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USHospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida

20:50  02 september  2019
20:50  02 september  2019 Source:   news-journalonline.com

Hurricane Dorian: Florida forecast to get Category 4 Labor Day storm

Hurricane Dorian: Florida forecast to get Category 4 Labor Day storm Hurricane Dorian became a Category 4 major hurricane Friday before its predicted landfall Monday along Florida's east coast, forecasters say. Hurricane warnings were put in place in the northwestern Bahamas as Dorian approached the island nation. A direct hit in the Bahamas is likely on Sunday into Monday. The storm was slowly turning west on Friday as it makes it way back toward land and is expected to strengthen in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. Dorian is forecast slam the southeastern United States as a possible Category 4 storm.

TALLAHASSEE – With Hurricane Dorian pounding the Bahamas, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that the Category 4 storm "has shown You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Hospitals , nursing homes begin evacuations as

After Hurricane Irma in 2017, a dozen patients died in a nursing home . The tragedy taught officials that evacuation orders were not enough to protect the state ’s older WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian began brushing the Florida coast on Tuesday, a woman raced

Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida
Hospitals, nursing homes begin evacuations as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida

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TALLAHASSEE – With Hurricane Dorian pounding the Bahamas, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that the Category 4 storm "has shown what it is capable of."

Forecast models still show the slow-moving hurricane nearing the Florida coast Monday and Tuesday before turning north without making landfall. That movement will shape how damaging the storm is to the state, DeSantis said.

"When and how that's done is going to be critical on impacts on the state of Florida," DeSantis said.

Counties from Palm Beach north to the Georgia border have all issued coastal evacuations. A hurricane warning is in effect from Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia County line.

A storm surge warning has been issued from Lantana to the Volusia County line.

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Seven hospitals in these coastal counties have begun evacuating patients to health care facilities in more inland counties, including Advent Health in New Smyrna Beach, Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, and Halifax Psychiatric Center North in Volusia County, state officials said.

Seventy two nursing homes and assisted living facilities in coastal counties also have begun evacuating residents to other facilities because of concerns about possible structural damage from the storm. The number is likely to change, state officials said.

While as many as 60 percent of nursing homes have not yet installed back-up generators or alternate power sources in the wake of the 2017 deaths of several patients at a Hollywood Hills nursing home following Hurricane Irma, only four of the facilities now sending residents elsewhere do not have back-up generators, said Agency for Health Care Administrator Secretary Mary Mayhew.

DeSantis also suspended tolls Monday in the Jacksonville area to help keep traffic flowing for those who choose to evacuate. The First Coast Expressway and Interstate-295 have been added to roads, including Florida's Turnpike and Alligator Alley, where tolls have been lifted.

Florida seaports from Miami to Port Canaveral have closed, DeSantis said. He expected Port Jacksonville to close once the storm nears Northeast Florida, when southern ports are likely to reopen.

"We are in a situation where the storm is stalling very close to our coast. It is going to make a movement. And the movement that it makes is going to have a lot of impact on Floridians," DeSantis said.

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