Disaster Alert: Tornadoes in Mississippi

November 30, 2010

Disaster Alert

Mississippi – Severe storms created tornadoes throughout the state that destroyed homes, damaged others and caused power outages to residents within the affected areas on Monday. Tornado Watches are in effect. Multiple injures were reported.

Northeast Mississippi Chapter
East Central Mississippi Chapter
Mississippi Capital River Chapter

The Chapters deployed Disaster Action Teams, communicated with local and state emergency management agencies and provided assistance as needed to disaster victims. Chapters continue to monitor events as they develop.


Disaster Update: Tornadoes in Arizona

October 12, 2010

Disaster Update

Arizona – October 11, 2010 – Two Red Cross volunteer teams will begin casework outreach this afternoon in Bellemont following devastating tornadoes that ripped through the area. One team is traveling from Phoenix. The other is a team from Flagstaff.

The caseworkers, including one Red Cross nurse, will go door-to-door to provide an additional layer of support to people impacted by the tornadoes. They will listen to their stories, offer support and help connect them with other community resources as they begin their road to recovery.

Over the weekend, Flagstaff volunteers canvassed the neighborhood in an Emergency Response Vehicle to deliver snacks, water and cleaning supplies.

Eleven Red Cross volunteers have supported the tornado relief effort. So far, they have passed out:

569 snacks
361 water & Gatorade
14 clean-up kits
32 buckets
15 pairs of work gloves
14 comfort kits (personal hygiene items)
42 stuffed animals

For disaster response developments, follow the Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter on Facebook and Twitter.


Videos: Tornadoes in Arizona

October 8, 2010

Ashley Pipes reports from the Bellemont neighborhood on the damage and resilience of people. She also shows you how the Red Cross is providing support to the people impacted.

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Press Release: NY Red Cross Assists Residents After Fierce Storm Sweeps Through NYC

September 17, 2010

NY Red Cross Assists Residents After Fierce Storm Sweeps Through NYC

September 17, 2011 – A violent storm, carrying the hallmarks of a tornado, with close to 100 mile an hour winds, swept through New York City around 5:30 last night, leaving downed trees, roofs blown clear off houses, and debris strewn across neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. NY Red Cross relief workers immediately responded to help affected residents in all three boroughs. Additionally, the Chapter activated its Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan Disaster Action Teams (DATs) and placed its Queens and Staten Island DATs on standby to provide support as necessary, or to open a Red Cross shelter if the need arose.

The Chapter registered a total of 63 people (50 adults and 13 children) throughout the affected areas for Red Cross services, which can include emergency funds for food, clothing and other basic necessities. Temporary housing was required for four households (10 adults and 6 children) in Brooklyn, one of the worst hit areas.

Red Cross responders continue to work with displaced residents registered for assistance to determine their immediate needs, and are in the process of conducting further damage assessment throughout the affected areas to determine additional needs for emergency care and assistance.

“This storm blew through the city in mere minutes, leaving an amazing amount of destruction behind,” said Chief Response Officer Bob Imbornoni. “Mother Nature can turn one’s life upside down in a New York minute, which is why the NY Red Cross urges everyone to be prepared before an emergency or disaster occurs.” Be Red Cross Ready by taking 3 simple steps: Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Be Informed.

You can help people affected by disasters like this here and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. You can now donate by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit www.nyredcross.org or call 1-877-REDCROSS (1-877-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to American Red Cross in Greater New York, 520 W. 49th Street, New York, NY 10019.


Disaster Alert: Tornadoes in North Dakota / Minnesota

August 9, 2010

Disaster Alert

North Dakota / Minnesota – A number of tornadoes reportedly touched down in Richland (ND) and Wilkin (MN) counties damaging some farmsteads and two homes Saturday night.

The Minn-Kota Chapter performed Disaster Assessment, provided financial assistance and placed one family in a hotel. They will provide follow up casework today.


Photos: Storms in Wisconsin

July 16, 2010

Disaster Supplies Being Loaded in Wisconsin Clean-up Kits in Wisconsin


Disaster Alert: Tornadoes/Flash Floods in Wisconsin

July 15, 2010

Disaster Alert

Wisconsin – Tornadoes and flash floods affected several counties washing out roads, prompting evacuations and rescues, knocking out power to thousands and causing varying degrees of damage to homes.

The Lakeland Chapter provided mass care for 70 firefighters and emergency personnel. They will begin disaster assessment this morning.

The ARC of East Central Wisconsin Chapter is doing disaster assessment, has identified a shelter and placed shelter team on standby.

The Western Wisconsin and North Central Wisconsin Chapters will provide the Disaster Operations Center with updates.


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