Operation Compassion Responds to Alabama Tornado Outbreak

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By , March 4, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, tornadoes broke out along a swath of southern Alabama and Georgia. The most devastating of these storms hit an area about 20 miles south of Opelika, AL in Beauregard in Lee County. As of 8:00 a.m. this morning the death toll was at 23 with double digit numbers of people missing. More than 100 rescuers are continuing a house by house search for survivors.

 

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Operation Compassion Sends Relief Help to California

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By , November 13, 2018

With two deadly fires raging across California, Operation Compassion is sending disaster relief supplies to aid those that have lost their homes. The fires are located on opposite ends of the state. The Woolsey fire located in southern California is near 100% containment as of the early morning press briefing. Firefighters are hopeful this blaze can be fully contained by the end of the week.

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Operation Compassion begins Relief to Hurricane Michael Survivors

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By , October 11, 2018

As Hurricane Michael blew onshore in Florida and on into Georgia, Operation Compassion began formulating a plan to get help to the survivors as quickly as possible. With winds in excess of 155 miles per hour and storm surge between 9 and 12 feet, the immediate coastline was devastated. Hurricane Michael continued its devastation on into Georgia as a category 3 storm throughout yesterday afternoon.

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Operation Compassion Escalates Florence Response

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By , September 17, 2018

Trucks filled and ready to leave for the disaster are

Flooding continues in storm-ravaged areas of North and South Carolina. In some locations, as much as forty inches of rain has fallen threatening mudslides, cresting rivers, and the breaching of dams. The situation is dire, but help is on the way. 

Beginning this past Sunday, September 16th, trucks filled with critical relief-aid supplies began arriving in the affected areas. According to David Lorency, president of Operation Compassion, “Sixteen local churches are serving as distribution sites, along with three warehouses, and three factories. There are also three locations in the impacted area that will be used to provide hot meals.”  

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Operation Compassion Prepares for Hurricane Florence

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By , September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence from space

Hurricane Florence has become a category 4 hurricane. While it is about 1,254 miles off the east coast of the U.S., forecasters are predicting a Thursday afternoon to evening landfall. Although it is a little early to know for certain where Florence will make landfall, most of the forecasts are pointing to a stretch of coast between Myrtle Beach, SC and The Outer Banks, NC. NOAA is predicting a catastrophic and life-threatening landfall with large surf or storm surge, catastrophic flooding and more than 2 feet of rain. As winds climb to 130 – 156 mile per hour or more devastating damage to homes, businesses and other structures are likely. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Prepares for Hurricane Florence'»

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