One evening at 9:30, the Arkansas Search & Rescue team was called to help several people stranded in their vehicles that had washed of a bridge.
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Florence cleanup underway in the Carolinas Monday, October 3, 8:03AM Floodwaters have gone down in most areas and Rapid Response volunteers are cleaning up flood-damaged homes at the following locations. Trenton, North Carolina: A Rapid Response base has been setup in Trenton. From this base, staff and volunteers are reaching into the towns of Trenton… Read more
As Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the East Coast, CAM team members are ready to take action as soon as possible after the storm. Florence has downgraded to a category 2 storm, but is still serious and could bring catastrophic flooding in the days to come. The hurricane could bring as much as 30… Read more
This year, CAM’s Search and Rescue teams have already responded to more than 40 incidents in seven states and one Canadian province. They spent over 6,000 hours searching for missing children, dementia patients, drowned victims, and others.
UPDATE: The Florida Rapid Response team has set up a base near Jacksonville, as well as in Orlando where several hundred houses are flooded. Our generator trailer with 21 generators is being used in Georgia where the power is still out. We are also researching the flooding in Charleston, South Carolina, and plan to investigate… Read more
The track of Hurricane Irma keeps looking more devastating as it approaches Florida. This powerful storm is predicted to hit west of Miami on Sunday morning with winds up to 155 mph. Severe flooding is predicted in Florida and Georgia. CAM’s Search and Rescue teams are traveling south so they can respond immediately after Hurricane… Read more
As Hurricane Irma pummels small islands in the Caribbean and churns its way toward the U.S., CAM is preparing to respond to what will likely be another catastrophic disaster in our homeland. South Florida, where CAM had its first disaster response project in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew, may take a direct hit from what is… Read more
Rapid Response teams help homeowners begin the long road to recovery Our Rapid Response cleanup teams are beginning the immense task of helping homeowners to get started cleaning up their homes. Volunteers and staff are tarping damaged roofs, removing soggy drywall, and spraying for mold that quickly develops in flooded homes. The teams aren’t yet… Read more
CAM teams request prayers as they respond Rains are subsiding in Texas, and cleanup is about to begin. We hope to have our first local volunteers on the ground by Thursday. Rapid Response teams from other states are prepared to join our Texas team to help with this massive project in the coming weeks. “We… Read more
CAM teams continue rescues and research There is no relief in sight for the people of southeastern Texas as torrential rains and disastrous flooding continue to slam the state. “This is a flood of epic proportions,” reported Chris Troyer, our Rapid Response team leader in Texas. At least nine people have died in Houston, including… Read more
Did you know that every day an average of 136 people go missing in the United States? In many cases, people with the expertise and equipment to locate lost persons are not available. To help fill this need and show Christ’s love to the distressed, CAM launched Search and Rescue (SAR) as a branch of… Read more
Hurricane Harvey blasted onto the coast of Texas on Friday night, August 25, bringing with it one of the worst flooding disasters in recent U.S. history. As much as 30 inches of rain have fallen in parts of southeastern Texas—nearly the amount that falls over an entire year. Although some homeowners have already reported waist-deep… Read more
Navigating around closed roads, rising waters and torrential rains, our disaster relief teams continue to actively research the flooded areas of southeast Texas and prepare for long-term involvement in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. “It’s a disaster,” said Chris Troyer, Texas Rapid Response team coordinator. “Lots of wind damage. Roofs that should be tarped. A lot of… Read more
CAM teams on standby to respond As Hurricane Harvey gathers intensity and approaches the coast of Texas, CAM is preparing to help in the aftermath of what may be a destructive and life-threatening storm. Our Loaves & Fishes food kitchen, Search and Rescue teams, generator trailer, and chaplain are headed to Texas, and our Texas… Read more
Search and Rescue (SAR) teams have been involved in 14 incidents since the program was launched in June 2016. The morning of April 24, the Ohio team was deployed to West Virginia to help search for a missing elderly man with Alzheimer’s. The search continued over three days. On the afternoon of the third day… Read more