Natural Disaster
Associated Press/Photo by Jim Lytle

Storms batter southern U.S.

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/15/19, 10:57 am

Nearly 100,000 households lost power Sunday after powerful storms swept across the South over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people. The storm brought widespread damage to Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and is expected to move on to the northeastern United States. One of the confirmed tornadoes ripped through the central Texas town of Franklin.

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People who lost their home in Cyclone Idai sleep on a street in Buzi, Mozambique.

Surviving the flood

Disaster relief | In Southeast Africa, a massive cyclone strike is testing the resilience of local communities and the ability of aid groups to avert a long-term crisis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/19, 01:40 pm

At 2 a.m. on a Friday—hours after Cyclone Idai struck—Robert Koehn and his wife, Karis, bailed water by the bucketful from their home in Lamego, 51 miles inland from the central port city of Beira in Mozambique. 

The American missionary couple with the Africa Inland Mission lived in the village for more than 18 years. They witnessed past storms and had shuttered their windows in advance. 

“We really had no idea how strong it was going to be.” 

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Maker and shaker

Religion | Don’t forget that the Creator of the Earth also controls it
by Joel Belz
Posted 3/27/19, 03:30 pm

Media reporting on the recent devastating flooding—in places as distant as Mozambique and as close as the Missouri River Valley—brought a new reminder: The doctrine of creation matters. 

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