CINCINNATI — Matthew 25: Ministries, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Ohio, said it's deploying its Disaster Response Team on Thursday to the southeast United States, where areas were just pummeled with tornadoes and strong storms.
The National Weather Service reported three tornadoes spun up across the Florida Panhandle, and strong storms pushed through southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia with winds up to 70 mph and baseball-sized hail.
The organization will be bringing and distributing P&G personal care kits, baby supplies, paper products, Zevo insect repellant and additional supplies including garbage bags, cleaning supplies, first aid and safety supplies provided by Cintas.
It will also deploy a truck that's designed to carry around 20,000 batteries and charging stations for mobile devices. From there, the team will conduct damage assessments and continue to evaluate how they can best service the area.
The NWS said more severe weather is expected through the Midwest, south and southeast portions of the U.S., including hail, wind and possibly tornadoes.
Those who wish to make donations toward those affected by severe weather can make them online or mail checks to 11060 Kenwood Rd. in Blue Ash, Ohio.