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HELP OTHERS WEATHER THE STORM 

Team Rubicon is here to help communities across the country and around the world prepare, respond, and recover from the dangers and damages caused by hurricanes, cyclones, and other storm caused disasters. 

SITUATION REPORT

We continue responding to communities affected by Ida

  • Greyshirts have mucked-out homes, tarped roofs, removed damaged trees, and used heavy equipment to remove debris from over 440 homes in Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and Terrebonne Parish, LA, New Castle County, DE and Somerset County, NJ
  • The Operations in New Castle County, DE, Somerset County, NJ and Tangipahoa and Livingston Parish, have completed
  • Operations active in other parts of Louisiana will continue until October 31

STORM WATCH: GULF OF MEXICO 

Hurricane Ida

Impacted States: Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and others

Disaster Type Upon Landfall: Category 4 Hurricane

Approximate Wind Speeds: ~170 miles per hour

Response Status: *ROUTE CLEARANCE TEAMS DEPLOYED* (More Greyshirt volunteers needed)

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ASSEMBLING GREYSHIRTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

Route Clearance

Expedient Home Repair

PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER 

How We Serve Communities

Every hurricane, cyclone, monsoon, and downpour brings with it a different style of response.

Over the past decade, we've learned how to best adapt our volunteer-led responses to the demands of storms, and below are just some of the many capabilities we utilize to serve those in need.

Our disaster response work is 100% fueled by donations and carried out by veteran-led teams of volunteers.

Home Rebuild

Our Rebuild capability delivers free home repair services to meet the unmet housing recovery needs of vulnerable households whose homes have been damaged during a disaster.

See this capability in action.

Route Clearance

Our Route Clearance capability deploys a small group of Sawyers and Heavy Equipment Operators immediately following a disaster to remove physical barriers preventing individuals from accessing critical services.

See this capability in action.

Emergency Medical Teams

World Health Organization (WHO) verified since 2018, our Emergency Medical Team swiftly deploys medically licensed and certified volunteers worldwide to assess, triage, treat, and refer patients in affected communities.

See this capability in action.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

The WASH capability serves to test, treat, and distribute clean water to underserved populations unreached by other organizations or agencies internationally in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

See this capability in action.

Residential Debris Removal

Our Residential Debris Removal capability intends to prepare homes for recovery by removing immediate hazards, making the property accessible and preventing further damage.

See this capability in action.

Water Damage Mitigation

After water enters a home, it seeps into the walls, floors, furniture, and into the structure itself. To aid in the recovery process, "muckouts" involve a removal of all water damaged materials at no cost to disaster impacted homeowners.

See this capability in action.

Expedient Home Repair

Expedient Home Repair will prevent further damage to homes and improve home security by providing temporary repairs to damaged roofs and windows.

See this capability in action.

VIDEO | FROM THE FIELD

Severe wind and flood damage from Hurricane Ida in South Houma, LA

A look at the work ahead for the residents of South Houma, Louisiana. Team Rubicon volunteers begin operations today mucking-out homes, removing debris, tarping roofs, and chainsaw operations..

VIDEO | FROM THE FOB

Update from the National Operations Center as teams respond to Hurricane Ida

TJ Porter shares an update on the teams setting up Forward Operating Bases in multiple locations in Louisiana.

VIDEO | IN THE NEWS

CNN interviews Kate Stevens of Team Rubicon in preparation for Hurricane Ida

Team Rubicon is staging gear and preparing its volunteers to support those impacted by Hurricane Ida as it passes through Louisiana and surrounding states.

VIDEO | FROM THE FOB

Situation Report: Hurricane Ida | 8.27.21

Team Rubicon is mobilizing for the imminent impact of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

VIDEO | FROM THE FOB

Update on Hurricane Ida as it makes landfall

Update from our National Operations Center where we are tracking Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane with winds at 150 MPH. Team Rubicon is staging teams to begin response as soon as it's safe.

VIDEO | FROM THE FIELD

Route clearance teams begin clearing roads in Louisiana

Our route clearance teams are working in Houma and Hammond, LA to help first responders and other organizations serving those in need.

VIDEO | FROM THE FOB

Situation Report: Hurricane Ida | 9.1.21

Team Rubicon’s recon teams are assessing the storm damage in Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. Recon teams are focused on the cities of Houma and Hammond, LA, and are planning to travel to Jean Lafitte and Laplace once they become accessible.

VIDEO | FROM THE FIELD

Route clearance teams enter Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida

Team Rubicon has three recon teams deploying to Slidell, McComb, and St. John the Baptist Parish, LA.

VIDEO | FROM THE FOB

Situation Report: Hurricane Ida | 8.29.21

Team Rubicon has two recon teams staged in LA and AL, and are ready to move in as soon as conditions allow. In addition, a route clearance team will be assisting with search and rescue in LA by clearing roads for emergency personnel.

For the latest reports on our hurricane responses, follow us @TeamRubicon.

Days Left Until the End of Hurricane Season

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The space on the calendar between early spring and late fall is known as "Hurricane Season".

Due to the warming weather colliding with cold and fast moving winds, storms with gales over 100mph can begin to spin up. Many of these storms grow in size and eventually reach landfall—where homes and lives make contact with these often deadly storms.

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