Mobile medical units may have never been needed more than after Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area early morning August 29, 2005. The storm surge breached the city’s levees at multiple points, leaving 80 percent of the city submerged, tens of thousands of victims clinging to rooftops, and hundreds of thousands scattered to shelters around the country. Three weeks later, Hurricane Rita flooded much of the area.
The devastation to the Gulf Coast by these two hurricanes has been called the greatest disaster in our nation’s history. Every natural disaster takes its toll, but when people are involved, a new set of needs arise. The most important of them all is medical attention.
With this event in the Gulf Region, FEMA was in need of Mobile Medical Units, quickly. SPEVCO’s flexible production process delivered 3 units in 30 days. With ramp access, triage, and x-ray capabilities, the unit is ready for an immediate response.