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Grand Lake, CO

The East Troublesome Fire occurred from October 14 to November 30, 2020. It burned 193,812 acres, destroying 580 structures and killing two people...

Monte Lake, B.C.

In August 2021, the White Rock Lake fire destroyed 28 structures at Monte Lake, B.C. It was one of about 1,600 fires in the province during last year’s fire season...

Fraser Valley, B.C.

In a single week in mid-November 2021, torrential rain caused a series of floods and mudslides in multiple parts of B.C. In the Fraser Valley the flooding damage to farmland and surrounding towns and cities is estimated to exceed $1-billion. The...

A man sprays off concrete to clean up the dirt left by flood water.
Crisfield, MD

October 29, 2021 a significant flooding event happened along the eastern shores of Maryland in Somerset and Dorchester Counties. It impacted the Crisfield and Cambridge areas of the State. The reason for the flood was high tide, full moon and windy...

Princeton, B.C.

In mid-November 2021, a series of floods impacted multiple regions of B.C. In Princeton, the flooding lead to nearly 300 homes placed under evacuation order and flooded. MDS Canada was able to respond quickly and began a clean up response in early...

Mayfield, KY

A deadly late-season tornado outbreak, the deadliest on record in December, produced catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across portions of the Southern United States and Ohio Valley from the evening of December 10 to the early morning of...

Pine Ridge, SD

Straight line winds, tornadoes, hailstorms, and floods severely damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes during May and June, 2015, and again in September, 2016. This loss of housing compounded an already existing shortage of good housing for residents...

MDS volunteers repair and build homes in the Florida Panhandle, after October 2018's Hurricane Michael.
Marianna, FL RV

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, FL on October 10, 2018 as a Category 5 Hurricane with sustained winds of 160mph. By the time it reached Marianna it was a Category 3 hurricane. It was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to...

Three volunteers nailing house frames.
Okanogan, WA

The Cold Springs Fire started on September 7, 2020. This same day, about 80 other fires were also started in Washington state, caused by downed power lines and high winds. By the morning of September 8, the Cold Springs fire alone had burnt 175,000...