Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence flooding will be soon be affecting South Carolina by the end of this week. Myrtle Beach has been issued a mandatory evacuation order beginning tomorrow. Flood waters are expected to reach 10+ feet over flood stage by Friday morning, which will put water up to many roofs of homes and businesses. Deaconess Hiller stated, “the LCMS church there expects to be underwater by next weekend and a total loss. This has just been devastating to slowly watch water levels rise and homes being destroyed. But it is also good to see the church and people responding with help and love to those in need. But this will be a long recovery and help needed for quite some time.”
Lutheran Church Charities and our LERT teams are prepared to go to show the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. They have lost much and are in need of assistance from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.