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Anderson Storm Response

Anderson Storm Response

Anderson Storm Response

Updated May 15, 2024 – new info in bold

SCBaptist Disaster Relief chainsaw units are helping residents in the Anderson-Belton-Honea Path area after severe weather caused heavy damage on Wednesday night, May 8.

The day after the storm, DR volunteers were making assessments. The local Saluda Association chainsaw unit worked on Friday May 10, clearing trees from the grounds of Capstone Community Church, Anderson. Three units served homeowners on Saturday, May 11 and six other units served on Monday, May 13. Two final units will serve, one on Thursday, May 16 and one on Sat. May 18.

The National Weather Service concluded that the damage was from three distinct waves of straight-line winds and not tornadoes.  DR leaders observed a lot of very large trees broken off or uprooted, some coming down on houses.

All the scheduled DR units are commuting, with no overnight housing provided. Therefore, units too far away to come and go in one day have not been activated.

As always, our volunteers have spiritual conversations with the homeowners they serve. They give the residents a Bible signed by the team members, and have prayer with them before pulling out. Pray that hearts will be open to receiving the hope of the Gospel in the aftermath of the Anderson storm.

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