Updating disaster alert map

However, it will be carried out in close coordination with the Health System to align messages and operations, promoting effective communications across the entire Duke community.Our guiding principle will be to communicate facts as quickly as possible, updating information regularly as circumstances change, to ensure the safety of the Duke community and the continued operation of essential services.An emergency is a fire, hurricane, crime or other event that presents a threat and typically involves a response from police, fire or emergency medical personnel.

Our efforts to be simultaneously accurate and quick may mean that some communications are incomplete.We accept this, knowing that how we communicate in an emergency or a crisis will affect public perceptions of the university.After impact, OEM coordinates a response to ensure that individuals have what they need to survive.This includes the setting up of Points of Distribution (PODs) to provide basic supplies to individuals in need.Depending on the nature of the emergency or crisis, it may not be possible for the Emergency Leadership Team, the Emergency Coordinator or his/her designee to convene prior to the timely notification.

Once the Emergency Leadership and Emergency Management Teams meet and have the opportunity to determine whether the university is facing an emergency, execution of this plan can be adjusted accordingly.Such determinations will be made by the Assistant Vice President of Safety and Security or his/her designee in consultation with the General Counsel or his/her designee and the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations or his/her designee.Duke’s goal is to send timely notice after being notified of an emergency situation.This includes the publishing of the Disaster Preparedness Guide, updating of the Ford County OEM and performing work within the community that encourages emergency preparedness.The most visible work that OEM does is during an emergency.By developing programs that either minimize the impact of a disaster, or reduce the city's vulnerability to the disaster, lives and property can be saved.