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Western Kentucky Tornado damage

WaterStep Disaster Response: Western Kentucky

WaterStep is continuing to respond and provide disaster relief in the wake of the deadly tornado that ravished Western Kentucky on Dec 10. We are operating out of Mayfield, KY where we have two sites set up. The first is at the Graves County Health Department where we have a Water On Wheels Cart (WOW Cart) set up and supplying 6,500 gallons of safe water to a number of first responders including Pleasure Ridge Park Fire and EMS and Okolona Fire and EMS. This WOW Cart is supplied by Inspiritus, another nonprofit responding in the area, and being run by their volunteers. Yesterday, we installed our second WOW Cart at His House Ministries, also in Mayfield, that will supply safe water for the Mercy Chefs who are currently preparing thousands of free meals for hurting people in the area. This is a tragic situation that is only getting worse because of intense rain. 

Kurtis Daniels with WaterStep working to set the second WOW Cart up late into the night.

A number of western Kentucky water systems have lost power and are working to restore their public water supply. Once water is restored, a Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until the water is tested and determined to be safe for consumption. This procedure can take days or even weeks. Each WOW cart can provide up to 10,000 gallons of safe, potable water per day and provides a more sustainable alternative to bottled water while residents wait for the water systems to be deemed safe again.

Please consider assisting us in this effort by making a donation today. We greatly appreciate your support!

This is the 26th disaster WaterStep has responded to. We are a trusted nonprofit accredited through the BBB and with a Gold rating through GuideStar.

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