Emergency Support Functions Assisting With Chuuk Recovery Efforts

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Release date: 
October 23, 2002
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Dededo, Guam --

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Delivered emergency generators; assisted with delivery of potable water; conducted geo-tech surveys

  • U.S. Forest Service - Assisted with distribution of nine-month food supply; and the 21-day food distribution plan for the Lagoon Islands

  • General Services Administration - Responsible for the procurement of supplies and contract negotiations with outside vendors

  • Health & Human Services - Initial medical team treated 140 people on Tonoas; arranged for transfer of critically injured to Japan, Hawaii and Guam. The Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) sponsored training and site visits of four medical teams to the inner and outer Chuuk Lagoon Islands. They evaluated issues dealing with mental and physical health, immunization and sanitation needs, and health education.

  • Medical and nursing teams visited 90 Lagoon Island sites and 24 Outer Island sites. Teams consisted of Chuuk State health and the Auyda Foundation employees who visited the outer islands on ocean-going watercraft.

  • Environmental Protection Agency - Planned the cleanup and disposal of contaminated materials.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Identified food requirements and implemented supplemental long-term food assistance program for approximately 3,000 Chuuk citizens.

  • U.S. Department of Energy - Assisted with the restoration of electrical facilities on Tonoas.

  • U.S. Department of Defense - Coordinated transfer of medical supplies and all assignments of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Coordinated transportation of relief supplies and personnel.

  • American Red Cross - Coordinated distribution of tents, portable cooking sets and bulk food distribution.
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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