As spring has arrived, so has the tornado season. On March 21, 2022 a storm system moved through the Southern Plains, producing dozens of tornadoes, hail, and wind damage. Governor Greg Abbott said that several homes and structures in central Texas were destroyed by heavy winds about 40 miles north of Austin.
The storm system continued to spawn tornadoes and severe weather across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. Search and rescue teams are combing through neighborhoods in the New Orleans area and have reported that at least one person was killed and thousands lost power.
CERF+ is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to any requests for emergency financial assistance from eligible artists who work in craft disciplines. If you are a materials-based artist or artisan impacted by the severe weather, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our emergency relief program. We are here for you and can help guide you through the application process.
This is a particularly stressful situation for all residents affected by this disaster. We encourage anyone personally affected to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.