For nine days, cars lined up a mile in each direction in front of the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont. Hurricane Harvey had cut off the city from the surrounding area leaving residents with nowhere to turn for food and water except the Food Bank and isolating the Food Bank from the rest of the area it serves – eight total counties in Southeast Texas.
In those days following Harvey, uncertainty hung thick in the air. Even though the rains had passed, whole communities had been swallowed by flooding and residents were uncertain if more was to come. One year later, Salvation Army is still working to help those in need.
The boxes of prepackaged meals ready to eat multiplied and grew along walls and in hallways, a sign of the generosity pouring into Southeast Texas from across the country. As the president and CEO of the United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County, Karyn Husbands and her team were facing how to coordinate with nonprofits across the region. Luckily, her team quickly had an answer for the MREs.
Our new $20 million DOC manages thousands of miles of electric lines that serve more than 449,000 homes and businesses in Mississippi.
Entergy plans restoration efforts months before the first sign of foul weather.
Series of meetings raises awareness of storm preparation and how to stay safe during weather events.
This May, employees throughout our four-state service area responded to a fictional hurricane scenario to prepare for what could be an active 2018 hurricane season.
National Preparedness Month is a good time for us to remember that regardless of where we live – as far south as Cocodrie, as far north as Monroe or in a major city like New Orleans – hurricane season is a threat to all Louisianans.
Think you’re off the hook during hurricane season if you don’t live on or near coastal counties? Think again.