Tag Archives: Hurricane

College students to help Sandy survivors

EDISON, N.J. (BP) — College students will have their second opportunity in as many years to use their holiday breaks to minister to disaster survivors in the Northeast as the North American Mission Board is coordinating their deployment to respond … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist mud-out teams assist after Isaac; child care team headed to Louisiana

HOMEWOOD — Six Alabama Baptist disaster relief mud-out teams have been working this week in Louisiana and Mississippi, said Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). And three more mud-out teams are set … Continue reading

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Alabama’s ‘chainsaw maniacs’ aid in Isaac cleanup at New Orleans Seminary

By Frank Michael McCormack NEW ORLEANS — A team of about 25 disaster relief workers from Alabama were hard at work on the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) campus over the weekend, removing debris and downed trees scattered by … Continue reading

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Alabama DR teams on the road to New Orleans area

Three Alabama Baptist disaster relief cleanup and recovery teams left around 7 a.m. for the New Orleans area. The teams are headed to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to help with cleanup on campus. A heavy equipment team left from … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist churches safe from Isaac; coastal DR assessments being made

Thomas Wright, executive director of missions for Mobile Baptist Association, said his initial reports indicate Alabama Baptist churches weathered the storm with no major issues. Cypress Shores, Hollinger’s Island, Bayou La Batre, Heron Bay and Dauphin Island indicate flooding on … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Hurricane warning lifted for state; DR officials remain on alert

HOMEWOOD — While the National Hurricane Center has lifted the hurricane warning that was in effect for the Alabama coast, the rains have started impacting the area. “Dauphin Island has already lost power and will be turning off the water … Continue reading

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Alabama DR teams on alert as storm’s path is monitored

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — While Tropical Storm Isaac seems to be turning west of Alabama, the state’s disaster relief officials are still spending the day preparing for the “what if.” Disaster relief volunteers are pulling out their signature yellow t-shirts, caps … Continue reading

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Breaking News — State of emergency declared in Alabama as Isaac approaches

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Hurricane Isaac’s anticipated landfall along the Gulf Coast has Alabama Baptist disaster relief specialist Mel Johnson preparing to set up the state disaster relief Incident Command Center at the Baptist Building in Montgomery on Monday and Tuesday. … Continue reading

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