Category: Emergency Notifications

Emergency Notifications for ESRD Network regions.

Georgia – Winter Weather: December 22, 2022

A strong high-pressure system is expected to bring brutally cold temperatures over the next few days. A rare Wind Chill Warning is in effect in North Georgia between midnight tonight and noon Saturday, with dangerously cold wind chills (-10 to -20 degrees) expected.  The rest of Georgia is under a Wind Chill Advisory for possible wind chills of +5 to -10 degrees. These wind chill values could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes or hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken.  Moisture remaining on roadways tonight is another concern to flash freeze early tomorrow morning, which could impact travel.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

New York – Arctic Blast: December 22, 2022

A strong arctic high-pressure system is expected to bring freezing conditions across the country. The cold air will allow for a winter storm to develop, bringing significant impacts to the central and eastern US states, which could affect travel. Power outages are also a concern, as winds could gust as high as 60 mph in some regions.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Kentucky – Arctic Blast: December 22, 2022

A strong arctic high-pressure system is expected to bring freezing conditions across the country. The cold air will allow for a winter storm to develop, bringing significant impacts to the central and eastern US states, which could affect travel. Power outages are also a concern, as winds could gust as high as 60 mph in some regions.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Ohio – Arctic Blast: December 22, 2022

A strong arctic high-pressure system is expected to bring freezing conditions across the country. The cold air will allow for a winter storm to develop, bringing significant impacts to the central and eastern US states, which could affect travel. Power outages are also a concern, as winds could gust as high as 60 mph in some regions.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Indiana – Arctic Blast: December 22, 2022

A strong arctic high-pressure system is expected to bring freezing conditions across the country. The cold air will allow for a winter storm to develop, bringing significant impacts to the central and eastern US states, which could affect travel. Power outages are also a concern, as winds could gust as high as 60 mph in some regions.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

New England – Snow and Ice Threat: December 15, 2022

Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories have been issued for parts of New England through Saturday, December 17, 2022, with a system packing snow, rain, and wind expected to move into the region Thursday evening and linger throughout the day Friday. Heavy wet snow is expected in some areas with possible accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The combination of heavy wet snow and winds gusting to 40 mph may result in power outages.

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

New York – Snow and Ice Threat: December 15, 2022

Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories have been issued for New York through Saturday, December 17, 2022, with a system packing snow, rain, and wind expected to move into the region Thursday evening and linger throughout the day Friday. Heavy wet snow is expected in some areas with possible accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The combination of heavy wet snow and winds gusting to 40 mph may result in power outages.

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

New York – Lake Effect Snow Advisory: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Snow is predicted to affect parts of the North East beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through Friday evening. Snow could be heavy at times resulting in hazardous conditions. Areas of blowing snow with gusts predicted as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.  2-4 feet of snow is expected in Western New York and parts of Central New York.

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

North Carolina – Tropical Depression Nicole: Friday, November 11, 2022

Nicole will track across western portions of the Carolinas today, where it will become absorbed into a cold front this evening and tonight.  Though Nicole is now a tropical depression, it is still causing problems.

Wind: 20 to 30 mph wind gusts are possible across central North Carolina anytime during the afternoon and evening. There could be a few isolated higher gusts to 40-45 mph associated with
thunderstorms during the evening.

Rain: 1 – 1.5 inches of rain is possible from through midnight. Minor flooding of poor drainage areas and the typical spots that collect water is possible when we have heavy downpours. Heaviest rain and best risk for flash flooding will be from the Triad westward.

Tornadoes: Isolated tornadoes resulting in localized pockets of intense wind damage are possible. The threat is greatest through 2 pm, mainly south and east of the Triangle.

 Tornado Safety Tips and Resources

Georgia – Tropical Storm Nicole: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane, and will make landfall in Florida tonight. Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm alerts have been issued in Georgia. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast. Flooding rain, strong winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the rest of the East Friday into early Saturday.

Evacuation Information

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

South Carolina – Tropical Storm Nicole: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane, and will make landfall in Florida tonight. Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm alerts have been issued in South Carolina. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast. Flooding rain, strong winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the rest of the East Friday into early Saturday.

Evacuation Information

  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD): Know Your Zone

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources