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Louisiana 2020 Hurricane Relief

Disaster Profile

Louisiana has been hit by four storms this year, the two largest of which have caused significant damage. On August 27th, Hurricane Laura pounded the Louisiana and Texas coasts, making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with 150 m.p.h. winds. Hurricane Laura tied the Last Island Hurricane (1856) for the strongest land-falling hurricane in Louisiana on record.

Just six weeks later, on October 9th, Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in Creole, Louisiana. It followed a similar path to Hurricane Laura and compounded the damages already left by previous storms, as well as causing a lot more rainfall accumulation, with several places reporting up to 18” within a few hours. Flood emergencies and wind damage were reported across large areas, and many communities have significant damage to their properties.

Our Work

Our team is assisting families impacted by both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, and with the support of AmeriCorps NCCC members, has been focusing on response activities to date (chainsawing, roof tarping, debris removal and mucking and gutting). We have committed to stay in Louisiana into 2021, and will be transitioning to recovery activities in December 2020, starting with a resilient roof repair program.

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Program Work

Together with the help of our volunteers and partners, we are able to undertake work activities that will ensure community members are able to recover faster.

All Hands and Hearts base work

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

All Hands and Hearts base work

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

Chainsawing Chainsawing

After high-wind disasters, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, impacted communities are often littered with fallen trees and debris. Our skilled chainsaw teams work together to remove fallen trees and branches that restrict access to homes, as well as fallen trees from around properties, making it safer for residents.

All Hands and Hearts Chainsawing
All Hands and Hearts Chainsawing

Chainsawing Chainsawing

After high-wind disasters, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, impacted communities are often littered with fallen trees and debris. Our skilled chainsaw teams work together to remove fallen trees and branches that restrict access to homes, as well as fallen trees from around properties, making it safer for residents.

All Hands and Hearts Debris Removal

Debris Removal Debris Removal

Debris removal is classified as the removal of personal items, appliances, furniture or vegetation that were damaged or destroyed by the disaster and are found outside of the physical structure.

All Hands and Hearts Debris Removal

Debris Removal Debris Removal

Debris removal is classified as the removal of personal items, appliances, furniture or vegetation that were damaged or destroyed by the disaster and are found outside of the physical structure.

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