Disaster Recovery

Steps to Prepare for a Hurricane

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:40
As Mother Nature starts to pick up the pace this hurricane season, we wanted to share some information to keep you safe. The key to safety during storm season is to be prepared and ready to act when the time is right. Hurricanes are strong life-threatening storms that can produce severe damage, flooding, storm surges, high … Read More

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Explore Version 3 of our Open Initiative

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:26
“At the moment of truth, there are either reasons or results.” – Chuck Yeager It is hard to believe that it has been ten months since Team Rubicon, inspired by the incredible generosity of donors across the country who invested in the responding to Harvey, released the first iteration of our open initiative when we published … Read More

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The Salvation Army responds to the Puna lava flow - Update No. 12

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:55
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [July 9, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the three emergency shelters in Pahoa and Keaau including Keaau Armory, Pahoa Regional Recreation Facility–Gym, and Pahoa Senior Center. 
MEAL SERVICE – Since May 9, The Salvation [READ MORE]

Operation Hub City

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:52
Team Rubicon volunteers respond to flooding Valencia County, NM.

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11 months After Hurricane Harvey: Team Rubicon is Rebuilding Homes in Houston

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:10
Now eleven months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, Team Rubicon is in the middle of a pilot program to rebuild homes in Houston. They are leading the efforts to rebuild homes, free of charge, for vulnerable homeowners who would likely not be able to rebuild otherwise. Operations began in March and … Read More

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Operation Floating City

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:17
Team Rubicon volunteers are responding to flooding in Des Moines, IA.

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Operation Fiery Furnace

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:01
Team Rubicon volunteers are conducting sawyer operations and flood mitigation after a fire in Moab, UT.

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Operation Girty’s Run

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:38
Team Rubicon Volunteers are assisting with ongoing flood response and recovery efforts in the wake of flash flooding.

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New Faces Leading Old Traditions

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:51
Last month, I watched history happen. It started on a Monday morning in Texas when we turned up in a collection of black suits the likes of which I hadn’t seen or worn since leaving D.C. That Friday had been a flurry of final touches. I raised an eyebrow at Zach, shuffling tables and chairs. … Read More

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Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 15:04
Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire Providing care to impacted residents in Alpine Alpine, CA (July 8, 2018) – In response to the West Fire in East County San Diego, The Salvation Army will participate at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Alpine Library to serve those affected by the fire. As of 8 a.m. today, the fire had burned 504 acres and was 81 percent contained, with 18 structures destroyed. The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Williamsburg on the Scene of Helicopter Crash and Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 23:00
A townhome community adjacent to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the scene of a helicopter crash that killed at least one person and resulted in a fire on Sunday afternoon just before 4:45 p.m. The accident scene is just about 100 yards from the new building for The Salvation Army of Williamsburg. Corp officers Lieutenants Jeremy and Whitney Lind provided bottled water, snacks, and spiritual care to the first responders, townhome [READ MORE]

Operation Freedom Fire

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 20:21
Volunteers are clearing roads and providing chainsaw services for neighborhoods impacted by the Spring Creek Fire in Costilla County CO.

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China: China: Floods - Jul 2018

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000110-CHN
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: China

Heavy and continuous rainfall since 7 July 2018 has caused flooding in most parts of Sichuan and the southeast region of Gansu Province. In some areas of North Central Sichuan, there have been heavy rainstorms and torrential rains for four consecutive days. These were also compounded by the effects of two weather systems in the area; Typhoon Prapiroon, and Typhoon Maria. According to reports from National Disaster Reduction Commission, as of 13 July 2018, floods have affected 1,381,000 people, where 3 persons have died; 222,000 have taken emergency resettlement; 22,000 needed emergency relief in Sichuan prefectures of Deyang, Mianyang, Guangyuan (that includes 15 cities and 70 counties); more than 900 houses have collapsed, and 29,000 houses have been damaged. A total of 36,900 hectares of crops have been affected by the floods and 5,200 hectares will have no harvests this year. The direct economic loss has been estimated to be over 5.3 billion yuan. Gansu province was hit even harder, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. A heavy rainstorm occurred in Southeast Gansu from 10 to 11 July 2018. The provinces of Tianshui, Zhangye, Pingliang (including 10 cities and 46 counties) are flooded, and have affected 1,519,000 people where 12 have died; four are missing; and 30,000 were evacuated. More than 2,300 houses collapsed, and 19,000 were damaged to varying degrees. The direct economic loss was 3.6 billion Yuan. On 12 July 2018, the Provincial Disaster Reduction Commission selected four technical persons and two satellite commanding vehicles - carrying unmanned aerial vehicles and 4G communications equipment - to collect unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing data with the working group. According to this rapid assessment, heavy rainfall has resulted in a large number of seriously damaged houses that have continued to collapse in these two provinces. More rain has been falling over the past week, worsening the flood situation. The flooding season will continue until the end of August and more rain can be expected until then. (IFRC, 17 Jul 2018)


Date: 07 Jul 2018
Status: Ongoing

Salvation Army to serve meals at an evacuation center in Yreka, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03
Yreka, CA—The Salvation Army has started a meal service at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Klamathon Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Auburn Corps was deployed to Jackson Street Elementary School (405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097) to provide assistance at the site.  Earlier this afternoon, more than 50 meals were served to evacuees, along with the distribution [READ MORE]

Salvation Army to serve meals at an evacuation center in Yreka, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03
Yreka, CA—The Salvation Army has started a meal service at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Klamathon Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Auburn Corps was deployed to Jackson Street Elementary School (405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097) to provide assistance at the site.  Earlier this afternoon, more than 50 meals were served to evacuees, along with the distribution [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Delivers Clean-Up Kits As Crews Work to Contain Spring Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:18
CO Springs, CO (July 3, 2018) – The Salvation Army Emergency Services team has delivered clean-up kits and general hygiene kits for those affected by the growing Spring Fire. Both kits are being distributed out of various Disaster Assistance Centers. The compact hygiene kit includes items of basic personal use. While the 300 disaster clean-up kits have been pre-staged for distribution to evacuees as they wait to receive clearance to reenter their homes. The [READ MORE]

Mongolia: Mongolia: Flash Floods - Jul 2018

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000092-MNG
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood
Affected countries: Mongolia

Between 3th of July to 5th of July 2018, heavy rainfall of unprecedented intensity caused flash flooding in several parts of Mongolia affecting more than 792 households across the country. Following the heavy rainfall, Khovd, Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan, Uvurkhangai Provinces Centers and Khan-Uul District became affected by the floods. Over 210 families have lost their homes, over 700 livestock have perished, and at least 55 hectares of agricultural land has been destroyed. (IFRC, 15 Jul 2018)


Date: 03 Jul 2018
Status: Ongoing

Team Rubicon Receives Emergency Medical Team Type 1 Mobile Verification from the World Health Organization

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:54
On 28 June 2018, The World Health Organization (WHO) visited Team Rubicon’s National Operation Center in Dallas, Texas and certified Team Rubicon (TR) as the first NGO in North America to be verified as an EMT Type -1 Mobile Team (the 18th Emergency Medical Team in the world). For the past two and a half years, we have worked tirelessly with … Read More

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Repaying My Fellow Americans with Service

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:31
My perspective might be a little different. I got involved with Team Rubicon after almost 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. I was looking for a volunteer organization to join that would help the community and use my skills so I did a search for disaster response and read about TR. I thought it … Read More

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Operation Strong Soul

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:44
Team Rubicon volunteers respond to flood damage in Missoula County, MT.

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