Louisiana’s experience dealing with national catastrophes from Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005 and then Hurricanes Gustav/Ike in 2008 has positioned us within the nation’s consciousness for resiliency.
Our local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, and residents have all sought out sources of information for preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. The Louisiana Association of Planning & Development District has organized some tools and information under “Resiliency” for public awareness and use.
While some of these tools are direct resources, some are also tools to create and improve the capacity of governing jurisdictions, regions, the State and Federal agencies to have the ability and system pathways to communicate and partner for improved actions.
Similarly, LAPDD’s eight planning and development districts have a memorandum of understanding in place. This allows our organizations the structure provide support for minimal interruptions in sister agencies’ functions and operations, and continuation of services to the local government constituencies, even in times if natural or other disaster.
We offer our experience and activities for information and within the public domain for dissemination and use. Please explore the resources within this site. For direct assistance, please seek out your local development district staff for specific needs. (See the Contacts/Districts pages.)