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'»
Category: Relief America
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:
Many 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.