Tag Archive: Tornado

UMC ERTs help tornado victims in Barnwell County

Two Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Barnwell County near Blackville on Jan. 24 to assist victims in the wake of a tornado that came crashing in three days earlier. The EF-2 storm devastated several dozen homes and a wide swath of woodlands, including a Barnwell …

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Pray for storm victims across southern U.S.

Your prayers are requested for the victims and survivors of deadly tornadoes and severe storms that damaged homes and buildings in Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on Saturday and Sunday. The Weather Channel reports that at least 19 people were killed – 15 in southern Georgia alone – in the two-day onslaught. The National Weather …

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UMC team comes to aid of Simpsonville tornado victims

SIMPSONVILLE – When a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in Simpsonville, an Early Response Team from the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church was on the scene within hours. The eight-person team worked on six homes struck by the Nov. 30 storm, removing trees and other storm debris and covering damaged roofs with …

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5 Ways Everyone Can Provide Help And Hope To The Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

5 Ways Everyone Can Provide Help And Hope To The Oklahoma Tornado Survivors 1.     Prayer Go to www.umc.org/disaster-pray for a list of prayer and emotional care resources to offer hope and healing for those affected by this disaster. 2.     Assemble relief supply kits Relief supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during …

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Bowman, SC EF-1 Tornado – Updated June 7, 2013

SC-ERT-UMVIM Response to Bowman EF-1 Tornado – June 5, 2013 On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 SC United Methodist Volunteers In Mission’s Early Response Team (UMVIM – ERT) responded with three disaster response trailers and thirteen volunteers to the Ebenezer Road Area of Orangeburg County out of Bowman, SC near the Dorchester County line in the …

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Oklahoma Conference asks collaborative response

We are all stunned by the magnitude of the damage and loss of life resulting from the tremendous tornado that struck Moore, OK OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) —“I know you are seeing and hearing news reports about the devastation and want to assist. … Do not self-deploy. Best practices in times of crises call for a …

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