In late August 2020, Hurricane Laura, which built up to become a Category 4 Atlantic Hurricane, hit the Gulf Coast of the United States as the strongest hurricane to ever hit the state of Louisiana. The storm was also felt in Eastern Texas and as far north as Arkasnas and surrounding areas. On its way to the continental US, still as a Tropical Storm, Laura struck the Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
Reach Out WorldWide immediately responded to requests for supplies in Bridge City, Texas after residents were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning due to back up power generators being operated in enclosed space. With help from Lowe’s Home Improvement, ROWW donated an entire pallet worth of gas detectors and batteries to the Eastern Texas region.
On Labor Day weekend ROWW is deploying a team of local volunteers in Lake Charles, Louisiana, one of the hardest hit areas. Wind speeds reached over 100 mph and caused major destruction on Laura’s path north as she made landfall. The area is still a disaster site and with your help we can make a huge impact.
Additional deployment details coming soon.