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After hitting North and South Carolina Friday morning of last week, Hurricane Florence parked over the coasts of the two states dumping water for several days. While the worst of the storm has passed, the flooding is expected to remain throughout the week. As the storm has moved to the mountains, water will trickle back down, flooding some areas throughout the state.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams east of the Mississippi are well seasoned in response and we are grateful and hopeful to serve them in a supporting role in the coming weeks. Due to continued flooding, it looks like flood recovery response will be lengthy, providing all flood recovery and chainsaw teams the opportunity to serve, possibly multiple times. At this time, we have no request for feeding, shower, or IMT unit deployments.

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief will remain on standby for deployment in partnership with Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, at the request of affected states. Because of the fluidity of Disaster Relief, anything may change at any time, but we will continue forward with updates on deployment arrangements.

We, as Arkansas Baptists, want to share God’s love with those affected by this disaster! We ask you to partner with us in prayer for the survivors of this storm, as well as for the first responders who are still on the ground serving. Finally, continue to pray for all disaster relief volunteers who may have the opportunity to share the love of God with those affected! Stay connected with ABSC for more updates. Thank you for your investment and commitment to the ministry of ABSC Disaster Relief!