Heavy rainfall last week caused rapid snowmelt that has resulted in major flooding across at least four states. So far, three people have died and hundreds of homes and business have been impacted. Mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders remain in place. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 200 miles of levees have been compromised in four states and historic flood levels have been recorded at 42 locations across six states. Though water is receding, in many areas, more rain is anticipated along with warmer weather that may increase water levels from snow and ice melt.
Lutheran Disaster Response, through congregations, synods and our affiliates across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri is responding to this disaster. The road to recovery will be long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster. Your gifts are needed to launch recovery efforts. Gifts designated for “U.S. Flooding” will be used to assist those affected by the floodwaters, until the response is complete.
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