‘Catastrophic’: Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief responds following Kentucky flooding

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are providing flood recovery, laundry services and chaplain ministry in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, as the area copes with historic flooding.

The Alabama DR volunteers are part of a multistate effort in eastern Kentucky, where entire towns were submerged as heavy rains caused flash floods in the overnight hours of July 27. It’s the worst flooding the state has faced in its history.

“The destruction is absolutely catastrophic everywhere you look, and it’s very widespread,” said Ron Crow, Disaster Relief director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. “It’s going to take months to recover from, if not years. …  [This] is just indescribable.

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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.

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