Tennessee DR Teams Placed on Alert, Standby

Baptist and Reflector

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MOUNT JULIET — Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is monitoring Hurricane Harvey closely.

The Tennessee Baptist DR feeding unit was placed on alert Aug. 25 while response/recovery units have been put on standby, said Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.

Alert status means there’s a good likelihood the feeding unit will be called out quickly while it’s more of a “wait and see” scenario for the response/recovery units, Jones said.

As of Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, Harvey was near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, with winds of 120 mph and even stronger gusts. It was upgraded to a Category 3 storm, according to a report by ABC News.

The National Weather Service warned that the hurricane could bring heavy rain and winds to the Texas coast. The weather service noted that portions of Texas could receive 15 to 25 inches of rain or more with an much as 35 inches by Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The storm is predicted to be the worst to hit the state in nearly two decades, according to ABC.

Updates can be found at www.baptistandreflector.org when available.

If you would like to donate to the response effort, visit the TN Disaster Relief Contributions page.

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