Salvation Army Prepares Response to 7.5-magnitude Earthquake in Papua New Guinea

London, 28 February 2018/IHQ/ – AN estimated 10,000 households have been affected by a damaging earthquake which has caused devastation in the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces of central Papua New Guinea. The 7.5-magnitude quake, which shook the region in the early hours of Monday 26 February, has claimed at least 16 lives and injured 300 people. Roads and airstrips have been severely affected, making travel in and around the remote region even more difficult than usual. Communications [READ MORE]

Preparation and Prepositioning

Louisville, Kentucky — Not expected to crest until late Monday or early Tuesday, rising water is already forcing evacuations up and down the Ohio River Valley.   This month’s extensive rains could bring the highest Ohio River levels since the devastating flood of 1997 – and the second highest in more than 50 years. Led by Bo Sells, Divisional Disaster Services Director, for The Salvation Army’s [READ MORE]

Swoneky Shares Mission at State Emergency Partner Meeting

The Salvation Army’s Swoneky Division recently organized a presentation at the Southeast Ohio Emergency Management Association meeting.  The regional meeting was organized to hear more about The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.  The request from directors was to communicate our disaster competencies, experiences, and to create a space for dialog.  The ongoing Ohio River flooding event currently impacting the [READ MORE]