Emergency Preparedness

July 17, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 23-28 beginning at sunrise Thursday, July 18, 2019, due to potential poor water quality because of Tropical Storm Barry.
July 16, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health advises that residents and those working with the public during and after Tropical Storm Barry consider vaccinations to protect against infectious diseases.
July 15, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-22 effective at sunrise tomorrow, July 16, 2019.
July 15, 2019
Lake Charles and the surrounding parishes have an abundance of small, individual sewage systems such as those with septic tanks. Many of these have been inundated with floodwater that may be contaminated with sewage, bacteria and other dangerous substances.
July 13, 2019
Swaths of Louisiana are likely to lose power during Tropical Storm Barry, prompting many Louisianans to turn to individual, gas-powered generators. However, every year, many people are killed or hospitalized due to improper and unsafe use of generators.
July 13, 2019
Louisiana is preparing for flooding in many regions throughout the state due to Tropical Storm Barry. The Louisiana Department of Health advises all Louisiana residents to be aware of the dangers floodwater poses and to take all appropriate precautions.
July 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE (July 8, 2019): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging the people of Louisiana to monitor the forecast over the next several days due to possible tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, a trough of low pressure located over central Georgia is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form in a couple of days.