Posts Tagged Hurricanes

Direct Relief Readying Partners in Hurricane Tomas’ Path

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With Hurricane Tomas predicted to impact Haiti on Friday, Direct Relief is coordinating closely with partners in Haiti to ensure that they are stocked and ready to respond as needed. Thanks to strong support from corporate donors, Direct Relief has been preparing partners across Haiti and in the hurricane’s projected path with medical aid to respond to an increase in […]

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Direct Relief Preparing Partners to Respond to Hurricane Tomas in Haiti

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is gearing up to respond to the impact of Hurricane Tomas on people already suffering in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and recent cholera outbreak. The research and analysis team is employing Google Earth and other mapping tools to project the hurricane’s path across partner sites to identify the best possible locations to […]

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Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

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Five years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged coastal communities throughout the Gulf Coast, affecting over one million people and resulting in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Direct Relief International was one of the first nonprofit relief organizations to respond. Within one week, through its Direct Relief USA program, the organization furnished over $10 million in medical material […]

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Gulf Coast Clinics Ready for Season’s First Hurricane

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Hurricane Alex crashed into Mexico’s Gulf coast as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday, making landfall about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. According to news reports, hurricane warnings have been dropped for the South Texas coast and downgraded to tropical storm warnings from the Rio Grande River north to Port O’ Connor. Alex will continue to pound on shore […]

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Direct Relief Monitoring Hurricane Alex, Offering Support to Partners if Need Arises

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As the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico brace for Hurricane Alex, Direct Relief USA program staff is in contact with partner clinics near the hurricane’s projected path to offer medical assistance if needed. The team is also coordinating with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) to offer support through their associations. “We think we […]

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U.S. Gulf Coast, Haiti and Caribbean on High Alert for Hurricane Season

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Santa Barbara, CA, (June 1, 2010)—Starting June 1, millions of people in the United States Gulf States, Central America, Haiti and other Caribbean countries will be on high alert as the 2010 hurricane season officially begins. Experts are predicting a significant Atlantic hurricane season, with an expected 15 named storms, eight hurricanes, four Major Hurricanes and a 70 percent probability […]

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