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.
Once again, TR has paired up with Palantir to help track work orders in the area. Like operations during Hurricane Sandy, Palantir’s tech allows Team Rubicon to quickly and effectively identify hard-hit areas and develop needs assessments. Armed with this information, our teams can get to work on debris management and immediate home repair. To date, TR and Palantir have conducted and cataloged nearly 500 post disaster damage assessments of structures within the affected area.
In addition to direct recovery work, Team Rubicon’s Incident Management Team (IMT) is assisting the local emergency operations centers (EOC) in maintaining a strong situational awareness of recovery efforts. This partnership will provide a greater framework for all relief agencies currently in the area, which in turn will guide the overall recovery.
Region IV volunteers have been activated – to register, please log into OrgAction.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO SELF-DEPLOY.