For Citizens in the Disaster Area

The Salvation Army responds to the Puna lava flow - Update No. 12

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:55
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [July 9, 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 three emergency shelters in Pahoa and Keaau including Keaau Armory, Pahoa Regional Recreation Facility–Gym, and Pahoa Senior Center. 
MEAL SERVICE – Since May 9, The Salvation [READ MORE]

Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 15:04
Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire Providing care to impacted residents in Alpine Alpine, CA (July 8, 2018) – In response to the West Fire in East County San Diego, The Salvation Army will participate at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Alpine Library to serve those affected by the fire. As of 8 a.m. today, the fire had burned 504 acres and was 81 percent contained, with 18 structures destroyed. The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Williamsburg on the Scene of Helicopter Crash and Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 23:00
A townhome community adjacent to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the scene of a helicopter crash that killed at least one person and resulted in a fire on Sunday afternoon just before 4:45 p.m. The accident scene is just about 100 yards from the new building for The Salvation Army of Williamsburg. Corp officers Lieutenants Jeremy and Whitney Lind provided bottled water, snacks, and spiritual care to the first responders, townhome [READ MORE]

China: China: Floods - Jul 2018

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000110-CHN
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: China

Heavy and continuous rainfall since 7 July 2018 has caused flooding in most parts of Sichuan and the southeast region of Gansu Province. In some areas of North Central Sichuan, there have been heavy rainstorms and torrential rains for four consecutive days. These were also compounded by the effects of two weather systems in the area; Typhoon Prapiroon, and Typhoon Maria. According to reports from National Disaster Reduction Commission, as of 13 July 2018, floods have affected 1,381,000 people, where 3 persons have died; 222,000 have taken emergency resettlement; 22,000 needed emergency relief in Sichuan prefectures of Deyang, Mianyang, Guangyuan (that includes 15 cities and 70 counties); more than 900 houses have collapsed, and 29,000 houses have been damaged. A total of 36,900 hectares of crops have been affected by the floods and 5,200 hectares will have no harvests this year. The direct economic loss has been estimated to be over 5.3 billion yuan. Gansu province was hit even harder, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. A heavy rainstorm occurred in Southeast Gansu from 10 to 11 July 2018. The provinces of Tianshui, Zhangye, Pingliang (including 10 cities and 46 counties) are flooded, and have affected 1,519,000 people where 12 have died; four are missing; and 30,000 were evacuated. More than 2,300 houses collapsed, and 19,000 were damaged to varying degrees. The direct economic loss was 3.6 billion Yuan. On 12 July 2018, the Provincial Disaster Reduction Commission selected four technical persons and two satellite commanding vehicles - carrying unmanned aerial vehicles and 4G communications equipment - to collect unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing data with the working group. According to this rapid assessment, heavy rainfall has resulted in a large number of seriously damaged houses that have continued to collapse in these two provinces. More rain has been falling over the past week, worsening the flood situation. The flooding season will continue until the end of August and more rain can be expected until then. (IFRC, 17 Jul 2018)


Date: 07 Jul 2018
Status: Ongoing

Salvation Army to serve meals at an evacuation center in Yreka, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03
Yreka, CA—The Salvation Army has started a meal service at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Klamathon Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Auburn Corps was deployed to Jackson Street Elementary School (405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097) to provide assistance at the site.  Earlier this afternoon, more than 50 meals were served to evacuees, along with the distribution [READ MORE]

Salvation Army to serve meals at an evacuation center in Yreka, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03
Yreka, CA—The Salvation Army has started a meal service at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Klamathon Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Auburn Corps was deployed to Jackson Street Elementary School (405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097) to provide assistance at the site.  Earlier this afternoon, more than 50 meals were served to evacuees, along with the distribution [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Delivers Clean-Up Kits As Crews Work to Contain Spring Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:18
CO Springs, CO (July 3, 2018) – The Salvation Army Emergency Services team has delivered clean-up kits and general hygiene kits for those affected by the growing Spring Fire. Both kits are being distributed out of various Disaster Assistance Centers. The compact hygiene kit includes items of basic personal use. While the 300 disaster clean-up kits have been pre-staged for distribution to evacuees as they wait to receive clearance to reenter their homes. The [READ MORE]

Mongolia: Mongolia: Flash Floods - Jul 2018

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000092-MNG
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood
Affected countries: Mongolia

