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Hurricane Dorian Resources

Hurricane Dorian Nursing Home & ALF Disaster Calls
Tuesday, September 3, at 11:00 AM EST
Dial 1-866-951-1151 and enter code 8484844#

Daily Disaster Call Recordings

LeadingAge Florida continues to collaborate with AHCA and other state agencies and associations to monitor Hurricane Dorian and will provide daily updates and resources.

  • State Surgeon General Health Care Worker Curfew Letter - August 29, 2019.
  • All Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) processes are postponed until further notice by AHCA. Click here to read the notice.
  • AHCA is waiving the requirement that Medicaid recipients residing in the impacted areas of Hurricane Dorian have a completed Medical Certification for Medicaid Long-term Care Services and Patient Transfer Form (Form 5000-3008) prior to admission to a nursing facility, if the admission was necessary to protect the health and safety of the recipient (e.g., medically fragile recipients required to evacuate their county).

 Emergency Status System Updating

Providers should continue to make updates in the Emergency Status System (ESS). This includes verifying your utility generator status information. Providers that have not reported generator status may be subject to an AHCA visit. Update bed availability, planned evacuation location(s) and sources of transportation should you need to relocate your residents.

For ESS assistance, please call the AHCA licensure unit below or click here.

Local Emergency Management Office

In an emergency, your first contact should be your local or county Office of Emergency Management. Click here to find the link to your County's Emergency Management Office.

State Emergency Operations Center

If you are unable to get through to your Local Emergency Operations Center, the following numbers are operational during emergency events:

  • State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) at (800) 342-3557
  • Emergency Support Function-8 Planning Desk at the State Emergency Operations Center (850) 245-4878

Quick Links

Storm Update

Remember to continue monitoring your local weather and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) website for the latest storm information, as well as advisories from the National Weather Service. In an emergency, your first contact should be your local or county Office of Emergency Management (click here to find the link to your County's Emergency Management Office).

Emergency Management in Florida

Hurricane Season 2019: Are You Prepared?
After Hurricane Michael ravaged a still-recovering Panhandle during the 2018 hurricane season, predictions of fewer storms in 2019 are welcome news. However, fewer storms does not necessarily mean the storms will be less dangerous. According to the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project, 14 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes are expected during the 2019 season.

That prediction closely tracks with the 30-year average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. The 2018 hurricane season saw 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.

Every hurricane season should be treated seriously, and taking simple precautions can help everyone stay safe in case of a natural disaster.

For more information, please visit the Department of Elder Affairs Disaster Preparedness website and the Florida Division of Emergency Management website.

Click here
to view the LeadingAge Florida Hurricane Preparedness Guide.



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