Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Mt. Manam Volcano - Jun 2019 - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: VO-2019-000074-PNG
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea

Based on the report from Rabaul Volcanological Observatory, on 28 June 2019 from around 07:00 hours (Papua New Guinean time), a volcanic activity was reported on a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano1 , Manam Volcano (locally known as Manam Motu), in, Madang province, on the northeast coast of the mainland Papua New Guinea. On 29 June 2019, as at 07:45 hours, local time, the volcano continues to erupt and emitting volcanic ash up to 4,572 meters (15,000 feets) and dispersing superheated pyroclastic flows to the west and northeast slopes of the volcano. Manam Volcano is a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano On 28 June 2019, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic activity and ash plume that rose up to estimated 50,000 ft (15,200 meters) altitude or flight level 500. The status at this point was 4 out of 5. According to PNG Disaster Management Team (DMT) Secretariat Update No. 1, approximately 755 households (3,775 people) have moved to three care centres. The largest is Baliau with 447 households (2,235 people), followed by Kuluguma with 182 households (910 people), while 76 households (380 people) are staying in Boda and 50 households (250 people) are staying in Iassa. Madang disaster authorities identified immediate needs for food and water. The PNG National Disaster Centre is coordinating with provincial authorities to deliver prepositioned relief supplies to Bogia and Manam island. (IFRC, 29 Jun 2019)

Date: 28 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

New Writer of 'Words of Life' Brings Readers in from the Wilderness to Share God's Peace

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:54
The September-December 2019 issue of Words of Life, The Salvation Army’s daily reading series, offers the promise of Peace and Presence 2019-07-19T13:54:45Z
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Your First Op: From Reveille to Rack

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:33
The morning of your first deployment, you wake feeling like an outsider, not knowing what to expect. By the end of that first day, you’re part of a family.


Volunteers Get Important Hands-On Training at Patriot North Disaster Exercise

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:49
Kansas-Western Missouri EDS Volunteers Phillip and Christine Powers hone their skills at the Patriot North training exercise   FORT MCCOY, Wis. (July 17, 2019) – When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army relies on volunteers like Phillip and Christine Powers to help execute their operations and serve those in need. The Powers are two of 75 Salvation Army Central Territory volunteers [READ MORE]

Philippines: Philippines: Dengue Outbreak - Jul 2019 - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000084-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

More than 77,000 suspected cases of dengue and 300 deaths were reported in the first 20 weeks of 2019 in the Philippines. This is almost double the number of reported cases during the same time period last year. Dengue cases remain high as the rainy season approaches, with the Department of Health declaring a dengue outbreak in four villages in the province of Negros Oriental in the Central Visayas region. City and municipal health officials, working with local authorities, have launched information campaigns in the affected provinces. They are conducting house-to-house visits and distributing treated mosquito nets. (OCHA, 1 Jul 2019)

According to the latest report of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau, there were 3,610 dengue cases reported from June 16 to 22. This number brings the cases recorded, from all over the country since January 1 to June 22, to a cumulative total of 98,179, with 428 deaths.The reported cases for June 16 to 22 alone is eight percent (8%) higher compared to the same period last year (3,330 cases). Since January, the highest number of cases came from Western Visayas (11,285), CaLaBaRZon (10,313), Central Visayas (8,773), SOCCSKSARGEN (8,297), and Southern Mindanao (8,289). Meanwhile, the DOH clarified that the alleged outbreak in the Ilocos province were confined to specific barangays only and not the whole province. The DOH Center for Health Development Office in Region 1, Northern Luzon, reported a total of 353 dengue cases from Ilocos Norte from January 1 to June 29, this is 47.7% higher than the number of cases reported for the same period in 2018. Most of the cases came from Laoag City (94), Badoc (43), Batac City (29), Pagudpud (21), and Dingras (20). There were no deaths reported. (Govt. of Philippines, 10 Jul 2019)

With 106,630 dengue cases reported through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) system from 1 January to 29 June 2019, including 456 deaths, the current dengue incidence is 85% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Whereas the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 29 June 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.55%), this is still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared a National Dengue Alert on 15 July 2019, urging regional DoH offices to step up dengue surveillance, case management and outbreak response in primary health facilities and hospitals, as well as through community and school-based health education campaigns, clean-up drives, surveillance activities, case investigations, vector control, and logistics support for dengue control. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), raised the code blue alert, activating the national Health Cluster, led by DoH. (WHO, 16 Jul 2019)

Date: 15 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Update on Our Response to Hurricane Barry

Team Rubicon USA - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:38
Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center (NOC) is dialed in around the clock, and Greyshirts are standing by for the order to move in and serve those affected by Hurricane Barry. After making landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane the storm is now moving slowly inland, dumping precarious amounts of rain across the region and accompanied … Read More


Salvation Army Actively Serving/Preparing in New Orleans & Baton Rouge Over Weekend

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 03:23
Baton Rouge, LA (July 14, 2019)—The Salvation Army’s preparations for Tropical Storm Barry have been in full swing over the weekend, as staff and volunteers worked hard to get ready for the impact of the storm. Barry made landfall as a hurricane early Saturday afternoon near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, and quickly weakened back to tropical storm status. It’s still too early to breath a collective sigh of relief, however, as the storm system is moving [READ MORE]

