Dorian forces more than 100 Florida healthcare facilities to evacuate

September 9, 2019

More than 100 healthcare facilities were evacuated in Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian, according to an article on the Tampa Bay Times website.

Dorian was downgraded to a widening yet weakened Category 2 storm but facilities, fearing days of power outages or water damage in low-lying evacuation areas have moved patients .

Many of the evacuated facilities — including eight hospitals, 19 nursing homes and about 80 assisted living facilities — were subject to mandatory evacuation orders that directed them to leave. 

But uncertainty over the storm’s track prompted many others to preemptively evacuate, including some facilities in Miami-Dade.

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