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Disaster Preparedness Tips from Greater New Orleans Foundation

June 02, 2022 5:04 AM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

As temperatures rise and summer approaches, we are reminded that Hurricane Season is here. 

Here are some resources and opportunities that can help you and your organization become better prepared for hurricane season, which starts June 1.

  • Resources and TipsCheck the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness website and Get a Game Plan for the State of Louisiana's latest information on hurricane preparedness.
  • Follow @GOHSEP and @NolaReady on social media.If your organization provides critical support to disaster response efforts, you should be aware of the special needs registry and disaster re-entry placards. Both require registration through the parish in which your organization is located. Please note re-entry placards must be applied for yearly.
  • Click here for your parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness contact information.Training OpportunitiesShelter Operations TrainingThe Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is hosting a Red Cross shelter training in partnership with Volunteer Louisiana and the State Citizen Corps Council.The training will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the First United Pentecostal Church (1020 South Range Ave. Denham Springs, LA 70726). A portion of this training can be attended virtually. See the agenda and register here. Registration is first-come-first-serve and subject to approval if capacity is exceeded.
  • NOLA Ready Presentations and Outreach (Orleans Parish only)Is your organization working with historically underserved communities (particularly the unhoused, elderly, children & families, low-income, and/or undocumented individuals)? Request a 2022 hurricane preparedness training from NOLA Ready for your organization or community by completing the form at ready.nola.gov/training.
We know many nonprofits across our 13-parish region have and are still supporting rebuilding efforts in response to Hurricane Ida and the tornadoes in St. Bernard parish. It is our hope that sharing these resources and training opportunities will help us all be well-prepared as we head into another hurricane season.If you know of additional Hurricane Preparedness learning opportunities that we should be aware of, please let us know! And be sure to stay tuned for our next Disaster Preparedness email regarding Continuity of Operations Plans.

For questions or comments, contact Kristen Craig at kristen@gnof.org

 
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