Thousands have fled Jackson, MS in response to the “historic, unprecedented” flooding in the area. The Pearl River, which runs in a snakelike path through the city, has risen to its third highest level in history. Additional rain is expected in the coming days, which could significantly increase the number of people affected.
Residents began evacuating late last week and are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their family members, friends and neighbors, and to reduce damages to their homes, businesses and churches. Their losses will be great, and they will need God’s help to get through the storm and the hard times that will follow.
Convoy of Hope is already in the area, waiting for the river to crest and waters to recede. When the storm subsides, they will distribute disaster relief supplies to storm survivors, coordinate volunteers, and assist in both short- and long-term cleanup and community restoration efforts.
Eight Days of Hope is calling on volunteers to join them for a Rapid Response outreach in Jackson, beginning on Friday. They will work alongside homeowners and others to clear debris, put tarps on roofs, gut water-damaged homes and salvage people’s personal property whenever possible.
In the coming days, 2,500 homes are expected to flood in Jackson and the surrounding area, with 500 currently under water. Please continue to pray for Mississippi, and that those impacted would see the love of Christ through these efforts.
If you would like to be part of this, as well as other disaster relief efforts worldwide, visit joycemeyer.org/DisasterRelief