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Hurricane Ida Response

CORE responded quickly to provide critical support to hard-hit and vulnerable communities in New Orleans. 

Emergency relief | 2021-2023

What damage did Hurricane Ida cause in New Orleans?

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as one of the strongest storms in U.S. history, striking Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Vicious winds and torrential rains cause major flooding and property damage and stranded as many as 1 million households without power. 

How did CORE help provide relief in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida? 

CORE responded quickly to provide critical support to low-income and high-risk communities in Greater New Orleans. We worked with our local partners and the Louisiana Department of Health to provide emergency shelter solutions, roof repair and tarping, water and other essential resources, and COVID-19 testing for those staying in collective centers. Our emergency relief efforts focused on providing critical support to the hardest hit communities at the individual household level.


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How did CORE support long-term recovery in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida?

CORE worked with homeowners across Greater New Orleans to provide muck and gut services to help them recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ida.  Importantly, communities in New Orleans often experience regular damage and hardship from severe rains in addition to those brought on by historically devastating hurricanes.


In April 2022, we launched a Green Infrastructure Program aimed at addressing and mitigating the consistent issues caused by severe rain. For example, our team built rain gardens comprised of local plants and vegetation that can hold up to 1,700 gallons of water per rain event. The program also offered education to community members on water mitigation to support community resilience and better equip them to avoid future devastation. Overall, we installed nine green infrastructure projects and cleaned over 40 storm drains in the New Orleans area.  

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