This time of year, we remain focused on our “severe weather” readiness in case of serious storms and hurricanes. The Emergency Operations Bridge site includes a “Resources” tab with helpful information to help you prepare at home and work. Links include the National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and UF Emergency Management.
For example, when we activate for an impending hurricane, the hospital may offer limited child care for essential staff during their shifts. But staff shouldn’t bring other family members to shelter in UF Health properties. UF Health can’t be responsible for their safety and well-being when we’re focused on caring for patients and staff who are working.
Staff are asked to have plans for their loved ones and pets’ safety during severe weather. The “Resources” tab offers Emergency Shelter information by county for North Central Florida, with emergency links and a checklist to help you prepare in advance.
We hope you’ll visit the Bridge, review resources and stay informed and prepared for whatever comes our way.