Together New Orleans is becoming self-reliant

Eventually, when a disaster causes the power grid to go out in New Orleans, most people will be only 15 minutes away from a Community Lighthouse, where they can find light, heat, power, and food, power their phones, safely store medications and recharge batteries. 

A network of community groups known as Together New Orleans is aiming to build a lighthouse within 15 minutes walking distance of all 375,000 city residents – and hundreds more across the state. 

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