On September 8, 2011, due to the approaching Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, and the forecast of an exceptionally high flood stage, the decision was made to evacuate all of the residents of the Citizens’ Care & Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace, MD.
Under the direction of Jeremy Mothershed, Chief of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, approximately 165 patients were removed from the building. Some went home with family, and the rest were transported using approximately thirty ambulances and six buses to similar facilities in the surrounding counties. There were volunteer and commercial units from all over Harford County plus special transport buses from as far away as Howard county. The evacuation took approximately 12 hours to complete.
All patients were then repopulated to Citizen’s Care Center between September 10th and the 11th.