Operation Compassion Responds to Devastating Weather

For the past two weeks the Midwest and other parts of the country has been facing tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, torrential rainfall and damaging winds. Along with these weather conditions, dams and levees are at risk of overflowing or giving way. Many cities along the Arkansas River are in danger as the water flows downstream creating disaster scenarios. The states of Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri have all been affected.

Operation Compassion, an independent benevolent organization with roots in the Church if God, sent three semi-trucks to Texas last week to their non-profit partners for distribution. OC will continue to monitor the weather and send more relief goods as conditions warrant.

In Oklahoma, Operation Compassion continues to monitor the Tulsa area as levees threaten to break from the flood waters of the Arkansas River. So far, residents have been able to escape devastation by releasing more water through the dam.

The Walmart in Coffeyville, Kansas has been closed due to imminent flooding. Operation Compassion is monitoring this situation as severe flooding could cause total devastation to the town of Coffeyville.

Two weeks ago, Operation Compassion was able to send a semi-truck of disaster relief goods to assist those that had experienced severe flooding in Omaha, Nebraska. While those flood water had receded a bit, today there is new flooding that is developing again.

While Missouri experienced a couple of tornadoes last week, the damage was not as catastrophic as the tornado that ripped through there a couple of years ago. Residents are picking up the pieces and the outlook has been favorable. There has been some minor flooding as Operation Compassion continues to monitor the situation there.

Dayton, Ohio is the most recent to suffer damage at the hand of a tornado. The power was knocked out to 88% of the population including the water treatment plant which means there is no fresh drinking water. Operation Compassion and another non-profit disaster relief partner is sending in semi-trucks of bottled water to initially assist.

Operation Compassion Director Dave Lorency sated, “With so many disasters happening and many at the brink, Operation Compassion will need financial help in meeting the needs of the thousands of people affected by the severe storms. It is easy to give online, by phone or through the mail.”

Online Donations: www.operationcompassion.org; mail donations to: Operation Compassion, 114 Stuart Road, NE PMB 370, Cleveland, TN 37312 or call 423.728.3932.

(Source: Operation Compassion)

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