Disaster Recovery and Relief
Emergency Disaster Information for Louisiana Residents
We understand the devastation taking place in Louisiana and surrounding areas due to the extreme flooding. As always, DRA stands ready to support and serve our communities. Below you will find helpful information and links to recovery efforts and resources. If there are additional resources to be included, please email them to Joshua Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for residents of Louisiana affected by the 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 distaster 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
- Volunteer Lousiana – Register to volunteer to help those affected by the flooding in Louisiana
- 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
- Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters – Access a wide variety of distaster relief resources
- Emergency.LA.gov – View current weather conditions and other information
- Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness – See a list of Louisiana parish directors and their contact information
- Junior League of New Orleans – Accepting donations to provide assistance and support for women and children affected by the flooding
General Disaster Recovery and Resilence 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.