Storm resources available for churches, communities



**IMPORTANT STORM INFORMATION**IMPORTANT STORM INFORMATION**
 
 
RE:  TROPICAL STORM COLIN
 
DEAR CHURCH:
 
As you probably are aware, Tropical Storm Colin is scheduled to make landfall in Florida this afternoon and will likely be a major rain event for most of the state.  We would like to take this early opportunity to provide pertinent information and resources related to the storm.
 
CURRENT FORECAST:
 

 
 
















FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ - National Hurricane Center
 
Florida Conference – Ministry Protection
Florida Conference – Disaster Recovery
 
Comprehensive pre-storm preparation booklet
Hurricane preparedness quick checklist
Hurricane Response and claim information
 
CLAIM REPORTING NUMBER:
855-CAT-FUMC (855-228-3862)
 
If we have damage from the storm, those claims will be handled by a professional adjusting company that specializes in catastrophe claims.  Claims will be prioritized by the catastrophe response unit based upon the extent of damage and an adjuster will be dispatched to your location as soon as possible.
 
DAMAGE MITIGATION/TEMPORARY REPAIRS:
If your church is damaged by the storm, please take all necessary measures to mitigate further damage to your facility.  Please note that you do not have to wait for the field adjuster to arrive at your location to dry out your facility or to make temporary repairs.  Keep all receipts for any temporary repairs and photograph or video all damage and have this documentation available for the adjuster.
 
If there are needs in your community after the storm, please contact Florida Conference Disaster Recovery. We have trained volunteers who can assist with clean up, tarping, debris removal, etc.
 
Thank you and please contact Ministry Protection (800-282-8011, x.126)  or Disaster Recovery (800-282-8011, x.148 or 813-545-8479)  at the Conference Center if you have questions or need further information. 
 
Department for Ministry Protection and
Disaster Recovery Ministry
Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
 

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