We're Ready for
Anything

You should be, too.
 

Don't Wait for the Next Disaster

The next emergency may be named Florence or it may not even have a name or date, but we're ready for whatever it brings. Now is the time to focus on keeping families and communities safe. 

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Wherever Disaster Strikes…

Americares has 40 years of experience responding to disasters around the world, including the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and the Caribbean.  Relying on a trained staff, an emergency pharmacy and logistics expertise, we work efficiently and effectively with local partner organizations to ensure health reaches those who need it most. Then we stay long after the disaster, committed to helping communities recover and get ready for future storms.

367

shipments of medicine and supplies

$75 million

in total aid

164

partner organizations receiving assistance

Hurricanes 2017

Americares immediate response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria included emergency airlifts of medicine and supplies to restock damaged health facilities, mobile medical teams for remote communities, transportation for stranded patients with life-threatening illness and more. Americares teams in the U.S. and Caribbean are now expanding the capacity of local health providers to address stress and trauma and strengthening local health centers’ disaster preparedness, to save lives and speed recovery after future storms.

Read what Michael's Blog says about "We Hate Hurricanes."

Get Ready Now

"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

 
 

5 Steps to Ready

Prepare for emergencies now, when there is time. During a disaster, you might have only minutes to make decisions. Act now so you and your family can stay safe. Download your complete checklist and get ready now.  Disasters can change everything.  And for more information on what you can do to keep your family safe visit ready.gov.    

1. Make a plan.

  • Identify meet-up locations and people you will need to contact.
  • Put the list of contacts in your wallet, on your phone and some where visible in your house.

2. Build a kit.

  • Store enough food and water for at least three days.
  • Make sure the food serves everyone in your home—including pets and those with special diets.

3. Keep at least seven days of medication on hand.

  • Work with your pharmacist and insurance company to secure the extra doses.

4. Make copies of important documents.

  • You’ll need your health insurance and prescription information.
  • Keep these on your phone, in the cloud or on a USB memory stick.

5. Stay informed.

  • Learn about local hazards unique to your local geography.
  • Take courses such as CPR and First Aid.
  • Sign up for your county, city or local police alert system. An early warning can give you the minutes you need to prepare for a fast-moving disaster.