Heavy rainfall has caused rapid snow melt that has resulted in major flooding across at least four states. So far, three people have died and hundreds of homes and businesses have been affected. 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, more rain is anticipated in many areas, along with warmer weather that may melt snow and ice and raise water levels further.
Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to this emergency through congregations, synods and our affiliates across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.
What you can do:
Please pray for the communities that have been affected by or lie in the path of flooding. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those mourning the loss of loved ones and strength to those working diligently to care for affected communities.
Gifts to "U.S. flooding" will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those affected by flooding until the response is complete.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response: