On August 9th, Akita and Iwate Prefectures were affected by heavy rainfall; over 1000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the resulting flooding and landslides. PBV dispatched an advanced team and after conducting a thorough assessment of the situation on the ground, it was decided that the town of Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate Prefecture, would be the focus of our relief efforts.
On 28th July, Yamaguchi prefecture experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Over 1,500 homes sustained damage, affecting thousands of people across the area. Three days later, PBV dispatched an advanced team to the affected areas in order to assess the situation on the ground and to liaise with local organizations, such as the Social Welfare Council. Having established a rapport with these groups and set up an operations base, PBV commenced relief activities in the Yamaguchi City and Hagi City areas, focusing on debris removal and clean-up of flooded homes. This project continued over the course of a month and finished on 2nd September.
Six survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake from fishing villages in the Oshika Peninsula travel to neighbouring Iwate Prefecture in order to assist communities affected by severe weather conditions.
Yamaguchi Prefecture experienced severe flooding and landslides after a period of heavy rain in late July/early August of this year; this is a report on PBV’s relief activities in the area to assist affected communities.
After a prolonged period of heavy rainfall in the latter half of July 2013, over 280 homes sustained damage from flooding in Nishi-Izucho, Shizuoka Prefecture. PBV conducted emergency relief activities from 22nd July to 30th July, during which time 35 volunteers (totaling 108 work days) worked to help those affected.
While assessing the affected areas, PBV’s representatives spent some time assisting with administrative tasks at the main Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in the area, Serve Moore. Serve Moore was formed in the immediate aftermath of the May 20th tornado by a coalition of local churches in order to accommodate the influx of volunteers from all over the U.S who came to assist those affected by the disaster. The VRC took in more than 4000 volunteers per day at the peak of its activity and is still regularly taking in over 1000 volunteers, especially on the weekends when it generally attracts more local and out-of-town volunteers. Upon arrival at the center, […]
Two of PBV’s representatives arrived in the Oklahoma City area on June 13th.
They have visited the areas of Oklahoma City, Moore, El Reno and Shawnee which were affected by tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather conditions in order to conduct an initial assessment of the damage and to gauge the needs on the ground.
U.S. Tornado Relief Update
PBV is dispatching an assessment team to Oklahoma in order to determine the most effective way in which we can provide assistance to the people in the affected areas.
PBV extends its deepest condolences to all of those affected by the devastating tornadoes that have struck the Mid-West of the United States in recent days. In response, PBV has commenced fundraising activities for relief efforts and is working closely with partner organizations in the United States in order to deliver assistance as effectively as possible.