In October of 2018, Hurricane Michael struck as the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States, and brought the strongest recorded storm to the Florida panhandle. As of October 22, 2018, 54 deaths have been attributed to the storm, with 39 in the U.S. and 15 in Central America.
United Hands Relief (Bait Al Khair) recently carried out Hurricane Michael relief efforts in collaboration with other relief NGO’s by distribution of hygiene items and cleaning supplies at White City, Florida, which is part of the St. Lucile County and has a population of around 5,000. The distribution supplies are aimed to help around 600 individuals.
Efforts are underway to establish medical support teams in Mexico Beach.