Sep 7, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Response to Floods in Niger

In August, heavy rains in Niger caused the worst flooding in 100 years. One of the most affected areas was the southern region of Dosso. Later the banks of the Niger River overflowed and caused flooding to occur in the region of Tillabery in the north and in the capital city Niamey. Approximately 145 communities have been impacted and extensive farmland is submerged in water. Thousands of people have been left homeless.

Aug 24, 2015 by Kellie Scholma

Detroit Flood Response – Finding and Helping Those in Need

One billion dollars. $1 billion was reported as the estimated cost of the recovery from an historic August 2014 flood in Detroit, Michigan.

Jun 8, 2015 by Faye Yu

Meet Victor from Eagles—An Introduction

(MALAWI) Yesterday I met Victor Mughogho, the director of Eagles Relief and Development, a World Renew partner in Malawi.

Dec 4, 2014 by Beth De Graff

World Renew DRS Opens Florida Reconstruction Site after “Stealth-Like” Floods

(UNITED STATES) World Renew DRS Opens Florida Reconstruction Site after “Stealth-Like” Floods. “I talked with Sienna*, a single mother with four young kids living in the Pensacola, Florida, area. A tree fell on their home during the storm, damaging the roof. The rain water just poured in. She didn’t know how to treat the water damage and now her entire house is full of mold and mildew, and her kids are sick because of it. She doesn’t have the money to pay anyone to fix her home; she doesn’t know what to do,” said Richard Anema, a volunteer with World Renew’s Disaster Response Services (DRS).

Aug 8, 2014 by Christina de Jong

World Renew Responds to Burlington, Ontario Floods

World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to this past week's severe flooding in Burlington, along with its partner Samaritan's Purse. Two months of rain fell in a couple of hours on Monday, August 4. Hundreds of basements were flooded and Burlington mayor Rick Goldring says over 1,578 people were affected.

Nov 20, 2013 by Kellie Scholma

Volunteers Clean Up After Colorado Floods

“Most people had just a few minutes to grab photographs and other remembrances before they had to evacuate,” says Dave Gabrielse, a Rapid Response volunteer in Colorado. “Their basements were filled with water and often the second level of their home was inundated as well. Many lost all of their keepsakes and memories from the past.” World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) deployed Gabrielse and five other Rapid Response volunteers from Michigan and Ontario to Longmont, Colorado, after 17 inches of rain overwhelmed area cities and towns there during the third week of September.

Sep 18, 2013 by Beth Degraff

Southern Alberta Floods Update

Volunteers from World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) began interviewing residents in the town of High River, Alberta, this week to assess the needs of homeowners whose houses were damaged in a massive late-spring flood. World Renew has been responding to the disaster since it occurred in June 2013 and has plans in place to continue a long-term response that could extend into the next two or three years.

Sep 18, 2013 by Beth Degraff

World Renew Responds to Massive Colorado Flood

The Vissers will meet with World Renew DRS Area Representatives Walt and Carol Ackerman, who live in the area and have been monitoring the flooding and rescue efforts as they unfold. Many homeowners have been stranded by washed-out roads, and the town of Lyons was entirely evacuated this week, a total of about 7,000 residents. Search teams are going house to house looking for survivors. Eight people are reported to have died in the flood and others are still missing.