Jacksonville-area hospitals responded to Irma with detailed emergency plans

September 22, 2017

Northeast Florida hospitals emerged from Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed, largely because of detailed emergency plans, according to an article on The Florida Times-Union website.

Predetermined staff brought in their suitcases — and in some cases their children and pets — and lived at work for a few days, the article said. 

On their time off, they slept in conference rooms or their offices. Some added sandbag-filling to their duties.

“Mayo Clinic staff started preparing for the storm more than a week prior to experts saying the projected path would impact Florida,” said Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of Mayo’s Jacksonville campus.

Read the article.



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