City, FEMA, NWS To Hold Preparedness Convening To Highlight Importance Of Faith- And Community-Based Organizations

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans, with support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith Based and Neighborhoods Partnerships, will hold a preparedness convening to highlight the importance of faith and community-based organizations in the city’s resilience strategy and build upon the ongoing Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC) engagement efforts.

         The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. at University of New Orleans’ Milneburg Hall, Room 179, at 2000 Lakeshore Dr.

         Andy Kopplin, Chief Administrative Officer, City of New Orleans, Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Rev. David Myers, Director, DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Frank Revitte, National Weather Service New Orleans and local faith and community leaders are expected to provide information about the 2016 Hurricane Season, as well as actions attendees can take at the individual, organizational and community level to prepare.

         The event will be immediately followed by a Preparedness Fair, at 12:00 p.m., where attendees can receive more information and engage with organizations including: NOLA Ready, Evacuteer, Metropolitan Human Services District, American Red Cross and The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology.



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