Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster relief mud-out volunteers have been recalled from ministering in South Carolina, and will be dispatched to San Marcos, Texas on Sat., Nov. 7 and Mon., Nov. 9, according to Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
“We have a team of 15 volunteers working Charleston, S.C. this week,” Porter said. ”We will bring back one mud out trailer as soon as possible to have it ready to go to San Marcos Saturday. We will then reroute our teams signed up for South Carolina to Texas. They have the greatest need now and there are many other disaster relief teams closer to S.C. than Oklahoma, so we will assist in our region.”
Residents of San Marcos have faced severe flooding three times within the past two years, including massive flooding over the Memorial Day weekend.
“But, this round of Texas floods are much greater than what they had earlier in the summer,” Porter. “Very comparable to the floods we had in Oklahoma in May and June. Their Flooding went From SW Texas across to Houston and north to DFW area.”