Disaster Recovery

Oman: Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000062-OMN
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Oman, Somalia, Yemen

A new tropical storm has developed in the southwest Arabian Sea where it intensified yesterday evening into Cyclone Mekunu. The cyclone is moving currently north-northwest at a speed of 11 km/h. Mekunu is expected to continue moving in this direction during the remainder of this week and make landfall near Salalah, Oman on about Saturday 26 May. A major fluctuation in tropical weather over the southern Arabian Sea known as the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) is likely to cause Mekunu to strengthen further. As a result, heavy rains are forecasted for Socotra Island, followed by the southern Arabian coast from Sayhut in eastern Yemen to Salalah and Ash Shuwaymiyyah in southern Oman, which could cause local flooding and damage. (FAO, 23 May 2018)


Date: 23 May 2018
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Support Continues Following Santa Fe, Texas Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:51
Galveston, Texas – The Salvation Army continues to serve in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School. Immediately following the incident, Captain Patrick Jones, Galveston Commanding Officer, was on-site serving food and water to first responders. A second mobile feeding unit was deployed from Freeport and provided dinner at the Family Reception Center established at the High School. Additionally, four emotional [READ MORE]

Somalia: Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000059-SOM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Ethiopia, Somalia

A tropical cyclone formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia on 16 May 2018. The cyclone system caused heavy rains along the coast of Puntland on 17 May. Flash flooding was reported in the Bari region, which were not limited to seasonal riverbeds. The road linking Bossaso and points south has reportedly been affected. There are also reports of some fishing boats having been washed away by waves off the coast of Sanaag region, which along with Sool are disputed between Somaliland and Puntland. The two authorities have been engaged in an armed standoff in Sool that had displaced almost 10,000 people prior to the storms arrival, further complicating an already complex humanitarian picture. By 18 May, the cyclone had gained strength, reaching tropical storm-wind levels and assigned the name Tropical Cyclone Sagar. Heavy rains are projected for the escarpment and plateau of Somaliland. OCHA 19 may 2018

Expected Landfall in Ethiopia: Sunday 20 May, 14:00 local time. Tropical Storm SAGAR will likely have transformed into a Tropical Depression when it reaches Ethiopia - expected for Sunday early afternoon. Wind speeds will reach up to 56 km/h. SAGAR is expected to cause increased rainfall when it hits. OCHA Ethiopia: Early Warning, Tropical Storm SAGAR (18 May 2018)


Date: 19 May 2018
Status: Ongoing

The Salvation Army Responds to Active Shooter Incident in Santa Fe, TX

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:34
Galveston, Texas (May 18, 2018) - This morning, in response to an active shooter incident in Santa Fe, TX, The Salvation Army Galveston County immediately deployed a mobile kitchen to Santa Fe High School.  The Salvation Army is on-site providing water, food, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders. “Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering through this tragedy and we are here to help in any way we can,” [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Kilauea Eruption; needs grow for donations

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:07
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 17, 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 two existing shelters in Pahoa and Keaau and at the new third shelter at Sure Foundation Puna. In addition, The Salvation Army oversees and staffs a distribution center in Pahoa near the pool parking area that provides essential items to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Helps Oklahomans Rebuild & Prepare 5 Years After Tornado Outbreak

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:01
With response and recovery efforts complete, Oklahomans can now focus on being prepared for future storms MOORE, Okla. (May 15, 2018) – The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to Oklahoma residents five years after spring storms ravaged the state. For three days in 2013 – May 19, 20 and 31 – an onslaught of powerful tornadoes brought loss of life, property and basic needs. [READ MORE]

Florida Salvation Army Director to be Honored at Governors Hurricane Conference

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:17
Photo: Mr. Kevin Smith (left) of The Salvation Army meets with Mr. Bill Johnson, Program Committee Chair of the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference. West Palm Beach, FL - Mr. Kevin Smith, State Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army, and resident of Land O’ Lakes will be honored this week at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference (GHC) with the Distinguished [READ MORE]

Emergency Disaster Services Cross-Train Social Service Staff

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:42
Columbus Ohio (May 15, 2018) - Social workers and others involved in The Salvation Army’s social services converged on Columbus Ohio last week for a state wide Social Services conference.  This annual conference allows for the entire state to train together and network.  Krista Edwards, The Director of Social Services in Columbus stated, “Our divisions divide the state of Ohio in half, but many state programs [READ MORE]

