Severe weather continues to threaten much of the U.S., with Missouri now experiencing record flooding from a surging Mississippi River. The floods have claimed at least 20 lives in Missouri and Illinois and inundated hundreds of homes and businesses.
The floods follow a week-long wave of intense weather across the nation, including heavy rainfall, deadly tornadoes, and blizzard conditions.
Since December 23, more than 40 people have died from weather-related events.
Direct Relief’s Response
In response to tornadoes and floods across the U.S., Direct Relief has sent 24 emergency shipments of medical aid totaling $414,845 to community health centers and clinics throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.
More evacuations as Midwest flooding worsens https://t.co/ySIkGSBXcG
— Direct Relief (@DirectRelief) December 30, 2015
Direct Relief’s response will continue to expand as the need for medical assistance increases.
Severe Weather Across the U.S.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 26, 2015
— Phil Buck (@Phil_Buck) December 28, 2015
More roads are closing in the Greenville County area. Red Cross is opening a shelter in Greenwood. https://t.co/u22zFHGCM4
— WSPA 7News (@WSPA7) December 30, 2015
— WLOX (@WLOX) December 25, 2015
— KTLA (@KTLA) December 30, 2015
— TIME.com (@TIME) December 29, 2015