South Georgia Update: Extensive Hurricane Damage


Photo: Mount Pisgah UMC ERT Team member at work in South Georgia.

( The Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference bore the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s wrath in our state as the storm slammed into the area October 11 as a Category 3 hurricane.

Michael brought 115 mph winds and downed trees and power lines. Homes, churches, and businesses were damaged and destroyed. Cotton, peanut, and pecan crops, which were not yet fully harvested, were decimated.

But through it all, many United Methodists remain grateful and hopeful. Churches across the Southwest District gathered for worship Sunday, many without power and water. They shared God’s hope and praised God for protection, provision, and promises.

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Article by Kara Witherow, South Georgia Conference