Hurricane Irma Ice JAWS podiatryAfter the reported deaths in South Florida nursing homes all over the news yesterday the JAWS podiatry team jumped into action and visited a few of the nursing homes where we provide podiatric services and realized that the issue is that patients are suffering from the heat due to lack of electricity to power the A/C.

The only solution, while FPL fixes the power lines, is ICE.

In the short-term, our team tried to scavenge the few bags of ice left around town.

Hurricane Irma Ice JAWS podiatry

In doing so we realized that there was a desperate need for ice, and searched far and wide for hours until we were able to locate 600 bags of ice that a distributor was willing to sell, but could only drop off at one location.

Hurricane Irma Ice JAWS podiatry

Once located we engaged City of North Miami Beach, Florida and North Miami Police to help us distribute the bags, before they melted, to over 1,000 patients and to the nurses who’s families don’t have power in their homes.

Hurricane Irma Ice JAWS podiatry

It was a long night, but we got it done!!