Hurricane Preparedness

Resources

Director of Missional Excellence Rev. Scott Moore shares important steps and safety tips for cleaning out a flooded home.

Download the files referenced in this video. 

Guide to Mold Cleanup:  English     Spanish

FEMA: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Cleaning Kits (flood buckets) and Hygiene Kits are our 2 greatest needs, in addition to monetary gifts

Cleaning Kits enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.

Hygiene Kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster.  Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

Volunteers PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you should use when cleaning out a flooded home or when doing construction in a previously flooded home:

Muck and Gut

Eye protection (goggles MUCH preferred over glasses)

Tyvek suit

Nitrile gloves UNDER leather work gloves

Respirator (mask rated N95 or canister respirator NIOSH certified)

Hard hat

Closed-toed shoes

 

Construction

Eye protection (glasses could be substituted for goggles, though goggles still provide better protection)

Leather work gloves

Closed-toed shoes

 

We also recommend N95 masks, long sleeves and long pants, though not required. 

Volunteers will be in homes that have been flooded and mold could still be present, even if not seen.  Driving nails, etc. into studs could release mold spores into air.  It's always better to be safe than sorry.