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2023 Tornadoes and Severe Storms

Severe weather with destructive tornadoes affected several southern and midwestern states in 2023. In June, an EF-2 tornado hit Lost River, Indiana, and widespread damage included flattened buildings in Greenwood, Indiana. Significant damage also occurred across the Atlanta metropolitan area and northern Georgia, causing numerous power outages, flight disruptions, and travel delays. Earlier this year, an EF 4 tornado devastated the town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, where preliminary damage reports estimate that 80-85% of homes sustained severe damage or were completely destroyed. Many other parts of the country have also been affected by tornadoes and severe storms.

CERF+ shares your concern for those who may be impacted and we need your help. If you know craft artists who suffer significant losses as a result of the storms, please help us spread the word that they can apply for CERF+’s Emergency Relief grant program. Questions? Please contact [email protected]

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to reach a trained counselor 24/7/365.