Hurricane Ian Resources
The safety of our patients, visitors and team members remains our top priority.
Halifax Health is monitoring the storm and preparing for Hurricane Ian. We will provide updates on this page for our patients and community throughout this weather event. Please return here for the latest information.
Below are latest updates as of 2:59 PM, September 27, 2022.
To ensure adequate resources for patients and staff, Halifax Health cannot serve as a shelter.
Halifax Health is prepared for the storm and has doubled up on supplies of water, food and clinical supplies. It is anticipated that the storm will hit Wednesday evening. Bridges will close when winds reach 39 mph. It is anticipated that we will have all staff in our facilities by noon on Wednesday with a potential lockdown Wednesday night. These times are subject to change based on the speed of the storm.
Elective procedures will likely cease Wednesday night.
Dietary will remain open for working Team Members starting Wednesday.
Visitors will be limited to one (1) family members per patient Visitor badges will still be required and must be worn at all times.
Those seeking shelter who are non-patient/non-team members:
We will instruct our Front Desk Representatives to direct them to the designated county shelters. Those with special needs will be directed to the Special Needs shelters.
Active members of our auxiliary may seek shelter at Halifax Health on the 8th floor, as mentioned above.
201 Building and Halifax Professional Building will close Wednesday at 5:00 pm.
Halifax Health Behavioral Services will close and move patients by Wednesday.
All ambulatory offices will close Wednesday at 5:00 pm.
Halifax Health ExpressCares will remain open until the storm arrives.
The Facilities Department will assess all offsite facilities after the storm.
We will continue to update the community and our Team Members as we receive additional information.
Resources & Links
Weather Related Organizations
- National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov
- National Weather Service (NOAA) / Tampa Bay Region www.nws.noaa.gov
- Volusia County residents and visitors are encouraged to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @VCEmergencyInfo, and download the county’s emergency preparedness app. Storm information is posted to www.volusia.org/pin.
- For current local weather information (including the potential for severe weather) visit the National Weather Service Melbourne Florida website.
- For the latest tropics update, visit The National Hurricane Center (NHC) website.
- Storm Prediction Center www.spc.noaa.gov
Emergency Preparedness Resources
- Resources and Documents (volusia.org)
- National Safety Council – Emergency Preparedness
- Ready.gov Emergency Planning
- Emergency Preparedness and Response | CDC
To ensure adequate resources for patients and staff, Halifax Health cannot serve as a shelter. Residents can obtain a special needs shelter
registration form by calling 386-258-4088 or downloading it at http://www.volusia.org/core/fileparse.php/4360/urlt/PSNreg.pdf
As we evaluate our Visitation Policy, any updates will be posted here.