Disaster Aid USA core relief expertise is in shelter, clean water, emergency supplies as in solar lighting that also charge cell phones, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, tarps, food etc. We worked in Puerto Rico extensively after Hurricane Maria bring clean water and shelter to remote communities. DAUSA try to find the communities other don't reach as they concentrate on larger cities.
Multiple locations in Puerto Rico recorded more than 20 inches of rain in the 24 hours ending at midnight Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, the Puerto Rico record for 24-hour rainfall is 23.75 inches, set at Toro Negro Forest on October 7, 1985, during the passage of a tropical wave that later became Tropical Storm Isabel. The National Weather Service reported that Fiona brought 22.00 inches during the calendar day Sunday to a COOP site (Adjuntas). Rain gauges near Ponce reporte
Power and water systems will be down plus homes flooded. DAUSA's core capacity is in these areas, shelter, clean water, and solar light and power. We also provide other humanitarian aid items such as mosquito nets, hygiene kits, food, etc as needed. We try to source as much as we can locally to keep shipping cost down and help the economy get back on its feet.
The family water filters are designed to produce up to 500 gallons a day for 2 years. The larger community systems will last up to 5 years so even after community has recovered from the damage they will continue to have clean water. Shelter and other items we bring to the table will stabilize the community until longer term shelter can be repaired or built. DAUSA has had people in their tents for 2 years and they still held up well.