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September 19, 2021 | Doug Sauder
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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1–November 30. As members of South Florida’s community, this year offers unique considerations due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Having experienced such storms as Andrew, Katrina, Wilma, Matthew, and Irma over the past 30 years, we’ve seen firsthand that it only takes one storm to impact your life. The dangers of tropical weather systems are well known and among nature’s most powerful and destructive forces.
As your church family, we care about you and want you to be prepared! Even storms well off the coastline can cause dangerous flooding, destructive winds, and powerful tornadoes. Please visit the National Hurricane Center’s Preparedness webpage to make sure you and your family have what you need ready to go before the stores are bombarded during a threat. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.
And as you prepare, don’t forget to check on your neighbors to ensure they’re prepared, too! Lend a helping hand to the people on your street, particularly those who would have trouble preparing on their own. If you are new to the area and unfamiliar with how to board up and protect your home, here is a video we’ve found to be helpful.
Throughout this hurricane season, you can check back here for any updates or information whenever the threat of a hurricane strikes.
During this season, there are many people who will need help in the event of a hurricane. Here at Calvary, our heart is to fulfill Jesus’ command in John 13:34 to love one another as He has loved us and to embody Paul’s words in Romans 12:13 (NIV): “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.” This is a great opportunity for you to love your neighbor and serve others from our church and community.
If you would like to come alongside us in loving our neighbors and helping those in our community secure their homes should the threat of a storm arise, sign up to volunteer! To get a better idea of what this will be like, watch this video.
Please call our hurricane hotline at 954-556-4510 or e-mail us here!