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News September 18, 2018 posted by

Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods

By Jessica Brodie. The worst is yet to come. Days after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating communities and claiming 32 lives as of the Advocate’s press time, that’s the consensus among disaster response leaders as they prepare for when, not if. While the downgraded storm didn’t do as much tree and wind damage in this state as many had feared, the deluge of water caused flash- and much localized flooding throughout the Pee Dee area. As of press time Sept. 18, disaster response leaders were prayerfully on pause—watching, waiting, staged and ready to respond. Six have died in South Carolina because of the storm: two from carbon monoxide poisoning and several drivers from flood waters or trees.

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Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods
News September 7, 2017 posted by

Irma: ‘As ready as we can possibly be’

By Jessica Brodie. As Hurricane Irma continues its devastating path across the Caribbean and on toward Florida, South Carolina is bracing for the worst. But United Methodist leaders say they stand watchful—and ready to respond with Christian aid should the need arise.

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Irma: ‘As ready as we can possibly be’
News October 10, 2016 posted by

South Carolina gets help after the hurricane

Two days after Hurricane Matthew pummeled South Carolina, United Methodist disaster leaders are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Their first order of business: assessment and early response. The disaster hotline is now live as the UMCSC sends ERTs, cleaning buckets, health kits and Christian love to people in need. By Jessica Brodie.

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South Carolina gets help after the hurricane

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