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August 25, 2012

NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Readies Aid for Haiti in Wake of Hurricane Isaac

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 25, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send emergency aid to Haiti as necessary as part of relief efforts responding to Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall yesterday and continues to bring torrential rain. The hurricane caused widespread flooding and at least 3 deaths to the […]

April 12, 2012

HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—School Rebuilding Project in Jacmel

The massive earthquake on January 12, 2010 brought unprecedented devastation to the island nation of Haiti. While the world’s attention focused on the extensive damage done in Port-au-Prince, a catastrophe of equal magnitude unfolded on Haiti’s southern coast in the city of Jacmel. As many as 70% of Jacmel’s homes were damaged or destroyed. Operation […]

April 11, 2012

NEWS ALERT: Huge quakes off Indonesia stir panic. Tsunami watch ultimately lifted. Watching reports from remote areas.

Operation USA is assessing whether emergency international relief assistance is needed in Aceh, Indonesia after a pair of huge earthquakes offshore.    A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, sending people scurrying from buildings as far away as southern India, but there seemed little risk of […]

March 20, 2012

NEWS ALERT: 7.4 earthquake hits near Mexico City. No immediate damage reported.

*UPDATE: International aid has not been requested by Mexico at this time. Operation USA ready to help if that need changes, but at this point all efforts look to be well handled locally.   11:40AM, Tuesday, March 20. A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) […]

March 10, 2012

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI: Immediate Response and Recovery Projects

On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. The most powerful recorded earthquake in Japan’s history struck 250 miles north-east of Tokyo—and generated a 10-metre-high tsunami that swept away everything in its path, triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami alert and raised fears of a nuclear catastrophe from damaged power plants.   The Japanese National Police […]

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