On March 11, CDC immediately activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Atlanta to respond to the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami and radiation release in Japan. CDC continues to closely monitor the effects of this disaster and is focused on making sure it is ready to support any requests that come in from Japanese colleagues related to public health.
CDC Incident Management System (IMS) staff is actively participating in National and Regional coordination meetings and is prepared to respond to State and Territory requests for assistance and Mission Assignments from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Be sure to keep an eye on Public Health Matters for future blog updates on the disaster in Japan.
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