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Churches urged to prepare for storm season - The Galveston County Daily News : Faith

September 22, 2014

Churches urged to prepare for storm season

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:30 am

It’s safe to say that Hurricane Ike left no island congregation untouched when it struck on Sept. 13, 2008. But, almost six years later, what lessons have been learned that can help them prepare against the next big storm?

Churches represent a special case when it comes to disaster preparation. Unlike homes or businesses, they are often empty during the week.They tend to have more vulnerable designs, with wider roofs and fewer internal supports than many other island structures.

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