Preparing for Disasters

Local Church Planning Guide

You've gathered a team, the meeting is set - now what? Where do we begin? This planning guide will walk you through the process. Get your copy of the downloadable PDF Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches.
 
If you already have a Disaster Plan for your church, congratulations! Haven’t had time to put a plan together? To help you “jump start” your planning, print and complete the Quick Resource Survey for your church. We will add this information to our database so that WHEN disaster comes, we’ll have a quick snapshot of where we have resources available to offer assistance.
 
Conference Disaster Plan
 
The Conference has a plan. You can review the Conference Disaster Plan or download the Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches.
 
Pre-Storm Preparation for Building and Structure
 
When preparing for a disaster, a checklist should be developed indicating the order processes are to be shut down and the facility secured.
 
How to Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit
 
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. Check out how to assemble your own disaster supply kit
 
Evacuation Plan
 
Every family and church should have a plan in place for evacuation should it be necessary. You may not have much time to evacuate as in a chemical spill or other hazmat event. Discuss the plan with every member of your family or staff. Decide on a method of communication and a pre-determined location to gather.

Check out a sample of an evacuation plan.