FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation’s incident command team is prepared for storm impacts in its clinic locations around the region. NSHC remains in close communication with clinic staff in each location and will be ready to adapt to any necessary changes.
NSHC is monitoring communities at high risk for flooding and has protocols in place to transport emergency patients in the event that runways become unavailable. Additionally, clinics are well stocked with emergency supplies as of this week.
NSHC encourages residents to know their community’s evacuation plan and to have their emergency kits prepared, including medications, food and water. Prepare for the potential situation of up to seven days without power.
If anyone has additional questions about NSHC preparedness, text your questions or concerns to (907) 434-1927, and the incident command team will make sure you are heard. The Nurse Call Line is available at (907) 443-6411 for any urgent needs or healthcare advice outside of clinic hours.