By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
RAINELLE, W.Va. — More than four weeks after this small town nestled in a valley in the mountains of West Virginia was hit hard by flooding, Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief teams are still helping families get back into their homes.
More than 200 houses were damaged by flooding in late June. At least 23 people, including 15 in Rainelle, died the night flooding began.
Rainelle, though hit hard by the flooding, was not one of the original three sites chosen by the North American Mission Board to host an incident command post, but due to the need and travel time to and from Rainelle from Lewisburg, a fourth site was set up in Rainelle in the parking lot of a hardware store on Main Street owned by Rob Bowen. [Read more…]