Emergency Preparedness and Planning

All Tampa General Medical Group offices will now open at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Note that this includes our Transplant and Oncology locations. This is subject to change based on overnight weather

Surgeries scheduled for Wednesday morning will now be delayed and begin at 10 a.m.

HURRICANE PREPARDNESS

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

Emergency Management Organizations

Emergency Preparedness Resources