Twenty-Six People Killed and Dozens Injured
Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
Thousands of Structures with Major Damage or Destroyed
Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) Disaster Response actively monitored the strong storms and tornadoes moving throughout the Southeast this past week. Homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses are severely damaged. Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response, and the LCC Lutheran Early Response Team (L.E.R.T.) volunteers are ready to respond and serve as invited.
The EF-4 tornado obliterated Silver City and Rolling Fork, Mississippi, with winds of 170 mph. “The city is gone,” shared Mayor Eldridge Walker of Rolling Fork. At least twenty-six people were killed and dozens injured after powerful storms and one long-track tornado pummeled the Southeast last Friday night, ripping roofs off homes, leveling some neighborhoods, and knocking out power for thousands, according to local officials.
Search and rescue efforts have now been completed. Due to the extensive tornado damage, specialized heavy equipment is needed to clear structural debris giving access to homeowner properties. LCC Disaster Response is on standby.
LCC Disaster Response Continues to Monitor On-Going California Atmospheric River Storms
LCC is in contact with Rev. Philip Zabell, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) District Disaster Response Coordinator for California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH), to discuss ways in which LCC Disaster Response can provide support to churches and families in the affected areas of California who have been greatly impacted by the on-going historic atmospheric river storms.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. The LCC Disaster Response Ministry never charges those we serve. Please donate to the LCC Disaster Response General Fund so that we may show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
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