Disaster Recovery and Relief
Emergency Disaster Information for Delta Residents
Natural disasters often affect our Delta residents, especially those living in Louisiana and Mississippi due to recurrent flooding. DRA stands vigilant and ready to support and serve our communities. Below you will find helpful links to recovery effort information and resources. If you know of additional resources that should be added to this list, please email them to Andrew Moreau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for residents of Louisiana affected by severe flooding:
- Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana – A disaster relief fund to assist teachers with replacing classroom supplies lost in the flooding
- Baton Rouge Area Foundation – Directly serving the needs of residents of the Baton Rouge area
- Disasterassistance.gov – Complete an online application for disaster assistance
- FEMA – Access up-to-date disaster relief information and resources
- Gulf Coast Floods Children’s Relief Fund
- The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center – Dedicated to improving the ability of Louisiana businesses and non-profits to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, and to maintain the stability, resilience and economic recovery of their communities.
- Nola.com – New Orleans' source for news, information and community interaction
- NECHAMA.org – Jewish response to disaster has established a food bank in Baton Rouge
- Red Cross – View a list of shelters and donation sites
- Salvation Army – Providing shelter and hunger relief in Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi
- SBP – Dedicating resources and technical assistance to Louisiana communities in need. View their Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab resources page for homeowners and their Disaster Relief Playbook
- Second Harvest Food Bank – Providing food, water, and cleaning supplies to flood victims in Tangipahoa Parish, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana – Accepting donations to assist those impacted by flooding in Louisiana
- BePrepared.com – Helpful information on how to create an emergency preparedness plan for your family (Special thanks to the Girl Scouts for submitting this link!)
- Emergency.LA.gov – View current weather conditions and other information
- Information Technology Disaster Resource Center – Service oriented technology professionals who volunteer and work together to implement solutions that help communities continue operations and successfully recover from a disaster
- Junior League of New Orleans – Accepting donations to provide assistance and support for women and children affected by the flooding
- Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters – Access a wide variety of disaster relief resources
- Mesothelioma.net – Learn how to avoid exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances that may be released after a natural disaster
- Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness – See a list of Louisiana parish directors and their contact information
- Volunteer Lousiana – Register to volunteer to help those affected by the flooding in Louisiana
General Disaster Recovery and Resilience Information
In an effort to support our Delta communities in times of natural or man-made disasters, DRA is working with multiple partners from the region and federal government to provide the most effective assistance to these communities after a disaster.
In October 2015, the DRA launched one of its newest and most ambitious initiatives to date: the Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities (ECRC) program. ECRC is a series of 32, two-day intensive training workshops designed for mayors, county executives, other local elected officials, and economic development leadership. ECRC is an original DRA program developed in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). You can find more information about upcoming ECRC workshops here.