• Operation: Midnight Train

    • In Response to: Adairsville Tornado
    • Location: Adairsville, GA
    • Active: Jan 31, 2013 - Feb 6, 2013
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Objective

TR launched Operation: Midnight Train after over one dozen tornadoes touched down in Bartow County, Georgia. TR took over relief operations in the affected area, working alongside local and state VOADs and EOCs. Over 2,400 spontaneous volunteers assisted Team Rubicon in their efforts.

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February 10, 2013 AAR Midnight Train PDF AFTER ACTION REPORT Operation name: Midnight Train Duration: 11 days Dates: 01/31/2013 - 02/10/2013 Locations: Adairsville, Bartow County, GA Executive Summary Paragraph 1: Pre-Deployment On January 30, 2013, an EF-3 tornado touched down in Bartow and Gordon counties in northeast Georgia, causing widespread destruction to the city of Adairsville and surrounding… Read More »

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February 6, 2013 I have to say I had one of the best weekends of my life. The outpouring of support for Adairsville from the surrounding communities was incredible. Saturday we had around 1,600 people show up and I am guessing 700-800 on Sunday throughout the day. Many brought chainsaws among other equipment, and gave it everything they… Read More »

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Team Rubicon on WTVC: 1,000 Volunteers Rebuild Adairsville

WTVC By Mikaya Thurmond - February 3, 2013 It's been just over 72 hours and volunteers have arrived from across the country to help with the tornado clean-up in Adairsville. The tornado that blasted through Adairsville, Georgia has displaced more than 90 families and 500 people, but the community spirit is one thing that wasn't… Read More »

Field Reports

Operation: Midnight Train

AAR Midnight Train PDF AFTER ACTION REPORT Operation name: Midnight Train Duration: 11 days Dates: 01/31/2013 - 02/10/2013 Locations: Adairsville, Bartow County, GA Executive Summary Paragraph 1: Pre-Deployment On January 30, 2013, an EF-3 tornado touched down in Bartow and Gordon counties in northeast Georgia, causing widespread destruction to the city of Adairsville and surrounding… Read More »

Operation: Midnight Train – Feb. 5, 2013 Mission Update

During Operation: Greased Lightning, over 350 Team Rubicon members converged on the East Coast to aid in Hurricane Sandy Recovery. Operations eventually focused on Rockaway Beach, NY, where TR established FOB Hope, a centralized area to conduct our teams out of. As the days rolled on, people from the community began rolling in. People from… Read More »

Operation: Midnight Train – Feb. 4, 2013 Mission Update

Operation: Midnight Train has evolved into one of the most interesting deployments for Team Rubicon. With Palantir’s mapping technology, TR was able to lay out work orders and needs assessments for the affected areas, and was then able to dispatch volunteers equipped with the proper gear for the job. As of yesterday, out of the… Read More »

Operation: Midnight Train Update

On Wednesday, January 30, at least 13 tornadoes touched down in Bartow County, Georgia. By Thursday, Team Rubicon had launched Operation: Midnight Train. An advance reconnaissance team was dispatched to survey the damage and integrate with the local Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to best decide how TR volunteers can assist in the relief efforts.… Read More »

Reflections

Operation: Midnight Train – Personal Reflection from Army Veteran Sean Blair

I have to say I had one of the best weekends of my life. The outpouring of support for Adairsville from the surrounding communities was incredible. Saturday we had around 1,600 people show up and I am guessing 700-800 on Sunday throughout the day. Many brought chainsaws among other equipment, and gave it everything they… Read More »

Operation: Midnight Train Reflection from Mike Withers, Army Veteran

I was very excited to get the first email and even the midnight phone calls from the Team Rubicon leadership a few hours after the storm/tornado hit Adairsville, Georgia on Wednesday, January 30th 2013. I am a soldier above all else; though I cannot be in the Army any longer due to disability, I cannot… Read More »