Disaster Recovery

Salvation Army Continues to Serve Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 20:57
An Army of Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers are providing food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care to people impacted by tornadoes and flooding. Across Arkansas and Oklahoma, hundreds of people are either evacuating, were evacuated, or are slowly being allowed to return to their homes.  The Salvation Army is serving survivors and first responders as the impact from the Arkansas River continues to unfold as it flows [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues to Discover Unmet Needs in Dayton Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 16:16
Operations continue in the Dayton Ohio region following this week’s deadly tornado outbreak that struck the state.  As they serve, volunteers continue to discover pockets of individuals who haven’t received assistance. The Salvation Army’s food distribution continues via their mobile kitchens. Volunteers are continuing to reach into the hardest hits areas.  As roads throughout the region are being cleared, more pockets [READ MORE]

Tajikistan: Tajikistan: Floods and Mudslides - Jun 2019

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000058-TJK
Disaster type: Flood, Mud Slide
Affected countries: Tajikistan

During 1 to 7 June 2019, continuous heavy rains resulted in mudflows and floods countrywide. In total, 10 mid-scale mudflows and floods have occurred throughout Tajikistan. 1,350 households (6,750 people) were heavily affected in Khatlon province (Vose, Farkhor, Temurmalik, Pyanj and Khuroson districts), Sughd province (Devashtich, Isfara, Penjikent and Knibodom districts) and in Direct Ruled Districts (DRD) Rudaky and Fayzobod. At least 4 persons were killed in Khuroson, Penjikent and Pyanj. The mudflows repeatedly hit the same locations (in Farkhor and Vose) on 6 June 2019. Around 650 households were evacuated to neighbouring villages, and have already returned to their houses, but another 150 households from Farkhor district remain evacuated in safe locations. The Government commenced relief operations in all the affected districts and calls for assistance from in-country humanitarian partners. (IFRC, 18 Jun 2019)


Date: 01 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Siouxland Salvation Army Remains Ready to Support Community Amid New Flooding Threat

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:49
REMINDER TO COMMUNITY:  FLOOD RELIEF SUPPLIES, ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE AT SIOUXLAND SALVATION ARMY   Siouxland-Area Residents Affected by Latest Round of Flooding Are Encouraged to Stop by Disaster Resource Center (DRC) in Sioux City   The Siouxland Salvation Army still has flood-cleanup kits and other related resources [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Deploys Team to Oversee Disaster Response Operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:59
Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 30, 2019) – The Salvation Army is busy providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to people affected by the recent flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  An Incident Command Team has been deployed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to oversee disaster response operations in the two states.   Salvation Army officers and staff from Conway, Fayetteville, and Hot Springs, Arkansas [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Continues Relief Efforts in Dayton, Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:41
CINCINNATI, OH (May 30, 2019)– The Salvation Army of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky continues to assist communities hit by a series of powerful tornadoes that struck Dayton, Ohio late Monday evening. The Salvation Army has been on the ground supporting and supplying aid since early Tuesday morning. Canteens (mobile relief units) from Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Lexington have been providing residents with meals, emotional and spiritual care, hydration, and snacks. One [READ MORE]

Strength of Spirit and Hope

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:46
Strength of Spirit and Hope Jefferson City, Missouri (May 28, 2019) – The TV announced the tornado would hit Jefferson City in just a few minutes. There was no time to run. No time to seek safety. The closest shelter was anywhere from 10 to 20 miles away.  “We had to stay and ride out the storm,” said Bonnie  McBrearety, who lives about eight miles outside the city limits [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Aiding Pendleton, Indiana Community After Memorial Day Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:53
Pendleton, Indiana - The Salvation Army Indiana Division has activated two Emergency Disaster Services teams in Madison County in response to the Memorial Day tornado that swept through the city of Pendleton and town of Huntsville. Two fully-stocked canteens from Indianapolis and Muncie are currently deployed in the community, distributing water, Gatorade, snacks, and sack lunches and dinners to residents, first responders, utility crews, and the hundreds of [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army’s Tornado Response Work Continues in Hard-Hit Dayton Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:13
The Salvation Army continues its work serving the hardest hit areas of the state after a series of powerful tornadoes struck Ohio. The SWO Division has been responding since day one across the impacted areas with several areas suffering significant damage, the hardest hit area being in the greater Dayton area. The Dayton Kroc Center is currently being utilized as the central feeding hub for its response efforts, with 4 feeding canteens being supported across the areas [READ MORE]

