Hurricane Irma: A Message from your DCMS President
Friday, September 8, 2017
Posted by: DCMS
Greetings Colleagues and Friends,
As we brace for the impact of Irma, I encourage you to remain diligent in tending to the things that are most important. Protecting your loved ones is top priority. Duval County has historically been very blessed when it comes to being spared the devastation that many other cities have had to endure. Because of this historical reference, we often allow ourselves to feel satiated by the notion that "it's never as bad as they say it’s going to be." These thoughts can guide us to pause when we are being asked to leave town or go to a hurricane shelter. Or we stay in a flood zone because it has never flooded before.
We give flu shots because we don’t want patients to get the flu. We get our oil changed because we don’t want to blow a gasket. Please allow this concept of prevention first to direct your plans for dealing with Hurricane Irma. If you have things in order, then reach out to your other family members and neighbors to ensure that they too will be safe.
We have provided information on hurricane preparedness on our website. The American Red Cross is also looking for volunteers. If you are in a position to be of assistance, please contact the agency. The training schedule is also available online.
We will keep you and your family in prayer as we move forward. Know that we are here for you if you need us.
Peace and Blessings,
Tra’Chella Johnson Foy, MD
2017 Duval County Medical Society President