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When Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers hear that they’re needed, individuals from across the state put their lives on hold and descend on an area. And these strangers form teams, work long days and pour themselves out into disaster-ridden areas. “It’s amazing how God works — how He puts teams together of people with different skill sets for this work we’re doing,” said Farrell Hataway, a “blue hat,” or team leader for the feeding unit in Houma,
Ferrell Hataway approached the car that pulled up by the tents where industrial cooking equipment and supplies were housed. A man was behind the wheel, and an 8-year-old girl was in the passenger seat. As Hataway was talking to him, he learned that this family’s trailer had been destroyed by Hurricane Ida, and the family of five had lost most of their earthly possessions. Hataway invited the family to come under the tent and shared
Hurricane Ida: Disaster Relief response begins amid ongoing efforts to restore water, power to hard-hit areas
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams will be part of a massive cleanup effort in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which struck the state Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm. Ida made two landfalls, the first near Port Fourchon and the second in Lafourche Parish, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph at the height of the storm. The strong winds downed trees and power lines, causing what officials deemed “catastrophic transmission damage”
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams are on alert for likely deployment in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall Aug. 29 in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, around noon Sunday as a high-end Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. The strong winds downed trees and power lines, and heavy rains caused localized flooding in New Orleans and other cities in the storm’s