In this image made from video and provided by SevereStudios.com, damage from Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael's wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. (SevereStudios.com via AP)

Stamford's Americares Preparing Hygiene Kits, Medical Supplies For Hurricane Michael Victims

October 12, 2018 - 10:02 am

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - Stamford-based relief organization Americares has a team on the ground in the storm zone, in the wake of Hurricane Michael. However, that team is dealing with access issues, according to Director of Emergency Response Brian Scheel.

"We are seeing widespread power outages," Scheel said. "There are thousands of people that do not have power, and there are large numbers of people that are going into shelters, because there were just so many homes that were destroyed." 

Scheel said Americares is preparing to send in hygiene kits to help those who've been displaced by the storm, and they are also assessing the need for medicines and medical supplies lost in the storm.