Tornado Response

SITUATION REPORT

Team Rubicon is in conversations
with additional communities
to assess needs on the ground

  • On Friday, December 10, more than 30 tornadoes passed through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Mississippi causing severe devastation and leaving more than 250,000 without power
  • Team Rubicon has concluded two operations in Bowling Green and Dawson Springs, KY on December 29 and January 6 respectively
  • The operation in Mayfield is active where Greyshirts are assisting with removal of fallen or hazardous trees and debris removal for residents’ homes
  • Team Rubicon continues to monitor the impact of the storm and is in active conversations with additional communities and community partners that have been impacted, to assess needs on the ground

TORNADO WATCH:

Impacted Areas: Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Mississippi

Disaster Type: Severe storm damage and power outages

Response Status: Responding

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ASSEMBLING GREYSHIRTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

Route Clearance

Expedient Home Repair

PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER 

How We Serve Communities

Every tornado, 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.

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

HELP GREYSHIRTS SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER DISASTER

 

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