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Oregon hospital prepares to care for eclipse watchers

August 8, 2017

Oregon's Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital will be on high alert and ready to care for those who become injured or ill during the long eclipse weekend, according to an article on the News Guard website.

Arrangements have been made for delivery of additional drinking water, if needed and the hospital is increasing the amount of food products on hand, especially non-perishables.

A FEMA-approved Western Shelter will be erected in the hospital’s emergency department parking lot for patient triage and patient overflow, if needed.

also, A bank of hotel rooms and the on-campus medical student housing have been reserved for staff who may not be able to travel home at the end of their shift.

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