Business Delegation Trip: Long Term Flood Recovery in Louisiana

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will lead a corporate delegation trip to Baton Rouge, LA on November 1 – 2.  The purpose of the delegation will be to introduce business leaders to nonprofits, chambers, government officials, and other community organizations that are leading the recovery in Louisiana following the August flooding.  The trip is taking place during the recovery phase of this disaster to give the community time to identify needs and ways for businesses to help in the long term. 

The delegation will begin with an opening dinner with community leaders on November 1, and will continue with all-day tours and meetings on November 2. 

This company-only delegation trip is free for CCC supporters.  Non-CCC supporter companies are still welcome to attend by paying a registration fee of $200. 

For more information or to register, contact gmcswiggan@uschamber.com

About the Louisiana Flood

In August 2016, rainfall that exceeded 20 inches in multiple parishes in Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that affected thousands of homes and businesses.  With an estimated 146,000 homes damaged in the flooding, it has been called the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Many residents and businesses that were affected lacked flood insurance policies, including in one of the hardest hit parishes (St. Helena Parish) where less than 1% of homeowners had flood insurance.  More than 100,000 individuals and households have registered for FEMA assistance, and FEMA has approved more than $132 million for such assistance.