Hurricane Sally Preparations

September 14, 2020


Yet again, we call on our conference for prayer in preparation for Hurricane Sally making landfall. At this time, most accurate models have it hitting from New Orleans to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This puts parts of our conference on the east side of the storm where most flooding occurs. Storm surge and significant rain totals can be expected. 

As a reminder, please review this resource page on the conference Website so that your church is prepared should it receive damage. It includes the damage reporting protocol in addition to emergency plans. 

After Hurricane Laura, our UMCOR flood bucket inventory is depleted. We are encouraging our churches to make flood buckets or donate towards flood bucket materials. Please let your District Disaster Response Coordinator know if you have flood buckets already made or are planning to assemble more. We have some extra buckets available for filling. Contact Clark Ratcliff if you are interested in some of these buckets. Click here for the current list of items needed to assemble flood buckets.
If you would like to donate to the purchase of materials for buckets, you may send a check to:
Alabama-West Florida Conference
4719 Woodmere Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36106
(memo line: Hurricane Sally)

You may also donate through this PayPal link.

Thank you for your tireless connectional efforts in an unprecedented year. Please join me in praying for those in the path of the storm. 

Bishop David Graves
Resident Bishop
Alabama-West Florida Conference