Hurricane Irma - page 2

Just wanted to send my support and prayers out to anyone in the path of Hurricane Irma. Our school district has made today an early release day and No School tomorrow or Monday. A lot of parents are... Read More

  1. by   Amethya
    It may sound useless, but if you can save your student's files, do it! I was in Hurricane Harvey, thankfully my home was safe, our school was mildly flooded, but I put everything 1 foot off the floor just in case. Stay safe and make sure you take plenty of water and food with you, traffic is bad! (Rita evacuee too)!
  2. by   Orca
    My sister will be working in a Jacksonville hospital when the storm hits. Irma is still projected to be a Cat 3 hurricane by the time it hits the area, which is significant. She is loading up with supplies for what is sure to be a very long stretch.
  3. by   momto5RN
    Be safe!!!! Please, please evacuate!!! My family was hit by Hurricane Sandy almost five years ago and everyone in my neighborhood stayed but us. We had three small children at the time and lived right on the bay. We did not want to take that chance. It's the storm surge you have to be concerned about. We had 4 feet of water in our house!! We lived in a small hotel room for an entire month after the storm. I was in my second semester of nursing school and remember studying by flashlight (no electricity for weeks after it hit us!!). Then onto three rentals. We are still displaced while rebuilding our home from scratch. Wishing you and all those in the path as well as those in Texas and Montana with the wildfires all the best. This has just been awful lately with the natural disasters.
  4. by   Loriehus
    I would like the same information. My advice is to go through your employer or search around on the internet.
  5. by   VaccineQueen
    I live in the Tampa Bay Area. We are far enough in-land that we are not in an evacuation zone. I work outpatient Oncology so I am considered non-essential and therefore do not have to work. I worked today and so far we are only closed on Monday with Tuesday up in the air. My husband and I are just going to hunker down with our pets and supplies and hope for the best.
  6. by   fibroblast
    Hurricane Harvey was my first hurricane. Stores and businesses were closed, streets were like ghost towns. I can see Irma being the same. Hopefully Hurricane Irma will downgrade.
  7. by   ginursie
    What did you find out about working at hospitals or wherever needed in Florida or Texas if not licensed in those states?
    Also heard they are paying $52 an hour?
    I cannot leave my job and doubt others can because I work for survival.
  8. by   suzil
    Quote from Sabrinawalz
    I would like to help with the disaster relief if I'm needed but don't know where or what to do about a temporary nursing license. I went to the Florida nursing website and there's no information on it regarding hurricane disaster relief. Does anyone have any information?
    I saw the Governor of Florida had made a TV announcement for over 1000 RN Volunteers for his state for the Hurricane. I would try to contact his office.
  9. by   Winter107
    Praying for all those in Florida. Would like to come and help after the storm passes but does anyone know if you can take a leave of absence from my job in PA as a nurse and get a per down/ travel job in Florida as a nurse?
  10. by   Ab2ayleene
    Does anyone know any good crises travel nurse companies to call to get jobs in the houston or florida areas to help? I dont know where to look.
  11. by   OldDude
    Quote from VaccineQueen
    I live in the Tampa Bay Area. We are far enough in-land that we are not in an evacuation zone. I work outpatient Oncology so I am considered non-essential and therefore do not have to work. I worked today and so far we are only closed on Monday with Tuesday up in the air. My husband and I are just going to hunker down with our pets and supplies and hope for the best.
    Please keep us posted
  12. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from Winter107
    Praying for all those in Florida. Would like to come and help after the storm passes but does anyone know if you can take a leave of absence from my job in PA as a nurse and get a per down/ travel job in Florida as a nurse?
    That will be 100% up to your manager and your hospital policy.
  13. by   hawkfdc
    fastaff.com was the agency looking for nurses for Harvey. I have not seen anything for Irma but I know they'll be needed.

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