Where We Work

USA: Florida

Following the devastating September 2017 Caribbean hurricanes Irma and Maria, International Medical Corps is working with a local network of 30 clinics in Florida that reach 80,000 underserved men, women and children in and around Fort Myers.

In the immediate aftermath of the storms, with many clinic staff members displaced from their homes, International Medical Corps provided sanitation facilities to help them return to work. We also worked to restore power to the network’s clinic in Bonita Springs, which serves some 30,000 people. Currently, International Medical Corps is partnered with a Community Health Center in the Miami area to provide low or no-cost medication for vulnerable families, ensuring that they continue to receive care for chronic diseases like diabetes, and easing their financial burden as they recover and rebuild in the wake of the storms. Finally, as we look towards this year’s coming hurricane season, International Medical Corps is collaborating with the State Primary Care Association to deliver emergency preparedness programming for Community Health Centers across Florida, while working with the state Department of Health to support the medical needs of those who may be displaced by future storms.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean in September of 2017
In Florida, we are working with local partners, providing support to a network of clinics

We Were There: Hurricanes in the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma was recorded as the 11th most intense hurricane in the Atlantic basin, maintaining maximum intensity for 37 hours and hitting the Caribbean the week of September 5th. Hurricane Maria followed less than two weeks later, traveling over Dominica on September 18th as a Category 5 storm, and later over Puerto Rico on September 20th.

Read more about our response