Operation Compassion Responds to Alabama Tornado Outbreak

By , March 4, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, tornadoes broke out along a swath of southern Alabama and Georgia. The most devastating of these storms hit an area about 20 miles south of Opelika, AL in Beauregard in Lee County. As of 8:00 a.m. this morning the death toll was at 23 with double digit numbers of people missing. More than 100 rescuers are continuing a house by house search for survivors.

 

This storm was designated as an F3 tornado by the National Weather Service with wind speeds of between 158 and 206 miles per hour. The Lee County Sheriff, Jay Jones, could not give an accurate accounting of the injured just that “an untold number” were sent to area hospitals with serious injuries.

Operation Compassion was assessing the damage and the needed response yesterday evening. Pastor Doug Click and the Lakeside Church of God in Opelika, AL is setting up as a disaster relief center to serve the survivors. Being just a few miles from the worst destruction, the church can take truckloads of supplies and then shuttle it in smaller vehicles into the disaster zone. Disaster products being shipped will include bottled water, food, hygiene buckets, blessing buckets and other products and supplies necessary.

As with any disaster, Operation Compassion will need your financial help in meeting the needs of the hundreds of people left without homes in the aftermath of this deadly F3 tornado. It is easy to give online, by phone or through the mail.

Online Donations:

Call your donations to:

423.728.3932

Mail your donations to:                               

Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE PMB 370

Cleveland, TN 37312

423.728.3932 Office

423.614.4995 Fax

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