Hurricane season brings both the excitement of summer and the potential for devastating natural disasters. For Black families, who have historically faced disproportionate challenges during and after hurricanes, preparation is critical to ensure the safety and well-being of our loved ones.
In August 2005, the entire world witnessed how Black communities suffered when Hurricane Katrina, a category 5 hurricane, hit New Orleans at gusting wind speeds of 120 miles per hour. According to The National Weather Service, the catastrophic hurricane killed over 1,833 people and cost the city approximately $108 billion in damage. … Read more