The tornado that ripped apart East Chattanooga was a MONSTER -- 3/4 of a mile wide and just upgraded to an EF-4 based on the damage assessments. This one-minute video our team took while in the neighborhood delivering meals will take your breath away. We still need your help! Go here to sponsor meals for tornado victims and volunteers:

Chattanooga Tornado Updated to EF-4

We were not surprised to hear today that the tornado that hit Chattanooga earlier this week has been upgraded to an EF-4 tornado. When we arrived in Chattanooga, we were initially shocked by such widespread devastation. Power isn't expected to return to this area until next week, but between now and then residents are faced with many unknowns. Today during our very emotional meal deliveries we saw miles and miles of devastation as we heard chainsaws whirring in the distance and birds chirping all around. Daily, we're serving as many meals as possible to those affected by this tragedy, meeting them right where they are, during these difficult times. We want you to know that your prayers sustain us during emotionally draining days like today, and we are so thankful for your continued support as we keep #feedingbodyandsoul.

Posted by Mercy Chefs on Friday, April 17, 2020