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  • UPDATED: DR teams on site after EF-3 rips central Ill.

    by Illinois Baptist & BP Staff, posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (BP) -- Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) volunteers were in Taylorville, Ill., one day after an EF-3 tornado damaged 500 structures there.

    Rare late-winter storms Nov. 30-Dec. 1 spawned tornadoes in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, killing one person in Missouri, CBS News reported. Though no fatalities have been reported in Illinois, the most severe damage was in Taylorville, some 25 miles southeast of Springfield, Ill., where at least 26 people were injured.

    Several houses in Taylorville were "flattened," and others had their roofs ripped off or saw "gaping holes" torn in their roofs, according to CBS. Read More

  • Conn. 'surprised by grace' of DR response to storms

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    SOUTHBURY, Conn. (BP) -- Hundreds of Southern Baptists from 13 states are helping Connecticut residents after tornadoes destroyed 300 homes there in May, disaster relief (DR) leader Tim Buehner told Baptist Press.

    Chaplaincy has been at the forefront of DR work slated to continue through mid-July in at least five communities where an estimated 98 percent of residents don't recognize Jesus as Savior, said Buehner, mobilization and ministry evangelism coordinator for the Baptist Convention of New England (BCNE). Read More

  • Tornadoes: 2 Ga. Baptists killed; cleanup begins

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE, Ga. (BP) -- As the Southeast recovers from a deadly storm system that swept the region Jan. 21-23, Georgia Baptists are mourning the deaths of an elderly couple who were members of First Baptist Church in Nashville, Ga.

    Meanwhile, the president of William Carey University -- a Mississippi Baptist Convention-affiliated school in Hattiesburg, Miss. -- said the campus "looks a lot better" following initial cleanup efforts. Read More

  • Okla. Baptist DR helps tornado victims

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, March 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began preparing meals, clearing debris and repairing damaged homes today (March 27) after tornadoes swept across central and northeastern Oklahoma just two days earlier, killing at least one person. Read More

  • Wave of Baptist volunteers aids 3 hard-hit Ala. towns

    by Erin Webster, posted Friday, November 15, 2002 (16 years ago)

    HOOVER, Ala. (BP)--Alabama Baptist disaster relief volunteers responded in large numbers to the Nov. 10 tornadoes that devastated parts of Walker, Cullman and Cherokee counties. Teams from numerous Alabama Baptist associations joined a national disaster relief effort after storms ripped through the South and Great Lakes region Nov. 10-11. Read More

  • Union Univ. community spirit shines in midst of crisis

    by Sara Horn, posted Wednesday, November 13, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    Ruben Kruayeveld, a sophomore at Union University, hauls away debris from a tornado that damaged buildings and uprooted trees at Union University. Photo by Helen Comer

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--"Things are replaceable -- people aren't."

    The phrase seemed to echo throughout Union University's campus in the first daylight hours of Monday morning, Nov. 11, as faculty, staff, students and volunteers from the community met to begin an all-day cleanup effort after the campus was hit by raging heavy winds from an F1 tornado.

          The tornado had formed directly above the student residential buildings shortly before midnight the previous Saturday night. Though damage to the Jackson, Tenn., university appeared extensive, spirits were high from the significance that no one had been hurt. Read More

  • Pre- & post-tornado, Union staff rallied to action to help students

    by Sara Horn, posted Wednesday, November 13, 2002 (16 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Early Sunday morning, Nov. 10, time stood still at Union University. That's when, according to student eyewitness accounts and the National Weather Service, an F1 tornado formed above the campus, creating 110-mile-an-hour winds which blew dumpsters and picnic tables through the air, knocked down trees and power lines and broke and shattered glass windows in cars and buildings. The time on the clock of the university's Miller Tower read 12:05. It would stay that way for the next 18 hours. Read More

  • Daylight brings reality of storm's impact at Union

    by Sara Horn, posted Wednesday, November 13, 2002 (16 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--As the sun came up over the campus Sunday, Nov. 10, a warm breeze blew through the white tarp stretched over the side of Hurt Commons where a wall of glass windows had blown in from the tornado's high winds. The morning brought a sharp contrast to the darkness and storminess of the night before. Read More