Emergency Preparedness Resources

May 10, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications Plan details the actions that will be implemented in the event of a natural disaster, disease outbreak, man-made emergency including bioterrorism, nuclear, or chemical event or other public health emergency. Timely, consistent, and accurate communications can impact how the media, public and clinical health care communities react to an event.
May 29, 2020
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness
May 01, 2020
The pandemic influenza and Novel Viral Respiratory Plan disease threat has the potential to rapidly cause illness in a very large number of people, which could easily overwhelm health systems. A pandemic outbreak could jeopardize essential community services by causing high levels of absenteeism in critical positions in every workforce. Basic services, such as public health, healthcare, law enforcement, fire, emergency response, communications, transportation, and utilities could be disrupted during an influenza pandemic. The pandemic, unlike many other emergency events, could last for several weeks or months with possible waves of illness. This disease threat could occur simultaneously across the United States presenting significant resource challenges including personnel, supplies, and equipment.
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.
January 26, 2017
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
September 23, 2016
Officials report residents can resume use of the Bogue Chitto River
May 11, 2012
DHH Office of Public Health produced this guide to give Louisiana residents tips for keeping their families, coworkers and communities safe in the event of an emergency.
January 25, 2012
Emergency Preparedness resources for the general public to understand public health precautions against and response to disasters.
May 04, 2011
The Vaccination Annex of the Louisiana Pandemic Influenza Guidance describes the system that will be used to order, store, distribute, track and administer influenza vaccine during a pandemic. This Vaccination Guidance is an annex to several other plans and guidance documents in which the State of Louisiana has planned for an ¨Dall-hazards¡¬ mass distribution system for the receipt, storage, distribution, and dispensing of vaccinations/medications to the general public.
May 04, 2011
The Containment and Mitigation Annex directly addresses non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) strategies for an influenza pandemic in Louisiana. A variety of NPI have been used during past pandemics with varying degrees of success. Containment and mitigation strategies included in this Annex include isolation of ill individuals; self care / home care for ill individuals; policies and procedures for advising voluntary quarantine of household contacts to known or suspected cases, with monitoring; and social distancing practices within the school, workplace and community settings.