Severe Weather Continues to Haunt South
As severe weather in
At least seven people died and as many as 80 homes were destroyed in
“We are still in the beginning of this event, and with the weather reports for tomorrow being what they are, it will be the weekend before we get a handle on what the full impact will be,” said James Morse, coordinator of the conference’s disaster response team.
More flooding is expected this week in
Already, UMCOR has sent an emergency grant to the Arkansas Annual Conference and expects to send another to the Missouri Annual Conference to help with early response training and with case management of survivors.
Karen Benson, disaster response coordinator of the Missouri Annual Conference, said flooding is just beginning across the state, with crests expected later this week. “Many communities are predicted to crest at all-time-record levels,” she said.
UMCOR already has shipped 1,500 cleaning buckets to the Missouri Conference from its Sager Brown relief-supply depot.
Additional severe weather, including more tornado activity, is expected in the coming days and could affect the cities of
Later, when the tornado danger shifts east, it is expected to extend from the eastern
Your prayers are requested for all who may be in the path of continued severe weather. Cleaning buckets help those affected by storms or flooding to begin the arduous task of cleaning up, and can be shipped to any of the depots in the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network.
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