Disaster Recovery

The Salvation Army ready to respond as winter storm tracks toward Hawaii

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 15:05
HONOLULU (Feb. 10, 2019) – As a powerful winter storm continues to track towards the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and waves, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced that they are prepared to respond with community assistance as needed. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during events and works closely with the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). “The [READ MORE]

Philippines: Philippines: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000112-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

On 6 February 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a “measles outbreak” in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Region 3 (Central Luzon). On the 7 February 2019, DOH announced that the measles outbreak had spread to more areas in Luzon and Visayas in CALABARZON, Region 6 (Western Visayas) and Region 7 (Central Visayas). Unconfirmed reports from DOH report around 72 deaths among more than 2,000 cases of measles nationwide. While according to San Lazaro Hospital Epidemiology Department (Special National Hospital Medical Center for Infectious Diseases with a 500-bed capacity), there are 1,187 reported suspected measles cases in Metro Manila since January 2019, with 55 deaths. On 5 February 2019, at least 248 children and 21 adults were being treated for measles in the hospital. Most of the confirmed deaths are children aged three months to four years old. (IFRC, 8 Feb 2019)

Cities in NCR with the most cases are: Manila, Caloocan, Marikina, Pasig, Navotas, Parañaque, Taguig, Pasay, and Malabon. (IFRC, 12 Feb 2019)

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Date: 06 Feb 2019
Status: Ongoing

Moldova: Moldova: Cold Wave - Feb 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: CW-2019-000013-MDA
Disaster type: Cold Wave
Affected countries: Moldova

Precarious meteorological conditions, abundant snow, low temperatures were registered between 11 and 12 January 2019 on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. The level of snow throughout the country reached 30 – 190 mm, which is extreme, with most of snow falling in the central and northern part of the Republic. The Government announced code of danger “yellow” in the country. On 11-12 January the roads were closed for any movement, but after 24 hours cleaned and opened again. 14 communities in 5 districts were left without electricity for one day. Low temperatures were registered (-5 to -11 Co). Low temperatures in Moldova have been registered until the end of January. On the 20th of January several regions of the country were affected by the icy rain, which covered all the roads in snow. It is reported that in total 5,460 people were affected by the disaster. Many people with limited physical mobility and living alone were blocked in their houses limiting their ability to purchase required items, including food. Due to the lower than normal temperatures the housing condition proved to not be adequate to keep households warm. The most vulnerable are unable to afford the costs of heating and are concerned that additional costs associated with heating will indebt them further. Out of 5,460 affected people, 2,912 need Red Cross assistance. These are mainly older people, people with disabilities or people with very low income in their families. Because of their poverty, they can’t afford to heat the houses as the heating costs are very high. With the limited income, people prefer to spend money on food or for medicines rather than on heating or electricity put them at risk of developing illnesses and further exacerbating their difficult situation. (IFRC, 6 Feb 2019)

Date: 06 Feb 2019
Status: Ongoing

Operation Holiday Twist

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:56
Team Rubicon volunteers provided rapid disaster relief to the community of Port Orchard, WA following an EF2 tornado on December 18, 2018.


The Birth of Run as One

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:52
“We always break bread with our partners,” said Josh Webster, one of the first Team Rubicon volunteers and the first staff member hired to handle onboarding, the volunteer database, and TR gear. Webster worked with Jake Wood, Team Rubicon’s CEO and co-founder, way back in 2010 and he’s been a part of TR ever since, in … Read More


Helping A Homeowner Save Thousands After Disaster

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:47
“EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.”  The automated emergency alert system’s synthetic voice informed homeowner Joan Heasley to find shelter elsewhere until the heavy storm had passed.    “I was a blithering wreck when I heard it for the first time!” said Heasley.  Her home sits within the Robinhood Oaks Estates in Lake Elsinore, California, where, as of late, different … Read More


Get To Know Our Mobilization Team

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 14:08
Mobilization includes all activities that get TR volunteers to operations and back home. In Field Operations, we work alongside the planning, logistics, incident management, and mission planning teams to support the human element of operations. Success in this depends largely on collaborative efforts by everyone in the organization. There are mobilization managers on the territory, … Read More


Cuba: Cuba: Severe Local Storm - Jan 2019

Reliefweb.int - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: ST-2019-000111-CUB
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Cuba

The tornado of 27 January 2019 was registered as an EF4 * with a speed of winds that reached 300 km/h, higher than a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Four people are reported dead and a total of 195 injured.1,238 homes affected, of which 123 are total landslides and 224 completely lost the roof. Eleven health institutions, 46 schools with different levels of damage and 21 day care centers have been affected. 220,000 people remain affected in the electric service. The most complex situation continues at the Daughters of Galicia maternity hospital, from which 196 patients were evacuated. (UNCT Cuba, 29 Jan 2019)

Date: 27 Jan 2019
Status: Alert

Operation Medicine Stone

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:48
Team Rubicon volunteers will provide disaster relief to those in Cherokee County, OK.


Operation Holy Jim Flood

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:34
Team Rubicon Volunteers are providing disaster relief to the residents of Riverside County, CA in the form of debris removal and sawyer operations.


Operation Freeze Your Gass Off

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:10
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing relief in the form of wellness checks and spontaneous volunteer management to the community of Newport County, RI following Winter Storm Harper.


Operation Kickback

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:09
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to the residents of Albany, Georgia following Hurricane Michael.


Salvation Army Providing Support to Residents Displaced by Philadelphia Apartment Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 19:05
PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Eastern PA and DE's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is working with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and partner agencies to provide support to residents displaced by a devastating fire overnight in the Germantown section of the city. The fire started just before midnight on Monday, January 21, along the 5700 block of Morris [READ MORE]

Argentina: Argentina: Floods - Jan 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000009-ARG
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Argentina

In early 2019, heavy rain caused flooding in the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos. At the national level, 4 people have died, more than a third of the impacted provinces’ population had to be evacuated and 30,041 people are reported to have been affected by the rainfall that began in the early morning hours of 8 January 2019 and lasted through 18 January 2019. On 23 January 2019, the Argentine government declared a hydro-meteorological emergency for the province of Chaco. (IFRC, 28 Jan 2019)

Date: 23 Jan 2019
Status: Ongoing
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