Emergency Response Team Member Form Collection
Hurricane season starts June 1st. This year the forecast is for 19 named storms (Tropical or stronger), 9 of which will be hurricanes with 4 of those being a major hurricane. The 30 year average is for 14.4 named storms, 7.2 will be hurricanes and 3.2 of those major hurricanes. So, we are forecasted to have a higher than average number of storms this season.
The good news is we are more prepared this season than this time last year. In 2021 we wrote and adopted a council emergency response plan. We also put together a pretty good response kit containing safety gear and Red Cross Flood cleanup kits. Additionally, we started to build a list of volunteers who could respond at the time of need including a list of tools and equipment each was willing to bring if needed. In April, we conducted an annual review of our plan and included these three additions.
Besides staying vigilant, we need to increase the number of members who volunteer to be on the list of those ready to respond at the time of need. This will save time in getting help to those who need it quickly. Our major tasks will be to help with cleanup, provide transportation and meals. Clean up will be getting water and debris out of homes to include furniture, carpeting and wet sheet-rock. Families whose vehicles were damaged will need transportation to meetings, doctor appointments, shopping and of course Mass. We will need to feed those who don’t have the ability to feed themselves. So please, email me with your name, mobile number and what you want to help with – clean up, transportation or meals. You can volunteer for as many categories as you want. At the time of need we will contact you to determine your availability and assign you to a task
We would also like all Knights who are willing, to complete an Emergency Response Team Member form that will contain all your contact information, skill sets and is an easy way for each of us to list tools we have and are willing to bring to a response. Simply click the link below to access the form, fill it out, scan it and return to me via email. I will compile and maintain the data.
The link to the form is: https://bit.ly/kc8482ert
Thank you Brother Knights for your response.
Let us pray for God’s protection and hope we will not need to activate our emergency response plan this year.
Council Emergency Response Coordinator