Flowers Hospital nurses return from Florida post-Irma

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Dothan, AL (WTVY) - A group of Flowers Hospital nurses who traveled to South Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma have made it back to the Circle City.

12 nurses who work at Flowers volunteered to go to Naples to help those impacted by the storm.

They flew back into Dothan Tuesday afteroon after a week-long stay, during which they worked 12 hour shifts.

While in Naples, they didn’t have access to drinking water or ice, so they could only use bottled water with their patients.

The nurses say they saw many patients walk into the hospital who had lost access to their medications, as well as oxygen and insulin.

One nurse from Texas says she was happy to help those in Florida, after what happened in her home state at the hands of Harvey.

"When I decided to become a nurse, this is what I wanted to do,” says Nikki Langford, R.N. at the Flowers Hospital E.R. “I wanted to be where people needed help. And I always feel that God is going to put me where I need to be."

The Flowers Hospital nurses were not the only volunteers there; they were joined by nurses from Tennessee, and as far away as New York and Chicago.

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