Disaster Recovery

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017

Reliefweb.int - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: MS-2017-000109-SLE
Disaster type: Mud Slide
Affected countries: Sierra Leone

More than 200 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. (Reuters)

Date: 14 Aug 2017
Status: Alert

Mexico: Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000105-MEX
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Tropical Storm Franklin hit at 22:45 local time on Monday 7th (03:45 GMT Tuesday) near the town of Pulticub, in the south-eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service of Mexico (SMN for its Spanish acronym).
The National Civil Protection System maintains a red alert (maximum danger) for the central, east, south and west regions of Quintana Roo; an orange alert (high danger) for Yucatan, the north of Quintana Roo, central, southeast, east and north of Campeche, and a yellow alert (moderate danger) for the south and southwest regions of Campeche, and the southeast and east areas of Tabasco.
The centre of the storm hit land with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometres per hour, according to the SMN report issued at 01:15 local time (06:15 GMT) on Tuesday. At midnight, the centre of the tropical storm was located approximately 25 kilometres south of Punta Herrero, 105 kilometres northeast of Chetumal, and 125 kilometres south of Tulum, all of Quintana Roo's populations.
The system now moves through the Gulf of Mexico and has become a Category 1 hurricane. This will cause torrential storms in the regions of Quintana Roo, and intense storms in areas of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas. Likewise, wind gusts exceeding 70 kilometres per hour and three to five meters high waves in Quintana Roo are forecast, and wind gusts exceeding 60 kilometres per hour with waves from one to two meters in Yucatan and Campeche.
The SMN, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center of the United States, maintains a hurricane monitoring zone from the coasts of Veracruz to Río Panuco, Veracruz state, as the rains continue until Friday, 11 August.
On Tuesday 8 August, the Government issued an Early Warning through the Early Warning System Portal (SIAT for its Spanish acronym). (IFRC, 9 Aug 2017)

Date: 08 Aug 2017
Status: Ongoing

Empire Division 27 days into response across 20 counties in New York State

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:14
(Margaretville, New York) The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services Team responded on August 3, 2017 to the Margaretville Fire Station in Delaware County to support a missing person search in the Big Indian Wilderness Area of the Northern Catskill Mountain Preserve. EDS Teams from Sidney, New York, Walton, New York and Empire Divisional Headquarters responded to provide feeding and hydration services to over fifty first responders from the [READ MORE]

SATERN Releases Activation Protocol For A Forecasted Busy 2017 Hurricane Season

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:26
SATERN (08/03/2017) –The National SATERN Committee has approved a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for activating the International SATERN SSB (voice) or Digital Nets for severe tropical weather.  SATERN – the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network – is composed of government licensed amateur radio volunteers who support The Salvation Army with emergency and auxiliary communications and [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Dangerous San Francisco Standoff

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:33
San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2017):  On Monday morning, The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services team responded to a call to head to the scene of a standoff to serve first responders and evacuees. According to the San Francisco Police Department, on Sunday at 11:45p.m. police received a call about shots fired in the area of 15th and Beaver Streets near Corona Heights. Officers responded and found a woman suffering from a gun shot wound and [READ MORE]

Tampa Bay Salvation Army is Monitoring Tropical Storm Emily and Ready to Deploy

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:25
Tampa Bay, FL (July 31, 2017) – Salvation Army units throughout Tampa Bay are prepared and on stand-by to help residents as Tropical Storm Emily hovers over the area today and tomorrow. With a presence in every county throughout Florida, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support emergency management personnel and our local communities. Trained, dedicated staff and volunteers are actively monitoring the weather across [READ MORE]

Tunisia: Tunisia: Forest Fire - Aug 2017

Reliefweb.int - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: WF-2017-000106-TUN
Disaster type: Wild Fire
Affected countries: Tunisia

On the 31st of July, a fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate (North-West region of the country) the delegations of Ain Draham and Fernana resulted in the destruction of houses displacing around 500 persons, with the families currently being in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter. From that date forest fires extended to other Governorates in Tunisia, particularly in Bizerte. In the last 24 hour and according to Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC) team in site, the fire was extended to affect considerably the region of Bizerte (North region of the country) in Sejnane and Ghezala delegations. More than 120 families have been evacuated and placed in a transitional shelter managed by TRC. The situation worsens and an emergency operation is in progress. (IFRC, 10 Aug 2017)

Date: 31 Jul 2017
Status: Alert

Greater New York Corps Open Cooling Centers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:33
Corps around New York City opened their doors to provide a welcoming safe, air-conditioned space to neighbors last week. Seniors, children, heat-wearied passersby, and others appreciated the much-needed relief from the oppressive weather. Emergency Services encouraged Corps to keep an eye out especially for [READ MORE]

Empire Division 27 days Into Response across 20 counties in New York State

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:32
Empire State Division, NY (July 27, 2017) – For 27 days and counting, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams from across the Empire State Division have been engaged in disaster relief operations due to severe weather across twenty counties in New York State.  Teams and resources from across the entire division have provided response and recovery services to communities impacted by seven separate flash flood incidents [READ MORE]

Salvation Army & Lake County Create Multi-Agency Resource Center After Flooding

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:26
Residents impacted by the floods can come to this one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach. (Chicago - July 21, 2017) - The Salvation Army, one of the largest direct providers of social services across Illinois, partners with Lake County officials and other disaster response agencies to set up a one-stop resource center for those impacted by the recent flooding. Residents will be able [READ MORE]
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