Surgeries scheduled for Wednesday morning will now be delayed and begin at 10 a.m.
TGH has taken considerable precautions to ensure the safety of patients and staff. In preparation of the storm, hurricane shutters have been installed, and building weather hardening actions have been taken. In the event of a power outage, Tampa General Hospital has an emergency power system that maintains all critical life-saving equipment, which activates automatically in the event of a power loss.
Tampa General Hospital deployed the AquaFence FloodWall, a FEMA-compliant deployable flood barrier used to secure commercial, municipal, and industrial properties throughout the world. At TGH, the AquaFence FloodWall has been fully deployed around the Central Energy Plant, which is the lowest point on the campus and the only place we expect to possibly see standing water. The wall is also proactively placed around other areas on campus as a precaution. If you would like to learn more, please visit: www.aquafence.com.
To ensure adequate resources for patients and staff, TGH cannot serve as a shelter. For information on special needs shelters in your area call Tampa's Emergency Hotline at 1-833-872-4636 or visit www.tampagov.net/hurricane.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Weather Related Organizations
National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov
National Weather Service (NOAA) / Tampa Bay Region WWW.NWS.noaa.gov
Storm Prediction Center www.spc.noaa.gov
Emergency Management Organizations
Hillsborough (813) 272-6900 www.hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency
Pinellas (727) 464-3800 www.pinellascounty.org/emergency
Pasco( 727) 847-8137 www.pascoemergencymanagement.com
Polk (863) 534-5600 www.polk-county.net
Manatee (941) 749-3500 www.mymanatee.org
Emergency Preparedness Resources