What is the Christian Response to Hurricane Dorian?

Advisory

September 2, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

What is the Christian Response to Hurricane Dorian? 

 

Aware 

As Hurricane Dorian’s strength and path continues to change, FEMA urges residents and visitors along the southeastern coast of the United States to remain vigilant, continue preparations, monitor the storm closely, and follow the instructions and warnings of local officials.

Hurricane Dorian is a strong storm that can produce dangerous flooding and damaging winds along Florida’s Atlantic coast, even if the track shifts northward. Residents, tourists, and visitors in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas should prepare now. Evacuations have already been called for in North Carolina. 

FEMA established staging areas at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and the North Air Force Auxiliary Field in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Two FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams, a FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Team, three Mobile Emergency Response Teams, and a mobile emergency operations vehicle are at the Florida Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.

FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams are deployed to Georgia and Florida, and additional teams are being mobilized along with swift water rescue resources. Ambulance strike teams are preparing to support medical evacuations if needed.

Ready

If an emergency like this were to happen in your area are you a:

ReadyChristian
ReadyChurch
ReadyCity

  • Gather Supplies for several days, to include: water and food, prescription medications, hand sanitizer and first aid products, items for infants and toddlers, toiletries and pet supplies, cash on hand, collect important papers such as property deeds, birth certificates, and rental leases.
  • Fill up your gas tank, stock your vehicle with emergency supplies.
  • Know your evacuation routes. If evacuation orders are given for your area, EVACUATE!
  • Charge cell phones and backup batteries.
  • Download the FEMA App for preparedness tips, shelter information and weather alerts. You also can visit Ready.gov for more information on what you can do ahead of this dangerous storm. Working in coordination with partners, FEMA is prepared to support multi-state response operations, as needed.


There  

Would you be willing to assist in the direct clean up efforts of Hurricane Dorian? Please fill out the CEN Volunteer Interest Form and we will direct your information to Christian field responders currently activating in FL and GA. Some houses may be totaled and some may be cleaned up and restored. Will you BE THERE to help? 

Pray

  • For Christian survivors - To FEAR NOT, to know they are not alone. “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
  • For Christian first responders - FOR GOD’S PROTECTION. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2 
  • For Seekers - To view this trial as God drawing them closer to Him. “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:25-26
  • For Volunteers - To answer the call to go and to serve those in recovery of the storm or those displaced. “Then I heard the Lord saying, “Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us?” I spoke up and said, “I will be the one. Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 
  • For our Nation - For compassion and generosity to sweep the US, and motivate financial contributions to help storm survivors. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
  • For all Christian organizations -  To stand shoulder to shoulder in the active restoration of the community. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! for there the Lord commanded the blessing. Psalm 133:1; 3b

Care

  • Serve alongside CEN Ready teams in the affected states. CEN Volunteer Interest Form
  • Send a note of gratitude to a first responder. “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Share

  • Listen sensitively to those who will be displaced due to Hurricane Dorian: “Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him.” Psalms 37:5-7
  • Share how your family or church is responding to survivors of Hurricane Dorian. 
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