Tornados hit the Lake Whitney area Sunday night, Jan.16, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, the EF-1 tornado brought winds of up to 90 miles per hour, mostly to the eastern side of Lake Whitney. Multiple homes were destroyed, and many more homes and businesses were damaged.
Central Texas Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Laraine Waughtal, has put a call out for help from our CTC ERT Badged Teams. There are a lot of downed trees that need to be removed before we can even get to the homes. That being said, we are looking for chainsaw teams, those with trained Site Assessment folks, and those willing to remove debris.
Housing and showers are available at King Memorial UMC in Whitney, Texas free of charge. (Arrangements will be made for you once you register.) Accidental Insurance will be covered by Central Texas Conference. Your cost will be transportation and food.
Teams will be available to start work on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. If you have a team that can answer this call, please register below. Do not go to Lake Whitney until you have received a call with all information from the Central Texas Conference Mission Support Office.