Disaster Recovery

Walmart Donates $250,000 to The Salvation Army for Hurricane Dorian Response

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 08:01
The donation will support services to survivors and first responders in need of life-sustaining resources ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 14, 2019) – In early September, Hurricane Dorian made catastrophic landfall in the Bahamas before churning up the Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. As response organizations continue aiding affected communities, Walmart provided critical support with a $250,000 donation to The Salvation [READ MORE]

Philippines: Philippines: Polio Outbreak - Sep 2019

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000110-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

On 14 September 2019, VDPV2 was confirmed in one three-year-old child with Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) symptoms, from Lanao del Sur (Mindanao). The isolated VDPV2 was found to be genetically linked to the 2 confirmed VDPV2 environmental samples. As a result, VDPV2 was classified as circulating (cVDPV2). On 19 September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the re-emergence of polio in the Philippines and declared a national polio outbreak, in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). Synchronized polio vaccination conducted in Manila in response to the 1st confirmed VDPV1 samples only reached 53.8% of the target number of children aged 0 to 59 months. (WHO, UNICEF, 19 Sep 2019) DOH, in close coordination with local government units and concerned national agencies, and with the support of WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other partners, is preparing a rapid response, including a series of synchronized oral polio vaccinations to protect every child under the age of 5 years in areas at risk beginning in October 2019. (Gov't of the Philippines, 19 Sep 2019)


Date: 14 Sep 2019
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Deployed For 'Long-Haul' Hurricane Relief in Bahamas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:53
London, England (September 13, 2019) -- International Salvation Army disaster relief personnel and volunteers are deploying to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas, to assist the existing teams in those locations as they continue to serve people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Damaris Frick, Deputy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services – who has arrived from London, UK – commends the local team [READ MORE]

Operation Blue Hens

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:05
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing chainsaw operations, debris removal and expedient home repair services to residents in Sussex County, DE.

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Operation Spoon River

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:14

Down But Not Out - A Hurricane Dorian Story

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:00
The Berkley Manor is a beautiful old hotel located on Ocracoke Island, NC. Its original woodwork and intricate details make it a unique place to relax and enjoy the island. In 70 years, the hotel has never flooded. But, when Hurricane Dorian swept over the island on Friday morning, September 6, the tide brought knee-deep water rushing into the hotel. Salvation Army disaster workers met Berkley Manor co-owner Rob Orr one morning when he walked to The Salvation [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Carolinas Continues Serving Outer Banks after Dorian

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:23
Washington, N.C. (September 12, 2019) -- The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Dorian continues in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Today, four Salvation Army mobile feeding units and crews of trained Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers are serving meals, drinks, and providing spiritual care on Ocracoke Island, in Hatteras Village, and Dare County. Power in the Outer Banks is restored for most of the [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Relief Teams Converge on the Bahamas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:15
The Salvation Army is deploying disaster relief teams from the Caribbean and from around to world. Nassau, Bahamas (September 11, 2019) - Salvation Army disaster relief personnel and volunteers are currently traveling to Nassau and Freeport to assist the existing teams in those locations as they continue to serve those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  

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Cambodia: Cambodia: Floods - Sep 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000111-KHM
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Cambodia

After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand...According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September,...in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)

Continuous flooding has affected several provinces along the Mekong River, resulting in 12 fatalities, according to media reports. More than 87,000 families have been affected and 10,000 have been evacuated across 14 provinces over the past ten days. The most affected provinces are Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum. Warnings for severe weather are in effect across Cambodia. (ECHO, 20 Sep 2019)


Date: 11 Sep 2019
Status: Alert

When the Storm Came - A Hurricane Dorian Rescue

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:11
Ocracoke, N.C. (September 10, 2019)--Residents are returning to the small island of Ocracoke after Hurricane Dorian swept over the island, causing flash flooding from storm surge. The 1,200 residents of the island have experienced hurricanes before, but the flooding from Dorian was historic. During door-to-door ministry, Salvation Army emotional and spiritual caregivers met Lynnette Waller on her porch as she was taking a break [READ MORE]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors after Hurricane Dorian

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:23
Ocracoke, N.C. (September 9, 2019)--A light blue SUV drove into the parking lot of the Ocracoke Fire Station where The Salvation Army was serving meals for residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Couches, clothes, mountains of mattresses, and other debris littered the street leading to the fire station, evidence of the storm that blew through the Outer Banks of North Carolina just two days before. Ocracoke resident Carol Paul got out of the van, first [READ MORE]

Sudan: Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2019

Reliefweb.int - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000113-SDN
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Sudan

Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) announced on 10 September that four out of the six samples obtained from patients with acute diarrhoea were positive for Vibreo cholera at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)...As of 9 September 2019, a total of 41 suspected cholera cases, with two deaths - case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.57 per cent - were reported from Blue Nile State. With proper treatment, the case fatality rate for cholera should remain below 1 per cent. The first documented case was reported on 2 September 2019 from the Ganis Sharig (East) area in El Roseires town in Blue Nile. Four out of seven localities in Blue Nile reported suspected cholera cases, with the majority of cases reported in El Roseires (36 cases), Damazine (3 cases), Wad Almahi and Geissan with a single case each. (OCHA, 11 Sep 2019)

Between 28 August and 10 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health reported at least 51 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Blue Nile State, including at least 3 deaths. (WHO, 11 Sep 2019)

As of 17th September 2019, five out of seven localities in Blue Nile state reported 94 suspected cholera cases, with six deaths reported. According to the Ministry of Health, the states that have the highest risks of cholera outbreak are: White Nile, Gedaref, Sennar, Kassala and Khartoum states. Humanitarian partners have provided approximately 146,000 people with improved access to safe water and sanitation in Blue Nile. The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is allocating $7.6 million for the cholera and flood response under its Reserve for Emergencies envelope. (OCHA, 18 Sep 2019)


Date: 09 Sep 2019
Status: Ongoing

Team Rubicon is Providing Relief in the Bahamas while remaining ready to support the US  

Team Rubicon USA - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 12:55
Hurricane Dorian was one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall in the Atlantic and it left behind widespread destruction and devastation on the Bahamas Islands. After deploying a three person recon team to coordinate with local and national officials, Team Rubicon has formally launched a large-scale response operation in the Bahamas. To have … Read More

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Salvation Army Carolinas Serving Meals to Communities Impacted by Dorian

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:34
Charlotte, N.C. (September 7, 2019)—Today, Salvation Army mobile feeding units and crews of trained Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers are serving meals, drinks, and providing spiritual care in coastal areas of northeast North Carolina and in the Charleston area of South Carolina. In addition, at the invitation of local emergency management, several Salvation Army mobile feeding units are on standby for service on Okracoke Island, in [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Carolinas Assessing Community Needs Along Coast

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:44
Charlotte, N.C. (September 6, 2019)—Salvation Army commands from the North and South Carolina coastline are assessing the needs in their communities today as the track of Hurricane Dorian continues a path along the North Carolina coastline. Wind, storm surge, rainfall, and the threat of tornados continue as a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for portions of the North Carolina coast. Currently, power outages across the two states [READ MORE]

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