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Flooding Devastates Eastern Kentucky, Leaving Behind Great Needs

Story by Kathy Symborski

Last week, historic flooding in eastern Kentucky devastated the area—leaving scores homeless, at least 37 dead, and many still unaccounted for.

Rescue efforts have been further complicated by additional rainfall and ensuing mudslides that have blocked roadways, knocked out power and cell service, and washed away homes, vehicles, schools, bridges, and much of the infrastructure. Many are still stranded without access to water, medications, and food; now they are experiencing high temperatures, placing additional stress on those delivering aid and assistance, and to the elderly and those with fragile medical conditions.

People in this area of Kentucky, already living at poverty level, have lost almost everything and are in dire need of our prayers. Please carve out time in your daily petitions to God for provision, safety, mercy, and grace for those affected as well as for those providing relief.

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
(Psalm 57:1)

                  

If your Calvary Chapel fellowship has been affected by the flooding, or is involved in relief efforts, please contact Calvary Chapel Magazine at contact@calvarymagazine.org or 540-373-7882.

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002_ Floodwater sits in the parking lot at Carr Creek Lake, Near Hazard, KY, on Wednesday, August 3. Historic flooding last week in eastern Kentucky has wreaked incredible destruction in many communities. Pray for the many people who are facing enormous loss from this disaster, and for those who will respond to meet the need. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

 

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003_ A family loses everything as their house collapses and floats away in eastern Kentucky floodwaters. Photo by Zach Hall

 

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004_ Hollybush, in southeastern Kentucky, is submerged in raging flood waters after Troublesome Creek jumped its banks during the heavy rains. Photo by Zach Hall

 

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005_ Members of the Winchester, KY, Fire Department walk inflatable boats across flood waters over State Road 15 in Jackson to pick up people stranded by the floodwaters on Thursday, July 28. Flash flooding and mudslides were reported across the mountainous region of eastern Kentucky, where thunderstorms have since dumped several inches of rain over the past few days. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

 

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006_ Water levels rise almost to the top of this sign in Hollybush, KY. Photo by Zach Hall

 

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008_A Volunteer Fire Department vehicle is trapped by flooding on Highway 550 in Hindman in Knott County, KY. Photo by Zach Hall

 

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009_ A partially collapsed roof at Robinson Elementary School near Ary in Perry County, KY, is visible on Tuesday, August 2, following heavy rain and floodwaters. AP Photo/Lexington Herald-Leader

 

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0010_ A bridge along KY-3351 over Troublesome Creek near Ary remains damaged on Tuesday, August. 2. Photo Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

 

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001_ A large cross marks the way, offering hope, as a supply truck drives into heavy fog on Wednesday, August 3, near Hindman, KY, after the massive flooding. Temperatures are now soaring in this region where people are now shoveling out the wreckage caused by the massive flooding. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

 

 

 

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All verses above are quoted from the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

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