Following the devastating tornadoes last week, Operation Compassion has delivered seven semi-loads of disaster supplies to Mississippi and South Georgia. These two states were hit the hardest and suffered more deaths in the wake of these storms. The area around Hattiesburg, MS sustained the greatest storm damage. While in South Georgia the damage was more spread out across a larger area.
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The storm has passed but the destructive results are still being realized. Hurricane Matthew left five US states devastated and the country of Haiti crippled. Some are saying the destruction rivals that of Hurricane Katrina but in many ways, it is worse. Bodies are still being found and the water in North Carolina is still rising. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Hurricane Matthew Relief Work'»
Over the week-end flooding increased in southern Louisiana to near record levels as thousands were displaced from their homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. As rain continued to fall at record rates more than 7,000 emergency rescues of stranded homeowners and drivers were performed by first responders.
During the first 3 days of disaster relief in Louisiana and Mississippi, Operation Compassion has sent 7 semi-trailers loaded with emergency supplies and products. Four more semi-trailers are staged and ready for delivery. Critical items such as bleach and cleaning supplies, disaster boxes and buckets, bottled water and blankets were loaded on these semi-trailers. However, the need is greater! Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Relief in Louisiana and Mississippi'»
The severe weather system that brought torrential rains to Louisiana and Mississippi is finally moving out. This weather system was a rare occurrence for the United States according to meteorologists. In its wake, destruction and devastation to property and lives remains. Flood waters are still rising in many areas as more than 5,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and more than 3,000 people have been rescued in Louisiana alone.