BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams have been called on by Southern Baptist DR Logistics to deploy to the Monroe area of Louisiana for flood relief.
President Barack Obama declared yesterday that a “major disaster” had hit the Louisiana, where nearly 5,000 homes have been damaged by floodwaters, according to CNN. The flooding has been described by state authorities as a “historic flood event.”
Alabama DR cleanup and recovery teams will work alongside teams from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia and South Carolina, with more states expected to join the efforts as the floodwaters recede.
Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas also experienced flooding.
Mel Johnson, DR strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, said, “Please take a moment and pray as Alabama responds to assist our neighbors in an effort to bring help, healing and hope for families in crisis. Pray for survivors, emergency responders and our volunteers.”
The Alabama Baptist will continue to cover this story.