Posts Tagged hurricane preparedness

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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Hurricane Odile: Monitoring Medical Needs As Storm Strikes Baja California

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In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path. The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane […]

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Emergency Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Arthur Approaches East Coast

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With emergency medical aid pre-positioned along the East Coast, Direct Relief is monitoring Tropical Storm Arthur as it moves toward North Carolina’s coast, expected to reach hurricane status by early morning Friday. The team today notified 19 health center and clinic partners in three states (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia) that additional emergency medical supplies are stockpiled at Direct […]

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Hurricanes: The 10 U.S. Counties Most At Risk (as seen in USA Today)

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To better inform Direct Relief’s extensive Hurricane Preparedness Program, the Research and Analytics team conducted research on areas most vulnerable to hurricanes, determining the ten U.S. counties most at-risk (shown in the map above).   The conclusions are based on historical storm data coupled with social vulnerability indexes to help drive decisions around which communities Direct Relief pre-positions massive amounts […]

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Calm before the Storms: Direct Relief Employs Data Analytics and Visualization Technologies to Expand Global Hurricane Preparedness

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Massive medical pre-positioning effort spans nine U.S. states, nine countries at risk of storms Advanced data analysis and visualization tools drive the pre-positioning of medical essentials Researchers at Direct Relief have identified U.S. populations most vulnerable to hurricanes SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 11, 2014 – With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway, humanitarian organization Direct Relief has expanded its extensive […]

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Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

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At Direct Relief, hurricane season runs year-round. The team has already started making donation requests to build new preparedness packs and modules for 2014. Since 2007, Direct Relief has annually deployed medical essentials in specially designed Hurricane Preparedness Packs at the start of the season (June 1) to health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and throughout Latin […]

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