The hurricane season for 2021 will have unique challenges. The continuation and resulting supply chain disruptions will require steadfast preparedness, mitigation and response. If you are in a hurricane risk zone, preparedness for your family and homestead is critical. With proper preparation, healthcare providers can keep staff, patients and community members as safe and ready as possible.
Here are three key actions to take now:
- Review and refresh hurricane plans.
- Practice disaster response drills.
- Assess supplies and safety stock.
The purpose of this site is to help guide the Premier membership in its preparation and potential response activities in the face of hurricanes or tornadoes. Members will find preparation checklists; proposed disaster playbooks; monthly tips; supplier, regulatory and support offerings; and real-time updates during and immediately following a disaster.
- General preparedness and response resources can be found hereopens in a new tab. (login required)
- Hurricane/tornado-specific resources can be found hereopens in a new tab. (login required)
- Premier – How Health Systems are Preparing for Another Active Hurricane Seasonopens in a new tab (May 26, 2021)
- Premier – COVID-19 Creates New Ripples Heading Into Above-Average Hurricane Seasonopens in a new tab (May 27, 2020)
- #HurricaneStrongopens in a new tab – A national hurricane resilience initiative.
- CDC – Hurricanes and other tropical stormsopens in a new tab
- CDC – 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19 webinaropens in a new tab (free; continuing education credits available)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –
- FEMA – ASPR TRACIE: General Hurricane Resourcesopens in a new tab
- FEMA – COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Seasonopens in a new tab
- OSHA –
- READY.gov –
- The Joint Commission (TJC) – Emergency Management Resources: Hurricanesopens in a new tab