Emergency Response

After the Mudslide, Protecting Public Health

(Editor’s note: This press release was originally published by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department here.) The storm and mudslide event […]

Devastating Mudslides Rip Through Fire-Impacted California Communities

Powerful rains washed over fire-denuded hillsides eight days ago, creating deadly and devastating flooding for communities across Southern California. First responders are […]

WikiHow Supports Direct Relief Disaster Response Efforts

How do you prepare your family for an emergency evacuation? Properly wear a face mask? Keep pets safe during a tornado? Find […]

Local Clinicians Respond to Mounting Health Risks After Montecito Mudslide

After more than a week spent trudging through the stagnant floodwaters and thick mud layering Montecito in search of survivors, emergency response […]

In Aftermath of Deadly Mudslides, Direct Relief and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Offer Free Tetanus Vaccines to Responders, Cleanup Workers, and Residents

Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, in coordination with the Santa Barbara Department of Public Health, will offer tetanus (Tdap) […]

Direct Relief Donates Rugged ATVs, Rescue Gear for Search and Rescue in Montecito

As search and rescue efforts continue throughout Montecito after this week’s devastating mudslide, Direct Relief is supplying first responders with specialized tools. […]