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August 28, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Response

September 11, 2019–The official death toll in the Bahamas is hovering around 50, but with 2,500 people reported missing, experts predict it may climb into the thousands as rural communities become accessible, rubble is sorted through and bodies are located. For survivors, conditions are extremely challenging with many reports from the ground indicating that most […]

July 11, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry

July 15, 2019–Though the Gulf Coast was spared catastrophic hurricane damage, Tropical Storm Barry continues to dump rain on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas today–triggering flooding and prompting more evacuations. In many areas, residents are without power and roads and bridges are closed. Local officials in impacted communities are urging those in flooded areas to take […]

July 8, 2019

California Earthquakes: Are You Disaster Prepared?

July 8, 2019–Late last week, residents of Southern California experienced two major earthquakes–a magnitude 6.4 on Thursday, July 4th followed by a magnitude 7.1 just a day later on Friday, July 5th. Experts say these may be indicative of forthcoming, potentially more damaging quakes along the same fault system. Though damage from these quakes was […]

May 14, 2019

California Wildfire Recovery

September 23, 2019–Earlier this month, Operation USA delivered an additional grant to On The Move in Butte County, in Northern California, to bolster long-term wildfire relief efforts supporting area youths. This $27,000 grant, in support of the “On The Verge” program, will allow OTM to “extend and expand on work in Butte County by continuing […]

May 8, 2019

Cyclone Idai Response

May 8, 2019–Operation USA is working diligently with partners to expedite the delivery of in-kind material aid to Beira and the surrounding areas. Last month, we received a major donation of oral rehydration supplies from Hydralyte for delivery to communities impacted by Cyclone Idai. Those supplies are currently staged at our warehouse in Port of […]

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