We watched and prayed as the powerful Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday. Our best response today is to pray, wait, actively communicate, and prepare. We'll have more news later from this developing situation as we coordinate with UMCOR & partners in the affected areas to add action to our prayers.
Early Response Teams
As always, don’t self deploy to a disaster area. Our agreement with our UMC conferences & UMCOR is to wait until we are invited as the locals coordinate their disaster response. Louisiana and Mississippi Conferences & UMCOR know we are available when needed. They’ll communicate with us when they are ready for trained early response teams (ERT). This is typically weeks later as they'll first use: in-conference ERT, then neighboring states ERT, and later extend the request to those of us further away.
An Early Response Team training is set for October 23 at Dublin First UMC. Click here for details. To schedule and host an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact Luis Morales at email@example.com.
Your financial gift to UMCOR is especially appreciated as our giving is flexible in application & offers high impact. Find an online giving option to UMCOR US Disaster Response or through your church designate for UMCOR US Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #901670.
We will share more news in the days ahead as we have updates.