Getting LES Ready: Learning from Hurricane Sandy to Create a Community-Based Disaster Plan for the Future

Nov 17, 2014
  • Description

This report is the culmination of over 640 surveys of Lower East Side residents, 29 surveys from local organizations, and 8 focus groups and explores the LES community's experience during and after Hurricane Sandy. The report will inform a community-based disaster relief plan being created by LES Ready. Learning from Hurricane Sandy, community organizations in the Lower East Side formed a Long Term Recovery Group called "LES Ready" to coordinate the resources, preparedness planning, and training in the event of future disasters. Today, LES Ready is a coalition of 31 community groups and institutions.

Getting LES Ready: Learning from Hurricane Sandy to Create a Community-Based Disaster Plan for the Future