Disaster Response and Recovery

  • Posted on Nov 5, 2012
    By CNCS Staff


    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that approximately 936 national service members have been deployed to seven states affected by Hurricane Sandy, with 855 additional individuals on standby for assignments in the hardest-hit areas.National service members are assisting with shelter operations, call centers, debris removal, and mass care in response to Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
  • Posted on Nov 2, 2012
    As the recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy continue, the Corporation for National and Community Service will publish a periodic digest of news items that underscore the response of national service participants across the nation.As of Nov. 8, more than 968 national service members have deployed and are serving in disaster-affected communities, with 855 on standby. Visit this page regularly to see the latest updates.
  • Posted on Nov 1, 2012
    By CNCS Staff


    When it comes to massive storms like Hurricane Sandy, many dangers remain long after the weather event has dissipated. Some areas far from the front lines of the devastation won't make headlines but will continue to feel the storm's effects for some time to come. Be aware of potential hazards and consider these tips adapted from FEMA's Ready.gov website for post-hurricane safety.
  • Posted on Oct 30, 2012
    By Lars Anderson


    The following post was originally published on the FEMA blog on October 30, 2012.Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. While the worst of the weather is beyond some areas on the East Coast, Sandy remains a very large storm system that continues to pose life-threatening hazards for coastal and inland areas including high winds, heavy rains, dangerous storm surge and flash flooding, and snow and cold weather hazards in some areas.
  • Posted on Oct 30, 2012
    By CNCS Staff


     The devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy is still being assessed, but there are several ways you can help those affected by storm. The information below is compiled from FEMA.We will update this post with the most up-to-date and location-specific information as it becomes available. Be sure to check back regularly.
  • Posted on Oct 29, 2012
    By Samantha Jo Warfield


    Friday, November 2, 9:30 a.m.:An additional 112 AmeriCorps members have deployed as part of the CNCS reponse to Hurricane Sandy, bringing the total of national service members on the ground to 877. These members are serving in six states and include the 41 FEMA Corps teams previously deployed. An additional 900 members standby for deployment.
  • Posted on Oct 11, 2012
    This post originally appeared on the FEMA Blog on October 4, 2012. Rich Serino serves as Deputy Administrator at the agency.
  • Posted on Sep 26, 2012
    By Lisa Tatum


    Today's guest post comes from our AmeriCorps Alums North Texas Chapter Leader and AmeriCorps NCCC Alum, Lisa Tatum.
  • Posted on Sep 19, 2012
    By Mariah Hutchinson


    On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado struck my hometown of Joplin, Missouri. Nearly every resident was affected. The tornado destroyed approximately 18,000 vehicles, 7,000 homes, 5,000 businesses, and took the lives of 162 people, including two of my high school classmates.
  • Posted on Sep 18, 2012
    By Greg Tucker


    Earthquakes, unlike other natural disasters, strike suddenly and don't provide advanced warning time to prepare for their arrival. Knowing what to do if a quake happens can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death.According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more than 165 million people in 37 states live in zones with earthquake risks. Tremors of varying intensity have been recorded across most of the United States and in many areas around the world, so being ready to react when one occurs can come in handy at home or even on vacation.


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