2017 Hurricane Season: Medical Reserve Corps Activity Overview   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5). Three of those major hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. and its territories - Harvey, Irma, and Maria - affecting roughly 25.8 million people. Federal, territory, state, and local government and non-governmental partners have worked tirelessly since the hurricane season began to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the storms. Approximately 100 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units in nearly all regions of the country stepped forward to assist in these efforts. Key MRC preparedness and response activities included, but were not limited to:[1] Behavioral health, medical, supportive care at shelters and clinics; [2] Dialysis support; [3] Veterinary transport and care; [4] Support services to call centers and reception/evacuation centers; [5] Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support; [6] Emergency communications support; [7] Patient movement support; [8] Commodity distribution support operations (e.g., water, food, mosquito repellant); [9] Community education and outreach (e.g., vector control, sanitation, hand hygiene); [10] Evacuee support (e.g., disaster assistance services center support); [11] Recovery support (e.g., disaster case management; first responder vaccinations; donations management) To gather data for this summary report, MRC Program staff compiled and reviewed all self-reported MRC unit activities for the period of August 24, 2017 - March 31, 2018. It is important to note that at the time of writing this report, units are still engaged in recovery activities and those activities may not yet be captured.It is the intent of this report to give an overview of the MRC network's actions during the peak activity of these hurricane events. Due to the local nature of the MRC, a true accounting of all of the events and activities is difficult at the Federal level."

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