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AmeriCares Responds to Hurricane Dolly

  • July 24, 2008

Following the torrential rains that Hurricane Dolly dumped on Texas yesterday, AmeriCares has sent three truckloads of bottled water to food banks where people displaced by the category 2 storm are staying in shelters. The hurricane made landfall on Wednesday afternoon and was later downgraded to a tropical storm. Up to 20 inches of rain fell in parts of southern Texas and northern Mexico, and thousands of people have been left without power in the region.

AmeriCares has been working in conjunction with Nestlé Waters, which donated the bottled water. This relief effort follows on the heels of a similar effort last month, when AmeriCares collaborated with Nestlé Waters and other partners to provide and distribute bottled water to victims of the Midwest flooding in Iowa and Indiana.

Dolly is this year’s second named hurricane, confirming earlier predications that the 2008 hurricane season will be an active one.   AmeriCares has been responding to these deadly tropical storms for more than 25 years, providing relief supplies and medical expertise throughout the U.S., Caribbean and the Latin America regions. 

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