At 9:00 am this morning the Glynn County LEPC met to conduct a debrief
of Hurricane Ian and to stand down emergency operations for our community.
The Camden County LEPC is meeting later this morning and is anticipated
to do the same.
The Health System executive team met at 9:30 this morning for a VERY short
debrief and “stand-down.” Please see below, one final update:
Forecast Is Good
- No further anticipated impacts for our area, other than isolated moderate
- No additional storm surge is anticipated.
What Was the Impact
- Other than a few down limbs and minor debris in parking lots and properties,
Health System properties were spared.
- My understanding from local news sources (and a few personal observations)
is that low lying portions of St. Simons, Brunswick and St. Mary’s
received some flooding.
- Yesterday’s (Thursday) noon high tide appears to be the peak of the
storm surge with last night’s (midnight) storm surge approximately
1.5 feet less.
What’s Our Status
- We’re business-as-usual, with the exception of a few practices that
were unable to open today due to patient cancellations and staffing.
- The Sidney Lanier Bridge is now open.
- Our facilities and landscaping teams will be performing cleanup of properties
over the next week.
Health System Debrief
- Next week, we will be seeking feedback from department managers and directors
regarding, what went well, what didn’t go well, lessons learned,
improving communication, etc. this request will come from Pete Charalambous,
Director of Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness.
- Additionally, the executive team will conduct a debrief at an upcoming meeting.
- We will communicate a roll-up summary to team members.
- Thank you again to each of you and to the entire team for a job well done
and for your commitment to patient care.
- Please pass along your thanks, and a big thank you on behalf of the Health
System, to your team members.
Have a great day and a restful weekend!