Chaplains Serve in Slidell, Louisiana After EF1 Tornado

By   •   April 11, 2024

An EF1 tornado ripped through the city of Slidell, Louisiana, leaving behind widespread destruction. Chaplains are sharing God's peace in the wake of the storm.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains deployed to Slidell, Louisiana—just north of New Orleans—where a tornado caused widespread damage.

“We haven’t seen this much damage since Hurricane Katrina,” Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer said.

The powerful EF1 storm knocked out power for nearly 45,000 people statewide and left a trail of severely-damaged buildings, downed power lines, and toppled trees.

“I’ve never talked to God so much before in my life,” said one resident who survived the storm.

Crisis-trained chaplains are providing emotional and spiritual care to those reeling after this traumatic event—and offering them the lasting love and comfort that’s only available through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

“Unlike hurricanes that people can prepare for, tornadoes are often unpredictable and people don’t have much time to prepare,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT. “But we need to remember that even in those moments when disaster strikes, God is still with us.”

“That is the message we are going to share with residents who have been affected by this disaster—that God’s love is greater than all the tragedy of this world.”

 >>Please pray for all those affected by this horrible storm and for the chaplains who are serving them.