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All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by disasters. We are committed to tracking and responding to natural hazards, storms and disasters around the world including earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and more. For more than fifteen years we have used our volunteer-powered model to mobilize volunteers from around the world, to come early and stay late.

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Latest Storm Updates

May 17, 2024 - 13:30 (EDT) Texas Severe Weather - Update 1

After experiencing unprecedented life-threatening flooding in early May, Southeastern Texas, most notably in Houston, along with its neighbor state Louisiana, is now enduring severe weather and tornadoes. Reports detail the weather has caused four casualties and left nearly a million homes and businesses without power. This weather is expected to continue, exacerbating the damage that has already been done. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor this severe weather and its impacts.

May 13, 2024 - 15:00 (EDT) Brazil Flooding - Update 2

The state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil is devastated by weeks of life-threatening flooding. So far, reports detail that the disaster has caused 136 casualties, 125 missing people and over 400,000 displaced from their homes. Heavy rains continue to fall in the northern and central regions of the state, causing water levels to rise and will likely exacerbate the damage in disaster-torn communities. 

All Hands and Hearts is responding to this disaster and is actively conducting a remote assessment in preparation for the team to provide on-the-ground relief work once search and rescue efforts conclude. 

Communities in Brazil are in urgent need of our support. Donate today to provide critical relief to those affected. 

May 6, 2024 - 14:29 (EDT) Texas Flooding - Update 1

On Saturday, May 4, the Houston area experienced severe flooding due to heavy rainfall, leading to hundreds of rescues and one reported fatality. Safety crews rescued more than 400 people from homes, rooftops and roads engulfed in water. High waters have persisted into the beginning of the week, closing schools and signaling lengthy cleanups for the hardest hit communities.

All Hands and Hearts is continuing to monitor the flooding’s impacts.

May 2, 2024 - 16:00 (EDT) Brazil Flooding - Update 1

This week, Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Sul endured torrential storms, bringing heavy rains that caused life-threatening flooding and landslides to the southern regions. The severe weather has torn down bridges, destroyed infrastructure and flooded streets, making it hard for emergency services to provide life-saving support to affected areas. Thus far, 1,500 people are stranded, 21 people are missing and ten people have died.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor this disaster and the reports as they come in.

April 29, 2024 - 17:00 (EDT) Kenya Floods - Update 1

Over the last few weeks, Kenya has experienced life-threatening flooding due to the overflowing of the Nairobi and Athi River banks. On April 29th, a dam burst in southern Kenya, exacerbating the disaster’s devastating impacts. Thus far, 76 people have died, 40,000 have been displaced and 130,000 people are affected.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the reports.

April 29, 2024 - 15:00 (EDT) Midwest US Tornadoes - Update 4

Over the weekend, storms and severe tornadoes continued to leave destruction in their wake. Six states reported impacts, but Nebraska and Iowa remain the hardest hit.

All Hands and Hearts is on the ground in Omaha, Nebraska, assessing damage and preparing for immediate relief efforts.

Donate today to support these disaster-impacted communities.

April 27, 2024 - 16:00 (EDT) Midwest US Tornadoes - Update 3

On Friday, powerful tornadoes tore through Nebraska and Iowa, flattening 50 homes and damaging hundreds more. Over 100 tornado warnings were issued that night, making it the most active tornado day in 2024. Omaha, Nebraska, and its surrounding regions endured the most devastating damage. One tornado caused an industrial building collapse with 70 people inside. So far, no casualties have been reported.

All Hands and Hearts will be responding to this disaster. Communities in Nebraska need our support. Consider donating to provide immediate relief for those impacted.

April 16, 2024 - 17:00 (EDT) Sulawesi Flooding - Update 1

Landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island have killed 20 people. Mud flows triggered by high-intensity rains flattened four homes in South Makale village in South Sulawesi. Poor weather and damaged roads strained emergency response efforts to the affected areas, making it difficult for vehicles, including ambulances, to evacuate victims.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the disaster’s impacts.

April 16, 2024 - 16:30 (EDT) Kazakhstan Flooding - Update 1

Over 125,000 people in southern Russia’s Ural region and in northern Kazakhstan, with at least 110,000 people in Kazakhstan alone, have been evacuated due to rapid snowmelt causing major flooding of the Ural River. The region, along with neighboring countries, continue to battle rising waters, prompting a state of emergency. The flooding marks Kazakhstan’s worst disaster in 80 years, with reports indicating the worst of the flooding is still to come.

All Hands and Hearts is continuing to monitor the disaster’s impacts.

April 3, 2024 - 16:00 (EDT) Midwest US Tornadoes - Update 2

Destructive storms and at least 16 subsequent tornadoes have ripped through Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia on April 2 through the night of April 3. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes have reportedly toppled power lines, torn roofs off buildings, uprooted trees, caused numerous casualties and at least one death throughout the six states. More severe weather is expected in the region and millions of people remain under tornado watches.

