SBTC DR crews prepare to assist Florida as Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall

GRAPEVINE—As Hurricane Ian, with winds up to 155 miles per hour, heads for anticipated landfall at Sanibel Island in Florida on Wednesday, Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief teams are preparing to deploy.

SBTC DR feeding teams have been asked to provide support for Texas Salvation Army crews, as well as the American Red Cross. SBTC DR mass feeding teams are expected to produce 7,500 meals per day beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4. Quick response (QRU) food trucks are also on alert for deployment to other Florida locations as canteens.

The actual location of the feeding deployments will depend upon the trajectory of Hurricane Ian, SBTC DR Director Scottie Stice said. Then, plans for housing crews and the sending of shower and laundry support will be finalized, he added.

“We’re ready to help,” Stice said.

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