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Preparing for Florence

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting 11 dioceses located in the path of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence, called extremely dangerous by the National Hurricane Center, is speeding toward the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, prompting evacuation orders for more than 1.5 million people.

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting affected dioceses in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and on potential response efforts. The U.S. disaster team has begun conducting daily coordination calls to assist dioceses located in the path of the hurricane as they prepare.

The team is training dioceses to use AlertMedia, a cloud-based tool that enables staff and congregational leaders to share assessment information with diocesan leadership. AlertMedia sends notifications through email, phone calls, and SMS.

Adapted from Episcopal Relief & Development

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