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Preparing to Respond to North Texas Tornadoes



We've reached out to 17 of our 25 partners (yellow) located within 50 miles of tornado touchdowns (red). Image created in Palantir.

Following a string of tornadoes that hit North Texas Wednesday night, Direct Relief has reached out to 17 clinic and health center partners near the affected areas and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and supplies.

At least 10 tornadoes touched down in the region, including an EF4 – the second-highest on the Fujita scale – that tore through the city of Granbury, killing at least six people, injuring dozens of others and leaving many displaced, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.

Direct Relief staff have been in touch with Lauren Anderson, executive director of Ruth’s Place Clinic in Granbury. Anderson reported that neither their staff nor the clinic were affected by the tornado. So far they have seen one patient affected by the disaster, however they are encouraging those affected to be referred to Ruth’s Place Clinic for any medical needs.

Anderson added that the tornado damaged many of the 110 homes in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood – an area of town with many low-income residents who were living in homes built by Habitat for Humanity. Ruth’s Place Clinic focuses on providing free medical care and other services to low-income, uninsured, or under-insured families and treats many people who live in Rancho Brazos.

Through use of software from technology partner Palantir, Direct Relief is able to view its health center partners (shown in yellow) within a 50 mile radius of tornado touchdown points (shown in red). This information allows Direct Relief to prioritize outreach to partners most in need.

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