ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – September 8, 2017 - Flagler Hospital has a comprehensive hurricane plan
in place, which is designed to provide the safest possible environment
for our patients and staff during and after hurricane conditions. The
hospital continues to monitor storm projections closely and is taking
all the necessary precautions from a supply, staffing and facilities perspective
to ensure preparedness for all weather scenarios.
At this time, the Hospital has activated its incident command system. For
the safety of our patients, the hospital will limit access, beginning
at noon on Saturday, September 9, receiving only emergency patients and
scheduled staff via the emergency department. We will be asking all visitors
to leave the hospital prior to that time for their own safety. Please
do not attempt to seek shelter at the hospital. For county emergency and
shelter information, contact the citizen information line at 904-824-5550 or visit
Also, the following services are closed to the public beginning at noon
today through Monday, September 11th. If you had a surgery or procedure
scheduled during that timeframe, you will be contacted to reschedule.
• Outpatient Surgery
• Flagler Surgery Center
• Imaging Center
• Laboratory services
Please also note that the outpatient Flagler laboratories located on 312
and in Murabella will also be closed. The hospital has ample resources
in place to sustain current operations and the facility is fully functional.
As always, we are working in close cooperation with the St. Johns County
Department of Emergency Management. Below are some tips to remember:
- Persons in poor health and those who live alone should make plans in advance
for how they will respond if power outages or other issues occur. Serious
consideration should be given to evacuation or seeking refuge at a special
needs shelter until the weather stabilizes.
- Women expecting babies should contact their physicians regarding what they
- Please do not seek shelter at the hospital during or after a tropical storm
- Listen to local television and radio updates regarding the availability
of all essential services, including the hospital’s emergency department.