Disaster Preparedness Resources are available from Diocesan, Federal, State and Church Insurance organizations. In order to assist parishes in preparing for disasters we have gathered the following resources:
Diocese of South Carolina Parish Disaster Guidelines
Church Insurance Claims Contact Information
Disasters – General
Parish Inventory Form
Disasters – Hurricane Related
Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your congregation to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. The first step is to have an emergency preparedness team which includes the Rector, the Senior Warden, the Junior Warden, the Parish Administrator and other property-minded parishioners.
Is Your Home Hurricane Prepared?
Hurricane Preparedness Kit
Deacon Ed Rosenlieb our former Diocesan Disaster Coordinator created the following list of items for a hurricane prepardness kit. He begins with a list of items needed – at minimum – for an at-home supply kit:
- Two flashlights
- A battery operated radio
- Six extra sets of batteries
- A cooler and freezer packs to keep food cold
- Candles, matches, and lighter. Some of us have old kerosene lanterns to supplement the lighting need
- Fire extinguisher and a back-up box of baking soda.
- A two-week supply of prescription medicines
- For infants: two weeks of diapers, formula, bottles
- An updated medicine kit (aspirin, antacids, iodine, bandages, antibacterial ointment, insect repellant, scissors, tape)
- A first aid kit to include a first aid book.
- A tarp
- Towels (three per person)
- Camera with batteries
- Camp stove or grill with fuel or charcoal grill, charcoal and starter
- Kitchen utensils, old pans (for camp stove or grill), plastic knives, forks, and spoons, a hand can opener and bottle opener.
- Cell phone (with battery charger)
- 14 days worth of drinking water per person.
- Plan to fill your bath tubs with water for bathing and flushing needs
- A water purification kit (You can purchase at camping supply stores)
- 14 days worth of nonperishable foods in cans or sealed containers.
- A box of large plastic trash bags.
- A box of locking top, one gallon plastic bags. (handy for storing important papers and documents)
- Duct tape