(Rev. Chris Ackerman) - To our friends, neighbors, and churches in the Alabama-West Florida Conference:
As I’m sure you are aware, tropical storm Fred is headed into the Marianna Panama City District today and he’s bringing with him substantial rain. While Fred is not a particularly strong storm, there is a good chance of flooding and potential damage from wind. Please be sure to check in with your local weather sources frequently to ensure that you have the most available and up-to-date information on the storm.
Fred is a good reminder that we are getting into the height of hurricane season. We would be remiss if we did not once again share the important steps that you should be taking in advance of any storm as well as the steps you should take after a storm hits.
These steps should be in place as a part of your Disaster Preparedness Plan that you have for your church. If you do not have a disaster preparedness plan, then please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you get a disaster plan in place that is specific to your congregation.
Here are some of the things that we need to be doing now to prepare for any such eventuality:
In the event of a disaster in your area:
1. Make sure you and your family are ok.
2. Check on your church and congregants and report to your District Superintendent or your District Disaster Recovery Coordinator (DDRC). Click here for updated list.
- If the disaster is larger than what you can handle on your own, please reach out to your district for help.
- If the disaster is larger than your district can handle your DS will reach out to the Conference.
Thank you for taking theses precautionary steps as we prepare together.
Rev. Chris Ackerman
Alabama-West Florida Disaster Response Coordinator