Operation Compassion Responds to Flood Victims in the Carolinas

By , October 5, 2015

IMG_4268Many are still missing, several have been reported dead, and millions of people have been affected as rains continue to pound North and South Carolina. “The flooding is unprecedented and historical,” said Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a meteorologist and director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia, in an email to The Associated Press. The National Weather Service in Charleston calls the event “Catastrophic” and Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina describes the rains as a 1,000 year event. Water mains have broken and boil water advisories have been issued as hundreds of thousands of residents prepare to be 3 or 4 days without potable water. Experts predict that life-threatening impacts would persist into the week. Entire towns are underwater.

IMG_4273 As rescue teams and emergency responders are busy continuing to pluck people from the water, Operation Compassion is staging critical relief-aid for the survivors as waters subside and roads open. Over the weekend, response and product partners were contacted as organization and mobilization began. “We are providing disaster relief supplies for the immediate need and additional help for the long-term recovery” says David Lorency, president of Operation Compassion. Disaster sites are being established and they are responding to multiple locations across the region.

The response is urgently needed and Operation Compassion cannot do it alone. Will you help Operation Compassion provide life-sustaining aid to the survivors of the Carolina floods? Help your neighbors in need, it is easy to donate.

 

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Mail or call your donations to:

Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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