hazard zone. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include the evacuation of low-lying coastal areas, and the repositioning of ships to deep waters when there is time to safely do so. Warnings may be updated, adjusted geographically, downgraded, or canceled. To provide the earliest possible alert, initial warnings are normally based only on seismic information.
Tsunami Advisory:A tsunami advisory is issued when a tsunami with the potential to generate strong currents or waves dangerous to those in or very near the water is imminent or expected. The threat may continue for several hours after initial arrival, but significant inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include closing beaches, evacuating harbors and marinas, and the repositioning of ships to deep waters when there is time to safely do so. Advisories are normally updated to continue the advisory, expand/contract affected areas, upgrade to a warning, or cancel the advisory.
A tsunami watch is issued to alert emergency management officials and the public of an event which may later impact the watch area. The watch area may be upgraded to a warning or advisory - or canceled - based on updated information and analysis. Therefore, emergency management officials and the public should prepare to take action. Watches are normally issued based on seismic information without confirmation that a destructive tsunami is underway.
Tsunami Information Statement:A tsunami information statement is issued to inform emergency management officials and the public that an earthquake has occurred, or that a tsunami warning, advisory or watch has been issued for another section of the ocean. In most cases, information statements are issued to indicate there is no threat of a destructive tsunami and to prevent unnecessary evacuations as the earthquake may have been felt in coastal areas. An information statement may, in appropriate situations, caution about the possibility of destructive local tsunamis. Information statements may be re-issued with additional information, though normally these messages are not updated. However, a watch, advisory or warning may be issued for the area, if necessary, after analysis and/or updated information becomes available.
During a Tsunami- Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities and evacuate immediately. Take your animals with you.
- Move to high ground or inland and away from water immediately.
- Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it. CAUTION - If there is noticeable recession in water away from the shoreline this is nature's tsunami warning and it should be heeded. You should move away immediately. Save yourselves, not your possessions.
After a Tsunami- Return home only after local officials tell you it is safe. A tsunami is a series of waves that may continue for hours. Do not assume that after one wave the danger is over. The next wave may be larger than the first one.
- Go to a designated public shelter if you have been told to evacuate or you feel it is unsafe to remain in your home.- Avoid disaster areas. Your presence might interfere with emergency response operations and put you at further risk from the residual effects of floods.
- Stay away from debris in the water; it may pose a safety hazard to people or pets.
- Check yourself for injuries and get first aid as needed before helping injured or trapped persons.
- If someone needs to be rescued, call professionals with the right equipment to help. Many people have been killed or injured trying to rescue others.
- Help people who require special assistance—infants, elderly people, those without transportation, people with access and functional needs and large families who may need additional help.
CNMI Emergency Shelters
An emergency shelter is a place for people to live temporarily when they cannot live in their previous residence due to unexpected natural or man-made disasters. Emergency shelters sometimes facilitate support groups, and/or provide meals.
Post-disaster emergency shelter is often provided by organizations or governmental emergency management departments, in response to natural disasters, such as a typhoons, floods, and earthquakes. They tend to use tents or other temporary structures, or buildings normally used for another purpose, such as a church or school. These settlements may be inhabited for the entire duration of the reconstruction process and should be thought of more as settlements than shelter, and need to be planned with respect to water / sanitation, livelihoods. EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN THE CNMITanapag Middle School: 670-237-3164Garapan Elementary School: 670-237-3341Koblerville Elementary School: 670-237-3622Dandan Middle School: 670-237-3685San Vicente Elementary School: 670-237-3791Kagman High School: 670-237-3840 Marianas High School:670-237-1881Tinian Elementary School:670-237-4105Rota Jr./Sr. High School:670-237-4052Rota Aging Center:670-532-2656
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