Emergency Preparedness

September 08, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select days this week at five southwestern Louisiana sites.
September 05, 2020
A 52-year-old male in Grant Parish died of a heat-related illness while removing debris following the storm. A 25-year-old male in Natchitoches Parish died of electrocution after coming into direct contact with a power line.
September 04, 2020
A 41-year-old man and a 47-year-old man died due to heat-related illnesses while removing debris following the storm. Both deaths were in Vernon Parish. A 59-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died after being struck on the head by a falling tree limb.
September 04, 2020
High rates of community spread and restrictions on group sizes led the State to develop a unique emphasis on non-congregate (no group) sheltering.
September 03, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday verifies three additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 20.
September 02, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 17.
September 01, 2020
Magellan Health, Inc. today announced that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for all individuals impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The number to access confidential consultation services is 1-800-327-7451.
August 31, 2020
A 49-year-old man in Rapides Parish died from blunt force trauma while cutting down a tree.
August 30, 2020
Louisiana Department of Health on Sunday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 14.
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