Posts tagged Disaster Services

AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.

AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding

The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function.

The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.

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Prepare to Beat the Heat this Summer
You know this guy? (Apparently, he’s “too much”! Whatever, dude.) He’s ready to bring the heat, and it will be 101 before you know it. Summer’s heat and high humidity can be dangerous and even life-threatening if you don’t take the proper precautions. If you’re looking for ways to stay cool during the next few months, our friends at FEMA are sharing some hints to beat the heat on Ready.gov during America’s PrepareAthon. Check out the hints at Ready.gov, and learn how survive the summer heat and other seasonal threats including thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes.
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Prepare to Beat the Heat this Summer

You know this guy? (Apparently, he’s “too much”! Whatever, dude.) He’s ready to bring the heat, and it will be 101 before you know it. Summer’s heat and high humidity can be dangerous and even life-threatening if you don’t take the proper precautions. If you’re looking for ways to stay cool during the next few months, our friends at FEMA are sharing some hints to beat the heat on Ready.gov during America’s PrepareAthon. Check out the hints at Ready.gov, and learn how survive the summer heat and other seasonal threats including thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes.

Read more at Ready.gov

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Iowa to Alaska: AmeriCorps Responds to Floods (Video)

One year ago, an ice jam on the Yukon River caused massive flooding of the remote town of Galena, Alaska, forcing an evacuation of all residents.  Shortly after the flooding, AmeriCorps members deployed to the region to provide key support, including a 9-person team from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps program.  Travelling from Iowa to Alaska, AmeriCorps members stayed for 31 days, serving more than 2,600 hours.  The members mucked and gutted more than 50 structures, collected and distributed donations to local families, and cleared more than 87 tons of debris.   This video tells their story.  

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Rebuilding West

All this week we are honoring Senior Corps volunteers and highlighting the impact they make in communities across the country. In the wake of disaster, hurricanes, tornadoes and explosions, RSVP volunteers are often first on the scene. They help rebuild homes, deliver supplies and run volunteer stations. Such is the case for the town of West, Texas. A few minutes after a devastating explosion ripped through the town, RSVP volunteers were there to help organize volunteers and deliver meals.

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Don’t Miss This!

By CNCS Staff

AmeriCorps NCCC members help in the cleanup in the midwest

230 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are serving in five central and southern states after weather-related disasters this week.

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President Obama’s recent trip to Arkansas after last week’s deadly tornadoes and storms.

President Obama recently traveled to central Arkansas for a first hand look at the area affected by last week’s tornadoes and storms. The President spoke to survivors, first responders, and recovery workers.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed hundreds of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that have swept through the central and southern U.S.

In Arkansas, five AmeriCorps members deployed from Red Cross are providing client casework services. Three teams of FEMA Corps members are supporting FEMA operations.

This video was posted on May 7, 2014 on the White House YouTube channel.

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Top Ten National Service Moments of 2013

By Dana Forde

The Obama family with CEO Wendy Spencer

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