As Hurricane Ian decimated parts of Florida, several hospitals in the state were forced to evacuate patients and place staff on lockdown.
Mary Mayhew, the CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, said 16 hospitals across the state had evacuated or were in the process of evacuating Thursday afternoon.
Some moved patients earlier this week when the hurricane was expected to make landfall in the Tampa Bay area, she said. Hurricane Ian ultimately made landfall near Fort Myers, about 100 miles south of Tampa Bay, on Wednesday.
Emergency responders are concerned about operations in Lee County, where are at least nine hospitals are without water, Deanne Criswell, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
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