Emergency Preparedness

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.
August 31, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard will be managing Points of Distribution in key areas affected by Hurricane Isaac, beginning tomorrow in locations where conditions permit.
August 30, 2012
Due to continuing concerns over flooding, road conditions, and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed on Friday, August 31, in the following parishes:
August 30, 2012
Baton Rouge, La. – Individuals trying to locate loved ones who evacuated to state shelters before or after Hurricane Isaac can call 2-1-1 to find out which shelter they are housed at or send a message through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) website.