Emergency Preparedness

May 19, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 19, 2011) - State agencies continue their efforts to fight and prepare for flooding in communities across Louisiana. Updates from individual agencies are below.
May 19, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 19, 2011) - Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday sent the below letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior requesting consideration of available assistance and recovery programs for Louisiana recreational and commercial fishing, hunting, and eco-tourism industries.
May 19, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 19, 2011) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that all lanes of River Road (La. 327) will completely close at Brightside Drive to Ben Hur Road, a distance of less than a mile. The closure is expected to last approximately three days. DOTD state detour routes are Skip Bertman Drive on the northern end and Gardere Lane on the southern end of the closure.
May 18, 2011
LOTTIE (May 18, 2011) - In light of recent equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) cases in mostly western states, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding Louisiana horse owners to continue practicing biosecurity measures in day-to-day activities.
May 18, 2011
LOTTIE (May 18, 2011) - Officials have reduced the speed limit on US 190 temporarily in the Atchafalaya Floodway area in an effort enhance the safety of the motoring public. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Agents have observed displaced wildlife on and near the elevated roadway and have requested the speed limit reduction.
May 18, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 18, 2011) - Enforcement agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries responding to flooding in Louisiana captured images of wildlife fleeing water that has displaced them from their habitats.
May 18, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 18, 2011) - State agencies in Louisiana continued their flood preparation and response efforts on Wednesday. Updates on agency activities are below.
May 18, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 18, 2011) - In coordination with parishes, levee districts and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority issued an emergency order restricting activities on or adjacent to flood control and flood-fighting measures.
May 17, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2011) - Governor Jindal held a UCG meeting today with state and federal officials, followed by a press conference where he cautioned residents to stay in tune to their local leaders, even as they continue to prepare for the impact of floodwaters.
May 17, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2011) - Free, confidential crisis counseling is available to Louisianians who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the Mississippi River flooding. A toll-free 24-hour number, 866-310-7977, will connect residents in need to services in their community to help them through this difficult time.