Hawaii Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow; Distribution Center to Open

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:37
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 14, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal coordination, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters in Pahoa and Keaau, with clothing vouchers distributed at Recovery Information Assistance Centers [RIAC], and, starting Tuesday, oversight of a distribution center for basic needs items in Pahoa for those affected by the Puna [READ MORE]

Ford Motor Company Donates Vehicles for Salvation Army On-going Disaster Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:09
On Friday, May 11, The Salvation Army, along with seven other local nonprofits, joined Houston-area Ford dealers at the Houston Food Bank for a “Texas is Family” community event to mark Ford’s continued support of ongoing recovery efforts in southeast Texas. The Ford Fund granted The Salvation Army a total of $500,000, which enabled us to purchase five Ford Edges and four Box Trucks in support of the on-going work of The Salvation [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow - Update #6

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:33
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 11, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal service, hydration, clothing vouchers and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters and the Recovery Information Assistance Center [RIAC] in Pahoa. Today’s updates: • UNOFFICIAL REQUESTS – The Salvation Army is hearing reports [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow - Update #5

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:17
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 9, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal service, hydration, clothing vouchers and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters and the Recovery Information Assistance Center [RIAC] in Pahoa.  Today’s updates: • MEAL DONATIONS – The Salvation Army continues [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team Responds to Helena Flood Areas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:00
HELENA, MT – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team has been working in Helena, MT, and the nearby areas impacted by the Montana floods. Flooding throughout the area is caused by warm weather melting the past season’s snowpack, and is expected to continue for the near future. Captain Rob Lawler is leading the response effort on behalf of The Salvation Army. “At this point, the biggest need is clean [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army responds to Puna Lava Flow - Update #4

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:17
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 8, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal service, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters in Pahoa.  With today’s additional evacuation in the Lanipuna area of Leilani Estates, the need has grown for additional large volume meal donations from local restaurants and certified kitchens [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Supports Emergency Management Exercise

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 13:48
Volunteers and a mobile feeding unit from the National Capital Area Command were deployed to the annual Virginia Emergency Support Team Exercise (VESTEX) in Stafford County, Virginia, yesterday. According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the exercise is intended to prepare the Commonwealth of Virginia for potential threats by measuring current capabilities, policies, and procedures against the requirement to properly mitigate, respond to, and recover [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army continues response to Puna Lava Flow - seeks meal donations

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:42
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 7, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates. The need continues for large volume meal donations from local restaurants and certified kitchens [due to health safety food preparation standards] for meal service at shelters starting Wednesday, May, 9 [meal service is already covered until this date]. To donate large volume meals, local restaurants and [READ MORE]

Democratic Republic of the Congo: DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2018-000049-COD
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of Thursday 3 May 2018, the provincial health division reported 21 suspected cases of viral hemorrhagic fever and 17 deaths in Ikoko Impinge health area of Bikoro health zone. All the cases were reported from 5 villages in Ikoko Impinge health area...This is the first-time Ebola virus has been reported in this health zone. (UNICEF, 10 May 2018)

The Government of the [DR Congo] declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province today (8 May). The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD...WHO is working closely with the Government of the DRC to rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners using the model of a successful response to a similar EVD outbreak in 2017. (WHO, 8 May 2018)


Date: 08 May 2018
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Elberton Crew Brings Relief to Savannah

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:25
Savannah, GA - As military investigators continue to seek the cause of the crash of an aging C-130 cargo plane in Savannah, Georgia, The Salvation Army of Georgia has been on site since day-one providing food, drinks, snacks and emotional and spiritual care to responders and military officials. Saturday, The Salvation Army sent their Elberton, Georgia canteen, complete with a crew of six Emergency Disaster Services trained volunteers, to help in response relief at the [READ MORE]

Update 2 - The Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow - Meal donations needed

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 22:32
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 5, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates. The team provided 50 cases of bottled water for the shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on Thursday evening and served 76 meals at the Pahoa shelter on Friday. In addition, The County of Hawaii is working with The Salvation Army and community and business partners to set up a donation distribution center [READ MORE]

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