Care Options for Pediatric Patients Before, During and After Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence setting its sights on the Carolinas, the storm is likely to affect western North Carolina later this week, through the weekend and into the beginning of next week.

Since Tuesday, more than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate 300 miles along the mid- to south- Atlantic coasts; evacuees are seeking shelter in communities across our region as well as in other areas.

Whether you are seeking shelter here or reside in our community, you may find your little ones need care during the storm. Mission Health is ready and able to provide care for individuals coming from out of town.

Here’s what you need to know about resources for pediatric care across our region:

Children under the care of a specialist:

Parents with children who have conditions such as seizures, asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, etc. and are being managed by a pediatric specialists may contact Mission Children’s Hospital [7] at 828-213-1740 [4] to inquire about care for their child.

Additional resources:

The North Carolina Pediatrics Society recommends parents with children visit these websites to learn more about preparing for a catastrophic flooding event:


Learn more about what you can do to prepare you and your family for a hurricane in the mountains: When a Hurricane Hits the Mountains – Emergency Preparedness and Hurricane Safety Tips [12]