Denham Strong is a community-focused initiative charged with helping Denham Springs, LA become a more resilient community in the wake of the August 2016 flooding that 90% of the city’s homes and businesses.
In April 2017, Denham Springs began partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to implement the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).
This initiative became Denham Strong. Throughout the Summer of 2017, community-wide meetings were held to gather input from citizens about what projects would be most beneficial as Denham moved from recovery efforts in the immediate aftermath of the floods towards and more sustainable, resilient community.
The community meetings identified a number of projects that we, as Denham residents, were clamoring for. The efforts of FEMA, the city, volunteers, and residents culminated in a Celebration of Hope to mark the one-year anniversary of the flood and to unveil the projects the community identified as most important.
The work continues, however. Denham Strong needs continued engagement from all of us in the community. Work has already begun on some projects. Others are more long-term projects that will have a profound impact on our city.
Whatever your talents, whatever your skill level, we are all in this together.
It is us, the citizens of Denham Springs, who are the only ones that can ensure the city is and remains #DenhamStrong.