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HURRICANE SANDY - IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS, VISITORS AND THE COMMUNITY

Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Sandy could be a threat to central Pennsylvania beginning today.  Local residents may want to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and as a precaution, begin preparing to be ready if the storm does hit our region. 

We’d like to reassure you that Tyrone Hospital is carefully watching the storm track. Should we experience severe weather, we have plans in place to continue to provide patient care. 

  • At this time Tyrone Hospital is limiting patient appointments to ensure the safety of our patients.  Tyron Medical Associates offices will be closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The office will re-open on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
  • The Emergency Department services will be fully functional and will not be interrupted during the storm.

  • All visiting hours will be suspended starting at 9:00 PM on Monday, October 29 until the weather emergency has subsided. Visiting hours should resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Patients may be contact via our main number at 814-684-1255.
  • The Tyrone Hospital Care Car will not be operating on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The Care Car will be operational on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Tyrone Hospital is offering the following preparedness tips to their patients to ensure safety:

Basic Emergency Supply Kit

  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener
  • Local map
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

 

Family Emergency Plan

  • Identify an out-of – town contact.  It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.  If you have a cell phone, program that person as “ICE” (In Case Of Emergency) in your phone.  If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check you ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know.  Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.
  • Teach family members how to use text messaging.  Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
  • Subscribe to alert services.  Many communities/states now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about severe weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc.
  • In Pennsylvania, go to the AlertPA website to receive alerts and emergency information at https://alert.pa.gov/register.php