Posts Tagged hurricane preparedness

Responding to Isaac and excessive flooding along Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac Threatens New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

The Direct Relief Emergency Response Team has been in continual contact with dozens of partners along the Gulf Coast, monitoring health needs and offering its emergency supply of medicine and medical supplies to the  hurricane and tornado affected areas.   One of Direct Relief’s partners, Dr. Monir Shalaby, Medical Director of EXCELth Primary Health Care in New Orleans, reported that EXCELth is primarily working […]

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Who is Vulnerable During Hurricanes: 6 Things to Know

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Direct Relief engages in significant emergency preparedness and response efforts related to hurricanes and other natural events. The following list addresses several of the questions that often arise in hurricanes regarding who is most vulnerable, what to look for during, and background on the organization’s preparedness and response activities. 1.  Different risks arise from the natural environment, the built environment, […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens Haiti, Dominican Republic

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With Tropical Storm Isaac rapidly approaching Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Florida, Direct Relief’ activated it’s Emergency Response Team today, who is monitoring the storm and readying emergency supplies. Direct Relief has been in communication with its staff on the ground in Haiti, who are prepared and have standing stock ready to deploy if needed. In advance of this hurricane season, Direct Relief pre-positioned hurricane preparedness packs […]

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Florida Association Recognizes Health Support

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Today we’re excited to announce that this year the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) honored Direct Relief with the 2012 Community Health Partnership Award. Direct Relief USA Program Manager, Katie Lewis, attended the FACHC’s annual meeting in Ponte Vedra, Florida to accept the award. Each year the FACHC recognizes an individual or organization that has advanced health services […]

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Hurricane Packs Delivered As Season Arrives

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As hurricane season officially begins today and communities in the U.S. and neighboring countries prepare for the threat of storms, Direct Relief announced today the delivery of Hurricane Preparedness Packs to nine U.S. states and seven countries most likely to be affected during hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparedness program is a million-dollar initiative whereby large quantities of medicines and supplies […]

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Direct Relief Sending Eight Emergency Shipments for Flood Relief in Central America

Direct Relief's 2011 Hurricane Preparedness Module Recipients in Central America

This week Direct Relief is shipping eight (8) shipments of emergency supplies to key partners responding to the severe flooding in Central America.  FUSAL in El Salvador, American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) in Nicaragua, Caritas de Guatemala in Guatemala and Project Global Village (PAG) in Honduras will each receive one air shipment of the most critically-needed essential pharmaceuticals and supplies, followed by a […]

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