The next emergency doesn’t have a name or date, but we can be ready for whatever it brings. Now is the time to focus on keeping our families and communities safe.
Americares has 40 years of experience responding to emergencies around the world, including the deadly wildfires, floods and hurricanes that caused billions of dollars in damage in 2018 and changed lives forever. We respond to disasters, stay to help communities recover and prepare for future emergencies.
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Americares responds to approximately 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide ach year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.
Our relief workers are among the first to respond to emergencies and stay as long as needed, helping to restore health services for survivors.
Americares is responding to Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in the area's history. Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida as a life-threatening Category 4 storm on October 10.
Americares is responding to Hurricane Florence, a dangerous Category 1 storm that brought life-threatening storm surge, massive inland rainfall and catastrophic flooding. Americares is working to meet immediate health needs in affected communities.
Americares is supporting the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas communities with 130 mph winds, torrential rains and historic flooding.
Americares had emergency response teams in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded.
As Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, Dominica and other Caribbean islands, Americares emergency experts responded immediately to this Category 4 storm.
Americares responded to Hurricane Matthew's deadly path through Haiti and other Caribbean nations and along the southeast coast of the U.S., providing emergency medical and relief shipments and mobile medical teams.
"Preparedness is about being empathetic—understanding how people are likely to behave in disasters and building systems around that."... Kristin Stevens, Americares Director, Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction