STORM WATCH: GULF OF MEXICO
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)
ASSEMBLING GREYSHIRTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Residential Debris Removal capability intends to prepare homes for recovery by removing immediate hazards, making the property accessible and preventing further damage.
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.
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..
TJ Porter shares an update on the teams setting up Forward Operating Bases in multiple locations in Louisiana.
Team Rubicon is staging gear and preparing its volunteers to support those impacted by Hurricane Ida as it passes through Louisiana and surrounding states.
Our route clearance teams are working in Houma and Hammond, LA to help first responders and other organizations serving those in need.
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.
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.