The Williamson Medical Center EMS crew stationed in Florida for Hurricane Irma is certainly keeping busy. The team started off their Monday being called to evacuate a hospital that had lost power and water.
Clyde Prater, EMS Supervisor/CCPM, James Bourland, EMS Supervisor/CCPM, and Robert Skinner, Paramedic, had expected to help bring around 100 patients to safety, when they received the call for the trouble at Physicians Regional Medical Center, in Naples. After evacuating around 10 of those patients, Bourland says the hospital reported its generator coming online and water service being restored.
The evacuation orders, thankfully, had been called off. Prater, Bourland, and Skinner planned to stay the night in Naples, in case other calls came through.
While in Naples, Bourland took some photos of the conditions around them. Downed trees and some flooding were noted.
All photos by James Bourland, EMS Supervisor/CCPMShare this Article