Hurricanes 2018 UCC Response

UCC Disaster Ministries has established a 2018 Hurricanes fund as it prepares to respond to several ferocious storms: Florence, Mangkhut, Michael and others. It is monitoring the storms’ aftermath and resulting needs through ongoing communication with FEMA, National VOAD, partners, UCC Conferences and Conference Disaster Coordinators. We will share information on this page as it becomes available.

 

DONATE ONLINE OR BY CHECK:

United Church of Christ
Attn: Financial Services
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave. 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115

Please write “2018 Hurricane Relief” in the memo line of your check.

2018 Hurricanes Downloadable Bulletin Insert 

U.S. Hurricanes

FLORENCE: Slow-moving Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina Sept. 14, then lingered over the region, causing catastrophic flooding, including prolonged significant river flooding.

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MICHAEL: Then fast-moving Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle Sept. 10, keeping its strength as it careened northward, causing tremendous destruction.  It weakened to a tropical storm only after reaching Central Georgia. From there it continued onward to the Carolinas and Virginia. Damage in Florida pictured below.

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International Hurricanes/Typhoons

MANGKHUT: The equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, Typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong) battered the Philippines. The storm destroyed shelters and livelihoods, including crops, and left scores of people confirmed dead and many more missing and feared dead in landslides. It then went on to cause damage in Hong Kong, China and other parts of Asia.

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About other disasters …

UCC Disaster Ministries is also responding to the recent earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Haiti.  Click here to contribute.

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