Hurricane Matthew Updates Hurricane Matthew Updates | allnurses

Hurricane Matthew Updates

  1. 7 Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane and is headed toward the FL coast. Much of the US eastern coastline is under hurricane warnings with evacuations being issued.

    The Annual Magnet Conference was in progress in Orlando this week, but has officially been closed this morning due to the approaching storm. Two staff from the allnurses team are among the thousands trying to leave the area. You can imagine the chaos.

    If you are among those stranded, please give a shout out here. This can be a place to post your Matthew-related information.

    Please stay safe!!!
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  2. 29 Comments

  3. Visit  InArduisFidelis profile page
    #1 10
    Thinking of all my nursing sisters and brothers in the SE today. Also anyone that is on deck for relief work. Everyone stay safe over the next few days!
  4. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #2 4
    I hope everyone in the areas impacted by the hurricane stays safe and dry. My thoughts (and my prayers, if that doesn't offend anyone) will be with all of you.
  5. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #3 6
    I do appreciate it, Ruby. I'm on the SC coast. My home is not in the zone being evacuated today, but I have to report to work tomorrow night for my shift on Saturday or I am terminated. My organization is in the evacuation zone. I'm essential personnel.

    I have a lot of stressful things happening right now and add to that the logistics of securing my home and family and getting ready to go to work, leaving them at home for the day of the storm.
  6. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    #4 4
    How tough that must be WKShadowRN. You acute care nurses deserve a ton of credit.
  7. Visit  BabyFood26 profile page
    #5 2
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    I do appreciate it, Ruby. I'm on the SC coast. My home is not in the zone being evacuated today, but I have to report to work tomorrow night for my shift on Saturday or I am terminated. My organization is in the evacuation zone. I'm essential personnel.

    I have a lot of stressful things happening right now and add to that the logistics of securing my home and family and getting ready to go to work, leaving them at home for the day of the storm.
    Please keep us updated. I'm praying for you and your family.
  8. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #6 2
    I'm waiting with baited breath. I am supposed to work tomorrow when the peak of the wind and rain is upon us. If I do not report there I am terminated (hospital/organizational policy). I am prepared to go in tonight to stay over so I will be on time, but there is a nurse who is already there and willing to work for me tomorrow if I work for her Sunday. Last night I was concerned that this would put me in more dire straits to drive the distance I have to (45min drive with no traffic or barriers). However, this morning it looks like that might be a good option.

    As the updates come in, the trajectory changes ever so slightly and I hope to give her an answer soon. I just wish I knew already because I like to have all of my ducks in a row.
  9. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #7 9
    My ducks are in a row!

    I'll get to stay home tomorrow. I'd much rather be with my family. The girl initiating this switch is aware that Sunday is unpredictable as I don't know how the roads will be. She will cover for me until I can arrive safely. Everyone wins.
  10. Visit  BabyFood26 profile page
    #8 3
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    My ducks are in a row!

    I'll get to stay home tomorrow. I'd much rather be with my family. The girl initiating this switch is aware that Sunday is unpredictable as I don't know how the roads will be. She will cover for me until I can arrive safely. Everyone wins.
    Awesome! What a relief well sort of. I know being with your family will feel good
  11. Visit  smartassmommy profile page
    #9 0
    Stay safe everyone
  12. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #10 4
    Lost power a couple of times in the night but it's back on now. We have lots of wind and rain right now but we're ok.
  13. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #11 2
    Wind and rain is picking up. Some area roads are impassable but I'm hoping that will change.
  14. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #12 1
    We've lost our fence in the back yard. I'm sad but we are still ok otherwise. So for that I am grateful. The fence can be mended.

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