Emergency Preparedness

August 12, 2022
As Louisiana continues to be under heat advisories, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is offering tips and strategies to help residents protect themselves and others during extreme heat conditions.
August 10, 2022
This is a precautionary closure due to an oil spill in Terrebonne Bay potentially affecting the health of oysters in a portion of molluscan shellfish growing area 15.
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
July 28, 2022
With hurricane season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds the public about how to safely use a generator to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the event of a power outage.
June 24, 2022
Private wells are not regulated in Louisiana, leaving well owners responsible for all facets of disaster preparedness, protection and maintenance of their well.
September 27, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 6 through 8 and 11 through 28 at sunrise today.
September 24, 2021
Almost all properties that were damaged by Hurricane Ida and subject to rain water will have mold growth in wet or damp areas. Mold is a serious problem that occurs when water enters and stays within a structure.
September 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 at sunrise today.
September 21, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
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