On Thursday, the Asbury Park Press published an article about a medical exercise hosted by The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center known as Eagle Flag. During the drill, various local, state and federal agencies — from municipal first-aid squads to the Federal Emergency Management Agency — respond to a scenario in which a category 3 hurricane hits the Garden State.
“There’s a lot more than trauma patients, or people with broken bones,” Rick Hong, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, said Thursday. “We’re dealing with people with diabetes, people who have strokes, people with heart conditions . . . and two babies were born yesterday.”