Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Hermine, and Newton all sound like the start of a guest list for dinner. But this ‘guest’ list is really a series of tropical storms and hurricanes, some of which arrived long before the ringing of the dinner bell—the official start of thehurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30).
This year, weather forecasters predict that the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season will be an above average season, and the most active since 2012.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) knows that individuals, churches, and communities must always be in a state of preparedness because disasters can strike at any time. Being prepared means that you have a sense of control and hope during an unexpected event, and you are in a better position to assist your neighbors.