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All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural 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

January 28, 2022 - 08:59:18 (UTC) Tropical Storm Batsirai - Update 1

Tropical Storm Batsirai, also known as Tropical Cyclone Batsirai has formed in the Indian Ocean and is headed towards Madagascar. Although it may weaken, it could follow a similar path and thus exacerbate the effects of the recent Tropical Storm Ana. All Hands and Hearts is following the path of Batsirai and will continue to gather information to understand if All Hands and Hearts may be able to support.

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January 28, 2022 - 04:00:00 (UTC) Tropical Storm Ana - Update 1

Tropical Storm Ana made landfall in Madagascar on January 24 before heading west through Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Current reports say that there are 400,000 people impacted with a death toll of 70 and rising. Far more are displaced and in need of food, shelter, and WaSH support. States of disaster or emergency have been declared in both Malawi and Madagascar, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), among others have mobilized to conduct in depth needs assessments and support with initial response efforts. All Hands and Hearts continues to monitor the situation.

January 21, 2022 - 08:33:10 (UTC) Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai Volcano - Update 2

Now almost one week after the eruption, the extent of the damage is still being assessed. Information on the outlying islands has been slow to come out due to a communication connection being severed. There is concern that international aid will introduce COVID-19 into the otherwise COVID free country. Australia and New Zealand are providing aid, but all other international assistance is restricted. All Hands and Hearts continues to monitor the situation and stand by to assisted if required. 

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January 18, 2022 - 04:20:40 (UTC) Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai Volcano - Update 1

On January 15, the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted causing multiple tsunamis in the surrounding areas. Internet and phone communications are currently badly affected resulting in many unconfirmed reports. Australia and New Zealand have sent response teams and the UN is standing ready if needed. There has been no request for international humanitarian assistance from Tonga at this time though the situation might change as communications are restored. The Tongan border remains closed to all travelers due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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December 27, 2021 - 06:02:57 (UTC) Super Typhoon Rai - Update 2

The typhoon made 9 landfalls in 7 provinces from the 16th to 17th of December with populations totaling over 8 million people. The death count right now is 146 people and growing. This is considered the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and a call has been put out for aid. According to ReliefWeb, 400,000 people are in need of immediate and long term support. Assessments and local damage reports are still being conducted and shared.

December 16, 2021 - 11:38:49 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 11

Over the next two weeks, All Hands and Hearts will be sending in two professional saw teams initially into Mayfield and then Dawson Springs, Kentucky once it becomes more accessible. Before beginning our chainsaw work, our teams will be working with homeowners to help search and salvage any belongings left in and around homes. This important first step will help safeguard personal belongings before more inclement weather impacts the region in coming days. We continue to make connections with community leaders and partners to further assess the situation and provide assistance where we are able. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 16, 2021 - 10:48:55 (UTC) Super Typhoon Rai - Update 1

Typhoon Rai quickly developed into a super typhoon, the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, and made landfall in Siargao, Philippines. There is already a high humanitarian impact as tens of thousands have already been evacuated from central and southern coastal areas. Unable to deploy a team at this time, All Hands and Hearts is remotely monitoring the impacts of Super Typhoon Rai.

December 16, 2021 - 11:01:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 10

The tornadoes were so powerful that entire homes have been torn from their foundations, leaving little behind. The team found residents of Dawson Springs beginning to sift through the debris in search of what remains of their homes. Assessments have shown that the damage is widespread and some areas are in high need of assistance. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 15, 2021 - 10:02:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 9

Our DART has been on the ground since Monday, assessing the needs of the communities affected by the tornado outbreak that happened over the weekend. The damage is so widespread and severe that search and rescue teams are still conducting operations, days after the tornadoes touched down. Crews are working around the clock to return power to the region and reduce the number of those unaccounted for. Of the areas assessed, Dawson Springs is where most of the missing remain unaccounted for. The town was decimated with around 70% of the buildings suffering major damage. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 14, 2021 - 06:10:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 8

