By Ilene MacDonald @ Fierce Healthcare 

Hospitals in South Florida are preparing for the worst, some shutting down as early as today in advance of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm that could wreak havoc in the area if it makes landfall on Sunday.

The Department of Health and Human Services has already declared a public health emergency in Florida, following a similar move taken in late August in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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