Disaster Update: Stranded Passengers in Colorado

February 2, 2011

Disaster Update

Colorado – As travel corridors start to open up, Greyhound has revised the number of stranded residents down to roughly 30 passengers. Instead of opening a separate shelter, the Red Cross will be dropping off cots and blankets at the downtown terminal between 4:30pm and 4:45pm today

American Red Cross Mile High Chapter

Disaster Alert: Transportation Incident in Maryland

September 30, 2010

Disaster Alert

Maryland – A private charter bus crashed in Montgomery County yesterday, killing the bus driver, and injuring a number of passengers and one person in another vehicle.

The ARC of the National Capital Area chapter placed Disaster Mental Health and Disaster Health Services staff on standby. The chapter offered assistance to the bus company and the Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management.

Disaster Alert: Transportation Incidents in Alaska, Georgia, and Utah

August 11, 2010

Disaster Alert

Alaska – A single engine plane owned by Global Communications Incorporated (GCI) crashed a little north of Dillingham yesterday killing 5 of the 9 on board. Cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).

The ARC of Alaska chapter placed Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care workers on standby; They will also activate their partnership with the State Department of Health and Social Services if necessary.

The Disaster Operations Center (DOC) gave the chapter person’s contact information to the NTSB.

Georgia – A church bus, which was part of a three-vehicle caravan transporting 20 children with chaperones rolled over a number of times in McIntosh County. Three adults were hospitalized.

The Southeastern Coastal Georgia Chapter provided mental health volunteers and several partner agencies provided meals and lodging.

The Savannah Chapter and Metropolitan Atlanta Chapters offered their support and assistance to the Southeastern Coastal Georgia Chapter.

Utah – A tour bus carrying Japanese Nationals to the Bryce Canyon National Park rolled over near Cedar City yesterday killing several people and injuring numerous others. A number of passengers remain hospitalized in a local hospital.

The Mountain Valley Chapter remains on stand-by with health and mental health services. They are also available for translation services if they receive any requests.


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