NKY Nurses Head To Florida To Treat Hurricane Irma Victims

Posted On September 14, 2017

By Travis Thayer

Recovery efforts are underway after Hurricane Irma ripped through the Sunshine State. File photo.

(Edgewood, Ky.) – Devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida have caused the nation to rally for those in need, and four local nurses are stepping up to do their part.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that four Northern Kentucky Health Department nurses are being deployed to Florida to help with relief efforts.

The group is expected to travel to Tallahassee on Thursday.

From there, the group is expected to work in a shelter area in West Palm Beach primarily treating Hurricane Irma victims with chronic illness, such as diabetes.

This isn’t the first time northern Kentucky nurses have traveled to a hurricane ravaged community. In 2005, nurses were deployed to Mississippi to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The Northern Kentucky Health Department encourages area residents to donate supplies or money to local organizations and donation sites to be sent to Florida.