Disaster Response information in Western North Carolina

October 9, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Hudson NC, area in Caldwell County, suffered two tornados at around 6:15PM on Sunday evening. Initial damage assessment which is subject to change is over 100 homes damaged and Mount Hermon UMC lost their steeple and initial damage estimate at the church is over $200,000.00.

Mount Hermon UMC property was evacuated due to a failed rain water drainage pipe underneath the church parking lot. Rev. Mike Duncan, Appalachian District Disaster Response Coordinator, is on-scene with me at the Mount Hermon UMC Parsonage.

Mike will work with local emergency management officials over the next few hours to determine the extent of the damage in the Community.

Please keep the Hudson Community in your prayers and please remember that volunteers are not to cross District boundaries without an invitation extended by the District Superintendent.

Grace and Peace,
Ken Anderson
Western North Carolina Conference Disaster Response Coordinator
Cell phone (828) 260-3724

*If you have knowledge of other situations in the conference after Hurricane Nate passed through the area overnight, please be in touch with Ken Anderson.