Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness Resources are available from Diocesan, Federal, State and Church Insurance organizations. In order to assist parishes in preparing for disasters we have gathered the following resources:

If your parish is impacted by any disaster, please contact the Canon to the Ordinary to let the Diocese know.

Church Insurance Claims Contact Information

Disasters – General

FEMA Disaster Information

Parish Inventory Form

The American Red Cross

Emergency Kit Checklist

FEMA Emergency Supply List

Disasters – Hurricane Related

Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your congregation to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. The first step is to have an emergency preparedness team which includes the Rector, the Senior Warden, the Junior Warden, the Parish Administrator and other property-minded parishioners.

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Windstorm Facility Check List

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Stephen HaynsworthStephen Haynsworth, a member of St. John’s Parish Church on Johns Island, serves as the Diocesan Disaster Preparedness and Relief Coordinator. Haynsworth, son of the late Bishop Ed Haynsworth, retired from BOSCH after having served for 25 years in their safety department, where he oversaw their emergency response systems.
Contact Stephen.

Visit the South Carolina Emergency Management Division website for helpful updates, resources, locations of shelters, reports on closings and delays, etc. The SCEMD leads the state emergency management program by supporting local authorities to minimize the loss of life and property from all-hazard events.