Exercise caution in Hurricane Michael aftermathDisaster Recovery
October 10, 2018
Please make sure you have your supplies (batteries, flashlights, first aid kit, water, nonperishable food, that can be opened without electricity, hand wipes, etc.) Be sure to secure important papers (insurance policies, banking information, prescriptions, etc.) in a waterproof folder or envelope.
AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED
Be smart and be safe. Most serious injuries and death occur after the storm has passed. As you check your home and check on neighbors, pay attention to your surroundings, looking for downed power lines, snakes, red ant mounds (which travel in flood waters) and other hazardous debris the storm may bring.
Stay safe in your neighborhood until emergency workers have completed search and rescue, verifying that it’s safe to travel outside your immediate community.
Report church damage to your District Superintendent and on the disaster hotline (see below for the number).
Be the eyes and ears in your community. If assistance is needed in your community call the disaster hotline: 855-CAT-FUMC (855-228-3862) who will assist in coordinating assistance for your area.
Photo courtesy Rev. Wayne Wiatt.
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