Disaster Relief volunteers face another busy week as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas


Hurricane Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 storm along the Texas coast on Monday morning. The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 —  to make landfall in the U.S. has already left reportedly 1 million residents in the Houston area alone without power. The storm reportedly killed at least 10 people in Caribbean islands last week.

Meanwhile, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are bracing for another busy week as the storm is expected to leave a trail of damage in its wake in a state that has already been hit hard by severe weather throughout the spring.

Send Relief, the compassion arm of the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, planned to deliver a truck load of water on Monday to support Texans on Mission efforts, reported Coy Webb, Send Relief crisis response director. Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief plan to deploy a mobile kitchen and feeding team to  Wharton, Texas. Texans on Mission plans to also deploy a mobile kitchen and feeding team to the Houston area.  Both teams will be partnering with The Salvation Army and look to provide meals to those in need on Tuesday.

The storm is expected to weaken into a tropical storm as it moves further inland, and is expected to continue moving north through Texas into Arkansas and the Midwest before eventually dissipating by midweek, according to the latest projections.


This story first appeared in The Baptist Paper.