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ERT UPDATE: February 18th Ice Storm

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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ERT UPDATE: February 18 Ice Storm

 

ERT’s, As we get ready for the potential for significant ice overnight be sure to prepare in case you are called on to assist. Communicate with your ERT Team leader to discuss your availability to respond and fill out this form (https://forms.gle/LnrrEUeGYGzv3A6L6) to be on our response short list. If you do not have a team but are able to respond, please fill out the form as well. Following the storm, remember that response begins with your neighbors. If you are in an area with needs greater than your ability, communicate with your District Coordinator or your DS. 

 

Ready:

  • Park a car on the street if you have a steep driveway in case of emergency

  • Charge electronics and have flashlights/candles ready in case of power outages

  • Have water available in case of boil advisory

  • Check any equipment you have that could aid in a response to make sure it is accessible

  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency management

  • Familiarize yourself with the UMCOR ERT Deployment Flowchart

 

Assess:

  • Make sure you are safe

  • Check on those around you

  • Asses safety of affected areas, are there downed trees or compromised power lines?

  • If there are downed power lines or trees causing safety concerns, call local emergency services.

 

Respond:

 

 

If you have any questions, reach out to our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Ben Rogers (brogers@wnccumc.org)

 

 

Disaster Response Hotline 

For immediate disaster response needs in our conference, please call (980) 202-2944.  

 

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