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About NOLA Ready

NOLA Ready is the City’s Emergency Preparedness Campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP). NOLA Ready provides a direct connection between NOHSEP and the city served, striving to ensure that New Orleanians are prepared and connected to emergency information before, during, and after disasters. Through year-round public engagement, the NOLA Ready team communicates all-hazards to residents, businesses, and community organizations in Orleans Parish.

The NOLA Ready team recognizes the need for a comprehensive, holistic approach to public engagement and breaks down silos that may traditionally exist between communications, community outreach, VOAD/NGO coordination, volunteer management, and accessibility. The success of one branch within NOLA Ready impacts and amplifies the successes of the others.

Recognizing that pre-existing inequities are exacerbated during emergencies, we work with a wide range of partners to pursue the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These core values are not only reflected in NOLA Ready’s priorities and strategies, but also in how the NOLA Ready team operates and collaborates.