Sheep Dog Disaster Relief Team: It Will Take Tornado Victims Weeks to Recover


Alabama residents are still recovering from the major tornadoes they had last weekend. The Northwest Arkansas Sheep Dog Impact Assistance team has been working nonstop in the area since Wednesday, March 6.

The team has cleaned up more than 20 homes and cleared more than 300 trees. They were also able to provide donations and food to residents.

Fox 24 caught up with the team during their clean up, members say a lot more work needs to get done but having boots on the ground has tremendously helped raise victim’s spirits.

“They cannot believe it and it’s a total change in the atmosphere and a total change in their emotional state. I think raising the spirits and giving them hope in the midst of all this disaster is something that’s almost priceless,” Sheep Dog Disaster Relief Team Member Randy Hughes, said.

Severe weather is making its way again to those areas Saturday night, March 9. The disaster relief team said they will be up early cleaning up the additional damage they expect from those storms.

Hughes says it will take weeks or even months for Alabama to recover from the damage.

For more information on how you can send donations to the area click here.

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