I grew up in Oklahoma, known as “Tornado Alley.” Taking cover during the spring as the sirens went off was pretty normal for us. We had a few close calls but thankfully, our home never suffered damage from a tornado.
However, I’ve gone out with volunteers from my church to help clean up after a tornado. We found bricks from a family’s home a few football field lengths away from where their home once stood. Toys, pictures, pieces of furniture, and more were scattered across their property. Thankfully, they all made it through without any severe injuries.
Natural disasters can wreak havoc on a community.
Homes and businesses destroyed.
As a church leader, not only do you need to protect your home but you also need to protect your church facility and consider how your congregation will serve the community.
Here are a few tips on how to prepare before a natural disaster strikes:
Tip #1: Know the risks in your area
In Oklahoma, we all knew when tornado season began. We stayed informed on the weather forecast and planned accordingly if forecasters predicted possible storms.
There are probably natural disasters that are common in your part of the…Continue Reading