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Hurricane Idalia Cleanup Project Underway

Rapid Response team members and volunteers are starting cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Idalia in Florida. Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach, Florida, on August 30 as a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

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Hurricane Idalia Making Landfall

Our team set up a base in the town of Perry, where trees are toppled over streets and homes show the grim effects of the storm’s fury. Many residents are overwhelmed as they face the huge task of putting their lives back together.

Hurricane Idalia, Christian Aid Ministries

Pray for the many people affected by Idalia. Pray also for wisdom for the Rapid Response teams as they start with cleanup and organize this project. We desire that God’s love would shine bright amid the destruction of Hurricane Idalia.

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“Thank you” from Kentucky tornado survivors

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Following deadly tornadoes in early December, CAM’s Rapid Response teams spent weeks doing cleanup and repair work in Kentucky, Tennessee, and other states.

Kevin* was a recipient and wrote, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The team you assembled in Eddyville, Kentucky, did the kindest thing for me and my wife. Your team cleared our home in Eddyville of an amazing amount of debris from the recent tornado. Until your team came, I had no idea how I would be able to do what they did in one day. They had the skills, the tools, and the drive to accomplish what seemed insurmountable. Their attitude and desire to accomplish the work was a clear indication of their faith in God and their love of neighbors.”

*Name changed to protect identity.

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Severe flooding in Tennessee

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On August 21, seventeen inches of rain poured down on Humphreys County, Tennessee, in less than twenty-four hours. Water rose at an alarming rate, leaving people trapped. In some cases, people couldn’t escape the floodwaters. Numerous people faced the reality of having not only their material possessions but also their loved ones swept away in floodwaters. u. At least twenty-two people died in the flood with others still lost in the rubble.

The area is a mess. Wrecked cars are strewn here and there, debris is piled across soggy ground, and many houses are no longer in livable condition.

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The flooding tossed aside cars and buildings.

CAM is reaching out with our Rapid Response Teams to help clean up and research the needs. Volunteers are starting to gut out flooded houses.

One Rapid Response staff member checked into providing food for hungry homeowners. A lady who owns a fast food restaurant offered as much food as they needed.  The lady’s eyes filled with tears as she brokenly shared, “My brother was one of those who drowned. It is only by giving to others that I can keep going.”

One of CAM’s Search & Rescue teams is also in the flooded area, searching for missing persons. Their goal is to help bring closure to families who lost loved ones.

Join us in praying for the many people affected by this severe flooding in Tennessee.

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Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall in Alabama and Florida

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Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama and Florida early Wednesday morning. The category 2 hurricane, with wind speeds reaching 100 mph, crawled slowly, dumping torrents of water. Officials urged people to take advantage of the storm’s slow pace and get out of harm’s way.

Meteorologists said that Hurricane Sally, now a tropical storm, could dump as much as 35 inches of rain in coastal communities. Local media showed images of homes being ripped apart by the howling winds.

CAM’s Rapid Response cleanup teams have been alerted and will be researching areas affected by this storm. Please pray for wisdom and guidance for the many people in the path of the storm.

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Imelda Drowns Texas Again

Tropical Storm Imelda dumped more than 40 inches of rain on some parts of Texas since making landfall on Tuesday. In Beaumont, Texas, three feet of rain fell in 24 hours. Some homes hit by Hurricane Harvey two years ago are once again filled with water. Some say that Imelda is worse than Harvey.

This massive storm caught millions of people in its path, stranding thousands in their homes or on the streets. CAM’s Search & Rescue team is currently rescuing people from the floodwaters. The Loaves and Fishes food kitchen plans to travel to Texas this weekend to serve hot meals to storm survivors. With more than 27,000 homes and businesses without electricity, people have no food or drinking water.

Once the water recedes, Rapid Response Services plans to investigate needs and further ways to help. Some of the homes our teams rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey are flooded again.
Please pray for the many people affected by this traumatic storm. Pray also for our teams as they minister to people who, in some cases, lost almost everything they owned.

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Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning as a category 1 storm after bringing several days of drenching rains to the eastern seaboard. More than 300,000 people were left without power as the hurricane swept up the coast. Dorian brought floods and tornadoes to several areas. The risk of flooding still continues with storm surges and heavy rain in some places. CAM’s Rapid Response teams are researching ways to help those who have been affected by the storm.


Sept 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian delivered intense winds and downpours in the Bahamas for more than a day. Residents sent out pleas for help as the powerful storm battered the island at category 5 with 185 mph winds. Five people were killed, and the death toll could rise as the situation becomes clearer. The International Red Cross estimates 13,000 homes are damaged or destroyed across the nation.

The hurricane has now downgraded to a category 2 and is inching northwest away from the Bahamas. It’s expected to get precariously close to Florida’s east coast late Tuesday and into Wednesday. Even though Dorian’s wind speed decreased, the hurricane is growing in size. Its combined wind, surge, and flood hazards remain the same or have grown worse than before.


