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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Better safe

Posted By on Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 5:58 AM

Little Rock National Airport says it will be busy today with military flights bringing medical evacuees from Louisiana in advance of a potential hurricane strike. Little Rock National Airport has been advised by the Little Rock Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) that an activation of the NDMS Patient Reception function for evacuees from Southern Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Gustav has been issued.


NDMS flights from Louisiana should begin arriving as early as noon, Saturday, August 30.  A maximum of 250 medical evacuees will be transported.  Patients will be brought to Central on military aircraft, transferred to ambulances and taken to local hospitals.


The airport has coordinated with MEMS and other airport and community agencies as well as Central Flying Service to use Hangar 4 at the Central Flying Service facilities.  This is the same facility that was used during the Katrina and Rita patient receptions. 


Citizens may expect to see emergency vehicles in the area while supplies are being moved to the reception site tonight in preparation for receiving patients on schedule.


We anticipate issuing another update by 10am, Saturday, August 30.

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