This week, Hurricane Florence made landfall in Southeastern North Carolina. As with any Hurricane, the strong winds have done a great deal of damage to cities on the coast. However, for the past few days Florence sat over the lowlands of the Carolinas dumping inches upon inches of rain. The rain has causes extreme flooding in the region and has displaced several thousand residents. The death toll—much of it from rising waters and flooding—currently stands at 11. Church buildings in North Carolina have also been affected. Many of them have taken on water as the flood waters have risen. Several churches also had structural damage to worship centers, educational spaces, and family life centers.
Please be in prayer for the churches, pastors, church members, and community residents affected by Hurricane Florence. Also Send Relief and the North Carolina Baptist Men are in preparation mode to move in once the storms and rain waters subside to aid in the recovery. Please pray for these volunteers as well as everyone who will be assisting in cleanup and recovery later this week. Storms like Florence may last only a week, but their impact is often felt for months, and sometimes years, to come. Please pray for the recovery and give to aid the causes in the Carolinas if you feel led to do so.