Disaster Preparedness: Flood
In case of a flood threat, the ultimate concern is for the
safety of the patients, visitors, employees and professional
A. Broken water pipes or main line.
B. Excessive rain.
C. Broken dam or reservoir.
D. Extremely high tide or tsunami.
A. Shut OFF all utilities.
B. Activate any available pump to remove water.
C. Toilets can be lifted from floor to create a readily
D. Create dams to direct water to drains.
E. Notify Medical Director, Administrator, Building
Management, Fire Department, Police Department and
F. Make every effort to provide for needs of patients
and staff (snacks, blankets, safe drinking water
A. The Medical Director* will make the decision to
evacuate. Be sure the area being evacuated to is
safer than the area being abandoned.
B. Provide safe and efficient means of transport.
C. Secure the facility if it becomes necessary to
D. Follow evacuation procedures.
*In the absence of the Medical Director, the senior physician
or senior administrative person on site will make this
Approved By Governing Board