Tuesday, August 31, 2021

New Orleans Daily Briefing. August 31, 2021


Neighborhood Engagement Office

Keeping You in the Know: Daily Briefing

Food Pods


**Stop by at one of these sites, where RTA will have air-conditioned buses available**


NOLAReady has also identified locations at area firehouses where residents can swap their oxygen tanks for full tanks from 8am -6pm. The locations are:

  • New Orleans Fire Station 1, 2920 Magazine St
  • New Orleans Fire Station 36, 5403 Read Blvd
  • New Orleans Fire Station 6, 4500 Old Gentilly Rd
  • New Orleans Fire Station 40, 2500 General de Gaulle Dr

If you need oxygen and cannot get to any of these tank swap sites, call the Special Needs Registry at 504-658-2558.


For a list of open businesses in NOLA & surrounding area from our media partners, click here. 


For alerts, text NOLAREADY to 77295 and follow @nolaready on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or download the smart911 app.


To report down powerlines and other hazards, call 911 or 504-671-3600




Sign up to help World Central Kitchen distribute food in New Orleans: ida.wck.volunteerhub.com

Federal and State Resources 


DisasterAssistance.gov provides a one-stop shop website that list numerous disaster assistance resources.  Click here to access the site or call 1-800-323-8603.    


For Hurricane Ida General assistance information click here


Click here to visit the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness site. 


For tips on storm damage cleanup, click here. 


While DSNAP has not yet been approved for Hurricane Ida, you can pre-register now to get a head start on your application if DSNAP is approved for your parish. Click here for more information. 


For information on travel & roadways in Louisiana, visit: http://511la.org


For road closures in NOLA visit streetwise.nola.gov.


To find help 24/7 during disasters for a wide range of critical services and resources: Dial 211 or text your ZIP code to 898-211


For shelter info: Dial 211 or text LASHELTER to 898-211


For Hurricane Ida relief information from the American Red Cross, click here or call 1-800-733-2767.

Additional Resources


New Orleans Breastfeeding Center & New Orleans Health Department are offering a free parent-infant hotline. The hotline is 504-535-4223 and will be operating 24/7.


Free Legal Service is available for people impacted by Hurricane Ida by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. The Disaster Helpline is 1-844-244-7871.

American Red Cross. National Partner UPDATE - Hurricane Ida August 31, 2021


Published by American Red Cross National Headquarters

Community Engagement and Partnerships, Disaster Cycle Services

Tuesday, August 31, 2021



American Red Cross

National Partner Update



Ednisha Collins,14, holds brother Ethan Jordan, 1, while her family gets settled at a Red Cross evacuation shelter in Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Photo by Scott Dalton/American Red Cross



Hurricane Ida

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida make their way north, the damage left behind in Louisiana and Mississippi is becoming clearer.

  • More than 1 million people are without power where temperatures may hit 90 degrees today; homes and businesses are destroyed; cell phone, water and sewer services are down in many areas; roads are damaged or blocked; and many communities remain flooded.

·        Officials say it could be weeks until power is fully restored.

  • Officials have asked evacuees not to return to their homes until it is safe to do so. In some areas water is chest high and snakes and alligators have been sighted.
  • Many communities that are still recovering from the devastation of hurricanes Laura and Delta just a year ago are now facing flooded homes yet again along with another lengthy recovery effort.
  • Experts point to climate change as being partially responsible for the rapid strengthening that Ida underwent before making landfall.


For the Red Cross, our work is just beginning. Right now, we are focused on providing safe shelter, meals and comfort for people in need. We will be working side-by-side with our partners to help people recover for weeks and months to come.

  • Monday night, more than 1,500 people sought refuge in some 38 Red Cross and community shelters across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas.

·        Anyone in the affected area that needs a safe place to stay should call 211, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or download the free Red Cross Emergency app for shelter locations. You can also text LASHELTER to 898-211 or NOLAREADY to 77295.

  • Hundreds of trained Red Cross workers are on the ground now with many more traveling from all over the country to help.
  • Mobile kitchens capable of preparing tens of thousands of meals are being set up with the help of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • In the coming days, dozens of Red Cross emergency response vehicles will begin bringing food and relief supplies to people across the region. 




Western Wildfires



Red Cross volunteer Albert Becker prepares to unload supplies at the Red Cross shelter in Quincy, California. Albert, along with his wife Virginia, usually deploy together as Public Affairs representatives but are helping out on this deployment with the distribution of critical supplies to the communities most affected by the Dixie and River Fires. "I think this is what Albert always wanted to do with the Red Cross, drive the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)," Virginia said with a laugh. "I think he likes this better than Public Affairs." But Albert disagreed, "I just like going out and helping people. There's a lot of emotion involved in Red Cross work. Sometimes the best way to help people is to just listen to their stories." Photo by Scott Dalton/American Red Cross


Wildfires this year have already outpaced what we experienced in 2020 — some 860,000 more acres of land have burned than at the same time last year.

