Thursday, May 16, 2013

Adventist Community Services Responds to North Texas Tornadoes

Tornado Hits North Texas
Tornadoes ripped through North Texas last night (5-16-13), killing 6 and injuring 100 others. There were about 120 homes destroyed. Gerald Mohr, Keene Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) Coordinator, is in contact with Hood and Johnson county personnel regarding ACS DR responding to the tornadoes. They are ready to deploy the Mobile Distrbution Unit, if needed, reports Sherry Watts, Texas ACS DR Assistant.


5/15/13 12:15 pm EST

ACS DR is responding to the tornado outbreak in the Granbury and Cleburne, TX area.  There were ten tornadoes that affected the area, some up to F4 category.  ACS DR volunteers are delivering water and other emergency supplies to a rural trailer park where hundreds of people lived.  Along with the devastation from the tornado, their water supply was compromised.  A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) from the Arlington Church is en route to assist in whatever way they are able.

We are standing ready with the Mobile Distribution Unit, a semi-truck that contains pre-packaged clothing outfits, personal care kits, and blankets, ready to serve as needs are identified. ~Sherry Watts

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