The Florida Health Department said on Thursday that the state is preparing for Hurricane Florence, the third hurricane of the year to hit the Sunshine State.
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm with winds of more than 125 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm has moved into the state and is expected to hit in the next few days, but its effects could vary depending on the location of the storm and its intensity.
The Florida Department of Health said Thursday that all of the state’s health care facilities are now on standby for the storm, and the state will also start offering extended care.
In total, more than 8.4 million people are expected to be affected by the storm.
Officials said that about 3,500 hospitals, 1,400 outpatient clinics and about 1,000 outpatient clinics operated by other health care organizations have been evacuated.
In addition, nearly 4,600 emergency rooms are set up across the state, including the state hospitals.
Rick Scott said in a tweet that the storm has made it more difficult for people to get care.
“Today we received a call from a woman who lost her family, including two children, because she was unable to get a phone call to tell her she was not going to be able to get any medical care,” he said.
“It was devastating to our state.
We are working around the clock to make sure the people who need care can get it.
The storm has also made it tougher for people who are struggling to make ends meet to get their bills paid, said Maria Arnega, the executive director of the Florida Emergency Medical Services Authority, which administers the state health care system.
“They are at the mercy of their own circumstances,” she added. “
The amount of times we’ve seen people who don’t have insurance and they can’t afford to pay their bills, they can be forced to go into debt,” she said.
“They are at the mercy of their own circumstances,” she added.
A lot of times, people have pre-paid bills, and now we’ve been saying they have to go through this system, and we’re telling them, ‘We can’t do it, because it’s not going away, it’s just going to get worse, it will just get worse.’
“Amber Jones, who lives in the city of Tampa, said she had no idea about the state of the health care network before she was ordered by her insurer to leave her apartment because of high bills.”
I didn’t think it was going to take so long, and then it did,” Jones said.”
So I’m just really grateful that I’m alive.
I can’t believe it’s happened, because this could have been me.
It’s not just me, it has affected so many other people.
We have people that work in hospitals, that are out on the street.
They don’t know how to go back to work, so they’re staying in shelters.
It’s just horrible.
“They don’t even have enough food.
They’re eating and eating, but it’s getting harder and harder to afford it.”
Jones said she has lived in the building with her boyfriend, and that they’ve struggled to get food.
She said that she had to get her insurance before the hurricane, and when the bill came in, she had trouble paying the bills.
Jones said that since she was able to pay, she is trying to stay home so that she can work from home to help pay her bills.
The health care worker said she will be in the Florida legislature for the rest of the week.
Health experts have said that while many people who have premeditated their departure for Florida may still be able access health care, they may not be able get it for a while.
At the height of Hurricane Andrew in 2012, an estimated 17 million Floridians were without health care coverage.
The federal government and the states have since made significant efforts to expand coverage.