Emergency Preparedness

August 30, 2012
Baton Rouge, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today announced open routes for drivers returning to the New Orleans area following Hurricane Isaac.
August 30, 2012
BATON ROUGE – The state of Louisiana urges any resident who is under an evacuation order in Tangipahoa Parish to call the state’s 2-1-1 phone hotline to find out the latest information regarding sheltering and evacuations. The state is coordinating evacuations to state-run shelters in north Louisiana.
August 29, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana is experiencing its highest case rate of West Nile virus in several years, with 145 cases and nine deaths from the disease reported so far in 2012.
August 29, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals urges people returning to residences damaged by Hurricane Isaac to be aware of health and safety dangers that wind, rain and floodwaters can cause.
August 29, 2012
BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order outlining the emergency procedures for conducting state business.
August 28, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting this morning and then a press conference where he outlined the steps taken in preparation for Hurricane Isaac and urged the federal government to grant a full disaster declaration.
August 28, 2012
BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order outlining the use of state vehicles to transport non-state employees during an emergency.
August 28, 2012
Baton Rouge – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today issued two executive orders that will aid the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ response to Hurricane Isaac.
August 28, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Every year, people die because of deadly exhaust fumes from generators that seep into homes. It only takes a small opening for enough carbon monoxide to kill or injure residents to enter a home. That's why the Department of Health and Hospitals is cautioning residents who may be using generators because of power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaac to be mindful of the dangerous health risks that may result if generators are not used properly.
August 28, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will close oyster harvest areas 1-28, which are located from Lake Borne in St. Bernard Parish to Vermillion Bay in Vermillion Parish, effective at sunset on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.