West Virginia was hit late last week with what is being called “a 1,000 year flood” after torrential rains dropped more than 10 inches of rain in several counties, the worst being in Greenbrier County where 17 people were killed and scores of homes and businesses were destroyed. In other locations, at least 8 people were killed bringing the total death toll to at least 25 with some people still reported as missing.
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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'»
In early October, 2015, a series of storms created some of the worst flooding ever experienced in South Carolina. For several weeks, Operation Compassion delivered semi-trucks loaded with disaster relief supplies that included bottled water, food, blankets, hygiene and cleaning buckets, to mention only a few.
Over the weekend tornadoes and severe flooding struck the south and southeast leaving devastation and destruction in their wake. Texas was the hardest hit recording an EF4 tornado. So far, more than 40 people have been killed and more than 600 hundred homes/structures destroyed.
Recovery work continues in South Carolina as high water levels still plague residents and some communities remain cut off. In the midst of the catastrophe, Operation Compassion is on the move delivering critical disaster relief to the hardest hit areas. As of today 16 semi-trailers of critical relief supplies have been delivered to 5 temporary warehouses and a multitude of locations throughout South Carolina. Stories are pouring in from volunteers and partners telling what the response has meant to them through social media: