Disaster Recovery

Cindy Downgraded, The Salvation Army ALM Still Monitoring Need

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:06
JACKSON, MS – The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is still monitoring the needs across our three-state area even as Cindy is downgraded to a tropical depression. To this point, The Salvation Army has received no requests for assistance. “Cindy is still a threat as it moves northeast across the top of our area,” said Terry Lightheart, EDS Director, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. [READ MORE]

Salvation Army in Texas Ready and Prepared to Respond to Tropical Storm Cindy

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:10
Dallas, Texas (June 21, 2017) – Salvation Army Emergency Disaster teams in Southeast Texas are ready and prepared to respond as storm force winds and heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Cindy hit the region. Alvin Migues, Emergency Services Director for The Salvation Army Texas Division said, “We have two mobile kitchens in the Houston area on standby and multiple response teams across the Southeast Texas region preparing to support potential [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Ready As Tropical Storm Heads For Gulf Coast

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:13
JACKSON, MS – The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is preparing for the potential impact of Invest 93L along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) of The Salvation Army has asked all 31 Corps and sixteen service centers across the three-state area to ready equipment and disaster personnel for deployment should the need arise. “The first priority for The Salvation Army is to ensure its [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues Long-Term Recovery in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:44
ALBANY, GA (June 19, 2017) – The Salvation Army continues to provide long-term emergency relief services to residents whose lives were forever changed in January 2017 following a series of deadly tornadoes that ravaged parts of South Georgia. Within minutes of the first tornadoes touching down, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Response (EDS) teams deployed multiple mobile feeding units throughout affected areas. Over 19,500 meals, snacks, and drinks were [READ MORE]

Portugal: Portugal: Forest Fires - Jun 2017

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: WF-2017-000073-PRT
Disaster type: Wild Fire
Affected countries: Portugal

Deadly forest fires starting on Saturday, 17 June 2017 in the village of Escalos Fundeiros has swept through central Portugal killing at least 62, injuring 62 and displacing some 200 people to date. Portuguese authorities have evacuated the district emergency plans and national contingency plan in the night of the 17th and requested international assistance from the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism for aircraft support. (IFRC, 19 June 2017)


Date: 17 Jun 2017
Status: Ongoing

Care Continues for UPS Community Affected by Tragic San Francisco Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:02
San Francisco, CA (June 16, 2017):  The Salvation Army was called by the Red Cross as one of several organizations asked to provide counseling services and emotional and spiritual care to the UPS community affected by the tragic shooting at the company’s facility in Potrero Hill on Wednesday, June 14.   Salvation Army officers are ordained ministers trained to provide grief counseling and [READ MORE]

Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4319)

FEMA Disaster Declarations - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:51
Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4319)

Volunteers Across Central Florida Serve Community for Pulse Commemorations

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:49
Orlando, Florida - Thousands of people braved the rain to honor the 49 who were killed and dozens wounded at Pulse Nightclub on Monday, June 12, 2017. Monday marked the one year anniversary since tragedy struck the Pulse Nightclub near downtown Orlando. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, jointly designated June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness.” A [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Virginia Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:41
Photo: Alexandria Chief of Police Michael Brown (center) stands with Salvation Army disaster response team members after tragic shooting. Alexandria, VA (June 14, 2017) - In the aftermath of this morning’s shooting, The Salvation Army Alexandria Citadel Corps is now on the scene providing water and food to emergency personnel and investigators. The shooting occurred in Eugene Simpson Field in the Del Ray neighborhood [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Deadly San Francisco Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:42
San Francisco, CA (June 14, 2017):  On Wednesday, June 14, The Salvation Army responded to the needs of those affected by a shooting that took place in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The Emergency and Disaster Services team headed to the scene near 17th Street and San Bruno to provide food and hydration for the police officers waiting to respond.  Several people were injured when an active shooter opened [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Responds to Grenfell Tower Residence in London, England

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:58
June 14, 2017: The Salvation Army has been responding to the horrific fire that broke out at Grenfell Towers in West London (UK) during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Volunteers from the church and charity across London have come together to support the city’s emergency services as well as people directly affected by the tragedy. Today, The Salvation Army, has launched an appeal in response to the overwhelming [READ MORE]

Guatemala: Guatemala: Earthquake - Jun 2017

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000071-GTM
Disaster type: Earthquake, Land Slide
Affected countries: Guatemala, Mexico

Following the 14 June earthquake in Guatemala near the Mexican border, the death toll continues to rise. As of 16 June at 7.00 UTC, national authorities of Guatemala report that five people were killed, 19 people injured, 3 181 people affected and 173 houses damaged in the departments of San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez and Retalhuleu. A number of landslides also occurred on the roads of Atlantic and Retalhuleu on 14 June, following the earthquake.
According to the National Coordinator for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction, an Orange Alert is still in effect in the four departments. The assessment of damages is ongoing. (ECHO, 16 Jun 2017)


Date: 14 Jun 2017
Status: Alert

Bangladesh: Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: LS-2017-000068-BGD
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Bangladesh

Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of extreme weather during the monsoon season. Days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills. This latest disaster comes in the wake of Cyclone Mora, which battered the same region only two weeks before, triggering widespread flooding that left more than 50,000 homes damaged or destroyed in the districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Bandarban and affected around 3.3 million people. (IFRC, 13 Jun 2017)

Early reports suggest at least 94 people have died, with the death toll expected to rise further as rescuers search for bodies. (Reuters, 13 Jun 2017)


Date: 13 Jun 2017
Status: Alert

Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2017

Reliefweb.int - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000066-SYR
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Syrian Arab Republic

A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May, as well as from a healthy child in the same community.
Outbreak response plans are being finalized, in line with internationally-agreed outbreak response protocols, including plans for targeted vaccination campaigns to rapidly raise population immunity. An initial risk analysis has been conducted, finding low overall population immunity levels in the area but solid levels of disease surveillance. Active searches are being conducted for additional cases of acute flaccid paralysis. Surveillance and immunization activities are also being strengthened in neighbouring countries. (GPEI, 8 Jun 2017)


Date: 08 Jun 2017
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army to Activate Heat Relief Stations Across the Valley

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 23:00
Phoenix – In response to the excessive heat warning issued today by the National Weather Service, beginning tomorrow, The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Survival Squad will activate 14 heat relief stations throughout the Valley where people in need can go for cooling and hydration. From Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, [READ MORE]

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