CBN, Convoy of Hope, Samaritan’s Purse Report: Hope, Volunteers Swarm To Kentucky, Arkansas, Other States To Give Disaster Relief
Convoy Responds to Multistate Tornado Outbreak
“Because the destruction is so widespread, Convoy of Hope is working tirelessly to get much-needed resources to multiple locations to help those who need them most,” said Stacy Lamb, Senior Director of Convoy of Hope’s U.S. Disaster Services team.
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‘We Have to Rely on Our Faith’: Kentucky Declared a Disaster Area After Tornadoes Swarm – Looks like a War Zone
BY DALE HURD
The search for victims continues after a weekend swarm of dozens of tornadoes left of a path of destruction through five states.
In Mayfield, Kentucky, workers on the night shift at Mayfield Consumer Products were in the middle of the holiday rush, cranking out candles, when the word went out: “Duck and cover.”
It was first feared that as many as 70 factory workers might be dead, but as of Monday morning, that number stood at 8 dead, 8 missing.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) said, “I am praying that maybe original estimates of those we have lost were wrong. If so, it’s going to be pretty wonderful.”
Deadly Tornado Outbreak Brings Heartache Across Multiple States
BY SAMARITAN’S PURSE
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An unprecedented swarm of deadly nighttime tornadoes tore through eight states from Friday into Saturday leaving a long trail of death and destruction. Search-and-rescue efforts continue; more than 100 are feared dead.
Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Mississippi were battered by at least 50 tornadoes. The worst damage and highest death toll (at least 80) occurred across western Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear called the storms “the most severe tornado event” in his state’s history. The city of Mayfield, with a population of 10,000 in Graves County, had its downtown flattened.
Samaritan’s Purse has deployed team members, vehicles, and resources to help those whose lives have been turned upside down. Two Disaster Response Units—tractor trailers loaded with equipment and supplies—are now on the ground in hard-hit areas. One is in northeastern Arkansas; the other is in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Several staff members in both states are currently assessing damage and working with local officials, emergency management, and church partners to develop a strategic relief response in these hurting communities.
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