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CDPH Joint Emergency Operations Center Activated 

Date: 9/8/2011 

Number: 11-039 

Contact: Al Lundeen - (916) 440-7259 

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The California Department of Public Health has activated the Joint Emergency Operations Center (JEOC) in support of state and local agencies affected by the Southern California power outage.  CDPH has taken the following actions:

  • CDPH and the Emergency Medical Services Authority issued a California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) message to impacted areas, regions, and other stakeholders requesting that they report any medical or public health impacts to the JEOC.  
  • The CDPH Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program is assessing the impact to licensed health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities.  
  • The CDPH Drinking Water Program (DWP) is assessing the impact to any public water system in the affected area.  
  • The CDPH Food and Drug Branch (FDB) has contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) San Diego County Environmental Health. At this time there are no immediate reports of critical issues with FDB regulated industries. Foods and drugs held under refrigeration or freezer temperatures may need to be evaluated for signs of temperature abuse if the power outage continues longer than eight hours.  

CDPH will update this information regularly as events warrant. 

 
 
Last modified on: 9/9/2011 8:34 AM