Tag Archives: Tornado

Alabama Baptists at the ready to help fellow states following deadly weekend storm system

ADEL, Ga. (BP) — Southern Baptists throughout the Southeast have started responding to a deadly storm system that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 19 people from Georgia to Mississippi over a two-day period this past weekend. Severe weather, … Continue reading

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Multiple tornadoes hit Alabama overnight; kills 3

BIRMINGHAM (Neisha Roberts) — While the storm system that blew through the Southeast late-November was a welcomed hope for rain for some in extreme drought areas, it was an unwelcome guest for others who were hit by 130-mph winds and damage … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist church damaged in tonight’s storms

BESSEMER (TAB) — Grace Life Baptist Church, Bessemer, has suffered tornado damage following the storms that moved through west and central Alabama during the early evening hours. There were no injuries but the church has suffered roof damage and the steeple … Continue reading

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DR teams mobilize in wake of Pickens Co. tornado

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Disaster Relief (DR) teams from several associations converged on Pickens County on Feb. 3 not 24 hours after a large tornado tore through Aliceville, leaving massive devastation in its wake. Six Alabama Baptist DR teams from Pickens, … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams respond across state

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams were dispatched across the state April 28 after several strong storms and tornadoes left damage in their wake. According to news sources, a large tornado touched down near UAB Medical West in … Continue reading

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DR teams assess damage after storms roll through Alabama

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Much of central and north Alabama was under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning Feb. 20. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 43 miles per hour at the Birmingham airport and about … Continue reading

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Refugees reap blessing after Okla. twisters

OKLAHOMA CITY (ABP) — It was 97 degrees in Oklahoma City on Aug. 2 and the 22-mph wind made it even hotter as Missourian Amy Heap and her missons team from CrossHaven Church spent hours unloading four box trucks containing … Continue reading

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‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas in late May. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General … Continue reading

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Oklahoma tornado kills dozens, injures many; Alabama Baptists send funds, lift prayers

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The May 20 EF4 tornado that tore through Oklahoma City followed a similar path of a 1999 tornado, flattening buildings and destroying neighborhoods. More than 90 people were killed and more than 140 were injured in the … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — ‘Possible’ tornado hits Limestone County, heads toward Ardmore

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — A “possible tornado” hit the Athens area in Limestone County today pulling down trees and powerlines, according to alabamawx.com. –30– To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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