Baxter Update on Hurricane Florence Preparations

Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall somewhere between South Carolina and Virginia late Wednesday and into Thursday.  Hurricane preparedness plans have been implemented for the likely impacted areas:

  • Warehouses in the expected path of the storm have enacted their emergency preparedness processes
  • A call campaign has been initiated to customers serviced by the warehouses expected to be impacted by the storm asking customers to place orders early
  • Customer Service teams are proactively working with all customers calling in looking to order and/or deliver early based on the storm 
  • Additional product has been staged just outside of the expected zone of the hurricane’s path to allow for back-up sourcing locations for the impacted areas  
  • Home Patients in the current affected area have been proactively contacted and deliveries adjusted accordingly.  In some cases, Emergency Orders may be shipped via UPS
  • While minimal impact is expected at our manufacturing site in Marion, NC (~300 miles inland), we are closely monitoring the storm’s path and making all necessary preparations
  • We will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and additional updates will be provided throughout the week.

If you or your customers have any additional questions, please reach out to the Baxter Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001We will provide an update, as needed.