Committee on Relief Update: Hurricane Laura

September 2, 2020

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall Thursday, August 27th, just before 2 a.m. EDT near Cameron, Louisiana, as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, according to officials with the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center. By 1 p.m. EDT, the storm had been downgraded to a tropical storm as it continues to make its way east. The Committee on Relief has been in communication with the Louisiana Conference and is preparing to assist when it is deemed safe. At this time, ERT’s have not been asked to deploy as the assessment period is still ongoing. 
If you are looking for ways to help those that have been impacted, you can:
  • Donate to WNCC Committee on Relief. Funds received for Hurricane Laura will be sent to the Louisiana conference, or used to ship materials we already have available.   
  • If you have bulk supplies ready to be sent, please contact Ben Rogers to see about getting it in our initial shipment.
  • Volunteer - virtually - with crisis cleanup to answer calls and take the information of those impacted by the storm so they can be connected to relief organizations.
Please remember that ERTs cannot self deploy. If requested to deploy, the invitation will come from the host Conference through our Disaster Response Coordinator, Ben Rogers. If you have not taken the ERT certification course or are in need of renewing your badge, contact our Training Coordinator, Cailee Franklin.

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