Miami Valley hospital has issued a severe emergency order for its patients and staff as the state of Florida continues to recover from Hurricane Irma.
The order issued on Thursday comes after Irma was rated the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States since 1950 and the first to be rated Category 5.
It was the first time a Category 5 hurricane had ever struck the Florida Keys, which is home to some of the most populated and densely populated counties in the state.
A spokesperson for Miami-Dade County Hospital told Polygon that it has received the emergency order but would not release the details.
A spokesman for Miami Gardens Hospital told ABC News that it received the order, but did not have an immediate comment.
Miami Valley Hospital in Miami said in a statement that it had received a “limited number of medical personnel” and had taken a “few precautions.”
“These precautions include conducting all necessary checks, testing and testing agains the patient, the staff and the facility,” the statement said.
“However, we will continue to evaluate the situation and react as necessary.”
The statement continued, “Our medical staff are ready and we have contingency plans in place.
Our staff will monitor the situation closely.
We ask that you please be patient.”ABC News’ Michael Loccisano contributed to this report.