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Americares response team was intially based in Sacramento where any physical activity outside was limited due to the air conditions, a situation that is unprecedented in California. Conversations with partners indicated health facilities in fire affected areas were damaged or destroyed. Americares continues to coordinate with partners, including local health partners, the Northern California VOAD, California Office of Emergency Services, and FEMA.
Americares team has been active with direct local deliveries including masks to a local health facility in Nevada City just as they were running out of stocks provided by the health department. The team also delivered OTC medicines, hygiene items and clean supplies for a shelter in Yuba City. The Nevada City facility was affected by the smoke and made sure all of their patients received masks and provided them for the local volunteer fire department to distribute to survivors throughout the community. Shipments of medicines and medical supplies, including insulin, analgesics and respiratory meds have arrived, supporting a local health center in Yuba City. Additional shipments, including hygiene items and cleanup supplies, continue.