Between 3th of July to 5th of July 2018, heavy rainfall of unprecedented intensity caused flash flooding in several parts of Mongolia affecting more than 792 households across the country. Following the heavy rainfall, Khovd, Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan, Uvurkhangai Provinces Centers and Khan-Uul District became affected by the floods. Over 210 families have lost their homes, over 700 livestock have perished, and at least 55 hectares of agricultural land has been destroyed. (IFRC, 15 Jul 2018)


Date: 03 Jul 2018
Status: Ongoing

Guinea-Bissau: Guinea-Bissau: Severe Local Storm - Jun 2018

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: ST-2018-000083-GNB
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Guinea-Bissau

On 27 June 2018 at around 4 p.m., Guinea Bissau was hit by violent winds of 80 km to 120 km/h, (according to the National Meteorological Agency). The storm caused the destruction of hundreds of houses, social infrastructures (schools, hospitals, roads, etc.). In Bissau the capital, about 2,000 families were affected, and 420 houses were destroyed. Three (3) deaths were also reported. Approximately 800 people were displaced in other regions. The most affected areas are: Bissau, specifically, the districts of Antula, Militar, Bor, Bairro Reno, Cuntum and Praca, and the regions of Bubaque, Bolama, Biombo, Oio and Sao Domingos. (IFRC, 10 Jul 2018)


Date: 27 Jun 2018
Status: Ongoing

The Salvation Army Responds to Fire in Franklin County, Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:15
EASTPOINT, FL - The Salvation Army Disaster Response Team from Panama City is currently en-route with a mobile feeding unit (canteen) to provide meals and hydration to residents and first responders impacted by severe fires in Franklin County, Florida.  The fire, presently under control, has impacted a reported 40 homes and conditions warranted a mandatory evacuation of the area.  Residents received little to no notice as flames quickly destroyed more [READ MORE]

Governor Larry Hogan Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Baltimore and Howard Counties, City of Baltimore Following Flooding

State - MD Emergency Management - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:35

Federal Disaster Declaration Granted for Frederick and Washington Counties Impacted by Earlier Flooding

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 25, 2018)—Governor Larry Hogan has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Maryland as a result of the severe storm and flooding that affected Baltimore County, Howard County, and Baltimore City on the evening of May 27. This follows the governor’s request last week for a disaster declaration for Frederick and Washington Counties due to flooding in mid-May. That request has been granted, and a major disaster was declared today for Frederick and Washington Counties.

“It was heartbreaking to witness a second flood in less than two years devastate Ellicott City. This time, areas of Baltimore County and Baltimore City had significant damage as well,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration is committed to providing all available assistance to these communities, and the federal disaster declaration that I am requesting will bring additional resources to help impacted Marylanders.”

This request comes after the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) conducted damage assessments with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local officials.

“MEMA and FEMA worked closely with our local partners in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County to jointly assess damages and costs incurred,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “This storm had a significant impact on the entire area and our estimates confirm this.”

If the federal government issues a Major Disaster Declaration, it will allow for federal assistance to be made available through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Viet Nam: Viet Nam: Floods and Landslides - June 2018

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000074-VNM
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Viet Nam

Heavy rainfall in the northern mountainous regions of Viet Nam, including in the provinces of Lai Chau and Ha Giang, have caused extensive flash floods and landslides, killing five people and causing damage to infrastructure and agriculture. The economic loss is estimated to be VND 20 billion (US$875,000). Search and rescue operations are reportedly underway. Provincial Steering Committees for Natural Disasters, and Search and Rescue have reported a rapid increase in water levels. Further rainfall is forecast for the coming days OCHA, 25 June 2018.


Date: 23 Jun 2018
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army responds to Puna lava flow - Update No. 11

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:28
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [June 20, 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 three emergency shelters in Pahoa and Keaau including Keaau Armory, Pahoa Regional Recreation Facility–Gym, and Pahoa Senior Center.  Hawaii Community College [Hawaii CC] is now partnering with The [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of McAllen Responds to Severe Flooding in South Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:36
Dallas, TX  - The Salvation Army of McAllen serving Hidalgo County is responding to major flooding in South Texas. According to the National Weather Service up to 15 inches of rain have fallen particularly in Donna and Weslaco, TX. The Salvation Army will be providing meals, water, and emotional and spiritual care at two temporary American Red Cross shelters in Donna and Weslaco. Additionally, The Salvation Army of McAllen has been [READ MORE]
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