Response Updates

Response to Deadly Missouri Storm Is Underway

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope

April 10, 2023 | 12:45 p.m.

Since the deadly EF-2 tornado touched down in southeast Missouri early morning on April 5, Convoy of Hope has distributed more than 13,600 pounds of relief supplies — including food, water, hygiene supplies, cleanup resources, and tarps. More than 700 individuals have received essential supplies to help ease the burden of what they lost to the severe storms.

April 6, 2023 | 1:50 p.m.

After consulting with local officials, Convoy is deploying cleanup teams in the wake of the tornado disaster in Glenallen, Missouri. Teams have delivered essential resources, such as water, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, and tarps, to survivors in the area. Distribution to those affected has already begun.

April 5, 2023 | 4:24 p.m.

Convoy of Hope is responding to the EF-2 tornado that struck southern Missouri and Illinois late last night. Convoy is sending food, water, tarps, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items to help survivors. The first load will leave for the affected communities early tomorrow morning.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. CDT this morning, a tornado touched down near the communities of Glenallen and Marble Hill, Missouri. The storm killed five people, and first responders reported multiple injuries. This storm is the 13th deadly tornado in the U.S. since the first outbreak on March 24.

Convoy of Hope is committed to helping those affected by unpredictable storms like the ones that have recently destroyed communities across the United States. For more information on how to be prepared for different kinds of severe weather, visit Convoy’s Disaster Preparedness page for a free guide.

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