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As Severe Weather Sweeps Across U.S., Direct Relief Offers Support


Extreme Weather

Storm damage from tornadoes in Bay County, which includes Panama City, in Florida's Panhandle region, as seen on January 9, 2024. (Photo courtesy of the Bay County Sheriff's Department)

Many parts of the United States are experiencing extreme weather this week as multiple storm systems coalesce over regions in the Northeast and South, Midwest, Plains, and Pacific Northwest.

Several tornadoes were reported in Florida’s Panhandle on Tuesday morning, including in the Panama City area, and more than a dozen counties were under tornado warning conditions as the storm moved eastward.

Snow and icy conditions had swept through many areas of the Midwest and Plains regions, with some recording blizzard conditions. Heavy rains and high winds were also present in many areas of the U.S, including the Northeast, prompting flash flood warnings.

Health needs during extreme weather can vary, from risks of hypothermia due to extreme temperature swings to health risks associated with power outages. Evacuations and displacement from tornadoes and other storms can bring risks if evacuees are without medications to manage chronic conditions for extended amounts of time.

Direct Relief is in communication with health centers, free clinics, primary care associations and other organizations about potential needs and maintains an emergency stockpile of essential medicines often requested.

The organization is ready to respond to requests as needed.

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