Disaster Recovery

Winter Storm Ulmer: A low attention, slow-moving disaster with severe impacts

Team Rubicon USA - 1 hour 23 min ago
On March 13, Winter Storm Ulmer began to move from the Rockies across the Midwest – delivering severe winds, blizzard conditions, and heavy rainfall across a significant portion of the United States and leading to historic flooding, emergency declarations, and evacuations. However, this storm and its devastating impacts did not receive a very high amount … Read More

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Operation Winter Flooderland

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:10
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to residents impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Operation Fondy Rising

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:55
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to residents impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer in Fond du Lac, WI.

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Responding to Winter Storm Ulmer & in Mozambique

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:05
The National Weather Service called the flooding by last week’s Winter Storm Ulmer, a bomb cyclone, “historic” and they and the United States Geological Services provided a map of the almost two dozen states—from coast to coast—affected by the severe pressure drop that caused increased winds, severe blizzards, and record rains that clashed with ice … Read More

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Southeastern Africa devastated by tropical cyclone

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:50
WITH wind speeds reaching 124 miles per hour (200 km/hour), Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across a large swathe of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Local media reports suggest that 1,000 people have lost their lives in Mozambique alone. With roads flooded and the regional airport closed, 500,000 people have been cut off in Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities. Reports suggest that up to 90 per cent of the region has been destroyed. The Salvation [READ MORE]

WST Canteens Responding to Flood-Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY CANTEEN TRUCKS, CREWS DISPATCHED TO HELP FLOOD-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES AROUND EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   Canteens—also known as mobile feeding units—are on the move for The Salvation Army in flood-affected communities around eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  When disaster strikes, these specially equipped vehicles bring food, drinks, and other essentials to [READ MORE]

Operation Snowkidding

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:19
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to the community of King County, WA.

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Operation Sweet Home

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:47
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to Lee County in Alabama following Tornadoes in early March of 2019.

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Salvation Army Teams Taking Relief Directly to Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 23:00
TAKING RELIEF DIRECTLY TO AFFECTED COMMUNITIES:  SALVATION ARMY ON THE MOVE TUESDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   From bringing cleanup kits to towns isolated by floodwaters…to serving hundreds of meals to large groups…to providing emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, The Salvation Army pushed forward Tuesday in its efforts to help across eastern Nebraska [READ MORE]

Officers, Staff, and Volunteers in Action Across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:47
SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION MONDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   The Salvation Army Western Division was at work again Monday in flood-damaged communities across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Following is a breakdown of some of the flood-relief support activities in which our officers, staff, and volunteers were participating today:   In [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Expands Its Flood-Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY OMAHA DONATION CENTER AT FORMER CANFIELD’S OPEN AGAIN TODAY—ONE OF MANY PARTS OF EXPANDING FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT   Sunday will see Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers working in a variety of flood-relief support functions in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.   In Omaha—The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Camp Gene Eppley Inundated by Floodwaters

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
THE SALVATION ARMY’S OMAHA METRO-AREA CAMP INUNDATED BY OVERFLOWING PLATTE RIVER   Gene Eppley Camp, a Longtime Staple of Local Operations, Appears to Be a Total Loss   The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp—just east of Highway 75 on the north bank of the Platte River—was inundated by floodwaters today.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Seeking More Volunteers for Flood Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS AS FLOOD-RELIEF SUPPORT EFFORTS SPAN FROM OMAHA METRO TO SIOUX FALLS   Pop-Up Donation Center in Omaha Now Open in Support of Relief Operations   Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers, officers, and staff are working throughout a nearly 200-mile-long corridor of the three-state [READ MORE]

Salvationists Call for Prayer and Care After Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:51
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have claimed at least 49 lives, members of The Salvation Army – particularly those near the sites of these attacks – were able to provide support and transport for those who needed it.
 
Members of The Salvation Army’s Christchurch City Corps (church) are working at the hospital where many of the injured people are being treated and distressed [READ MORE]

Expanding the Response: The Salvation Army Western Division Assisting with Flood Relief in NE, IA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION ACCELERATING ITS RESPONSE TO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN NEBRASKA, IOWA   Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers have been springing into action this week across the Division’s three-state geographical area—working alongside first responders and authorities to provide relief to victims of the widespread flooding in the region.   In [READ MORE]

A Disaster That Literally Hits Home

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:23
"For many reasons, there are operations that really hit home more than others, but the one thing no one ever wants to experience, is a disaster that literally hits home. Panama City is my hometown."

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Tyson Foods Supports Salvation Army Tornado Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:35
Lee County, AL (March 13, 2019)— Corporate partnerships are vital to the work of The Salvation Army in any circumstance and very appreciated in times of disaster response. One such partner, Tyson Foods, generously donated 10,000 pounds of pre-cooked chicken to The Salvation Army’s tornado relief efforts in Lee County, Alabama. This donation has been put to good use feeding tornado survivors, volunteers, and first responders in the affected communities. [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Herkimer, NY, Assists Family After Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:08
Herkimer, N.Y. (March 13, 2019) — The Salvation Army Herkimer Emergency Disaster Services Team is provided assistance to two people who were displaced from their home by a fire Wednesday morning in the Village of Herkimer. Salvation Army Officers and volunteers are assisting the displaced family with emotional support and counseling, and referrals to agencies that will help them with their recovery. Salvation Army volunteers are also [READ MORE]

Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000021-MOZ
Disaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Madagascar, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone IDAI formed over the Northern Mozambique Channel on 9 March, moving south-east with a wind speed of 89 – 118 km/h. IDAI is expected to evolve to a Category 4 tropical cyclone making landfall south of Zambezia and north of Sofala provinces with a sustained wind speed of 204 km/h. As a consequence of heavy rains during the last days in the regions of Zambezia and Tete, 7 deaths have been reported, with 32,222 people affected and 4,242 people displaced. The Zambezi river basin has reached its maximum capacity and the propagation of the flood to the lower Zambezi is expected, affecting the provinces of Tete, Sofala, Zambezia and Manica. National authorities are working closely with international organizations to assess the situation. (ECHO, 10 Mar 2019)

Tropical Cyclone IDAI is strengthening as it moves south-west over the northern Mozambique Channel. As of 12 March at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 220 km west-southwest of Maintirano (Mahajanga Province, western Madagascar) and 520 km east of Quelimane (Zambezia Province, central Mozambique), with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h. According to the UN Resident Coordinator for Mozambique, ten people were killed (four in Zambezia Province, six in Tete Province), 62 115 have been affected (43 205 in Zambezia, 18 910 in Tete) and 10 512 displaced (6 542 in Zambezia, 3 110 in Tete and 860 in Niassa). In Zambezia 3 090 houses were destroyed and 2 032 flooded in Tete. IDAI is forecast to make landfall in Sofala Province (Mozambique) on 14 March, as an intense tropical cyclone (maximum sustained winds 200-210 km/h). From 14-17 March, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could affect Zambezia and Sofala provinces and the west coast of Madagascar. Moderate rain and strong winds are forecast for northern provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula. (ECHO, 12 Mar 2019)


Date: 09 Mar 2019
Status: Alert

President Trump Visits Tornado Ravaged Lee County & The Salvation Army Continues to Serve

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:53
Beauregard, AL (March 8, 2019)— President Trump toured the tornado ravaged Beauregard community on Friday, and The Salvation Army was on hand, ready to serve survivors, volunteers, and work crews. The level of security required for a presidential visit meant that the highly secured disaster area was locked down tight until the president concluded his visit, but The Salvation Army was on the scene—ready and eager to get back into the area and back to helping the people. As [READ MORE]

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