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Hurricane Dennis pounds Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Dennis pounded Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast on Sunday, July 10, the same area struck by Ivan just 10 months ago. UMCOR is prepared to deploy early response teams that will remove debris and distribute cleanup supplies in affected Gulf Coast areas. Last week, Dennis wreaked death and destruction in the Caribbean, particularly in Cuba and Haiti.

On July 8, UMCOR Domestic Disaster Response executive Tom Hazelwood held pre-hurricane strategy discussions with UMCOR disaster consultants and conference disaster response leaders. All are on standby. Hazelwood said, "We will have staff on the ground wherever Dennis hits."

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UMCOR needs flood buckets filled with cleaning supplies that people use to clean their homes after floods and hurricanes. For assembly and shipping instructions, call UMCOR Sager Brown at 1-800-814-8765 or visit UMCOR's emergency kits webpage. Send your completed flood buckets to UMCOR Sager Brown at 101 Sager Brown Road, Baldwin, LA 70514. You may also give a financial donation to to UMCOR's Material Resource Ministry, Advance #901440 to purchase cleaning supplies that the Depot staff and volunteers will use to assemble flood buckets.