Responding to Storm-Related Disasters
Oklahoma twisters illustrate the need for churches to be ready.

On Monday, a 2-mile-wide tornado touched down outside of Oklahoma City, destroying homes, cars, and buildings. Governor Mary Fallin declared an emergency for 16 Oklahoma counties that suffered severe storms and floods. This tornado was just a part of the heavy, dangerous storms that have affected more than 171,000 individuals during the last three days. There have been an estimated 28 tornadoes in Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma since this weekend, and the storm watch continues. Churches and congregations in all four states have been affected, and they've gathered together to pray and grieve.

Natural disasters are dangerous, and sometimes tragic, but the better prepared your church is, the safer your congregation will be.

Prepare your church for a natural disaster with our resources:

When Disaster Strikes

Planning for Emergency Evacuations

Reducing the Risks Associated with Natural Perils

Serving as a Disaster Relief Team

And view a few of the articles featured on our site, covering natural disasters and your church:

• "Natural Disasters and the Tax Law"

• "Creating an Evacuation Plan"

• "Disaster and Emergency Readiness in the Local Church"

• "A Vulnerable Asset: Simple Steps Can Protect Data From Loss or Theft"

Leadership Journal's "How Churches Can Prepare for Disasters"

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