§11-19-3 - Types of Emergencies.

§11-19-3 Types of Emergencies.

(a) "Type A" emergencies are major state or county disasters and include: nuclear disasters, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. Type A disasters will most likely be characterized by:

(1) Relatively widespread disruption of many basic public services in the affected areas;

(2) A significant number of people affected and, consequently, a significant extent and degree of public health risk - requiring greater assistance from, and cooperation with, other governmental agencies; or

(3) Major strains on available resources - with greater likelihood that assistance priorities and allocation of DOH resources will be set by agencies other than DOH (e.g. governor's office, mayors' offices, civil defense agencies).

(b) "Type B" emergencies are limited situations affecting only water systems and include: drought, major contamination of a system's basic water source, major destruction or impairment ofa system's physical facilities which substantially interferes with quantity and quality of water delivered to the public. Type B emergencies will most likely be characterized by:

(1) An impact essentially limited to the water system and not directly impacting other public services;

(2) A more limited number of affected people, but nonetheless a possibly high degree of health risk;

(3) More flexibility available to department of health in setting its assistance priorities and access by department of health and water supplier to other resources for assistance.

        [Eff. 11/27/81] (Auth: HRS §§340E-5, 340E-9) (Imp: HRS §§340E-5, 340E-9, 42 U.S.C. §300g-2(a)(5))

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