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Team Rubicon provided debris removal in wake of recent floods and mudslides in Lake Elsinore


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 11:35pm

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Team Rubicon members help homeowners in the Robinhood Oaks Estates in Lake Elsinore.

LAKE ELSINORE – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, launched an operation to provide response and recovery support to the residents of Lake Elsinore, following the recent floods and mudslides in the Robinhood Oaks Estates area. Operations ran Jan. 28- Feb. 1.

In coordination with local and state officials, Team Rubicon conducted damage assessments and provided debris removal, spontaneous volunteer management, as well as sawyer and heavy equipment operations.

Team Rubicon performed its services at no cost to those affected. Residents seeking assistance are urged to call Riverside County Emergency Management Department at (951) 358-7103.

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Heavy equipment will be used to clear roads and homes in Lake Elsinore of muddy debris.

"This community in Lake Elsinore has unfortunately been struck by several different types of disasters these last several months," Cody Frazier, Team Rubicon incident commander for Operation Wind Rider, said. "Our volunteers have stepped up and are putting great effort into making this area safer for when the next storm comes."

Team Rubicon has a 90,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after a devastating natural disaster. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to more than 315 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence and Michael.

Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters.

Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon's mission, visit

Submitted by Team Rubicon.


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