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2020 Hurricanes - UCC Disaster Ministries Responds

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Background

2020 is acting according to predictions that it would be a particularly heavy hurricane season. The latest hurricane to make landfall is Laura, which made landfall during the night of August 26 as a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds. At least three deaths are confirmed, and hundreds of thousands of households are without power.

The UCC's Response

The Rev. Campbell Lovett, the UCC South Central Conference's Consulting Conference Minister, said he and Conference Disaster Coordinator the Rev. Mona Lopez "have been in touch with church folk along the Gulf Coast. Fortunately, New Orleans was spared from both storms. Back Bay Mission is doing okay as well."

Lovett said he had not yet heard from the UCC's churches in New Iberia, Abbeville and Beaumont. "Rev. Mona and I are watching and waiting," he said. "The full extent of the damage is yet to be seen."

UCC Disaster Ministries is in close communication with the South Central Conference, FEMA, National VOAD and other partners regarding recovery needs.

 


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