Hurricane Preparedness Digital Care Package

06.04.2020 | In Community & Events

June 1st marks the beginning of what is predicted to be an active hurricane season. All coastal residents should be prepared and follow guidance from local and state officials on how to stay safe in the face of hurricanes and Covid-19.

This is also a good time to reflect on the fact that Black, Vietnamese, and Indigenous communities are at greater risk of experiencing the impacts of both a hurricane and our current pandemic. What can you do to help marginalized communities weather the coming storms? How can we create systemic changes and put our communities on equal footing in the face of these challenges? We suggest reading “What Natural Disasters Reveal About Racism and Poverty” and “STUDY: After Natural Disasters, Whites Accumulate Wealth While People of Color Lose It

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Storm and Hurricane Playlist

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Curl Up with a New Read

Rivers of Power by Laurance C. Smith

Laurance was on Delta Dispatches (listen here)! The book covers rivers of the world, but does go into the Mississippi River in-depth “In Rivers of Power, geographer Laurence C. Smith explores the timeless yet vastly underappreciated relationship between rivers and civilization as we know it. Rivers are of course important in many practical ways (water supply, transportation, sanitation). But the full breadth of their profound influence on the way we live is less obvious.”

Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina by Sandy Rosenthal  

Coming soon from local activist, Sandy Rosenthal. Her new book reflects on the engineering disaster of Hurricane Katrina and important lessons learned about risk reduction. Pre-order your copy today.

Quick Reads

Watch Coastal Films and Chill

These three documentaries produced by Frontline examine the government’s approach to disasters, their aftermath and lessons learned.


For the Kids (And the Kids at Heart!)

These free printables for kids include printable mazes, paper dolls, hidden pictures, connect the dots and color by numbers while teaching them valuable math, writing and problem solving skills!

Take Action to Help the Coast, Your Community and Those in Need

We recommend taking the time to support and donate to some of these black or POC – led organizations to contribute to the fight for a more equitable future:

Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

Sankofa NOLA

Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy

Backyard Gardeners Network

Healthy Community Services

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Coastal Communities Consulting

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