In August, Tropical Storm Fred caused devastating mountain flooding in western North Carolina, particularly in Haywood, Buncombe, and Transylvania counties. Bishop Fairley invites churches and early response teams to help our sisters and brothers in the Western NC Conference in their disaster recovery efforts before the winter months set in.
Tropical Storm Fred caused catastrophic flooding in western NC, particularly in Haywood, Buncombe, and Transylvania counties. Churches in those counties from the Western NC Conference of The UMC stepped up to begin helping members of their congregations and communities in the initial stages of relief. NC Conference Disaster Ministries contacted the Western NC Conference of… Continue Reading→
In August, Tropical Storm Fred entered the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Cruso and Canton areas in Haywood County received over 16 inches of rain within 24 hours that caused a devastating rock slide and mountain flooding, impacting over 800 homes. The Western NC Conference began to respond to the areas… Continue Reading→
The Western NC Conference of The UMC invited NC Conference ERTs to help respond to flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. Teams will muck out homes and remove debris. Currently, five teams from our Conference have signed up to volunteer. Early Response Teams work for up to three days. Housing will be provided, but teams will… Continue Reading→
Tropical Storm Fred caused heavy rains and flooding in western North Carolina. NC Conference Disaster Ministries connected with the Western NC Conference of The UMC following the storm. The Western NC Conference is assessing the damage and will contact us if NC Conference Early Response Teams or supplies are needed. Please continue to keep all… Continue Reading→