Disaster Update: South Korea Ferry Incident

April 17, 2014

A passenger ship with 459 people aboard, mostly high school students, sank in waters off South Korea’s

southwest coast Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds of passengers still missing.

As of Wednesday evening, the Korean Red Cross had sent 50 volunteers and seven staff members to the site shortly after the accident occurred. They distributed 500 blankets and set up a mobile kitchen to provide hot meals to families waiting for news of missing loved ones. The Korean Red Cross has also set up a relief unit to respond to any needs for the rescued and to other hundreds of waiting there.

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Disaster Alert: Severe Storms in Missouri

April 14, 2014

Disaster Alert

Missouri - Thunderstorm activity affected residents in Cass County on Sunday.

The Kansas City Region communicated with Emergency Management, contacted affected residents and Disaster Action Team members will meet with residents to determine emergency needs.


Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Arkansas

April 14, 2014

Disaster Alert

Arkansas - Two lines of severe storms caused heavy rain, hail and high winds that caused disrupted travel, minor damages and power outages in multiple counties within the state on Sunday.

The Arkansas Region contacted local and state officials, will provide assistance as necessary to affected families and continues to monitor the situation.


Disaster Alert: Blizzard in Nebraska

April 14, 2014

Disaster Alert

Nebraska - Blizzard conditions closed roads, stranded travelers and affected residents in Phelps County on Sunday.

Team members from the Central Plains Chapter set up a shelter to meet the needs of stranded motorists and residents within the affected area.


Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Mississippi

April 7, 2014

Disaster Alert

Mississippi - The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is responding to damage in multiple counties resulting from the recent severe weather including a tornado and localized flooding.

The Red Cross is working with the Covington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to assist with sheltering for those affected by an early-morning tornado that ripped through several small communities in the county. More than 40 people are seeking refuge in the shelter open at the Covington County Multipurpose Center, located at 68 Collins Industrial Park Drive in Collins, Miss. A hot lunch is currently being served at the shelter for those impacted by the disaster.

The Red Cross team is also working with EMAs in Copiah, Neshoba, Noxubee, Rankin, Simpson and Yazoo counties to assess damages and provide for immediate, emergency disaster-related needs.


Video: Washington Landslide Response

April 7, 2014


Photos: Washington Landslide Response

April 3, 2014

Washington Landslide Response

Washington Landslide Response

Washington Landslide Response

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