The purpose of a disaster response plan is to assure the
viability of the parish, its associated ministries and its assets.
The emphasis of the plan should be on pre-disaster planning and
recovery. To do nothing is not a responsible action for the
leadership of the church.
During times of disaster, we may be in the affected area and
need help ourselves. If not, we may be able to offer help to
others. The Episcopal Diocese of Florida plans to be prepared to
both receive help and offer help. This manual is to provide
guidance to the Diocese and parishes in the development of their
own policies and procedures for whatever situation may arise.
Whenever a disaster does occur, clergy and parishes should
communicate with theDiocesan Office first and their Regional Canon.
Should communications be down or the Diocesan Office has been
relocated, disaster response information will be communicated in
the best way possible depending on the circumstances.
| Diocesan Disaster Response Plan