Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are ministering in Albany, Georgia, where a major storm killed a woman and caused widespread damage across the southern part of the state.
Powerful thunderstorms impacted the Southeast United States last week, killing five in Alabama and damaging property, while also creating power outages. Albany, roughly three hours south of Atlanta, was caught in the middle of the storm, too. Initially, officials with the National Weather Service were investigating the possibility of a tornado in Albany, but since have stated the damage was caused entirely by straight line winds that achieved speeds of 85 miles an hour.
This marks the first deployment of the year for the Rapid Response Team, which will serve in southwest Georgia alongside sister ministry Samaritan’s Purse.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is an international ministry of crisis-trained chaplains ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to natural and man-made disasters. Since its inception in the wake of 9/11, hundreds of chaplains have had the honor of praying with hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, all in the name of Jesus.
Please keep all affected by the storm in your prayers.