Augusta Health getting ready for Hurricane Florence
Preparations at this point focus on buildings, utilities such as electricity and associated generators and emergency back-ups, supplies such as medications and food, processes for transporting and receiving evacuate patients during time of emergency, and coordination of additional staffing.
Extra supply shipments are scheduled to arrive over the next two days. Extra storage, often with refrigeration, is also needed for the supplies. Coordination and communication with all suppliers, as well as utility providers has been established. Life safety generators and boilers are ready to go; oxygen supply procedures for external customers are in place.