For Citizens in the Disaster Area

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]

The Salvation Army Delivering Support After Central Texas Tornadoes

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 23:42
Dallas, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Severe storms produced destructive tornadoes in Central Texas over the weekend, May 18-19, 2019. Neighborhoods in the cities of San Angelo and Abilene sustained significant damage and The Salvation Army Officers, staff and volunteers quickly mobilized to deliver assistance and support to those affected. In Abilene, Saturday, Salvation Army staff and volunteers roamed affected neighborhoods and distributed [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Mobilizes for Flood Assistance in Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:46
Freeport, Texas The Salvation Army Freeport Corps is responding to flooding across Brazoria County, Texas. Residents are still dealing with massive flooding after the area was drenched during last week's storms. “The County Emergency Manager asked us to be prepared to assist and we have our teams out providing a hot meal and a word of encouragement” stated Freeport Corps Officer Captain Justin [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Joins Partners at NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour Stop in Charlotte

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:47
Charlotte, NC - It’s not every day that you hear “Charlotte” and “hurricane” in the same sentence. It certainly was the case 30 years ago, when Hurricane Hugo devastated the Charlotte area. And, then again, last week, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Awareness Tour made one of its five stops at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The Salvation Army, represented by NSC Division [READ MORE]

Empire State Division EDS Holds Full Scale Mass Care Exercise

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:12
Syracuse, NY – The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services conducted a Full-Scale Exercise on Saturday May 11, 2019 at Long Point Camp to test the ability to respond to a Family Reunification Center and provide Mass Feeding and Emotional and Spiritual Care to over 300 simulated High School students.  For the exercise, two Disaster Response Units were brought in from Rochester, NY and Canandaigua, NY while Feeding and ESC volunteers from Sidney, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Multiple Communities Affected by Recent Storms

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 16:41
May 11, 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is providing emergency disaster services after a series of severe storms have impacted the two states since April 30.   A State of Emergency has been declared for over 70 counties across Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Flooding is becoming an issue in many areas of both states due to the amount of rain received over the past several weeks. Pine Bluff, [READ MORE]

Buffalo NY EDS Responds to Three Alarm Fire Overnight

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:00
Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY (Erie County) responded to a three alarm residential fire on Elmwood Avenue in the City of Buffalo Wednesday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to over 120 firefighters and first responders who were involved in fighting the large fire that impacted three homes.  The Salvation Army also provided water, snacks, blankets and emotional and [READ MORE]

Sarpy-Cass DRC Announces New Operating Hours

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:36
SALVATION ARMY SARPY-CASS DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) ANNOUNCES NEW OPERATING HOURS AS FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT MOVES INTO LONG-TERM RECOVERY PHASE   With flood-relief work now moving into the long-term recovery phase across most of The Salvation Army Western Division’s three-state geography, the Sarpy-Cass DRC’s operating hours are set to change.   Starting [READ MORE]

Council Bluffs (IA) Corps Expands Flood-Relief Efforts in Southwest Iowa with New Feeding Operation and Outreach Effort

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:43
SALVATION ARMY COUNCIL BLUFFS CORPS EXPANDS FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORTS IN SOUTHWEST IOWA WITH NEW FEEDING OPERATION AND OUTREACH EFFORT   The Salvation Army Council Bluffs Corps continues working its flood-relief efforts in southwest Iowa seven days a week—and is branching into new endeavors as it goes.   On Wednesday evenings starting May 8, the Corps [READ MORE]

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: DPR Korea: Drought - Apr 2019 - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: DR-2019-000042-PRK
Disaster type: Drought
Affected countries: Democratic People's Republic of Korea

DPRK is currently experiencing a challenging food insecurity situation. Unusually little precipitation during the winter and spring so far is posing a serious threat to the spring harvest, at a time when the harvest in 2018 was the worst in a decade. Entering 2019, DPRK has experienced unusually erratic weather conditions with little precipitation, limiting the soil moisture for growth of winter and planting of spring crops as well as replenishment of water reservoirs for irrigation.

DPRK is already suffering from a protracted food crisis, making the population vulnerable to any further losses of harvest or food. Food production in 2018 in DPRK was the lowest over the past decade. It was 9.22 percent less than in 2017 and 10.66 percent less than the previous six-year average (2012-2017). According to FAO, the sharp decline of production was due to a decrease in total cropped area as well as yields. The yields suffered badly during the disasters in DPRK in 2018: heatwave, floods, and landslides. (IFRC, 6 May 2019)

Date: 30 Apr 2019
Status: Alert
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