Hurricane Policy

Grace Episcopal Church holds the care of our parish family and community of utmost importance. Everyone should use their best judgment with regard to driving under current weather conditions. We will observe the following with regard to hurricanes:


WHEN OCALA IS UNDER A HURRICANE WATCH

(A tropical cyclone containing winds 74mph or higher poses a possible threat within 48 hours)

Grace Episcopal Church will cancel activities and programs other than worship services.


WHEN OCALA IS UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING

(A tropical cyclone containing winds 74mph or higher is expected within 24 hours)

Grace Episcopal Church will cancel all worship services, activities and programs.


AFTER A HURRICANE

Grace Episcopal Church will endeavor to check on our members and resume worship services and other activities as soon as possible, in compliance with civil authorities orders and announcements. If the church is inaccessible or unsafe due to any physical damage or down power lines, etc.,  we will share news and updates, including alternative worship space  if necessary, as quickly as possible via email, text and postings on our website and Facebook page.


TROPICAL STORM WARNING OR WATCH

Grace Episcopal Church will continue all worship services, activities and programs except as communicated on a case to case basis.