For Citizens in the Disaster Area

Southeastern Africa devastated by tropical cyclone

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:50
WITH wind speeds reaching 124 miles per hour (200 km/hour), Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across a large swathe of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Local media reports suggest that 1,000 people have lost their lives in Mozambique alone. With roads flooded and the regional airport closed, 500,000 people have been cut off in Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities. Reports suggest that up to 90 per cent of the region has been destroyed. The Salvation [READ MORE]

WST Canteens Responding to Flood-Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY CANTEEN TRUCKS, CREWS DISPATCHED TO HELP FLOOD-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES AROUND EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   Canteens—also known as mobile feeding units—are on the move for The Salvation Army in flood-affected communities around eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  When disaster strikes, these specially equipped vehicles bring food, drinks, and other essentials to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Teams Taking Relief Directly to Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 23:00
TAKING RELIEF DIRECTLY TO AFFECTED COMMUNITIES:  SALVATION ARMY ON THE MOVE TUESDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   From bringing cleanup kits to towns isolated by floodwaters…to serving hundreds of meals to large groups…to providing emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, The Salvation Army pushed forward Tuesday in its efforts to help across eastern Nebraska [READ MORE]

Officers, Staff, and Volunteers in Action Across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:47
SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION MONDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   The Salvation Army Western Division was at work again Monday in flood-damaged communities across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Following is a breakdown of some of the flood-relief support activities in which our officers, staff, and volunteers were participating today:   In [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Expands Its Flood-Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY OMAHA DONATION CENTER AT FORMER CANFIELD’S OPEN AGAIN TODAY—ONE OF MANY PARTS OF EXPANDING FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT   Sunday will see Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers working in a variety of flood-relief support functions in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.   In Omaha—The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Camp Gene Eppley Inundated by Floodwaters

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
THE SALVATION ARMY’S OMAHA METRO-AREA CAMP INUNDATED BY OVERFLOWING PLATTE RIVER   Gene Eppley Camp, a Longtime Staple of Local Operations, Appears to Be a Total Loss   The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp—just east of Highway 75 on the north bank of the Platte River—was inundated by floodwaters today.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Seeking More Volunteers for Flood Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS AS FLOOD-RELIEF SUPPORT EFFORTS SPAN FROM OMAHA METRO TO SIOUX FALLS   Pop-Up Donation Center in Omaha Now Open in Support of Relief Operations   Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers, officers, and staff are working throughout a nearly 200-mile-long corridor of the three-state [READ MORE]

Salvationists Call for Prayer and Care After Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:51
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have claimed at least 49 lives, members of The Salvation Army – particularly those near the sites of these attacks – were able to provide support and transport for those who needed it.
 
Members of The Salvation Army’s Christchurch City Corps (church) are working at the hospital where many of the injured people are being treated and distressed [READ MORE]

Expanding the Response: The Salvation Army Western Division Assisting with Flood Relief in NE, IA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION ACCELERATING ITS RESPONSE TO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN NEBRASKA, IOWA   Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers have been springing into action this week across the Division’s three-state geographical area—working alongside first responders and authorities to provide relief to victims of the widespread flooding in the region.   In [READ MORE]

Tyson Foods Supports Salvation Army Tornado Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:35
Lee County, AL (March 13, 2019)— Corporate partnerships are vital to the work of The Salvation Army in any circumstance and very appreciated in times of disaster response. One such partner, Tyson Foods, generously donated 10,000 pounds of pre-cooked chicken to The Salvation Army’s tornado relief efforts in Lee County, Alabama. This donation has been put to good use feeding tornado survivors, volunteers, and first responders in the affected communities. [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Herkimer, NY, Assists Family After Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:08
Herkimer, N.Y. (March 13, 2019) — The Salvation Army Herkimer Emergency Disaster Services Team is provided assistance to two people who were displaced from their home by a fire Wednesday morning in the Village of Herkimer. Salvation Army Officers and volunteers are assisting the displaced family with emotional support and counseling, and referrals to agencies that will help them with their recovery. Salvation Army volunteers are also [READ MORE]

Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 18:00
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000021-MOZ
Disaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Madagascar, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone IDAI formed over the Northern Mozambique Channel on 9 March, moving south-east with a wind speed of 89 – 118 km/h. IDAI is expected to evolve to a Category 4 tropical cyclone making landfall south of Zambezia and north of Sofala provinces with a sustained wind speed of 204 km/h. As a consequence of heavy rains during the last days in the regions of Zambezia and Tete, 7 deaths have been reported, with 32,222 people affected and 4,242 people displaced. The Zambezi river basin has reached its maximum capacity and the propagation of the flood to the lower Zambezi is expected, affecting the provinces of Tete, Sofala, Zambezia and Manica. National authorities are working closely with international organizations to assess the situation. (ECHO, 10 Mar 2019)