  • Large fire activity continues in 10 states.
  • 83 fires have burned more than 2.5 million acres.
  • On Monday, evacuation orders were in effect for residents near 11 large fires and complexes in California, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington.
  • The Dixie Fire in California and the Southern Bench Fire in Nevada both displayed extreme fire behavior, with winds causing significant acreage gains.
  • More than 58,000 Californians are under evacuation orders as the state’s massive wildfires continue to spread.

·        The Caldor Fire is nearing Lake Tahoe, forcing an additional 11,000 people to evacuate on Monday from the most populated town on the California side of the lake.

  • According to scientists, climate change has made the region warmer and drier over the past 30 years, leading to more destructive and longer-lasting wildfires.


The American Red Cross has been helping those affected by the western wildfires since June and will continue to support people across multiple states who have been forced from their homes.

  • Monday night, the Red Cross and community partners had 28 open emergency shelters in California, Idaho, Minnesota and Nevada in response to wildfires - providing a safe place to stay, support and services to nearly 900 people.
  • In addition to immediate relief like health services, emergency supplies and shelter, the Red Cross is beginning to provide financial assistance to families affected by the recent wildfires.

·        These funds can help families replace clothing and food or support any other immediate need.

  • Over 1,200 Red Cross disaster responders have supported relief efforts in the wake of wildfires across the West.


Monday, August 30, 2021

ONG INCLUSIVA invites you to participate in our international course: "Introduction to Inclusive Management of Disaster Risks and Disability". 25 of October 2021

Greetings friends from the Global Network:

Inclusiva is a Chilean organization  member of our network that works on capacity building in topics related the inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster management and reduction, widely known in South America.

They are preparing their Second Training with the following information:

          ONG INCLUSIVA invites you to participate in our international course:
        "Introduction to Inclusive Management of Disaster Risks and Disability"

Enrollment/ Registration:  From 19 of September 2021 To 22 of October 2021

Start of the course: 25 of October 2021

Enroll in the Spanish Version of the course at:  

Email for consultations and questions:  contacto@onginclusiva.org

The course will be in English and it´s open for you as members and also external audience, feel free to join if it´s of your interest.

Warm regards

Liza Hernandez
Regional Lead for A&C

Individuals with Disabilities August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting individuals with disabilities directly through coronavirus infection rates and indirectly through other factors including disruption of services. The ARP dedicates increased funding for several programs, and in this resource, CSG analysts explore how states can utilize the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund to build a more inclusive workforce.


Click Here to View Full Report

Friday, August 27, 2021

ADA National Network Learning Session: Global Disability Leadership Before, During and After Disasters

ADA National Network:

Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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Announcing a New Webinar -
"ADA National Network Learning Session:
Global Disability Leadership Before, During
and After Disasters"

September 9th, 2021

Registration for this webinar is now open

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time.
Registration: Free on-line at http://adapresentations.org/registrationEM.php
Registration closes at midnight, September 8, 2021.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to support@adapacific.org. For all other accessibility questions about Zoom webinar conferencing software, go to https://zoom.us/accessibility.

Disability leaders are very active in global disability inclusive disaster and climate initiatives. Learn about what's happening in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Justice, Humanitarian Action, Community Resilience, Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Inclusion Strategy, Building Back Better and other global disaster and disability initiatives. Hear an update on what Disabled Persons Organizations are working on and how to get involved.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn what disability led organizations around the world are working on in response to current disasters and planning for the ones that will surely follow.
  • Learn how you can become more involved in these urgent and vital initiatives.


Marcie Roth Roth is the Executive Director of the World Institute on Disability and a global leader on disability and disaster. She has focused on improving outcomes for disaster-impacted people with disabilities, Disability Led Organizations and communities for 20 years.

German Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis are the Co-Directors of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies leading in disability rights community organizing, disability-led disaster response, and empowering community resilience and optimizing outcomes for all nationwide and across the world. They have been leading The Partnership since 2019 - ensuring equal access and full inclusion before, during, and after disasters.

Carlos Kaiser is the Director of ONG Inclusiva and is Global Focal Point for Inclusive Disaster Risk and Disability Management. He is also founder of the Global COVID-19 and Disability Group and the COVID-19 and Disability Group of Chile.

All four speakers work closely together on global disability and disaster initiatives and they jointly cofounded the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration in 2020 to accelerate resources to disaster impacted Disability Led Organizations where and when they are needed most.


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COVID-19 State Projections 8.27.21


COVID-19 State Projections 8.27.21

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