Domestic Hurricane Prep Packs in the Direct Relief Warehouse in Santa Barbara, California awaiting shipment.
Direct Relief has equipped partner healthcare facilities in areas vulnerable to hurricanes with emergency medical materials. These materials are delivered before hurricane season starts in June each year, and if not needed for emergency response, are absorbed into regular inventory for patient care.
Hurricane Prep materials pre-position medical aid tailored to the location, either U.S. or international. In the U.S., Hurricane Prep Packs provide enough material to treat about 100 people for three to five days for a variety of health issues, from trauma injuries to chronic conditions. The packs are waterproof and portable in case a clinic or health center has to evacuate during an emergency and treat patients at a shelter, for example.