Just weeks after floods ravaged much of the Northeast, more storms have brought additional flooding and destruction. CBN News reports that at least two people have died in the powerful storms that moved through the eastern part of the United States on Monday. The storms also forced thousands of flights to be canceled or delayed, and left more than one million homes without power.
Tornado watches and warnings were issued across ten states from Tennessee to New York, putting more than 29.5 million people under a tornado watch Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The two lives lost tragically during the storm was a 15-year-old boy who was struck by a downed tree after getting out of his car at his grandma’s house in South Carolina, and another gentleman who was 28-years-old who died after getting struck by lightning.
Severe storms of this nature leave a lasting impact on communities and families left in ruins. Samaritan’s Purse knows the help these communities need. The humanitarian aid organization led by Franklin Graham just wrapped up their aid and assistance to parts of the Northeast in Vermont and New York where severe flooding left devastating destruction in its path. Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse have worked to take mud out of homes, and remove soaked drywall and other belongings.
The amount of damage that is inflicted on communities after storms is extreme, and many find themselves lost within the destruction. But with aid organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, communities that are forced to face severe weather are never left alone in their most desperate times of need.