Operation Update

Operation: Honest Abe

Severe weather sprinted across the Midwest Sunday afternoon with more than 80 tornadoes reported across the region. Regions 5 and 7 are activating a response and deploying a strike team to assist with debris removal in Washington, IL. Volunteers should monitor OrgAction for more information and as always, do not self-deploy.

Operation: Seabird

Operation: Seabird in the Philippines continues to expand. Over the weekend, three additional teams – an IMAT, DMAT, and an assessments/general operations team – will be departing by Monday. SAR Team Alpha, comprised of 18 volunteers who deployed on Nov. 10, is expected to return to the States mid-week. They continue to assist with medical triage and assessment efforts in coordination with the U.S. military and Philippine government. A logistics team who followed shortly after secured a warehouse facility in Manila to assist with processing arriving team members and supplies.

Operation: Frozen Coast

On Nov. 6, coastal communities in the Norton Sound region of Alaska were hit by a severe winter storm, and sea swells flooded homes in the cities of Kotlik, Unalakleet, and Stebbins. State officials requested TR’s assistance with relief efforts, and Region 10 is deploying a strike team to tackle muck outs, construction work, and debris removal. The region is working with local emergency management agencies and the American Red Cross to support the needs of Kotlik-area residents. Volunteers set to deploy were selected by experience, availability, and proximity to the operation.

Operation: City Limits

For the second consecutive weekend, TR members from Region 6 lead the efforts of approximately 1,000 local volunteers providing flood relief in the Onion Creek neighborhood of Austin, TX. In addition to lending a hand with mucking out homes and removing debris, volunteers established a donation site for the community and conducted door-to-door assessments to identify ongoing needs of the residents affected by the recent floods. Click below to view coverage from KHOU-TV in Houston.

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  3. […] Team Rubicon is a group of veterans who come together after disasters to provide immediate relief and aid to rescue and recovery workers. It has already sent people to help clear debris in Washington, where many of the injuries occurred. […]

  4. […] Team Rubicon is a group of veterans who come together after disasters to provide immediate relief and aid to rescue and recovery workers. It has already sent people to help clear debris in Washington, where many of the injuries occurred. […]

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