Summary: Hurricane Ida DR Response
Updated 10/20/21: We have completed our participation in the nation-wide response to Hurricane Ida.
Louisiana: We deployed 4 chainsaw units and one team of cooks to Belle Chasse, LA in September, partnering on a recovery site run by Alabama DR. We also sent another team of cooks to Houma, LA to assist with mass feeding, partnering with AL and TN DR to provide thousands of meals each day to people in an area still without power weeks after the hurricane.
Our final unit served in Walker, LA during the week of Oct. 11-15, doing chainsaw and skid steer work. This concluded six weeks of involvement by SCBC DR in the Hurricane Ida response.
Pennsylvania: We sent DR units to Horsham, PA, an area near Philadelphia that had flooding and an EF3 tornado from Hurricane Ida. A small advance team of assessor/chaplains helped to open the site, followed by mud-out and chainsaw teams, plus cooking and Incident Management teams. The Horsham site closed on October 10, after five weeks of recovery work.
We also sent a mud-out team and cooks to served at a separate site in Philadelphia, working alongside Kentucky Disaster Relief for one week.
SCBC Disaster Relief units accomplished the following in Louisiana and Pennsylvania:
Salvation Decisions – 8
Ministry/Chaplaincy Contacts – 519
Bibles Distributed – 55
SC Units/Teams involved – 19
Chainsaw Jobs – 101
Laundry Loads – 106
Showers Provided – 244
Mud-out Tasks – 69
Assessments – 115
Meals Prepared – 1202 for DR volunteers, plus assisted other states in their mass feeding kitchens for thousands of meals