Pray for West Virginia Flood Victims

June 24, 2016 • United States
Communities are devastated by recent flooding in West Virginia.

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the needs of flooded communities in West Virginia

UPDATED: JUNE 26

Samaritan's Purse staff examine flood-affected areas on a map of West Virginia.

Samaritan’s Purse staff examine flood-affected areas on a map of West Virginia.

A storm system tracking across the Midwest surged into West Virginia late Thursday with a downpour of rain unlike any the state had seen in a century.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for 44 West Virginia counties after more than nine inches of rain in under nine hours created a dangerous deluge. As many as 26 deaths have been reported.

A North American Ministries Disaster Relief program manager, joined by Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains, is on the ground now assessing needs throughout areas affected by the deadly flooding.

Our response is based out of Greenbrier County, and volunteers will begin work later this week.

TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER, GO HERE.

U.S. Disaster Relief
013622
$
Donate

On Saturday President Barack Obama declared three counties to be federal disasters areas: Greenbrier, Nicholas, and Kanawha. More may be added.

Roads were washed out in recent flooding.

Roads were washed out in recent flooding.

Roads, bridges, and homes were swept away as storm waters made creeks swell throughout the Mountain State. Aerial and amateur video caught houses floating—at least one on fire—through the widening waters. Tens of thousands of people are without power. Many areas remain inaccessible so the full extent of damage remains unknown.

Please pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those whose homes have been damaged. Pray also for our staff as they travel to flooded communities.

Heavy rains pummeled West Virginia last week causing massive flooding. Aerial photo taken June 25.

Heavy rains pummeled West Virginia last week causing massive flooding. Aerial photos taken June 25 by Samaritan’s Purse staff traveling over and around White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County.

Please pray for families affected by disastrous flooding in West Virginia.

Please pray for families affected by disastrous flooding in West Virginia. Aerial photo taken June 25.

An aerial photo taken June 25 shows a swollen river in West Virginia.

An aerial photo taken June 25 shows a swollen river in West Virginia.

Families across West Virginia have suffered extensive damage to their homes during recent flooding. Aerial photo taken June 25.

Families across West Virginia have suffered extensive damage to their homes during recent flooding. Aerial photo taken June 25.

SUPPORT
U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

U.S. Disaster Relief 013622
$

More