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Thinking about the Healthcare professionals in the Gulf Coast as they brace for the Hurricane. 

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Prayers go out to all in it's path..

Hello All,

I work at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA.  We are  in the path of Category 4,  hurricane Michael.  Our hospital is currently operating under code Triage.  We all are preparing for mass casualties, power outages and computer downtimes, if the situations occur.  Our lab staff, as well as most of the others working in the hospital have made plans to spend the night.  Backup generator and power supplies have been tested and are ready to go.  It is times like this that God reveals the hearts of others.   I feel very blessed to be working for an organization that responds so well to events such as these.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Have a safe and blessed day!  :)

Aggie Evans, MT

Aggie how is the situation today?

Several portions of Tifton Georgia has downed trees and power lines.  There are several that still  have no power.  Most of the night, the hospital was running on emergency generator power.  However, now, the hospital has received the "all clear" and we will be able to go home at the end of our shifts.  We are under city orders to boil water for at least 1 minute before consumption.  Assessments are still being made, however I believe that we only had 1 fatality from Seminole county in Florida.  An 11 year old girl.  Having said all of that, God is good!  He really took care of me, my family and my co-workers.  Today is truly a Thankful Thursday!

Thank you all for your prayers.

Aggie Evans

Fox54 News reported:

11:50 a.m.

The largest hospitals in Panama City are shutting down and evacuating patients due to heavy damage from Hurricane Michael.

Officials at Bay Medical Sacred Heart announced that they're transferring about 200 patients to hospitals in Pensacola and Jacksonville, and to Mobile, Alabama.

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center says it has suspended all services and is evacuating patients as well.

Sacred Heart's statement says the transfers began at 3 a.m. Thursday with 39 critical care patients and would take about 48 hours to complete.

Damage at Sacred Heart includes blown-out windows, a cracked exterior wall and a roof collapse in a maintenance building that stores supplies necessary for long-term care. The hospital says no patients were injured and its emergency room remains open on generator power.

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