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Florida health care facilities evacuate patients after Ian

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN
Thousands of people were evacuated from nursing homes and hospitals across Florida on Thursday even as winds and water from Hurricane Ian began receding. Hundreds of those evacuations were taking place across the hard-hit Fort Myers region, where damage cut off potable water to at least nine hospitals.
Kristen Knapp of the Florida Health Care Association says 43 nursing homes evacuated about 3,400 residents as of Thursday morning, mostly in southwest Florida.
As many as 20 facilities had reported electricity outages, but Knapp says generators are...
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After Hurricane Ian, Florida hospitals evacuate hundreds of patients

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN
Hundreds of hospital patients were being evacuated from facilities across the Fort Myers region Thursday after damage from Hurricane Ian cut off water supplies. One area hospital began assessing the full damage from ferocious winds that tore away parts of its roof and swamped its emergency room.
Other health care systems in Ian's path, from the state's Gulf coast to the Atlantic, were also moving patients because of flood waters.
Even as the problem was too much water in much of the state, at least nine hospitals in southwest Florida had the...
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