Leaders of Florida’s Business, Healthcare Communities Want State to Get Ready for Hurricane Dorian

Leaders of Florida’s business and healthcare communities are calling on residents of the Sunshine State to get ready for Hurricane Dorian.

On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce activated its Hurricane Center which it defined as “a one-stop storm preparation center for families, businesses and visitors.”

“In advance of Hurricane Dorian, which is currently making its way through the Caribbean, and is currently expected to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coastline, now is the time to prepare,” the Florida Chamber insisted.

“The Florida Chamber’s Hurricane Center connects families, businesses and visitors with key information to help ensure everyone is protected,” said Edie Ousley, the vice president of public affairs at the Florida Chamber. “Simply visit the Hurricane Center website to stay up-to-date on the storm and to connect with local and state partners.”

The Florida Chamber Hurricane Center includes:

Ways to create a disaster plan for your family and home. A plan to ensure your business is safe and can continue to operate even after a storm. A hurricane tracker from the National Hurricane Center and more. The Florida Health Care Association also urged Floridians to get ready for the storm which is expected to hit the Sunshine State over the Labor Day weekend.

“The Florida Health Care Association is actively preparing and planning for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, and our members are activating their emergency plans as appropriate,” said Emmett Reed, the executive director of the Florida Health Care Association. “Our team is in constant communication with long term care facilities in the areas that could potentially be affected by the storm, and we are coordinating efforts with federal, state, and local authorities as well as our transportation and utility partners. As always, our top priority is the safety and well-being of every resident and staff members at our centers. Each facility has a detailed emergency management plan that outlines the steps it will take in the event of such an emergency, and centers are making preparations in accordance with these plans. FHCA will continue to provide timely updates as more information becomes available.”

 

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