USA (MNN) — U.S. President George Bush declared a major
disaster in Missouri.
That means the state will get federal aid to supplement state
and local recovery efforts in areas affected by flooding following heavy spring
Seventy counties and the city of St.
Louis also are eligible for federal funding for emergency
protective measures. The storms dumped
as much as a foot of rain on the Midwest, submerging roads, homes and killing
at least a dozen people.
Flooding also was reported in parts of Arkansas, southern Illinois, southern
Indiana, and Kentucky.
The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is poised to
respond, with local managers monitoring the situation. However, assessment teams have to wait until the flood
waters recede to get a clearer picture of the needs they can address. Pray for wisdom for them as they mobilize as
the hands and feet of Christ.