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Montgomery 03/8/19

Update from District Governor Sam Adams

Rotarians volunteering their time and strength to help load and store donated materials in Montgomery Alabama for use in the Lee County tornado recovery process.

 

Lee County 3/5/19

A personal testimony from Past President Kristine Hill of the Opelika Rotary Club the day of the tornado.

PP Kristine Hill Opelika Mar 3

"Can’t even describe the scene at the hospital today. So much hurt, so much devastation. But I was so incredibly proud to stand next to nurses, physicians, directors, managers, kitchen staff, cleaners, and on and on...all of whom were taking care of our community and of each other. There were hugs and tears and sweat and skill poured into every person that walked in the doors of East Alabama Medical Center today. I saw amazing compassion and teamwork that reminds me just how blessed we are. Prayers for all those affected, and especially for our first responders, nurses and physicians who have worked tirelessly to save lives today."

Beauregard 3/5/19

Update from District Governor Sam Adams

Our Rotary representative Jericho Wilson is being certified to help through the Samaritan's Purse Operation, approved by local EMA. Rather than reinvent the wheel, he recommends volunteers go to the 7:30am or 12:00 pm classes. Please feel free to contact him for further details.

 

Lee County 3/4/19

Update from District Governor Sam Adams

Here is the latest information regarding the Lee County Relief Effort.

1. Currently all receiving locations are at capacity to include water and clothing.
2. EMA officials have not cleared any crews to enter into the affected areas to start the clearing and rebuilding process. That approval is likely to be given tomorrow.
3. Confirmed dead stands at 23 as of 5pm. NWS has designated the tornado as an EF4. The Red Cross is reporting that blood supplies are now sufficient to meet anticipated need.

Lee County 3/6/19

Gov Kay Ivey toured Lee County today. In the memory of those lost, flags were ordered at half-mast through March 10th. Governor and 30+year Rotarian Kay vows that the town will not be forgotten and with everyone's help, the community will rebuild.

As to "hands on " help and supply needs, this comment was made in response to an announcement that a warehouse was opening for supplies in Smith Station area.

 

Lee County Tornado

From District Governor Sam Adams

As many of you know Lee County suffered a devastating weather event this afternoon with significant loss of life and property damage. A tornado ripped the small community of Beauregard with a path almost a half mile wide. Our heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to those who have suffered this tremendous loss. As of 11 pm tonight 23 lives were lost.

 


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