NEW YORK (UMCOR) -Tropical Storm Fay hit the Fla. Panhandle for the fourth time since Monday. According to the AP this is the first time in recorded history that a tropical storm made landfall in the state four different times. With high winds and unprecedented rainfall, Tropical Storm Fay is causing flooding, roof damage and many residents are without electricity.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working closely with the Florida Conference. An emergency grant is on its way and early response teams are on the ground in Glades County. As individual situations are assessed, teams will respond in other areas as they become accessible.

Flood buckets are always needed. Congregations and individuals are urged to send completed buckets, bulk materials or a contribution to purchase supplies. To support the recovery efforts with a financial contribution, please give to UMCOR Advance #901670, Domestic Disaster Response, Tropical Storm Fay.

Work teams are expected to be needed after the water recedes. To volunteer, visit www.flumc.org/disasterrecovery and complete the online registration form.

For more information, log on to www.umcor.org or call 888-252-6174 toll free. UMCOR guarantees 100% of your gift will go to the ministry you choose. No exceptions. Give through your local United Methodist church.