Disaster Recovery

Mobilizing in Response to Hurricane Michael

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:19
Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm brings destructive winds up to 150 mph, heavy rains, and flooding, and is moving inland across Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Tornadoes have also been reported throughout Florida and South Central Georgia. Team Rubicon deployed a … Read More

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Salvation Army Sends Crews to Help Hard-Hit Areas after Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:33
Jackson, MS—Hurricane Michael slammed the Gulf Coast yesterday as a devastating Category 4 hurricane. The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division is wasting no time in sending help where it's needed, deploying 26 personnel and 7 mobile feeding units to areas in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. One of those crews departed this morning from Jackson, Mississippi, headed to serve in Panama City, Florida. The Jackson Corps just recently [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Readies as Michael Slams Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:28
ATLANTA, GA (October 10, 2018) – Michael is an intense category 4 hurricane — the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Florida panhandle. After slamming ashore, Michael is expected to continue northeast as a category 2 hurricane, raging through Southern Georgia across Bainbridge, Thomasville and Savannah with weather unlike anything they have seen before. Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) and other resources from across the [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Mobilizes Personnel As Florida Braces for Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:04
TAMPA, FL (October 10, 2018) – As conditions continue to deteriorate across the Florida Panhandle in what is now being called an unprecedented event, The Salvation Army is ready to meet the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Michael.   Operators with SATERN, The Salvation Army’s amateur radio network, are planning to deploy to Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee and Tampa to keep communication lines open through [READ MORE]

Yemen: Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000163-YEM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Oman, Yemen

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved northwestwards with a speed of 07kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST 10th October 2018 over westcentral Arabian Sea, near latitude 14.4°N and longitude 58.7°E, about 570 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), 550 km eastnortheast of Socotra Islands (Yemen) and 730 km east-southeast of Al-Ghaidah (Yemen). It is very likely to intensify further and move west-northwestwards towards Yemen & South Oman Coasts during next 4 days. (RSMC/India Meteorological Dept, 10 Oct 2018)

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Date: 10 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Teams Return from Carolinas & Prepare for Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:40
Jackson, MS— With Hurricane Michael churning in the Gulf Coast and expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle today as a major Category 4 hurricane, Salvation Army emergency response teams throughout the southeastern United States are readying to respond. The last of The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division teams headed home yesterday from Hurricane Florence service in the Carolinas—just in time to prepare [READ MORE]

Finding Perspective and Gratitude in North Carolina

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:04
I went to Team Rubicon to help others, and I gained gratitude and perspective in return.

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Palu, Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami: Leaning in to Disaster Response

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:51
On September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia, also triggering a tsunami that measured up to 18 feet in some areas. 1,649 people are known to have died following the earthquake and tsunami, and 265 are still missing. To date, 71,000 people have been displaced from their homes and are living in shelters. On … Read More

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The Salvation Army Prepares for Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 08:54
LUTZ, FL (October 9, 2018) – After strengthening over the weekend, Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby, including mobile feeding kitchens, trained personnel, and supplies. The Salvation Army has established a command center in Tampa and is prepared to mobilize [READ MORE]

India: Tropical Cyclone Titli - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000162-IND
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: India

The very severe cyclonic storm, ‘TITLI’ is being monitored by the coastal Doppler Weather Radars at Visakhapatnam, Gopalpur and Paradip. The latest observations indicate that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of about 18 kmph during past 06 hours and lay cantered at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2018 over Westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 17.2°N and longitude 85.5°E, about 230 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 190 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of 11th October. Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve northeastwards, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and weaken gradually. (RSMC/India Meteorological Department, 10 Oct 2018)

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Date: 09 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Restoring Power and Hope in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:22
A chance encounter with two TR members led to one Wilmington family getting their power and hope restored after their home was damaged during Hurricane Florence.

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Haiti: Haiti: Earthquake - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000160-HTI
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Haiti

A 5.9 magnitude (11 km depth) earthquake struck off the Northwestern coast of Haiti on 7 October at 00:11 UTC. The epicentre of the earthquake was located about 19 km Northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix. The earthquake was felt across the country. There was no tsunami warning in effect. According to the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, 10 people have been killed and at least 135 people injured. The Agency also reports that some houses and buildings have been destroyed in Port-de-Paix, Gros Morne, Chansolme and Turtle Island.(DG ECHO, GDACS, USGS, 7 Oct 2018)


Date: 07 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

El Salvador: El Salvador: Floods - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000167-SLV
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: El Salvador

