Emergency Preparedness Resources

August 01, 2022
Mass fatality planning is part of an overall, all-hazards emergency preparedness and responseii performed in Louisiana by the Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH). DHH handles Emergency Support Function #8, and is inclusive of support agency in managing human remains, including victim identification and mortuary affairs. This Framework is refined and fully developed with the guidance of DHH staff, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), volunteers with DMORT experience, and the 64 parish coroners.
July 31, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness
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 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.
September 23, 2016
Officials report residents can resume use of the Bogue Chitto River
January 25, 2012
Emergency Preparedness resources for the general public to understand public health precautions against and response to disasters.