Emergencies

Hurricane Michael Relief

Debris from homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael litters the ground on October 11, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Florida. The hurricane hit the panhandle area with Category 4 winds, causing major damage. (Photo by Chris O'Meara/Getty Images)

In Brief

  • Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 4 storm prior to landfall on Oct. 10 on the Gulf Coast, with sustained winds of 145 miles per hour.
  • Direct Relief supports more than 190 health facilities in the storm’s projected path, located throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
  • Ten facilities in Hurricane Michael’s path have emergency medical packs that were prepositioned as part of Direct Relief’s hurricane preparedness program.

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