Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are two of the largest and most damaging storms that have hit the United States. Together, they caused between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida. Hurricane Harvey battered Houston with record amounts of rain and flooding last month while Irma slammed Florida and other southeastern coastal states. Multiple … More Hurricane Harvey & Irma: Offering Aid
As many of you are aware, Hurricane Matthew, which is being called one of the most powerful storms to hit the Caribbean in nearly a decade, has hit Haiti hard with torrential downpours, strong winds, and flooding, especially in the south. Today, the storm reached the eastern shore of the United States. Heavy rainfall and … More Hurricane Preparedness
Just one great benefit of Stronger Together, the $2.5 Million Campaign for Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area is that we can create a formal volunteer and community awareness program. Check out this infographic and learn how your involvement in Stronger Together could make all the difference to someone in need.
Emergency situations–such as hurricanes, fires, tornados, and other natural or manmade disasters– can cause anxiety and fear for almost anyone but being proactive about safety can not only put your mind at ease but may save lives when/if disaster strikes. Every September we celebrate National Preparedness Month by taking charge of our safety. Make sure … More Easy (But Important) Ways to Prepare for Emergency Situations
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. In just the past few years, our Gulf coast and eastern seaboard has been rocked by harsh winds, torrential rain, and flooding. As one of the leading Disaster Response organizations in the area, LSS/NCA has found that knowledge and preparation can prevent injury and death in the case of … More Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During, and After