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May 26, 2014 - Lobby Display Promotes Hurricane Season Preparedness
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Visitors and personnel at USA Medical Center are getting a reminder of one of the few downsides of life on the Gulf Coast. A hurricane preparedness display was set up in the lobby on Sunday, May 25, as part of the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness Week.

The purpose of the display is to help the public understand and plan for the possibility of severe weather during hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The topics addressed include basic preparation, storm surge, winds, inland flooding, planning for your family and at the hospital, and taking action.

“At USA Medical Center, we care about our staff, patients, and visitors and want to give them helpful information so they can keep themselves safe during a hurricane,” said Joshua Hester, the hospital’s interim director of safety and security.

During extreme weather, security at the hospital is often the front line of communication. With the ability to monitor storms via different weather radios and devices, they alert the hospital to potential danger and work closely with administration to ensure that safety procedures are followed in the event of a hurricane.

Read about hurricane predictions for 2014.

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