Warm weather doesn't cool off disaster responses

Warm weather doesn't cool off disaster responses
It was an unusually busy June.

Warm weather during June didn’t bring much of a change in disaster responses for chapter volunteers.

“It was an unusually busy June,” said Disaster Specialist Phillip Iman. “We normally don’t have this many responses at this time of year.”

Volunteers responded to 11 single-family fires during the month. They also assisted at one storm incident and one incident where a vehicle crashed into a home.

The chapter opened 14 new cases in June, followed up on three others and assisted 48 new clients.

Chapter responses include:

Boone County: one single-family fire; one storm incident; one case of a vehicle crashing into a home; assisted four family units; and 10 individual clients

Camden County: one single-family fire; assisted six clients

Cooper County: one single-family fire; assisted five clients

Crawford County: two single-family fires; assisted two family units; assisted 10 clients

Dent County: one single-family fire; assisted two clients

Howard County: one single-family fire; assisted two clients

Maries County: two single-family fires; assisted two family units; assisted eight individual clients

Morgan County: gave follow up assistance with one family and provided rental assistance

Randolph County: one single-family fire; assisted four clients

Pulaski County: one single-family fire; assisted one client

Phelps County: followed up with two families and provided rental assistance