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Hurricane Ian Rips Florida; FCFI Disaster Relief on the Ground
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 150 mph, causing a massive storm surge, inundating the coastal areas near Fort Meyers, Cape Coral, all the way up to Sarasota and beyond.
“Heavy rain hammered eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday morning, triggering destructive flash flooding that broke at least one long-standing flood record.
Here are some aspects of this latest flood disaster that stunned even our team of meteorologists and journalists.”
FCFI Helping Farmers Recover from Tornado Damage in Kentucky
After the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, it was time to head back to western Kentucky to help farmers recover from the devastating tornadoes of December 10, 2021. Our base camp was moved from Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake to Dexter-Hardin United Methodist Church. Work continues on farms near the resort, where extensive tree damage downed fences that contain cattle, horses, goats, and other livestock. The Fellowship of Christian Farmers Disaster Relief Operations assembles volunteer crews to clear trees and rebuild fence to help farmers maintain their livestock.
Tornadoes Pound 6 States: 70 Dead
Last night, a devastating tornado hit Mayfield, KY around 9:30PM, causing major damage and killing as many as 50 or more people, many in a candle making factory, running shifts 24/7 to get product out for Christmas. Warm temperatures in December usually signal severe weather, with as many as six states hit with tornadoes and strong thunderstorms with damaging winds.
Mission Trip: Louisiana
Mission Trip: Louisiana
Disaster Relief Heading Into Winter
Amid all of the Covid-19 concerns of this past year, natural disasters still happen, and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers is there to help farmers recover from hurricanes, tornados, floods, wildfires, and other disasters, large and small. This year brought massive tornados in Tennessee and Alabama, hurricanes to Louisiana and Alabama, a derecho storm to Iowa, along with many smaller storms. A big thank you to FCFI Board Member CP Foster for hauling a truckload of hay to Louisiana!
Work Continues in Iowa
The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International teamed up with Go Serve Global to help farmers in rural Iowa recover from the August 10th derecho windstorm that hit the Cedar Rapids area with sustained winds of over 100 mph, lasting nearly an hour and flattening 13 million acres of corn and soybeans. Current projects include removing downed trees and gleaning fields littered with pieces of destroyed grain bins and other metal buildings on farms northeast of Keystone.
Record 140 MPH Winds Flatten Corn in Iowa
When you see devastation like this in Iowa farm country, you immediately think tornado. This would not be the case for a straight line windstorm that passed through the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area on August 10, 2020. Wind speeds set a new record for the straight line winds, called “Derecho.”