Two low pressure systems, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, caused intense rainfall conditions, flash floods in several communities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua since 5 October...Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in shelters. In addition, 1541 flooded houses and eight houses destroyed, an affected school and three other collapsed walls; eight roads and 13 damaged streets, 120 contaminated wells. (OCHA, 13 Oct 2018)

On October 6, in El Salvador the national Civil Protection System declared a Green Alert for the entire country. On October 7, a Yellow Alert was declared for 29 coastal municipalities, which on October 8 increased to 34 municipalities to include three municipalities in Morazán department and two in La Union department. A Green Alert remained in place for the rest of the country. The rains have affected the entire country. The hardest hit have been the eastern regions, specifically the cantons of El Brazo, La Canoa and El Tecomatal in the municipality of San Miguel; the cantons of San Felipe and Las Tunas in La Unión department; the cantons of Capitán Lazo and Puerto Parada in the municipality of Usulután; as well as the canton of Metalío in Sonsonate department (western El Salvador) and the cantons of San Diego and San Rafael Abajo in the municipality of La Libertad in central El Salvador. It should be noted that these floods have affected the majority of the municipalities located along the country's coast. (IFRC, 16 Oct 2018)


Date: 05 Oct 2018
Status: Ongoing

Costa Rica: Costa Rica: Floods - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000165-CRI
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Costa Rica

On 2 October 2018, the IMN warned of a low-pressure system coming in from the south-western Caribbean Sea, which activated an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone over the country and over the waters of the Pacific (Meteorological Report # 2). On 4 October, IMN detected two other low-pressure systems (Meteorological Report #8), one in the Caribbean near the Nicaraguan coast and another in the Pacific in western Costa Rica, that led to even more intense rainfall and severe weather conditions along the Pacific coast and slightly milder conditions in other parts of the country. Rains of varying intensity fell in Pacific regions and even in the Central Valley. The greatest amount of rainfall was recorded in the Nicoya Peninsula and the Central Pacific, where between 50 to150 mm over a period of 24 hours. 125,190 people were affected by the floods. (IFRC, 15 Oct 2018)


Date: 05 Oct 2018
Status: Ongoing

Honduras: Honduras: Floods - Oct 2018

Reliefweb.int - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000164-HND
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Honduras

Heavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters....The COPECO (Comité de Alertas de la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias) announced on 10 October that it was monitoring the formation of another lowpressure system in the north of Darién gulf between Colombia and Panama over the next five days. This low-pressure system is likely to bring further heavy rainfalls, and there is a risk a cyclone might form...As of 11 October, the red and green alerts are still maintained for all eight affected departments in Honduras. Rain and hurricane seasons are expected to continue until November, likely to result in further flooding. (ACAPS, 11 Oct 2018)

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Date: 05 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Hosts Congressmen Scalise and Rouzer at Hurricane Relief Center

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:06
Photo: Major Mark Craddock (center) tours Congressman Steve Scalise (on right) and Congressman David Rouzer (on left) through The Salvation Army's disaster distribution center in Wilmington, NC.  Opened in partnership with local government officials from New Hanover County, the center is providing assistance to survivors of Hurricane Florence. Wilmington, NC (October 4, 2018)  House Majority [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Active Shooter Incident in Florence, SC

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:47
Florence, S.C. (October 4, 2018) – On Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2018, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster personnel in Florence, South Carolina deployed a mobile feeding unit and team to provide neighborhood residents, law enforcement and other first responders food, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care following an active shooter incident in a residential area. One law enforcement officer was killed and six others were wounded.

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Tragedy In The Midst of Disaster

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:07
Conway, SC -- Crisis serves to focus your attention – this is true for those in the midst of the crisis and those surrounded by it, responding to it.  During these times, it is easy to forget much of the world continues to move forward. When waist-deep in crisis – in the case of the flooding after Hurricane Florence this is both figurative and literal – you can become laser focused on a goal.  That focus might be finding [READ MORE]

Therapy Dogs Now Integral Part of Salvation Army Disaster Response

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:19
Wilmington, NC (October 3, 2018) – The Salvation Army has responded to every major disaster in the United States since the hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas in 1900. For the first time in this long history of disaster response, The Salvation Army has partnered with Therapy Dogs International to work alongside them in relief efforts. Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping handlers [READ MORE]

Reservation to Salvation

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:19
Florence, SC (October 3, 2018) His name is Bridger, Bridger HoldsTheEnemy. That’s what it translates as from the original Crow language. Bridger grew up on a reservation of the Crow Nation in Montana. His father passed away before he was born and his mother battled alcoholism after. For the first five years of his life he shuttled among the homes of relatives and cared for a younger sibling. “I sort of had my childhood taken away,” [READ MORE]

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