Preparation is the most important thing that anyone can do. Most of us don’t think about it until it is too late, but the truth is that we cannot respond to help others if we are trying to recover ourselves. The good news is that there are lots of resources out there to help us prepare— There are some helpful links to prepare you and your family in the box to the right.

We also need to prepare our churches, and we are prepared to help you with that as well. Connecting Neighbors is a curriculum developed by UMCOR to assist churches prepare for, and to be ready to respond after a disaster. Email us for more information.

A good start is to register yourself with - Here you can sign up to have warnings sent to your phone for your home or business address. Unlike those that warn you about your current location, this will keep you up-to-date when you are away.