Kentucky Tornado Response

On the night of December 10 into the early morning of December 11, 2022, the central U.S. was devastated by a series of tornadoes that ripped through six states leaving a trail of damage. As soon as it was safe to do so, All Hands and Hearts deployed a Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) and had boots on the ground just three days after the tornadoes struck. All Hands and Hearts launched a Response Program starting January 10, 2022, focusing on chainsaw operations.

Our Work

All Hands and Hearts deployed a Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) as soon as it was safe to do so, with boots on the ground just three days after the tornadoes struck. DART covered as much distance as possible, with one team starting in St. Louis Missouri heading South and another heading North from Nashville Tennessee, to determine how we could provide immediate relief. The teams moved towards the hardest hit area of Mayfield and the surrounding communities of Bowling Green and Dawson Springs. From what they were able to assess, it is clear that there is a dire need for chainsaw work and heavy debris removal.

Less than a week after the devastating tornadoes touched down two skilled chainsaw teams were mobilized to Mayfield, Dawson Springs and the surrounding areas. Partnering with Team Rubicon, our teams have been working tirelessly through December providing immediate relief to the communities, where we have completed 27 sites as of January 5, 2022. Prior to the chainsaw work, the teams are supporting each homeowner through the emotional task of sifting through the debris and packing up any salvageable belongings.

Kentucky Tornado Response with Team Rubicon

Disaster Profile

Late at night, on December 10 2021, a tornado outbreak occurred across several midwest states and devastated several areas across Kentucky. One of the tornadoes broke historical records and traveled over 200 miles across 4 states.

The “Quad state tornado” has been classified with a EF-4 rating with wind speeds of up to 200mph leaving a trail of devastation across vast areas in Kentucky especially around Mayfield, Dawson Springs, and Bowling Green. It is estimated 3,000 homes have been damaged in Kentucky alone.

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