Disaster relief teams assist in Missouri

Two Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams have been deployed in response to the flooding caused by what meterologists are calling “once-in-a-millenium” rainfall in Missouri at the end of April and early May.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declared a state of emergency April 29. Since that time authorities have conducted hundreds of evacuations and more than 30 rescues. According to media reports, at least five people have lost their lives.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also declared a state of emergency for his state after entire towns were overtaken by floodwaters. At least five deaths have been reported there.

At press time, teams from Chilton and Morgan Baptist associations were assisting in Missouri. (TAB)