Tropical Cyclone IDAI is strengthening as it moves south-west over the northern Mozambique Channel. As of 12 March at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 220 km west-southwest of Maintirano (Mahajanga Province, western Madagascar) and 520 km east of Quelimane (Zambezia Province, central Mozambique), with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h. According to the UN Resident Coordinator for Mozambique, ten people were killed (four in Zambezia Province, six in Tete Province), 62 115 have been affected (43 205 in Zambezia, 18 910 in Tete) and 10 512 displaced (6 542 in Zambezia, 3 110 in Tete and 860 in Niassa). In Zambezia 3 090 houses were destroyed and 2 032 flooded in Tete. IDAI is forecast to make landfall in Sofala Province (Mozambique) on 14 March, as an intense tropical cyclone (maximum sustained winds 200-210 km/h). From 14-17 March, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could affect Zambezia and Sofala provinces and the west coast of Madagascar. Moderate rain and strong winds are forecast for northern provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula. (ECHO, 12 Mar 2019)


Date: 09 Mar 2019
Status: Alert

President Trump Visits Tornado Ravaged Lee County & The Salvation Army Continues to Serve

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:53
Beauregard, AL (March 8, 2019)— President Trump toured the tornado ravaged Beauregard community on Friday, and The Salvation Army was on hand, ready to serve survivors, volunteers, and work crews. The level of security required for a presidential visit meant that the highly secured disaster area was locked down tight until the president concluded his visit, but The Salvation Army was on the scene—ready and eager to get back into the area and back to helping the people. As [READ MORE]

Emotional & Spiritual Care Essential Aspect of Tornado Response in Beauregard, AL

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 23:50
Beauregard, AL (March 8, 2019)— An exhaustive search and rescue effort after Sunday’s deadly EF-4 tornado that caused a reported 23 fatalities in Lee County ended on Wednesday, March 4, 2019, and homeowners and volunteer/relief agencies were finally allowed into the hardest-hit area of Beauregard. The Salvation Army is serving meals and providing emotional and spiritual care in Beauregard as crews are diligently working [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving Baum Community After Tallahassee Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:37
TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 7, 2019) - Soon after tornadoes touched down in the Tallahassee area on March 3, The Salvation Army was in the community surveying damage and providing care to survivors and first responders.  Working alongside the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Leon County Emergency Management, relief efforts focused on the Baum Community where at least ten homes were damaged. “Having [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving Lee County Volunteers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:33
Smiths Station, AL (March 7, 2019)— The Salvation Army continues to be a light of help and hope for those affected by the recent devastating Southeast Alabama tornadoes. On Wednesday, March 6, that help took the form of setting up a canteen (mobile feeding unit) at the Lee County Emergency Management Agency's Volunteer Reception Center that has been established at Smiths Station Baptist Church. Those wishing to volunteer with the county can drop into the [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues Aid and Comfort in Tornado-Stricken Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 09:53
Columbus, GA (March 7, 2019) — The Salvation Army of Georgia continues to provide feeding services and spiritual and emotional care to those impacted by recent severe tornados that struck in and around the areas of Columbus and Cairo, Georgia last Sunday. In Columbus, located in western part of the state just across the Alabama state line, The Salvation Army Columbus Corps has provided 800 meals and snacks to date throughout Talbot [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serves Smiths Station Tornado Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:45
Smiths Station, AL (March 6, 2019)— The Salvation Army is serving the Smiths Station community today, where cleanup efforts are well underway in this area that suffered major damage from Sunday’s tornado outbreak. Serving meals, drinks, and snacks from a fixed location at Smiths Station Baptist Church, The Salvation Army will also be offering much needed emotional and spiritual care to tornado survivors.  A Salvation Army [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues To Serve First Responders After Alabama Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 16:21
Opelika, AL (March 5, 2019)— The Salvation Army’s Incident Command Team responding to the recent tornadoes that devastated areas of Lee County continued to serve first responders today with food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care. The Salvation Army team remained on standby today for service delivery to the public due to the continuing search and rescue efforts that are keeping the hardest hit areas non-accessible [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Those Impacted by South GA Tornados

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:50
Columbus, GA (March 5, 2019) – A devastating series of tornadoes that ripped through eastern Alabama on Sunday forged further east to discharge a measure of their fury throughout the South Georgia region. In Columbus, GA, just thirty miles east from the main devastation located in Lee County, AL, The Salvation Army partnered with local authorities to strategize how best to help those in Georgia impacted by the winter storm. On [READ MORE]

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