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Kentucky Tornado Response with Team Rubicon

The day after the deadly and longest tornado in U.S. history devastated Western Kentucky and three other states, Jason deployed with Team Rubicon to Benton, Kentucky to document their disaster response efforts. Below, is a collection of images that Jason took for Team Rubicon while deployed with them for two days.




Team Rubicon volunteers begin to assess the damage during the early morning hours on Sunday, December 12, 2021, near Benton, Kentucky.


A Team Rubicon heavy equipment operator exits his equipment after moving it into place to assess his next steps on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Kentucky Lake.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Lake Barkley, Kentucky.




A Team Rubicon sawyer pauses between cuts on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Lake Barkley, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Lake Barkley, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon volunteer removes fallen trees and debris blocking roads on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Lake Barkley, Kentucky.



Team Rubicon volunteers look for fallen trees blocking roads on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the Cambridge Shores area on Lake Barkley, Kentucky.



Team Rubicon sawyer teams at work clearing roads of fallen debris and trees on Monday, December 13, 2021, near Benton, Kentucky.



Team Rubicon volunteers get a visit from friendly neighborhood dogs on Monday, December 13, 2021, near Benton, Kentucky. Ten dogs lived in this neighborhood, along with 16 family members, that all survived the deadly tornado.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer begins to cut away fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon volunteer uses a broom to leave the streets 'TR clean' after cutting fallen trees blocking roads on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



A Team Rubicon sawyer cleans his chainsaw and sharpens its blades as the sun sets on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Benton, Kentucky.



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