• Operation: Prairie Dog

    • In Response to: Marseilles Flooding
    • Location: Marseilles, IL
    • Active: Apr 23, 2013 - May 6, 2013
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Objective

After the dams broke around Marseilles, TR deployed Regions 5, 8, and 10 for flood recovery operations. In total, TR assisted nearly 100 homeowners muck-out their flooded homes.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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May 10, 2013 MARSEILLES, IL - The Incident Command Post (ICP) for Operation: Prairie Dog was a sight to behold. Like a sweet vintage car with a nasty new racing engine, the 1990’s Coachmen RV wrapped Team Rubicon’s high-speed operations crew in vivid beige and pure vinyl splendor. In lieu of the flat screens, clean lines, and industrial… Read More »

Latest Reflections

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May 27, 2013 On April 22, 2013, TR launched flood recovery operations in Marseilles, IL - the home of the Middle Eastern Conflicts Memorial Wall, an important site for many of our veteran volunteers. Unfortunately, the Wall was badly damaged during the floods. Pam Gieselman, an Army veteran, and Matt Havniear, a Marine Corps veteran, both spent an afternoon… Read More »

Supporters of Team Rubicon

Donor Donation Date
Jessica Griffiths$10.00January 17, 2017
Joseph Furnari$25.00January 17, 2017
Pamela Smith$100.00January 17, 2017
Yohannes Bennehoff$50.00January 17, 2017
Dana Adrian$20.00January 17, 2017
Dror Matalon$52.47January 17, 2017
Winnifred Gustafson$100.00January 17, 2017
Dorothy Wiley$51.94January 17, 2017
Betty Milum$50.00January 17, 2017
Nina Wickett$10.00January 17, 2017
James L Craig$10.00January 17, 2017
Traci Jacobs$25.00January 17, 2017
Andrea Sholler$5.00January 17, 2017
Amanda Smerdel$5.00January 17, 2017
Matthew Hubbard$10.00January 17, 2017
Gill Shelhoss$1000.00January 17, 2017
Sharon Congdon$100.00January 17, 2017
Linda Barker$50.00January 16, 2017
Jason Schott$100.00January 16, 2017
Tim Jelfs$20.00January 16, 2017
Jon Matlack$10.00January 16, 2017
James Wilson$20.00January 16, 2017
Shannon Hines$40.00January 16, 2017
Brian Heffernan$25.00January 16, 2017
Krista Plano$300.00January 16, 2017
judy Scroggins$25.00January 16, 2017
Janet Krejci$5.00January 16, 2017
Janice Wood$11.00January 16, 2017
Andrew Kuskowski$10.00January 16, 2017
Stephen Nelson$11.00January 16, 2017
martin crofton$10.00January 16, 2017
Marcia Whitaker$50.00January 16, 2017
Abion Dorhosti$15.00January 16, 2017
Roman McIntosh$25.00January 16, 2017
Stephanie Nye$75.00January 16, 2017
Sally Helppie$250.00January 15, 2017
Susan Gibson$20.00January 15, 2017
Katie Drake$25.00January 15, 2017
Sarah Oltmans$20.00January 15, 2017
Lynda Schmitt$20.00January 15, 2017
Jill Strong$25.00January 15, 2017
Anonymous$50.00January 15, 2017
Diane Marie Hardy$25.00January 15, 2017
John McDermott$75.00January 15, 2017
Rinna Johnson$1200.00January 14, 2017
Tim Ryan$50.00January 14, 2017
Danelle Egan$25.00January 14, 2017
Charles Wright$10.00January 14, 2017
John Hummel$15.00January 14, 2017
Thomas Nichols$100.00January 14, 2017

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Field Reports

Can-Do Coachman

MARSEILLES, IL - The Incident Command Post (ICP) for Operation: Prairie Dog was a sight to behold. Like a sweet vintage car with a nasty new racing engine, the 1990’s Coachmen RV wrapped Team Rubicon’s high-speed operations crew in vivid beige and pure vinyl splendor. In lieu of the flat screens, clean lines, and industrial… Read More »

Operation: Prairie Dog begins to demobilize

On Sunday, May 5, the team on Operation: Prairie Dog began the demobilization process. TR has been on the ground in Marseilles, IL for two weeks, leading flood recovery operations in the area. TR volunteers from Region 5, Region 7, Region 9, and Region 10 came together on Operation: Prairie Dog and got down and… Read More »

Thank you, Airlink, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines!

Thanks guys! Because of Airlink, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines, we were able to bring out volunteers from CA and OR to Operation: Prairie Dog! Read More »

Operation: Prairie Dog is gettin’ dirty

Help us do some laundry! Read More »

Day Four Update – Operation: Prairie Dog

With the FOB up and running in Marseilles, IL, Team Rubicon has fully begun flood recovery operations. TR has been in constant contact with local authorities to ensure TR volunteers are being used in the most efficient way possible. Team Rubicon has also been using Palantir to create and track work orders in the affected… Read More »

Day Seven Update – Operation: Prairie Dog

Anatomy of a Day Team Rubicon Operation: Prairie Dog Sunday, 28 April 2013 0700 Wake up.  Crawl into yesterday's muddy pants and fresh TR t-shirt (maybe). 0800 Arrive at pancake breakfast at American Legion. 0900 Check in at FOB. Finish complimentary coffee. Get assignments.  Roll out. 0930 - 1200 Work your tail off. Gut houses.… Read More »

Day Five Update – Operation: Prairie Dog

Today the team got straight to work at 0900 on the previously established EMS work orders. The external organizations that are working under Team Rubicon immediately went to work on their work orders as well. The work performed consisted of muck-out and debris removal. Through a discussion with IEMA, they have decided to incorporate Team Rubicon as… Read More »

Region 5 on the ground for Operation: Prairie Dog

Despite there not being any prairie dogs in Illinois, TR deployed several strike teams to the Prairie State for this operation. Over the past week, heavy rains have hammered the Midwest. TR launched two operations, Op: Sandman and Op: Mississippi, to help communities in Wisconsin and Mississippi for the floods. This operation however, is focused… Read More »

Region 5 launches Operation: Prairie Dog

TR Region 5 has been activated for Operation: Prairie Dog, aimed at assisting the communities of LaSalle County, Illinois. Severe floods have damaged upwards of 230 homes and businesses, with some structures under four feet of water. TR will work with local authorities to help those affected muck out their homes. All Region 5 volunteers… Read More »

Reflections

Memorial Day – Visiting the Wall in Marseilles, IL

On April 22, 2013, TR launched flood recovery operations in Marseilles, IL - the home of the Middle Eastern Conflicts Memorial Wall, an important site for many of our veteran volunteers. Unfortunately, the Wall was badly damaged during the floods. Pam Gieselman, an Army veteran, and Matt Havniear, a Marine Corps veteran, both spent an afternoon… Read More »