LCC Disaster Response Deployed with Boots on the Ground within 12 Hours to Assess Homeowner Tornado Damage in Burlington and Sycamore, Illinois
2nd ROUND OF TORNADOES AND STRONG STORMS HITTING IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS WITHIN 60 DAYS
Starting early evening on Monday, August 9, and continuing for several hours, strong storms with torrential downpours produced at least six tornadoes as part of an outbreak of severe weather in the Illinois counties of DeKalb and Kane. Tim Hetzner, LCC President/CEO, and Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response, closely monitored storms throughout the night to determine the hardest-hit areas.
Early Tuesday morning, Kathy O’Day and LCC Lutheran Early Response Team (L.E.R.T.) chainsaw leaders Marty Johnson and Larry Zagorski began visiting homeowners in the affected areas to assess damage to their properties. Several large homeowner sites in Sycamore have been scheduled and clean-up work will start today. Each site will take 4 – 7 days to complete due to the massive amount of tree and property damage. LCC Disaster Response will be working out of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Elburn, Illinois, which has one of LCC’s L.E.R.T. and K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams.
Helping Family with Extensive Property Damage
We will also assist several neighbors and complete additional assessments in this rural area over the next couple of weeks.
LCC NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE TO HELP FAMILIES DEVASTATED BY DAMAGE!
The LCC Disaster Response Ministry never charges those we serve. Please donate to the LCC Disaster Response General Fund or Equipment Maintenance & Fuel Expense Fund so that we may continue to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.