Posts Tagged Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Update: Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma

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A powerful series of tornadoes brought on by severe storms bore through Oklahoma Wednesday night, causing one death and dozens of injuries. CNN reported significant damage across a 2-mile square area in Moore, Oklahoma, where high winds tore roofs from homes and downed trees. As many as 36,000 households were without power as of early Thursday morning. Patients with minor injuries sought care at the Moore Medical […]

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400 Medical Outreach Packs Bound for Responders Across the U.S.

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Four hundred medical outreach backpacks will soon be on the way to more than 160 clinics and health centers across the country treating the nation’s most vulnerable people. The packs will assist health workers and responders in their emergency preparedness and response capabilities and will also be used for street outreach and health fairs. Modeled after Direct Relief’s Medical Reserve […]

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Guatemala Health Partner Sends Thanks for Response to Fuego Volcano Eruption

A baby is treated for side effects of the smoke and ash following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano. Photo courtesy of God's Child Project.

Following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala in early February, the CEO of God’s Child Project, Patrick Atkinson, shares a message of thanks to all who support Direct Relief’s emergency response and preparedness initiatives that enabled their team to quickly respond to health needs. >>Watch the video<< “We could not have gone to a pharmacy fast enough to […]

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Typhoon Hagupit: Preparing Communities in Superstorm’s Path

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As Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) careens closer to the Philippines, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team continues to prepare for landfall by staying in touch with local partners and is assessing inventory of pre-positioned medical supplies in the country. The typhoon – equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane – is predicted to hit the island nation on Saturday local […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Hagupit as it Approaches the Philippines

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby), as it approaches the Philippines. On its current trajectory, the typhoon is expected to make landfall in the Eastern Visayas in the next 72 hours and could affect 4.5 million people. Direct Relief already has staff on the ground ready to respond in the event of a […]

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NY & NJ Mobile Medical Units to Receive Emergency Packs

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Every health center-based mobile medical unit in New York and New Jersey will soon be equipped with a Direct Relief Emergency Medical Pack as a result of insights gained following Hurricane Sandy. Each of the 120 packs will be filled with the most critical items for emergency medicine and will help boost health centers’ capacity to respond to future disasters […]

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