Hurricane Georges, 1998: UMCOR's Response
- Hurricane relief efforts continue, UMNS, October 26, 1998. This article describes UMCOR emergency response to affected areas and gives specific information how people can help through donations and volunteerism.
- Communicator finds homeland altered after Hurricane, UMNS, October 14, 1998. "Arriving in my native Puerto Rico, I could not believe the devastation that I saw." --Hurricane Georges was the worst disaster to hit Puerto Rico since 1928.
- United Methodists launch churchwide appeal for hurricane relief, UMNS, October 8, 1998. In the Dominican Republic that entire communities vanished (flooding), many of the dead may never be found. In Haiti, the land mass itself has become unstable.
- UMCOR Report on Hurricane Georges Devastation, October 6, 1998. Volunteers will be needed in Puerto Rico and other places for years to come. 70 percent of the houses in St. Kitts lost their roofs. In Nevis the whole agricultural base was wiped out. In the Dominican Republic, a dam was overtopped; an estimated 1,500 people drowned or disappeared.
- Church agencies work to help hard-hit Dominican Republic, UMNS, October 6, 1998. As faith-based disaster response organizations get assessment reports from the Dominican Republic following Hurricane Georges, the story from the already poor island country becomes increasingly bleak.
- United Methodist agencies, volunteers provide hurricane relief, UMNS, October 2, 1998, This substantial article includes situation reports, specific information about United Methodists, and general information about relief needs
- Puerto Rican young adults to assist hurricane victims, UMNS, September 29, 1998
- Mississippi churches shelter hurricane evacuees, UMNS, September 29, 1998
- United Methodist help begins in hurricane-mauled Puerto Rico, UMNS, September 25, 1998
- Florida braces for Hurricane Georges with help of United Methodists, UMNS, September 25, 1998
- Situation Report from Bishop Juan Vera of Puerto Rico, UMCOR, September 24, 1998
UMCOR's Hurricane Georges page was selected for a Hot Site Award in the October 2-4, 1998 edition of USA TODAY Online.