Residents are encouraged to take care of their health during this time of recovery. COVID-19 continues to be active in Louisiana as flu season is beginning, and now is not the time to let down your guard.
Using a generator safely is a matter of life and death following a storm that causes widespread power outages. In the first week after Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana, almost half of the storm-related deaths (9 out of 20) were due to carbon monoxide poison produced by a gasoline-powered portable generator.
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 3, 4, 5, and 8-28 beginning at sunset Thursday, October 8, 2020, due to the potential of poor water quality because of Hurricane Delta.