Guam - The Guam
emergency response plans should a catastrophic typhoon hit the island were put
to the test this morning. Typhoon Kadu'a was an exercise that focused on
testing the hospital's tropical cyclone activation and implementation plan and
scrutinized how hospital resources were managed.
Hospital chief planner William Kando says the exercise allowed GMH
to identify its strengths and weaknesses. "It refreshes everyone it really
brings everyone back up to speed. We haven't had a major typhoon since
Pongsona, which is about ten years now. We always have to be on guard for the
inevitable. it's not a matter of if but it's a matter of when we're going to
get our next strong typhoon," he said.
Although we've been spared from any storms in recent years, the
hospital updates its tropical cyclone plan every year.