SOURCE: FedEx CorporationDESCRIPTION:
Hurricane Iota, thought to be the strongest storm ever to strike Nicaragua, slammed into the country’s Caribbean coast on Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane.
The storm made landfall in an almost identical location – and with similar force – to that of Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier.
To date, Direct Relief has dispatched seven emergency shipments, with support from FedEx, to on-the-ground partners in Honduras and Nicaragua, totaling 62 pallets and with a value of almost $10 million. The pallets contained a large variety of medicines and supplies, including antibiotics, antifungals, cardiovascular medicines, vitamins, PPE, and wound care supplies.
KEYWORDS: NYSE:FDX, FedEx Corporation, Direct Relief, Hurricanes Eta and Iota