Doctor! Doctor! Give me the news!

Doctor! Doctor! Give me the news!

SurGlaude

It was outstanding to see one of my all-time favorite ER Docs today in the Emergency Department – ladies and gents, I give you the prestigious Dr. Larry Glaude!

Many of you know that in public safety, friendships are forged that last a lifetime…and Dr. Glaude is a great example. So many great memories and of course epic stories to tell!

@rusnivek

 

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1930 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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At this time, I have declined the deployment with the Incident Response Team citing safety concerns with the various Landing Zones (LZ), Logistics escorts, coordination with the Philippine Military, and security of the Base of Operations (BoO).

Gunzo

Sigh.

As the situation continues to evolve, there may be other deployments to bring in resources to stabilize this region which has been badly damaged by the Typhoon/Hurricane.

However, I still encourage all of you to consider giving monetary donations to international agencies to support the relief efforts.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1645 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Alright alright….I’ll pack my helo stuff.

Harness-check, helmet-check, flight suit-check, vest-check, tie-in lanyard-check.

I probably should pack some comms too.

This bag is going to get heavy real quick.

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(Yeah I know, I look like a dork)

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No Situational Report (SitRep) provided by military AFP in last 3.5 hours on status.

More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1530 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Report from Rep in Philippines (Boots on the ground)

“…worse that Haiti”

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Landing Zone (LZ) not confirmed secured.

Escort from LZ to Base of Operations (BOO) not confirmed.

Status of BOO unconfirmed.

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No Situational Report (SitRep) provided by military AFP in last 2 hours on status.

More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1315 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Helicopter operations / vertical insertion stuff packed.

Final destination runway appears to be cleared of debris, but actual confirmation needed.

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Still no confirmation on security or military escort for team.

 

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More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – update: 11-13-13 at 1200 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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The Mayor of Tacloban urged residents of this typhoon-ravaged city on Wednesday afternoon to flee to other cities and find shelter there with relatives if they could, saying that the local authorities were struggling to provide enough food and water and faced difficulties in maintaining law and order.

“I have to decide at every meeting which is more important, relief goods or picking up cadavers,” he said.

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More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek

Possible deployment – 11-13-13 at 1145 #Haiyan #Yolanda #Typhoon #Hurricane

Possible deployment: Philippines

City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)

Duration: 10-days

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Update: First C-130 in Guiuan w/ supplies at 11-13-13 at 0440.

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Unconfirmed, but anticipated Philippine military to provide security.

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More details as the team continues to assess situation.

@rusnivek