Tag: disaster

Susquehanna River prepare for flooding …

Presbyterian Media Mission went to West Pittson to show the coordinated mission disaster work by the Lackawanna Presbytery and the Synod of the Trinity with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in this area prone for flooding along the Susquehanna River.

A 2011 flood devastated communities like West Pittson is something that people there have had to face before and with the thaw of ice jams here they go again.

Here are liinks about the current situation in the river communities.

http://www.pahomepage.com/news/businesses-and-residents-near-susquehanna-river-prepare-for-flooding/937462095

http://citizensvoice.com/news/ice-jam-on-susquehanna-causes-flooding-roads-schools-closing-1.2294036

Here is the video capturing 2011 Flood stories produced by PMM …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDsQNIkbzI

Here is a link to Lacnkawanna Presbytery …

http://www.lackawannapresby.org/

Synod of the Trinity http://www.syntrinity.org

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance   http://pda.pcusa.org/

Our prayers are with our friends in West Pittson and other communities facing the rising waters today.


Tornadoes and Disaster Relief

From the Midwest throughout the Southeast severe weather with tornadoes has brought disaster to many communities leaving a path of destruction.

 
We have stories from a farming community hit by a  tornado from our Passages library of real life stories.

 
Lee tells about a close call in escaping to the cellar from what was a tornado that passed just a few feet from his farm house. Listen by clicking on the link below ….

 

 

Only several minutes of a tornado can bring about lots of damage and near death experiences for a farm community. Neighbors and strangers come to help! Listen to Lee and Doris share their encounter with the storm and those who helped them out in a difficult situation. Click on the link below ….

 

 

Generosity is felt after a tornado destroys homes and farms, listen to Lee share on Passages about his experience of those helpers after a disaster. Click on the link below ….

 

 

Our prayers are with folks in many communities recovering from tornados and severe storms that have hit in their homes and neighborhoods!

 
To help those in need of putting their lives back together go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance by clicking on the picture below …

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.