PHOTOS: Hattiesburn, MS Tornado

February 11, 2013

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Disaster Alert: Floods in Mississippi

July 12, 2012

Disaster Alert

Mississippi – About 20 homes were rendered uninhabitable and 10 roads have been closed in Humphreys County due to floods that occurred yesterday. The Emergency Management Administration is expected to declare a local emergency this morning.

The Northwest Mississippi Chapter has placed volunteers on standby in case a shelter is needed. Chapter will be doing disaster assessment and will assess the needs of the affected today.


Disaster Alert: Hazardous Materials in Florida

October 21, 2010

Disaster Alert

– A Chlorine gas leak affected the residents of Magnolia Park in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

The Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter deployed a Disaster Action Team, dispatched Emergency Response Vehicles, placed a reception center on stand-by and provided canteen services to emergency responders.


Disaster Alert: Flooding in Texas

October 21, 2010

Disaster Alert

Texas – Flooding affected homes and prompted the evacuations of local residents in Hudspeth County on Wednesday.

The El Paso Area Chapter communicated with local Emergency Management and will assess the affected-area resident’s emergency needs today.


Disaster Alert: Transportation Incident in California

February 18, 2010

Disaster Alert

California – A small plane crashed into a residential area in Palo Alto yesterday shortly before 8:00 am, sparking house fires, downing power lines and damaging several cars. The three passengers on the plane were killed. No injuries or deaths were reported on the ground.

The American Red Cross Bay Area chapter responded with an Emergency Response Vehicle and a response team. Chapter alerted their Mental Health Volunteers. The Disaster Operations Center passed on the chapter’s point of contact to the National Transportation and Safety Board.


Disaster Alert: Flooding in Kentucky and Indiana

August 5, 2009

Disaster Alert

Kentucky /Indiana – A severe storm front brought low level flooding and flash flooding to Clark and Jefferson Counties. Many apartment buildings had inches of water in the first floor throughout the day affecting many families. The floods also caused sewer backups, street flooding and power outages. The State Emergency Operating Center was activated.

Chapters opened two shelters and fed residents. They are in contact with the local county Emergency Management Centers and are prepared to do Disaster Assessment when conditions permit.

Chapters Responding:
Louisville Area Chapter, Louisville, KY(Regional)
Clark County Chapter, Jeffersonville, IN


Disaster Alert: Train Crash in Washington, DC

June 23, 2009

Disaster Alert

Washington, DC — Two 6 car WMATA Metro trains collided just after 5 p.m. EDT on June 22 resulting in a mass casualty situation. The National Capital Area chapter sent blankets, 5 Emergency Response Vehicles and several vans to provide meals, snacks and hydration to the emergency workers.  The chapter staffed DC Homeland Security Family Reunification center with FEMA and mental health workers were deployed.


Disaster Alert – Shooting

March 30, 2009

Disaster Alert

North Carolina – a 45 year old gunman killed and injured multiple people in a nursing home on Sunday. The Red Cross provided canteen services for the Reception Center and emergency responders. We also partnered with a local agency to provide mental health care workers.


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