BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Health First’s Cape Canaveral hospital moved some of its COVID-19 patients to other hospitals ahead of Hurricane Isaias.
DeSantis said the hospital made the move out of an abundance of caution in case there is an evacuation.
Hospital leaders said they have a plan in place for all of their patients during the storm.
The governor urged Floridians to remain alert as the storm continued to churn toward the Atlantic coast.
“This stuff is all very much in flux and even if the eye of the storm stays off the coast, there of course is going to be impacts when you’re talking about hurricane- or tropical storm-force winds,” DeSantis remarked during a brief update at the state Emergency Operations Center.
“So, folks need to be prepared for that. And if you’re in an area, in an evacuation zone, and you do get those orders to evacuate, please heed that call.”
Brevard County remains under a hurricane warning.
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