Emergency Preparedness

July 08, 2019
BATON ROUGE (July 8, 2019): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging the people of Louisiana to monitor the forecast over the next several days due to possible tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, a trough of low pressure located over central Georgia is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form in a couple of days.
September 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3 effective at sunrise today, September 6, 2018. The areas have previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
September 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3, effective at sunset today, September 4, 2018. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
August 30, 2018
After a disaster, people with disabilities and the elderly need special assistance during their stay in emergency shelters. These documents provide guidance for care during emergency situations.
May 25, 2018
Under the authority of R.S. 40:4, 40:4.13, and 40:5 and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the state health officer, acting through the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), intends to amend Part XII (Water Supplies) of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51).
February 26, 2018
Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in several parishes across Louisiana as a result of severe weather and flooding. The emergency declaration is for Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides Parishes.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 06, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective at sunset on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
September 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.
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