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Creative Relief provides information on resources available to artists, arts organizations, and the creative community in the event of a disaster or emergency for the parishes the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge serves.  Those parishes include: Ascension, East Baton Rouge (the organization’s domicile), West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington.

Following an emergency or disaster, Creative Relief provides resources in response and recovery for artists in need and coordinates artists volunteers to serve in multiple ways.  If you are an artist seeking resources following a disaster or emergency, please click RECOVERY RESOURCES on this page.  If you are an artist who would like to volunteer to help, please contact Afabre@artsbr.org or call 225-344-8558.  If you would like to donate to Creative Relief, please click DONATE TO CREATIVE RELIEF on this page.

Information on ways to stay informed in the event of an emergency appear below, as well as other valuable information following a weather event, emergency, or other disaster. 

STAY INFORMED through our local media outlets and through the following methods:

Louisiana Emergency Alert System
"This is a test of the Emergency Alert System -- this is only a test...." This is the new test script that you will occasionally hear on your favorite broadcast station or your local cable system. read more

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Communications personnel will find information regarding Emergency Alert System Procedures for the state of Louisiana. read more

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), is a public service provided by a reserve (volunteer) group of Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Operators that is administered by local, county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States government. read more

Hurricane Information
The State Of Louisiana's official website for dissemination of information concerning hurricanes. This website was established to provide the latest information and resources regarding relief and assistance provided by the state government for citizens impacted by current hurricanes and tropical storms. read more

Further information can be found at www.emergency.louisiana.gov


Do you have an Emergency Readiness Plan?  Here is a link to help you create your plan or update an existing one: 

https://namp.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/documents/conference/artsready.pdf


Currently, Louisiana faces possible threat from Tropical Storm Barry.  

Creative Relief is here to provide resources to artists, arts organizations, and the creative community in the event of an emergency or disaster for the parishes the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge serves, which include:  Ascension, East Baton Rouge (the organization’s domicile), West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington.

Useful Links

getagameplan.org

emergency.louisiana.gov

NOAA Hurricane Tracking

WAFB Channel 9

WBRZ Channel 2

The Advocate

MOHSEP

GOHSEP

FEMA.GOV