Myanmar: Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2019 - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000081-MMR
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Myanmar

Torrential monsoon rains and rising river levels have caused flooding. In Kachin State, according to the State Government, more than 6,200 people have been evacuated to 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu townships as of 13 July. Rakhine, Chin and Mon states are also being hit by floods. (OCHA, 15 Jul 2019)

Heavy rainfall during Myanmar’s monsoon season resulted in the Laymyo River overflowing at the beginning of July. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated...On 14 July, the water level of Laymyo River had risen further above danger level, and was expected to continue for the next two days. There are more than 180,000 residents in Mrauk-U Township, and an increase in flooding has the potential of affecting a higher number of people across the Township, including other IDP camps in the area. (ACAPS, 15 Jul 2019)

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Date: 14 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Joins Large-scale Disaster Exercise for Sixth Year

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 16:05
More than 75 Salvation Army disaster workers join U.S. National Guard for PATRIOT North exercise. VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. (July 13, 2019) – The Salvation Army is deploying more than 75 personnel from the Midwest of the United States to Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard bases to join the National Guard Bureau and other organizations for a large-scale disaster exercise from July 15-19. At [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares to Respond to Tropical Storm Barry

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:47
Jackson, MS (July 12, 2019) – Disaster personnel from across The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division are gearing up to respond to the effects from what is predicted to be the first hurricane of the season. The National Hurricane Center has reported the tropical system is expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours producing heavy rainfall and flooding.  Preparation for this event began days ago when the ALM Division placed [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Braces for Tropical Storm Barry's Landfall

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:50
As first potential hurricane of 2019 heads toward U.S., Emergency Disaster Services experts are in position to respond, encourage preparedness ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 12, 2019) – The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to the impact of Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season to hit U.S. soil. Trained disaster relief workers and volunteers are prepared to meet the immediate needs [READ MORE]

Nepal: Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2019 - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000083-NPL
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Nepal

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. More than 5,000 people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas by the security personnel and local governments. Most of highways in the affected areas, including those leading to the capital city are blocked by landslides. (ECHO, 13 Jul 2019)

As of 14 Jul, at least 43 people have been killed and 24 others are missing following landslides and floods triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the central and eastern parts of the country. According to the National Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Home Affairs, 10,385 households have been displaced by floods and landslides. Some 2,000 individuals stranded by inundation have been rescued. Rescue operations by helicopter are hampered by bad weather. Major highways remained completely or partially obstructed at various sections and communication networks were badly affected on Saturday, hindering the supply of emergency services to the southern plains. (ECHO, 14 Jul 2019)

As of 15 July, 64 people have died, at least 31 are missing and 32 others have been injured. 33,113 have been affected, and 3,186 families displaced. In the last seven days, 75 landslides and 54 flood events occurred across the country...A yellow warning for river overflow has been issued for Kamala River at Titriya locality and the floodgates of Kulekhani dam have been preventitively opened. (ECHO, 15 Jul 2019)

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Date: 12 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

Tropical Storm Barry Causes Epic Flooding on the Gulf Coast and TR Responds

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:36
A state of emergency was declared in Louisiana Wednesday in response to severe flooding. Mandatory evacuations were ordered in several communities in south and east Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry formed over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning. State officials have recommended stocking up on food and sheltering in place and moving to higher … Read More


Operation TBD

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:03

Salvation Army Monitoring Potential Hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:09
Jackson, MS (July 10, 2019)— As the first potential hurricane of 2019 brews in the Gulf of Mexico, The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division disaster personnel are working closely with local and state emergency management officials to monitor the situation. Severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings, and localized flooding have already occurred in New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center is predicting similar conditions [READ MORE]

The General Admits Commissioner Harry Read to the Order of the Founder

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:56
General Brian Peddle surprised 95-year-old D-Day veteran Commissioner Harry Read with The Salvation Army’s highest honour 2019-07-09T09:56:02Z
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The Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham Lead Joyful Fiesta in Cornwall, UK

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 15:31
Open to everyone, Fiesta brought people of all ages together to encounter God through worship, prayer, creative arts, sport, music 2019-07-04T20:31:40Z
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The Salvation Army Flood Relief Efforts Continue in Rio Grande Valley

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 15:38
Dallas, Texas (July 3, 2019) – Staff and volunteers from several Salvation Army Corps and Service Units in the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up their relief efforts after extensive flooding in the area. Several counties have been affected and The Salvation Army continues to provide food, practical assistance and emotional and spiritual care. In Harlingen, many residents are just returning to their homes and beginning the challenging [READ MORE]

The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle Lead 150th Anniversary Celebrations at Croydon Citadel, UK

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:37
General Brian Peddle spoke of his feelings as he led the march through the streets of Croydon 2019-07-03T15:37:38Z
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Salvation Army supports Clear Creek County Fire First Responders

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:11
Providing dinner for firefighters CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, CO (June 28, 2019) – In response to the fire in Clear Creek County, The Salvation Army will assist more than 80 first responders by providing dinner in the field on Friday evening, June 28. The Salvation Army will prepare and serve the warm, balanced meal from its Emergency Disaster Services canteen. According to The Clear Creek County [READ MORE]


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