Disaster Relief prepares to respond to Dallas tornado

October 21st, 2019 / By: Texan Staff / comments

DALLAS — Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief units are on alert and preparing to assist victims of a tornado that touched down in north Dallas on Sunday evening. The tornado left more than 100,000 people without power.

The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

SBTC DR Quick Response feeding units have been activated to help provide meals for victims and first responders.

SBTC DR Director Scottie Stice confirmed he and his staff are working closely with local officials in assessing the damage and responding to the relief efforts.

"We will move recovery and quick response units to alert. We have one QRU unit at standby," Stice said. As Monday progresses, he added, DR will be monitoring the situation to assess specific needs. An investigation is underway to determine whether any SBTC church buildings were affected by the tornado.