Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Gulf Coast Safety Net - Hurricane Tracking Version

Direct Relief International

As part of its response to Hurricane Gustav, Direct Relief mapped the federally qualified community health centers and free clinics along the U.S. Gulf Coast that make up the core of the medical "safety net" for the region. Combining these facility locations with the path of the hurricane, they were able to target medical material, financial, and other assistance to those places that need it most. The resulting KML layer also includes 18 clinics that received a Direct Relief hurricane pre-position module prior to the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. These are indicated by a green icon in the layer; the blue icons correspond to non-profit free clinics, and the red correspond to federally qualified community health centers.

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