Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

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February 13, 2017

Fears that an emergency spillway would fail at the Oroville Dam in Northern California prompted authorities to evacuate the homes of more than 180,000 people down river. Photo: California Department of Water Resources, via Facebook.

[Diocese of Northern California] More than 180,000...

November 6, 2012

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is coordinating with dioceses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to support relief activities that respond to emerging community needs. Congregations in New York and New Jersey have also been preparing for the Nor’easter that is...

July 29, 2011

Editor's note: On May 22 a deadly tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 150 people and destroying large swaths of the city.

How do we express our emotions each time we drive through the tornado's path? There is a sadness that fills your entire being until it seems you can't...

August 26, 2010

If you live on the Gulf Coast, says the Very Rev. James "Bo" Roberts, it's not a question of whether a natural disaster will strike, but rather when the next one will come.

Roberts knows what he's taking about. He is the rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, one...

August 23, 2010

Lessons learned and relationships built in the wake of the Gulf Coast's ongoing recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina and subsequent storms are being put to work as the region deals with the impact of the BP oil spill.

"We had these rich relationships that had developed that made it...

September 30, 2009

Catherine (Katie) Mears has been named program manager for USA disaster preparedness and response for Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD).

"We're delighted to have Katie Mears on board," said Abagail Nelson, ERD's senior vice president for programs. "Katie has been working with the...

March 27, 2009

The Rev. Canon Debbie Shew gripped her crowbar and tugged a sheet of rotted paneling from the wall of a flood-ravaged home and thought about the carpenter who nailed it up. She thought about the children who grew up there, the family that called the house home.

"I thought about leaving...

May 21, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee has compiled widely available resources into a new disaster preparedness and response manual, which is being distributed to the diocese's 50 parishes and worshiping communities.

 

The manual is also being made available to Episcopal and...

November 1, 2005

“It is the impact of the hands-on work, of being Christ to one another that puts that indelible mark on a person.”

That’s how Gary Lillibridge, coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of West Texas, described the reaction of his teen-age daughters as they spent long hours at the intake desk...

November 1, 2005

The Rev. Maurice “Reese” Friedman, former Air Force chaplain, spent two decades responding to disasters and training for “preparedness” in hurricane-battered Florida. Today, he is putting that skill to use, and he’s got his whole congregation signed on with him.

The Church of the Holy...