Hurricane Dennis update

Saturday, July 9, 2005 9pm, Spring Lake, Michigan. As Hurricane Dennis reintensified to Category 3 strength the International Aid disaster team has begun preparations to respond to its anticipated landfall on Sunday.

The IA disaster team is in contact with church and NGO partners in the Florida / Alabama area. International Aid has 23 pallets of tarping material and up to 23,000 disaster hygiene kits that could be shipped as early as Monday. As the extent of the damage becomes known and specific needs are identified, additional items from International Aid's warehouse could be released or procured.

In addition, International Aid President, Myles Fish, is in Honduras this week, evaluating options to pre-stage disaster supplies for Central America. "We know that this is predicted to be a very long Hurricane season", said Fish. "We want to be prepared if another Hurricane, such as Mitch, strikes the region".

International Aid is asking that our partners remember to uphold those in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast region in their prayers. Right now International Aid is not requesting specific products. However, there is always a need in disaster situations for portable generators.