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Critical Medical Supplies Depart for Flooded Vermont Communities


Extreme Weather

Medical aid departs for Rutland County Free Clinic in Rutland, Vermont, which has been impacted by flooding in recent days. Essential medications and personal care items for people who have been displaced were included in the shipment. (Brea Burkholz/Direct Relief)

Shipments to flooded communities in Vermont departed Direct Relief’s warehouse Thursday, and included essential medications to manage conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as hygiene items for people displaced from their homes due to the floodwaters. More than 100 people were rescued from floodwaters this week as rivers rose, inundating communities throughout the state.

The Rutland County Free Clinic, located in Rutland, Vermont, serves uninsured adults living in the area, which was badly flooded. Some areas of the community are reachable only by helicopter, but clinic staff is working to provide outreach in accessible areas, and working to connect patients with needed medications, including those in local shelters.
“When the storms hit, it was like Irene all over again,” Clinic Manager Laurie Krupp told Direct Relief Thursday, referring to the 2011 tropical storm that inundated much of the U.S. Northeast, killing at least 40 people in 11 states, including Vermont. Krupp said needs are particularly high for people who are homeless and displaced from their living situations.

On Thursday, Direct Relief shipped an emergency health kit, filled with essential items often requested for medical needs during and after disasters occur. The clinic also requested five field medic packs, which contain first aid items needed to provide medical care outside of clinic walls.

Vitamins, medications for high blood pressure, steroids and other medications were also shipped to the clinic. Fifty personal care kits, filled with items like soap and shampoo, were also shipped for people who have been displaced from their homes.

Direct Relief will continue to respond to requests as needed.

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