As storms and widespread flooding continue to spell despair for thousands across the UK,
Al-Imdaad Foundation has been on the front-line helping people in the worst affected areas. Hurricane force winds at 100 mph battered parts of the country, adding to the chaos already caused by some of the worst flooding ever seen in the UK. Al-Imdaad Foundation UK with its high ethos of "Striving to serve humanity regardless of race, religion creed or culture have assisted the flood victims in the local communities in Somerset.
Due to winds gusting over 100mph, the affected areas of Somerset has been issued with a ‘danger to life’ red alert warning. Houses have been flooded to over 3 metres and electricity power to thousands of homes has been cut off and transport has been disrupted by the hurricane-force winds.
Al-Imdaad Foundation is working closely with the local emergency authorities including the British Red Cross and DEFRA to respond quickly and provide support to the affected families. After initial assessment it has been sought that the immediate response is for funding to provide temporary accommodation for the flood victims. Also warm hats and blankets would be greatly appreciated.
Currently, the government has instructed specialist pumps being installed to drain water in the affected areas, thereafter a massive clean-up will be required.
Al-Imdaad Foundation is appealing to volunteers committed to show their enthusiasm to travel to Somerset to the affected areas and help in this process. Further details will be provided as soon as clearance is notified.
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Al-Imdaad Foundation is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and NGOs in Disaster Relief and also Al-Imdaad Foundation is a member of BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development).