Long-term care residents moved to safer ground ahead of Dorian

September 12, 2019

Concerns about wind, rain and destruction expected from Hurricane Dorian meant that more than 380 people were evacuated from North Carolina long-term care centers, according to an article on the North Carolina Health News website.

Two nursing homes had evacuated 93 residents and six assisted living facilities evacuated 291 for a total of 384 residents. No North Carolina hospitals had been evacuated by the afternoon of Sept 5.

Some frail residents took shelter at a specialized medical needs center in Johnston County.

A NC Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson said the agency kept an eye on the effects Hurricane Dorian could have on vulnerable citizens in a variety of settings. 

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