Emergency Preparedness

September 05, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Due to continuing safety concerns following Hurricane Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed on Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes.
September 04, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Due to continuing safety concerns following Hurricane Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed on Wednesday, September 5, in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes.
September 04, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services requested and received approval of a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to allow the purchase of hot foods with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) and Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits for the month of September.
September 04, 2012
Baton Rouge -- As more residents return to their homes to clean up debris and damage from Hurricane Isaac, health officials remind them to take extra precautions to protect their own health and safety.
September 03, 2012
BATON ROUGE - More Louisiana residents are now returning to their homes to focus on recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac. But, the rain has stopped, temperatures are rising and many homes are still without electrical power and air conditioning, so health officials remind the public to be aware of heat stroke and take precautions.
September 03, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting today and outlined the state’s response to Isaac.
September 03, 2012
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service has approved the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) in nine parishes -- Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany.
September 03, 2012
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Education today announced options for families who are unable to return home because of damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.
September 03, 2012
BATON ROUGE -- The state of Louisiana announced Sunday that residents in areas affected by Hurricane Isaac will be eligible
September 03, 2012
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that I-10 from Baton Rouge to New Orleans is open to traffic.