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Preparing for Storms

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

These words from Isaiah often come to mind this time of year. Even though Hurricane Season officially began in June, for those of us on the Texas Coast, August and September are statistically the most active months. Now is the time when we seem to be tracking 2 or 3 storms at once. Historically it is this part of the year that has spanned sudden threats like Katrina and Harvey.

It is good to remember that God is with us in all circumstances. It is also good to take seriously the words of St. Augustine: Pray as if it all depends on God; work as if it all depends on you. Two of the tools God has given us are intelligence and experience. So I hope you and your house are making good use of all the resources available to be prepared in case of a storm.

It is best to have extra supplies on hand before a storm forms; to make a plan how you will respond in different scenarios; and to prep a “go-bag” just in case you need to evacuate. At the end of this I’ll list some links with helpful information on being storm ready.

Our district is also looking ahead and hosting two training days for hurricane response. TXCDR Crisis Cleanup training equips people to play a key role in coordinating our response and communicating unmet needs during the response to the Hurricane.

Tuesday, August 23rd 6:00-7:00 PM Central

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Monday, August 29th 10:00-11:00 AM Central

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Can’t meet during these times? Please text Gary Flaharty at 832-993-7743 and we can share information about alternative sessions. You can find more information at

Let me know if you are interested in participating in either training, or helping coordinate disaster response here at Grace.

Hurricane Preparedness links:

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