Reports now say that the tornadoes that hit the central U.S. destroyed approximately 3000 homes in Kentucky alone. Today, our team conducted preliminary assessments in Mayfield, Bowling Green, and nearby Dawson Springs. In Mayfield, disaster relief groups are trickling in, but the extent of the damage is making it difficult to begin work. In Bowling Green, they connected with the local Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and were informed that the city is seeing an influx of assistance from around the nation. Fortunately, the resources and interest have allowed recovery efforts to happen quickly. However, in Dawson Springs, access to the town is limited to search and rescue crews so much of the area is inaccessible. From what they were able to assess, it is clear that there is a dire need for chainsaw work and heavy debris removal.  Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 14, 2021 - 07:53:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 7

Last night, our teams met in Hardin, Kentucky to stage for a another day of assessments. The goal today is to meet with partners on the ground and further assess the needs in Mayfield and Bowling Green. Preliminary reports have already emphasized that the highest need is tarping and emergency repairs before more inclement weather rolls in. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 13, 2021 - 07:43:15 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 6

Reports of search and rescue continue to come in, as efforts are ongoing. The tornadoes have caused power outages across multiple states, and as of this morning, over 14,000 people are reported without power in the state of Kentucky and over 9,000 without power in Tennessee. Our team is en route to the hard-hit city of Mayfield, which is still without water or power. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 13, 2021 - 02:44:50 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 5

Following a series of tornadoes that ripped through homes, businesses, and entire towns, hundreds of people are still missing, and dozens are presumed dead. All Hands and Hearts has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) moving towards the city of Mayfield, Kentucky. This morning, members of our DART are flying in from around the nation to regroup before heading into the affected areas. To cover the most ground, one team is starting in St. Louis, Missouri heading south and another starting in Nashville, Tennessee heading north. Stay up to date with our DART by following our Kentucky Tornado Storm Tracker Updates. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 12, 2021 - 12:59:42 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 4

One of the hardest hit areas was Mayfield, Kentucky, a city of around 10,000 people, where a 24/7 candle factory was destroyed by the tornadoes. Another tornado swept across Edwardsville, Illinois and heavily damaged an Amazon distribution center. All Hands and Hearts has begun mobilizing an assessment team, and is planning to have boots on the ground as soon as possible. We have also created a fund designated to help the hardest hit areas. Sign up to join the team or donate now.

December 11, 2021 - 11:40:01 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 3

The White House approved Kentucky’s State of Emergency resulting in Federal assistance to supplement the state’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions caused by the severe weather last night. All Hands and Hearts is supporting those efforts by sending in an assessment team as soon as possible. Sign up to help those in need.

December 11, 2021 - 01:22:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 2

All Hands and Hearts continues to monitor the situation to identify the needs of the communities impacted by the tornadoes. All Hands and Hearts will be sending an assessment team to have boots on the ground to ascertain the extent of the damage in residential areas to see if further resource deployment is needed. 

December 11, 2021 - 07:09:00 (UTC) Kentucky Tornadoes - Update 1

Last night, severe weather impacted the central U.S. with preliminary reports identifying a minimum of 26 tornadoes. As of this morning, FEMA has reported that tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and damage reported across six states. The most damaging tornado traveled over 227 miles leaving a trail of devastation across the state of Kentucky. At least 17 counties in Kentucky were impacted by tornadic activity and debris fields. All Hands and Hearts is closely monitoring the situation to assess the extent of the damage.

December 1, 2021 - 10:05:00 (UTC) Cumbre Vieja Volcanic Eruption - Update 4

The team has safely arrived in La Palma and has begun the ground assessment. Stationed in El Puesto de Mando Avanzada, they have already started meeting with the government emergency coordination entity CECOPIN to gain a better understanding of the needs in the community. The team is very closely monitoring the health, safety and security of the situation as there continues to be volcanic activity and somewhat regular seismic activity. 

November 29, 2021 - 09:50:00 (UTC) Cumbre Vieja Volcanic Eruption - Update 3

For over two months, the Cumbre Vieja Volcano has been erupting in the Canary Islands and there are no signs of it slowing down. All Hands and Hearts has decided to send in a Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) to assess the situation and identify if there are ways in which All Hands and Hearts can provide assistance to the communities. 

October 27, 2021 - 11:19:46 (UTC) Cumbre Vieja Volcanic Eruption - Update 2

The Cumbre Vieja Volcano continues to erupt on the Island of La Palma in Spain, with a recent uptick in seismic activity. Our International Response team continues to monitor and pursue outreach with the local government.

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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