As of early afternoon on Sept. 26, Hurricane Ian is projected to pose a danger to western Cuba before it hits Florida, according to The Weather Channel. In addition, the news report said a hurricane watch has been issued for Florida’s west coast, including Tampa Bay.
ABC News reported that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a “state of emergency” for the entire state.
Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, asked DR volunteers to be ready to provide feeding units, chaplains, assessors, chain saw teams, tarping and flood recovery and shower and laundry units. “We will pretty much need every type of team should we be asked to respond,” he acknowledged.
Teams are encouraged to get their units ready for a possible response and find volunteers who may be able to serve if Tennessee teams are asked to respond, Jones said.
“Begin praying now about the path of the storm, those in its path, those who will be responding, and most of all, that God will be glorified and many will come to know him as Savior,” Jones said.
Individuals interested in donating to disaster relief can visit tndisasterrelief.org/contributions and click on 2022 hurricanes. B&R — The Baptist and Reflector will continue to monitor the situation and release new articles as needed.