Heavy rains and snow melt combine to create serious flooding in Montana, closing Yellowstone National Park and causing many to evacuate.
Water. Too little, too much, too ignored, too taken for granted. More disaster monies are spent on water based disasters than anything else.
Water is central to human survival, yet too much water also causes disasters. This past December and January Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties in Washington State got so much water that many towns, tribal communities, and homes were flooded. The National Weather Service created a new phrase to describe the phenomenon of huge amounts of rain without high winds: atmospheric river.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Upsurge – a new disaster preparedness and resiliency newsletter for the LDR Western Region.
I am excited to share that Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) has contracted with Sarah Kruger to serve as our new Resiliency Representative for the LDR Western Region. – John Pyron, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response
In the midst of Oregon’s 2020 Labor Day wildfires, hundreds of survivors were sheltered by FEMA, bout 80 people are still in temporary shelters today.
It’s been two years since the devastating floods of February 2020. The disaster meant a sudden crisis for hundreds of families from Dayton, Waitsburg, through Walla Walla and into Umatilla County. Then COVID hit.