May 23, 2019
Convoy of Hope’s U.S. Disaster Services team is responding to the outbreak of
tornadoes that struck Missouri last night. The teams are currently assessing damage in
Carl Junction and Golden City where reports of tornadoes touched down. It’s estimated
more than 150 homes have been damaged in the area. Three fatalities have been
reported in the Golden City area.
• Convoy of Hope is coordinating our response with state and local emergency
management officials in Missouri and Oklahoma.
• Convoy of Hope has deployed two assessment teams to survey the tornado
damage in Golden City and Carl Junction, Missouri.
• Convoy plans to distribute supplies like water, food, and clean-up supplies.
• Convoy is sending personnel to the Missouri Emergency Management Center
in Jefferson City to access potential needs there.
Convoy is also monitoring severe flooding in Oklahoma and is planning to respond
once the waters recede. Waters must recede before any work can commence;
however, we are keeping a very close watch on the situation to ensure we are on the
ground as needed at the very first opportunity presented.