30 May '13, 12am

Naval Hospital Beaufort tests hurricane preparedness plans

BEAUFORT, S.C. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Beaufort's emergency management personnel wrapped up a 12-day Navy-wide hurricane preparedness exercise May 23 that tested the installation's disaster response plans in advance of the 2013 hurricane season. "This exercise, known as HURREX/CITADEL GALE 13, allowed Naval Hospital Beaufort to test our capabilities for responding to a hurricane strike and ensuring that our personnel and their families are safe and accounted for should the worst happen," said Capt. Joan Queen, the commanding officer of both the naval hospital and Naval Support Facility Beaufort. During the exercise, personnel from the naval hospital and support facility simulated different conditions of readiness and provided staff with destructive weather plans to guide them as one of the exercise storms, Hurricane Kirk, approached the South Carolina coast. "Beginning Jun...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=74396

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