United Kingdom (MNN) ― Not since 1947 has England seen such flooding. Much of central England is underwater, and the British government is looking at a domestic emergency.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and over 350,000 homes were without running water in Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. The corresponding infrastructure has also ground to a halt. Utilities and public transportation are unlikely to resume until well after the waters recede.
The damages prompted the government to release an extra ten million pounds (roughly $20M USD) to flood-hit areas but warned the crisis was "still not over." Officials say water levels in the Thames were still causing concern, and flooding of towns along its banks was likely to come.
Greater Europe Mission says their Oakes Holiday Centre camp ministry is on high ground and remains unaffected by the flood waters. The missionary family also reports their home also escaped damage.
Please pray for the thousands who are homeless, and pray for the testimony of the believers who are responding to the emergency.