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Tuesday: Lt. Gov. Roberts to Convene H1N1 Flu Meeting on State Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Advisory Council meeting to present update on H1N1 flu preparations and review statewide winter emergency shelter capacity

PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will convene the Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC), Tuesday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Department of Labor and Training in Cranston.

Roberts will bring together EMAC members for a briefing from Health Department Director Dr. David Gifford on the state’s plans and preparations for an outbreak of H1N1 flu (swine flu) and for an update on both seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccinations. Lt. Gov. Roberts and state emergency management officials will also discuss steps being taken to ensure that common operational procedures and effective lines of communication are in place for managing H1N1 flu in Rhode Island.

Lt. Gov. Roberts and EMAC members will also discuss emergency temporary shelter capacity in Rhode Island and shelter plans and preparations in case of a local or statewide disaster.

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