Salvation Army On the Ground and Serving in Dayton, Ohio After EF3 Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:49
Dayton, OH - As the sun came up this morning over the Dayton, Ohio region, the actual impact of the overnight EF3 tornado was finally realized. The path of damage and debris left behind dozens of damaged structures, widespread injuries, and at least 2 deaths.  Crews from The Salvation Army were on the ground at first light assessing the damages of their facilities but also checking on neighbors and finding out what they could do to [READ MORE]

Libya: Libya: Floods - May 2019

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000051-LBY
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Libya

Heavy rains caused flooding and damage in several locations in Ghat municipality from 28 May to 5 June. Over 20,000 persons have been affected and about 2,500 are currently displaced to nearby areas. Four people died, including three children, and about 30 suffered minor injuries. (OCHA, 5 Jun 2019)


Date: 28 May 2019
Status: Ongoing

Central Oklahoma Salvation Army Responds to El Reno Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 14:12
Oklahoma City, OK - Over the past several weeks, severe storms have continued to wreak havoc in Oklahoma.  On Saturday evening, May 25, a tornado touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma destroying a mobile home park as well as other businesses, including two motels.  Even as response occurs, the threat of additional severe weather remains over the next couple of days.  The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma quickly mobilized their canteen (mobile [READ MORE]

Tulsa Salvation Army Supports Green Country as Storms Move Across the Area

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 14:06
Tulsa, OK (May 26, 2019) Oklahoma’s weather continues to create chaos across the state.  In northeast Oklahoma, flooding has reached catastrophic proportions.  The Tulsa Metropolitan Salvation Army is involved in various relief efforts. Sand Springs:  This past week, The Salvation Army of Sand Springs provided meals and hydration to residents of Sand Springs’ Meadow Valley subdivision as they [READ MORE]

Central African Republic: Central African Republic: Polio Outbreak - May 2019

Reliefweb.int - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000053-CAF
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Central African Republic

Two separate VDPV2 cases not genetically linked from AFP were confirmed on 29th May and 31 May 2019. On 30th May 2019, the MoH declared a public health emergency of national concern as per global guidelines. The first case reported was from Bambari district, RS4 region with date of onset of paralysis on 2nd May 2019. The case of a 3 year old female habiting in a semi nomadic breeder family was picked from an IDP camp with zero doses from routine and SIAs. A total of 21 samples (12 contacts, 8 Community and 1 blood) were collected with 6/17 samples tested were PV2s while 4 samples are pending lab results. A second VDPV2 case was picked in a village from Bimbo was detected. Seventeen contacts were collected and are pending lab results. (WHO, 9 Jun 2019)


Date: 24 May 2019
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Responds to Communities Affected by Tornado in Jefferson City (Cole County), Eldon (Miller County) and Golden City (Barton County), MI

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:08
St. Louis, MO - Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams have mobilized and are responding to areas impacted by the severe weather and tornado that ripped through Jefferson City, MO,  Eldon, MO and Golden City, MO on Wednesday, May 22nd.   “Our Emergency Disaster canteens arrived after the impact and will continue supporting these communities providing food and supplies.  This day has special significance as it also commemorates the devastating [READ MORE]

Empire State Division EDS Serves at Multi-Agency Resource Center in Response to Albany Block Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:29
Albany, New York – On Wednesday May 22, 2019, The Salvation Army Albany Area Services EDS Team participated in a Multi-Agency Resources Center (MARC) at the request of the City of Albany and Capitol Region Organizations Assisting in Disasters (CROAD) in response to a large block fire that destroyed seven homes on Bradford Street in the City Sunday morning, The incident began at 5:00am Sunday at 140 Bradford Street and quickly spread through the shared walls [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Closely Monitoring Flooding in Areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 22:16
Oklahoma City, OK (May 22, 2019) The Salvation Army is closely monitoring flood conditions in parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma as rivers continue to rise from recent torrential rains. Flooding is currently ongoing, and more flooding is forecast in the upcoming days as rivers continue to rise. “Several rivers are already at flood stage,” says Major Ben Lawrence, Divisional Secretary for The Arkansas-Oklahoma Salvation Army. “We are closely [READ MORE]

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