A state of emergency has been declared after flash floods ripped through Pike County on Saturday night. We need your immediate help to send aid and supplies to the people in the worst-affected areas of Pike County. CAP’s Disaster Relief Team is already busy at work, but we’ll need your support to continue to deliver hope to those in need.
The waters have claimed two lives and left a few dozen temporarily seeking refuge in a high school gym. Many have lost everything and thousands of others are still without running water or electricity. Vehicles have been overturned in roadways from the sweeping force of the water, and homes have been lifted off of their foundations.
The waters rose fast. In just four short hours, Pike County was victim to 4 to 7 inches of fierce rainfall.
Crews worked tirelessly through the night to rescue those endangered by the rising waters–especially those who live closest to water drainages and creeks. Most are thankful for their lives, of course, but also devastated after having seen their whole lives wash down a creek.
CAP has already sent two truckloads full of emergency supplies like food, water and clothing to the hard-hit Appalachian county and is preparing to send more supplies and volunteers to help restore homes and rebuild lives.
And please remember the families and children affected by this tragedy in your prayers.
Thank you and God bless,
P.S. Please make a donation to help the families of Appalachia suffering from disasters today and in the future. God bless.Share