Latest Huntington flood response updates – Please join us in prayer for those affected by the flooding and for the relief efforts.
MAY 18, 2022
Yesterday we concluded the flood recovery operation in Huntington WV.
With approximately 1,747 hours dedicated to the event, 932 of those volunteer hours were provided by West Virginia DR team members, and the remainder from our friends and neighbors in Kentucky. There was one salvation and we are making arrangements to follow up with at least two families.
We assessed a total of 30 jobs, two of those were given to the American Baptist (Gassaway Baptist Church) and one was declined due to an unsafe environment.
Thanks to all of those who responded to the call out. For those that were unable, don’t worry there will be other opportunities as we are expecting a busy season.
A special shout also goes out to Westmoreland Baptist Church for opening their doors and allowing us to use their facilities for housing, fixed site feeding, and the operations center.
While this was a good deployment, there were some stumbling stones, but with us relaunching and strengthening WV Disaster Relief in 2022, they were expected. We will work through these and with God’s guidance and providence we will be better because of them.
Again, thank you and those who responded!
MAY 8, 2022
As many are aware, the Huntington, WV area has experienced flooding due to weekend storms. Please join us in prayer for those affected by the flooding and for the relief efforts.
Roy Polmanteer, WVCSB Disaster Relief Coordinator, is meeting with the American Red Cross to receive the findings of their initial assessment. An initial SBDR windshield assessment by Brady Lipscomb and Ted Duty indicated more than 120 homes in the Enslow Park area were affected by flooding. In addition, more information will follow after the WV VOAD coordination conference call on Monday morning, May 9.
At this time it looks like there will be a need for assessment teams on Monday afternoon (May 9) and recovery teams as early as Tuesday (May 10).
Once there is a better idea of the actual number of homes that will need assistance and the level of damage, we will provide a more accurate number of teams needed for the duration of this operation.
Contact Roy Polmanteer for information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.759.8858. If you plan to serve and need housing, Roy will need to know that information as well.
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