As we watch the changing seasons, we need to remember that a disaster can come at any time. Disasters can be man-made or nature-made but they all have a lasting effect. Man-made disasters are unpredictable, but we can have some warning of weather-related disasters.
We know with heavy rain coming flooding, and winter brings us extreme tempters, blizzards and ice storms. Let us not wait until the storm hits to be prepared for it. We can have supplies already on hand, have our phone tree list current, and have our plans in place.
Who will you check on, or who will check on you?
There are a lot of resources available for your review, and I have listed a few you may want to look at:
Disaster Prep Guide National Preparedness MonthOK Emergency ResourcesReady.govEpiscopal Relief and Development (ERD)Lamplight Archive (ERD Newsletter)
*I would also recommend each congregation complete their page on the Episcopal Relief and Development Asset Map! Fill out the short questionnaire and this will help us have a resource as to what each congregation can offer during a time of disaster.*Please consider visiting the Disaster Preparedness and Recovery page on our website to find additional resources! There are many resources for preparedness and what to do after a disaster.
If you would like more information or a visit to your congregation, please let me know.
Stay alert! Stay safe!
The Rev. Paul SnyderDiocesan Disaster Recovery CoordinatorPhone: (405) 232-4820Email: Disaster@epiok.org
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102