April 26, 2024

Resources: Before & After a Disaster

Hurricane Season Checklist: What you should do to prepare at the start of hurricane season and when a storm is coming (Source: Imagine Water Works)

Mandatory evacuation locations: If a mandatory evacuation is announced, New Orleans will provide free transportation out of the city. Pick up is at the Smoothie King Center or one of 17 “Evacuspots.” (Source: NOLA Ready)

Solar-powered community hubs: Several local restaurants and churches are equipped with solar panels so they can maintain power in the event of an outage. These hubs will be open to the community to provide resources like food, charging stations, air-conditioning, and more. So far they include:

Mutual aid: Several local mutual aid organizations are ready to mobilize before and after disasters, and often use social media to offer resources and receive requests. Check out and follow: