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Hurricane Ivan: An Update (September 2022)

Hurricane Ivan brought catastrophic damaging wind, rain and storm surge to much of the region through the day and continues to push north.

Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm while Florida assesses damage
On Thursday morning, Hurricane Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continues to move north. The storm's massive surge of water and “catastrophic” winds are poised to make it one of the costliest storms in US history, according to the National Hurricane Center. The first death in Florida related to the storm was confirmed by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for Florida this morning, allowing for federal aid to be used to help the recovery efforts in the wake of the storm.

Community leaders have taught us that the idea of recovery is a misrepresentation that positions disasters as ruptures when in reality they are inflections in long histories of racism, environmental crimes, government neglect, corporate disinvestment and communities doing their best to get by.

Stay Tuned for our updates about Hurricane Ivan 



Warm The Block network enables and empowers volunteers to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. 

During the Texas Winter Storm Warm The Block was able to provide: Emergency Transportation Assistance: Mobilizing 4×4/Off-Road vehicles to transport emergency workers, goods and supplies to more critical sites, provide hotel rooms for over 200 families for 2- 10 days while repairs and modifications was made at no cost to low-income seniors, U.S. Military Veterans, homeowners with disabilities, and working families impacted by the storm.

Since then, we have been fostering relationships and working with a handful of local government officials behind the scenes, identifying some of the most vulnerable and least supported communities in the US when it comes to crisis.

Need is so different between communities and people groups.

Our goal is simple: to empower local organizations focused on sustainable efforts in ways that maximize philanthropic efforts that won’t have to be redone, undone, or duplicated.