Vast portions of the Midwest continue to be threatened with catastrophic flooding and major downpours this week; with emergency responders and local authorities struggling to help citizens from Iowa to Nebraska and beyond.
The floods occurred when major rainstorms coupled with fresh snow-melt resulted in a massive inflow of fresh water into lakes, rivers, and creeks across the region.
“It was heart-wrenching to see the breadth of the flood,” said Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
“Just watching rescue boats go down, I mean, it’s speechless,” added one resident “Devastating. Heartbreaking.”
“Natural disasters are unpredictable and often have a devastating impact on Iowa towns and the communities within them. If your family, town, or area is experiencing the aftermath of a disaster, there are a variety of resources available in the State of Iowa to help you recover from a loss of shelter, food and water, or belongings,” adds the official Iowa state website.
DONATE NOW: Help Those Impacted by the Deadly Alabama Tornadoes
A series of devastating tornadoes struck Alabama this week; killing at least 23 and injuring countless more as the deadly storms rocked the region.
Support hundreds of volunteers from across the country as they help those impacted by the severe weather; including first aid, food, water, healthcare supplies, construction, and more.
Volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse traveled to Lee County, Alabama within hours of the tornadoes and they need your help.
— Samaritan's Purse (@SamaritansPurse) March 5, 2019
Click here to support Samaritan’s Purse as they help those in need.
DONATE: Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey made landfall this weekend, causing widespread damage and catastrophic flooding throughout the Gulf coast. The Category 4 storm hit southern Texas on August 25th, and with significant rain forecast, the worst may be yet to come.
“My heart continues to be heavy for the good people of South Texas as they begin to deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey—and the flood waters are still rising in many areas,” said Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse president.
Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now operating in the region, and they need your help.
Click here to find out how you can help support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.