Easter Sunday may have been a beautiful, quiet day for you and your family, but that was not the case for a large portion of the southern United States.
Our Operations Center was working tirelessly on both Saturday and Sunday monitoring storms and were very engaged in the situation as West Monroe, LA took a direct hit.
The National Weather Service reported that there were 86 tornadoes confirmed on Easter Sunday resulting in 34 deaths. The highest rated tornado was an EF4 and the tornado that struck West Monroe was an EF3.
Our team was on the ground Monday through Saturday working with local authorities and families to assist with the aftermath. With large trees down all around town our chainsaws are a constant buzz in the air.
We find ourselves fighting two battles right now…the invisible risks of the COVID-19 virus and the visible risks associate with the tornado damage. A mitigation plan has been put in place and our volunteers are taking safety measures to ensure that everyone involved stays healthy and uninjured.
Families have already been suffering a great impact from the virus and now they have been dealt an additional disaster. Rest assured that Minuteman Disaster Response is here doing what we do best in “Finding A Need & Filling It”