Response Updates

Convoy of Hope Responds to Flooding in the Midwest

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March 26, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.

PAPILLION, NE — In the wake of historic flooding that has taken place across the Midwest, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has distributed nearly 300,000 pounds of relief supplies to communities still reeling from the disaster. More trucks carrying supplies will be dispatched to affected areas in the next few days.

Convoy of Hope is coordinating with partners, churches, and emergency management to distribute the disaster relief supplies in communities that were substantially affected by floodwaters. In addition to relief supplies, Convoy is deploying a 12-member team that will set up debris removal operations in Papillion, Nebraska.

March 18, 2019 | 4 p.m.

Fresh drinking water continues to be the most pressing concern of the Midwest flooding. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team sent another two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water on Monday — now having sent more than 150,000 pounds of bottled water for distribution in multiple communities in Nebraska. Convoy continues to work with partners to identify the greatest needs of those affected by the flooding.

March 16, 2019 | 8 a.m.

Following recent storm across the Midwest, numerous communities in Nebraska are experiencing severe flooding, and some water systems have been compromised. Convoy of Hope is currently sending 80,000 pounds of bottled water to aid those affected.

The severe flooding in Nebraska and surrounding areas is partially due to the “bomb cyclone” that moved through the Midwest. Heavy rains, snowmelt, and ice jams in the river systems have all contributed to the severity of the flooding. The Convoy of Hope Disaster Services team is coordinating with churches and emergency management officials on how to best coordinate relief.

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