• Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on August 18th, 2016

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    Zika Update #5

    With the news this afternoon of two new cases of Zika in Miami Beach, the number of non-travel-related cases of the Zika virus continues to tick upward. As of yesterday, there were 33 such cases in the state, as well as 461 travel-related cases and 63 cases involving pregnant women. As a healthcare organization, we’re […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on August 4th, 2016

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    Zika Update #4

    Dear Colleagues: As you know, the Zika virus and its implications for South Florida continue to be an important topic of conversation for our community and for us as healthcare providers. The situation is changing rapidly, and we’re following it and making appropriate changes to our response and to our plans along the way. We […]

  • Hurricane Season 2014

    Posted on June 1st, 2014

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    Are You Ready?

    As of today, it has been 3,142 days since the last Category 3 hurricane came ashore in the United States. That blows away the record for the longest period between major hurricanes since 1900. Does that make you feel more secure or more worried? Hurricane Wilma is the last storm of consequence in the collective […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009

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    Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run If you are from a smaller place and you move to a bigger place, everyone in the smaller place likes to warn you about all the bad things that can happen to you in the bigger place.  When I was in the Navy I was stationed in the Washington DC area, which […]

  • Hurricane Season 2009

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009

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    Final Posting: The Last Day of the Season

    It’s over….so let’s start out with the final report of the National Hurricane Service: 000 ABNT20 KNHC 301157 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 700 AM EST MON NOV 30 2009 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO… TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 […]

  • Hurricane Season 2009

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009

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    Panhandle Update

    Panhandle Update Pensacola is getting some bad weather, landfall overnight, the big band running off of this storm will sling itself into all across the Gulf Coast of Florida. It looks like a rainy and medium windy event, some flooding. Locally, the wind we are feeling in South Florida is related to this storm and […]

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