Medical and Public Health Effects of Total Power Grid Outage in a Major City

Medical and Public Health Effects of Total Power Grid Outage in a Major City

To be presented as a

Modified Tabletop Exercise for SMDPH 2nd Annual Meeting – Rockville, MD July 27-29, 2016

Exercise Agenda

Objectives

  • Inform attendees with factual information and educational resources characterizing the current and emerging threats to our bulk power grids which would catastrophically degrade nationwide provision of healthcare and other emergency capabilities
  • Identify and discuss principal direct, indirect and cascading effects of power outage following a national-level outage event (Participants should focus on impacts and cascading effects on their organization for prevailing conditions of impacted geographies)
  • Table top exercise existing preparations and operations to anticipating power threats and to sustain healthcare capabilities for the most prominent immediate, short term and long-term effects of extended partial or total power disruptions.
  • Present current and emerging endurable mitigations for healthcare and public health planning, communication, and power generation in the event of extended, widespread power outages.