Disaster Response

Relief sent to Oregon Wildfires

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September 16, 2020 – At least 36 people have died in wildfires occurring in 11 states. More than four million acres have burned with most of the activity taking place in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. There are currently 87 active wildfires. Intense smoke from the fires is forcing many to remain indoors and parts... 

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Relief sent for Hurricane Sally

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September 17, 2020 – Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, September 16. Two people have been reported dead. Rivers in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama are rising as Hurricane Sally dumped 20-30 inches of rain in some areas. Nearly 600 search and rescue missions have been conducted... 

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Sally heads toward land

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September 14, 2020 – The National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Sally will strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to be a dangerous slow-moving hurricane near the coast of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the next 2-3 days. The storm is predicted to make landfall Tuesday morning in Louisiana, less... 

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Medical supplies and PPE headed to Lebanon

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On August 4, 2020, a warehouse containing large quantities of ammonium nitrate exploded at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. After an initial explosion, a subsequent blast leveled buildings near the port and caused extensive damage over much of the rest of the capital, which is home to two million people. The explosions and ensuing... 

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