A 31-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: That will probably depend on each individual center. Hospitals and some clinics, however, are often placed on lockdown (meaning people can not leave) ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Got to Pharmacy: A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Those who can walk or move in a wheel chair should enter a small interior room( like a bathroom) if there is no basement. Long hallways are better t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mason Gomberg
38 years experience Pediatrics
Safety /tornado: I would get a kids book a read about tornado's and how to provide safe havens during an event, then i would practice the steps needed to be taken dur ... Read More
7
7 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month