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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

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 - 16:00 (EDT) 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 - 11:30 (EDT) 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 - 16:00 (EDT) 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 - 11:00 (EDT) 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 - 10:00 (EST) 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 - 8:00 (EST) 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 - 11:00 (EST) 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.

December 19, 2023 - 01:00:00 (UTC) Gansu Earthquake - Update 1

A strong, shallow earthquake struck China’s Gansu and Qinhai provinces just before midnight on Monday. Initial reports have identified 118 casualties, with over 200 people injured. Search and rescue is in full force as the local high-altitude and low temperatures present dangerous conditions. There is the possibility of aftershocks and landslides in the coming days. All Hands and Hearts is closely monitoring the situation as more information becomes available. 

December 19, 2023 - 11:00:00 (UTC) Reykjanes Volcano - Update 1

A volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland began erupting following an earthquake that struck in the previous hour. This is the fourth eruption in the area since 2021, but it does not currently pose a threat to life. All Hands and Hearts is monitoring the situation.

December 18, 2023 - 02:00:00 (UTC) Vermont Flooding - Update 1

Severe rainstorms in the Northeast have resulted in much of Vermont receiving 1.5-2.5 inches of rainfall. That, plus snow melt, has resulted in widespread flooding throughout the state. The Winooski and Mad Rivers are both above flood level. This has impacted much of the same region as earlier this year’s heavy rainfall. All Hands and Hearts is monitoring and assessing the impacts.

December 11, 2023 - 03:00:00 (UTC) Tennessee Tornadoes - Update 2

More than 17,000 homes are still without power following the tornadoes that hit on Saturday. All Hands and Hearts has deployed a DART to assess the situation and provide assistance to the affected communities.

December 10, 2023 - 04:30:00 (UTC) Tennessee Tornadoes - Update 1

Yesterday, strong storms and tornados occurred throughout Middle Tennessee. 6 casualties have been reported in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. Montgomery County, Todd County, Weakley County and Dickson County in Tennessee experienced downed power lines and damaged infrastructure. All Hands and Hearts is launching a DART in response. Stay up to date with our response efforts by following our Storm Tracker and donating to our Disaster Relief Fund.

December 7, 2023 - 10:00:00 (UTC) Pacific Northwest Flooding - Update 2

Although the rains have begun to slow, the heavy rainfall resulted in the deaths of two people due to rushing flood waters. Forecasters are anticipating more rain is on the way. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor the impacts.

December 7, 2023 - 09:30:00 (UTC) Mexico Earthquake - Update 1

At 2:03 pm local time, Southern Mexico experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that was 34 miles in depth. Our Mexico Earthquake Relief program team in Pozo Guerra, Puebla, reported that staff and volunteers were safe and unaffected by the quake’s impacts. However, further damage to infrastructure is yet to be determined. All Hands and Hearts will continue to monitor incoming reports.

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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