2011 Press Releases

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tornadoes in Missouri and Oklahoma, Flooding in Upper Midwest

May 27, 2011 At least 132 people are dead after a massive tornado tore through the town of Joplin, Missouri, on May 22. The storm caused severe property damage, destroying homes and businesses, and disabling one of the major hospitals in town. Electricity and phone services were cut off, and many roads remain impassable due to

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May Web Series Feature Partners in Colombia and Friends in New Jersey

May 25, 2011 The Power of Partnerships this month honors the work of the Episcopal Church in Colombia to provide care and support for people throughout the country who have lost homes and livelihoods because of La Niña. Rainfall, which has deluged the country continuously since April 2010, has caused 

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Renewed Unrest in Abyei Threatens Sudanese Peace

May 23, 2011 Unrest in the town of Abyei, situated on the border between Sudan and the soon-to-be independent state of Southern Sudan, is raising concerns locally and internationally about a possible reprise of the civil war that ravaged the country for decades between 1955 and 2005. Northern troops invaded Abyei on May 21, 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Preparation for Flooding and Continued Storm Response

May 11, 2011 Heavy winter snowfall and spring rainstorms have caused the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to rise above flood level, prompting area residents to evacuate and compelling authorities to take action to mitigate property damage. On May 3, the US Army Corps of Engineers intentionally blew up a section of the Birds Point 

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Storm Response Update: Assessing Needs

May 2, 2011 Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting relief efforts in a number of Episcopal dioceses in the South and Southeast, after tornadoes in two separate storm systems (on April 16 and 27) caused catastrophic damage and claimed nearly 400 lives across eight states. In North Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of 

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Friday, Apr 29, 2011

Dioceses Respond to Storms in South and Southeast

April 29, 2011 Over 300 people have died throughout the South and Southeast after severe storms and tornadoes battered the region, causing widespread damage to homes and civic infrastructure. A large wave of storms struck on April 27, after an earlier cluster of storms had barreled through the Southeast over the 

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