Mayor Landrieu To Host Tornado Recovery Resource, Information Community Meeting Tonight

Destruction from the Tuesday, Feb. 7 tornado

NEW ORLEANS—Tonight, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host a Tornado Recovery Resource and Information Community Meeting with the Office of Congressmen Cedric Richmond, District E Councilmember James Gray, State Senators Wesley Bishop and J.P. Morrell, and State Representatives Jimmy Harris and John Bagneris, at Household of Faith Church, 9300 I-10 Service Rd., in New Orleans, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

         Representatives will be on hand from various federal, state and local recovery agencies to answer questions about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) application processes, food assistance, debris removal, permitting processes and volunteer assistance.

         Since the tornado hit New Orleans East two weeks ago, the city, state and federal partners have been working around the clock to assist residents in the recovery effort, city reps said. The city established an Emergency Shelter at Joe Brown Park, and has provided food and services with partners. City employees and contractors have removed over 9,079 tons of debris from the impacted area and the administration and City Council introduced an ordinance to waive building permit fees for those hit by the tornado. In addition, residents have benefited from an outpouring of volunteers from the faith-based, non-profit and business community, city reps said. This past weekend, hundreds of volunteers participated in a Volunteer Day of Action, and the NBA players, legends, and partner organizations pitched in to support the recovery while they were in town for the NBA All-Star Game.

         Both Spanish and Vietnamese translation services will be available at tomorrow’s Tornado Recovery Resources and Information Community Meeting.

         The Resource Center will include representatives from:


• Federal Emergency Management Administration

• Small Business Administration

• Department of Children and Family Services

• Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

• Code Enforcement

• Economic Development

• Entergy

• Housing Authority of New Orleans

• NOLA 311

• Department of Parks & Parkways

• Department of Public Works

• Office of Community Development/Housing

• New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

• Department of Safety & Permits

• Department of Sanitation

• Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

• American Red Cross


• United Way HandsOn Volunteer Center

• NOLA Tree Project

• Evacuteer

• Team Rubicon

• Southeast LA Legal Services

• 211 Via Link


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