BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — An early morning storm system April 7 brought with it heavy rainfall, flash flooding and tornado watches, some of which remained in the southeastern parts of the state at press time. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief was quick to assess damage in areas where flash flooding had occurred, according to Mel Johnson, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) disaster relief strategist. Flooding was reported in areas of Birmingham and Shelby Counties and local disaster relief teams were activated to assist according to needs. The Tuscaloosa Baptist Association chain saw unit was deployed to assist the Coker area. Initial assessments indicate the team will not require additional support, Johnson reported. On Twitter, @alsbomdr reported: “Assessments for mud out response teams will take place for homeowners as soon as floodwaters recede.” Rick Lance, SBOM executive director, said in a Tweet: “Praying for all impacted by severe weather in our part of the country. Be safe out there.”
The Alabama Baptist will continue to follow disaster relief efforts across the state.