Posts Tagged Tornadoes

Responding to the Tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has offered assistance to its health center partners in Nebraska following twin tornadoes that devastated the town of Pilger and surrounding areas on Monday. Two people – including a five-year-old – died during the storm and 16 people were critically injured, reports CNN. The Emergency Team also reached out to partners in four other states […]

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Responding to the Most Destructive Tornado Outbreak of the Year

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In the wake of the most destructive tornado outbreak of the year, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has offered medical assistance to its nonprofit health center partners across the U.S. located near areas affected by Sunday’s deadly string of storms. At least 18 people are reported dead, hundreds more are injured, and thousands are still without power following 31 recorded tornadoes that touched […]

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Update: Oklahoma Tornado Response Continues

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Nearly three weeks after the devastating tornadoes initially hit the Oklahoma City area – followed by continued storms, severe flooding and the widest tornado in U.S. history - Direct Relief’s emergency response team continues to get critical medicines and medical supplies to people affected. With the Moore Medical Center completely destroyed by the tornado,  Direct Relief’s local network of community health care […]

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Collaborating with Palantir, Team Rubicon to Help Oklahomans in Need

Andrew MacCalla (center) works with Team Rubicon on the ground in Moore, Okla. to conduct assessments and better help people in need.

To effectively help people following a disaster like the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, emergency responders need good coordination and comprehensive information. It’s clear that people need food, water, shelter and health care, but which people? And where are they? And who has the most urgent need? That’s why Direct Relief teamed up with Palantir Technologies and veteran volunteer organization, […]

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Full Disclosure: Rapid response in Oklahoma was that of FedEx too

SenseAware powered by FedEx helped make Direct Relief's tornado response more efficient.

As the devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week, Direct Relief’s rapid response – which has included 10 emergency overnight deliveries of requested medications and supplies – was possible for many reasons: an ongoing program already in place for several years with partners in Oklahoma; Direct Relief’s unique status as the only nonprofit licensed to distribute prescription medications in […]

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On the Ground in Oklahoma

FedEx Delivers Tornado Relief to Community Health Centers Inc in Spencer, OK

Direct Relief’s Emergency Management Team landed in Oklahoma last night to assess the needs of healthcare partners responding to the deadly tornadoes. The team is reporting that severe thunderstorms soaking the town of Moore are inhibiting the response to the needs of people affected by the tornadoes. Direct Relief has sent seven emergency medical deliveries valued at over $211,000 (wholesale) […]

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