Hurricane Florence Disaster Preparation and Response
Our heartfelt concern goes out to all of those affected by Hurricane Florence. ACNM stands with the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia state affiliate midwives and those they care for during these difficult times.
ACNM has been in contact with our affiliate leaders in the path of Hurricane Florence and and with the chair of ACNM Disaster Preparation and Response Caucus, Karen Hays, CNM. They advise midwives to first prepare and take care of themselves and their families. If evacuating, midwives should seek official community shelters for emergency housing and supplies, and bring their prescription medications with them. Texting can often be the most efficient way to communicate in disaster situations, as opposed to calling.
They also advise being familiar with your state and community disaster preparedness plans. Below is a resource library to provide Disaster Preparedness and Response information for those affected, and those seeking to help. We encourage saving these resources to your mobile phone and printing for on-the-go accessibility during loss of power.
Disaster Preparedness Resources: