From April 27 to 28, 2014, tornado outbreaks struck areas across the lower midwest and southeast. In this two-day period, there were 66 confirmed tornados (two of which were rated EF4). Mayflower, Tupelo, and Louisville were struck particularly hard by these tornadoes. On the evening of April 27, a strong EF4 tornado tore through the small towns of Mayflower and Vilonia in Arkansas. In 1 hour, the tornado left a 41 mile trail of destruction, killed 16 people, and injured 193 more people. Thanks to its growing volunteer base, including competition/catering teams willing to bring their own smokers, Operation BBQ was able to simultaneously deploy to three separate locations!
Big Poppa Smokers, Ole Hickory Pits, AmeriGas, Gordon Food Service, 17th Street BBQ