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Safe Haven from Natural Disasters

Last year, residents of southern Louisiana were hit by storms that damaged more than 100,000 homes. NIFA joined with Healthy Homes Partnership (HHP) to develop a public outreach education program for locals in preparation for natural disasters. During the storms, HHP posted on Facebook and Twitter to help people access resources online. In one 24-hour period, the posts logged 509 clicks in which people went from the HHP Facebook page directly to the recovery guides.

With NIFA funding, Louisiana State University Extension and HHP were able to reach out 30,000 residents.

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Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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