Hurricane Dorian left a path of catastrophic damage in the Bahamas. As a Category 5 hurricane, Dorian flattened entire communities, destroyed roads, collapsed health facilities, and left portions of the island nation under water.
Americares mobilized resources ahead of landfall and has a response team on the ground meeting urgent health needs. Given the magnitude of the disaster, Americares response includes the deployment of emergency medical teams, distribution of medicines and medical supplies, restoration of health services and delivery of mental health support services to address disaster-related trauma. Americares is working closely with local, national and regional authorities on this response and is anticipating a long recovery.
Thank you, Old Greenwich School, for running across America in support of Americares and the survivors of Hurricane Dorian!
For over 40 years, Americares has helped communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in the U.S. and around the world. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Americares responds each year to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.