All Hands and Hearts is monitoring the disaster’s reports.

April 3, 2024 - 08:00:00 (UTC) Oklahoma Tornadoes - Update 1

Several thunderstorms and hail patterns resulted in two destructive tornadoes in Osage County in northeastern Oklahoma. The reported damage is in Barnsdall and Hominy, where many homes and the Barnsdall school building are left without power. More extreme weather is expected in the coming days, with a low warning issued for tornadoes.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the disaster’s impacts.

April 3, 2024 - 03:30:00 (UTC) Taiwan Earthquake - Update 1

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan today, the strongest to hit the country in 25 years. The quake and the resulting fifty aftershocks have caused landslides and over 100 structures to collapse. Reports identified nine deaths, 900 injured, and 50 people still missing. All Hands and Hearts is thinking of those affected in the country, specifically the 300,000 residents in Hualien County, who will be severely affected by the disaster’s aftermath.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the disaster’s impacts.

March 28, 2024 - 08:00:00 (UTC) Tropical Cyclone Gamane - Update 1

Tropical Cyclone Gamane landed in Madagascar on March 27, bringing winds of 93 mph, gusts of 130 mph and heavy rains, resulting in devastating waist-deep flooding, downed trees and fallen bridges. The country’s Vohemar district was most notably affected. Reports have detailed eleven casualties, 7,000 people injured, over 35,000 people affected, as well as 6,000 homes submerged and another 600 destroyed.

All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the disaster’s reports.

March 15, 2024 - 03:00:00 (UTC) Midwest US Tornadoes - Update 1

On March 14, severe storms in the midwest US resulted in several life-threatening tornadoes impacting the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, most notably the Indian Lake region in Ohio’s Logan County. The disaster has caused three casualties, power outages for tens of thousands and widespread destruction of infrastructure. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the situation and review how they can support these communities if needed.

March 1, 2024 - 03:00:00 (UTC) Bolivia Flooding - Update 1

After a prolonged drought and the hottest summer on record, Bolivia has been experiencing torrential rains, causing life-threatening flooding and landslides. Hundreds of towns and villages have been put on alert. Most notably, the northern city of Cobija has been declared a disaster zone after 42 people lost their lives and over 31,000 displaced. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the disaster’s impacts.

March 1, 2024 - 01:00:00 (UTC) Texas Wildfires - Update 1

This week, three intense wildfires have been burning north of Amarillo in the Texas panhandle, predominantly in Texas and parts of Oklahoma. The Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest blaze, has already burned nearly 1,700 square miles and is only 3% contained. These fires have destroyed homes, infrastructure, cattle and livelihoods and caused two casualties. To help protect the people of these communities, the governor of Texas has declared a disaster declaration for 60 counties. With dry air, strong winds and no rain in the forecast, the fires are expected to worsen into the weekend. All Hands and Hearts will continue monitoring the disaster’s impacts.

February 6, 2024 - 04:00:00 (UTC) Chile Wildfires - Update 1

On Friday, February 2, wildfires in central Chile broke out across the Valparaiso and Vina del Mar regions, burning almost 40,000 acres of land. So far, reports have detailed 112 casualties, over 500 injured people, hundreds missing and at least 3,000 homes destroyed. These wildfires are the worst disaster Chile has experienced since 2010. We send our deepest condolences to those affected.

All Hands and Hearts is closely monitoring the situation as more information becomes available.

January 24, 2024 - 10:00:00 (UTC) San Diego Flooding - Update 2

Our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is on its way to support flood-impacted communities in San Diego County. We plan to have boots on the ground this week to work alongside local partners, mobilize volunteers and support debris removal of flood-damaged homes.

Consider donating to our California Flood Relief fund to help families and individuals recover from this disaster faster.

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January 24, 2024 - 02:00:00 (UTC) San Diego Flooding - Update 1

On the night of January 22, San Diego, California, experienced record-breaking rainstorms, causing intense and relentless flooding. The disaster flooded 100 homes and caused 15,000 to lose power. The Governor declared a state of emergency for parts of California and instructed families to evacuate to safety. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor this event.

January 3, 2024 - 08:30:00 (UTC) Japan Earthquake - Update 1

On January 1, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, most notably affecting Ishikawa and its Noto peninsula, killing 62 people and injuring over 300. Aftershocks continued the day after on the peninsula, exacerbating the damage and destroying tens of thousands of homes and buildings, ultimately forcing over 100,000 people to evacuate. While the impact is significant, local relief efforts are in place, and there has been no call for international assistance. All Hands and Hearts will continue monitoring the event and new reports to assess if international support is needed.

We use information from reputable sources like the National Hurricane Center to make informed decisions regarding our responses to storms around the world.

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