Aug 31, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is predicted to slam into the southeastern United States on Monday or Tuesday as a category 4 storm. Dorian poses a major threat to those it its path. Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties in Florida.

CAM’s Rapid Response teams and Loaves & Fishes food kitchen are on standby to help should the storm hit as predicted. Please pray for the safety of those in the storm’s path and for our team members as they prepare to help.

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Tornadoes and severe weather!

Tornadoes and severe weather

Tornadoes and severe weather! (Update)

Thursday, June 7, 2:33PM

A severe tornado brought widespread damage to Dayton, Ohio, on May 27. The Ohio Rapid Response team is cleaning up debris-filled yards and ministering to those who have lost their homes.

Tornadoes and heavy rains damaged many areas in the U.S. this spring. CAM’s Rapid Response teams are busy working in various places throughout the country. Please pray for our teams as they show the love of Jesus to the hurting.

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Tornado damage in Dayton, Ohio.
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Houses are ripped apart.

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House damaged by tornado.
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Rapid Response volunteers clean up debris.

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Tornadoes and severe weather

Tornadoes and severe weather

Tornadoes and severe weather

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Tornadoes and severe weather!

May 29, 6:00AM

Tornadoes have been raging throughout the past week. The tornadoes brought horrific destruction in the Midwest and south central United States. As a result severe weather alerts are still in effect and homeowners fear further destruction.

This is a busy week for our Rapid Response teams as they research needs and start cleanup. Besides the tornadoes, torrents of rain is flooding some states, our teams are also assisting in these areas.

Dayton, Ohio—tornadoes

As a result to Tornadoes that touched down in the Dayton, Ohio, and caused extensive damage. Ohio Rapid Response Team is researching and plans to assist with cleanup.

Indiana—tornadoes

Because of several large and destructive tornadoes that touched down near Akron, Indiana, and Pendleton, Indiana. Indiana Rapid Response team helped tarp roofs and continues to research needs.

Northern Iowa—tornadoes

Iowa Rapid Response team is gearing up for several days of cleanup. They are working where several tornadoes hit the northeastern part of the state.

Missouri—tornado and flood

Missouri Rapid Response team is providing cleanup as a result to a tornado in Missouri. Continual rainfall in the region is creating flooding as well.

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Damage in Missouri.
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Missouri Tornado damage.
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Cleanup underway in Missouri.

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Oklahoma—tornadoes and flood

Heavy rainfall and tornadoes have caused destruction in Oklahoma over the last week. More rainfall is in the forecast, and the water keeps rising. Oklahoma Rapid Response team has been researching needs. When the floodwaters subside, they hope to assist with cleanup.

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Flooding in Webber Falls, Oklahoma.

Pray for our teams!

Please pray for the Rapid Response teams as they reach out to the distressed. Our goal is to show the compassion of Jesus in these devastated areas. If you wish to help make these projects possible, you may use the donation option below. Thank you for your support!

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Widespread Flooding in Midwest

Widespread Flooding

Widespread flooding damaged or destroyed several thousand homes in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and Missouri this week. Rivers in the Midwest continue to swell from heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt. In addition to destroying homes and businesses, the flooding is also taking a heavy toll on farmers. The waters have covered tens of thousands of acres of cropland, destroyed stockpiled grain, and killed livestock.

Rapid Response team members and volunteers have already started cleanup in Iowa. They are helping devastated homeowners remove soggy furniture, wet insulation, and other damaged belongings from flooded homes. It is important to get this done as soon as the floodwaters go down and before mold sets in.

Team members in Nebraska, Illinois, and Missouri are waiting for floodwaters to subside. They hope to start cleanup next week.

Pray for our Rapid Response team members as they seek to share the love of Jesus with devastated homeowners.

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Destructive Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia

Destructive Tornadoes

A destructive tornado outbreak hit Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle on Sunday afternoon. The tornadoes tore houses to shreds, flattened trees, and killed at least 23 people. Our Rapid Response teams are responding in the following areas:

Lee County, Alabama:

One of several tornadoes in this area was rated an EF-4 and packed 170 mph winds. It left a track of destruction almost a mile wide and 24 miles long. The Alabama Rapid Response team is working to get into the area, but with the amount of casualties and people still missing, they have had difficulty with research.

Cairo, Georgia:

The town of Cairo, Georgia, was hit with an EF-2 tornado with 102-mph winds. CAM’s Georgia Rapid Response team is starting to provide cleanup in this area. The team is also researching needs in other parts of Georgia.

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Destructive Tornadoes

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Destructive Tornadoes

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Destructive Tornadoes

Destructive Tornadoes

Pray that God would open doors for our teams to meet needs and minister the love of Jesus in these devastated areas.