Clean Up, Clean Out &
On July 27 & 28, 2022 heavy rains caused devastating floods in communities of Eastern Kentucky. Click here for more information on how NCC Disaster Ministries is responding. If you would like to help the victims of the recent Kentucky floods, you can make a “flood bucket,” which is filled with the necessary cleaning supplies to assist people in need. Monetary donations can also be made to UMCOR. Please click on Kentucky Flood Buckets for more information.
When you live on or near a barrier island like Oak Island, it is always time to think about Hurricane Season!
Are you ready? Have you even thought about your Personal Hurricane Preparedness Plan? Now is the time to think about and talk with family members about your Hurricane Response Plan. When you hear the announcements of EVACUATION that is not the time to formulate a Hurricane Response Plan. Have you selected a place to Evacuate to? Do your family members know where this place is? How will you travel to this evacuation site? Many routes might be changed during an emergency, so you need to take into account these changes when planning your travel time. How will you know if everyone is accounted for and safe? What arrangements need to be made for your pet(s)? How will you secure your property? Do you have “cash” in hand for emergency purchases when the electricity is OFF? What arrangement have you made for required medicines? If you decide to stay: Do you have adequate supplies of water and food that does not require refrigeration? REMEMBER: Usually when a Mandatory evacuation of Oak Island is announced, the town turns OFF the water supply! REMEMBER: When one snowflake falls in Brunswick County, you can not find a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk within 100 miles of Southport. The same is also true of a pending hurricane. Within two days of landfall you cannot find a 2×4 or a sheet of plywood within 100 miles of Southport. Now is the time to prepare! Not while you are looking at the hurricane map on the evening news. Ocean View has a Disaster committee that is constantly making plans for various disasters. Ocean View will respond to a disaster here on Oak Island. However, the church might not have the resources to meet everyone’s personal needs. Ocean View can and will HELP, but you are primarily responsible for your own disaster response. REMEMBER: Prepare now and breathe easier when a hurricane approaches. Click here to where you will find information regarding safety and emergency preparedness.
Storm Damage – If you have a leaking roof that needs tarping, or if you had flood water enter your house and it needs cleaning/mucking out, please call 888-440-9167 or send an email to NC Conference Disaster Response.
Ocean View Disaster Response Team can help the infirm with evacuation needs and perform some cleanup after storms for the needy. In some cases, referrals will be made if we are unable to assist with our own resources. We are here to help before & after the disaster and encourage you to call if you need help.
To leave a message for our Disaster Response Team, call Ocean View’s main phone number, 910-278-5973, and press option #7.