Harvey Flood Relief in Texas

by IsraAID
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas
Harvey Flood Relief in Texas

Project Report | Oct 22, 2018
IsraAID heads to Florida and the Carolinas to assist with cleanup

By IsraAID Staff | North Carolina & Florida

Hurricane Michael cleanup
Hurricane Michael cleanup

In Houston, IsraAID is continuing to pilot a new project to map community vulnerability to future disasters, and improve resiliency. Amid this work, two natural disasters have hit the US in the past month, to both of which, IsraAID has sent emergency response teams:

On 14th September, Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina. The hurricane, subsequently downgraded to a tropical depression, brought life-threatening storm surges and flash flooding. At least 53 fatalities were reported in the Carolinas after it made landfall, causing more than $38 billion of damage.

Then, on 10 October 2018, Hurricane Michael hit northwest Florida. The hurricane, which made landfall as category four, damaged and destroyed houses, hospitals, roads, and water systems across coastal communities located on the Florida panhandle, causing 29 fatalities. FEMA described Hurricane Michael as "one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall on the continental United States."

IsraAID currently has a team in North Carolina, working with US-based Team Rubicon – the international disaster response organization - focused on removing debris and restoring the homes of people forced to evacuate, following Hurricane Florence. The team is working to support residents of the affected areas in cleaning out their homes, sorting through salvagable belongings and those that need to be disposed of, and primarily, trying to help people return home!

"We feel so much better knowing they're here," commented Mike, a local homeowner who worked with the team on the ground. He and his wife have lived for many years in their home, located right on the water. Recently, he raised his house ten feet after it flooded several times in recent hurricanes, but despite this, it was still completely submerged as a result of Hurricane Florence. Mike is an active member of his community who worked for years as a firefighter as well as an instructor at the local fire academy; his son in law is also a firefighter and rescue diver, who lives nearby.

IsraAID has also mobilized an Emergency Response Team to Florida, which is currently conducting an initial assessment as well as beginning to assist vulnerable populations with debris removal.

Please support our efforts to respond to these crises.

North Carolina debris removal
North Carolina debris removal
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Location: Tel Aviv, Merkaz - Israel
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Navonel Glick
Tel Aviv , Merkaz Israel

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