With hurricane season starting June 1st in the Atlantic and the Caribbean, it is important that all of our patients be prepared long before the storm. Signing up for hurricane evacuation assistance, trimming trees, making plans for your pets, and preparing an emergency kit are some of the tasks that should be completed by the time hurricane season begins. Conviva is here to help you before, during and after any upcoming storms.
Difference between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning
There are two kinds of alerts:
Means hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 miles per hour [mph] or higher) are possible in a stated area. Experts announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical-storm-force winds (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) to start.
Is more serious. It means hurricane-force winds are expected in a stated area. Experts issue these warnings 36 hours before tropical-storm-force winds are expected in the area to give people enough time to prepare for the storm.
For more information, please visit the national and local resources below.
Your care is our top priority. To maximize our patient’s safety and wellbeing during an emergency situation, Conviva will continue to offer Telemedicine visits. Telemedicine is the use of a phone call to diagnose or treat patients who are not physically in front of a doctor.
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