Emergency Preparedness

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.
September 17, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 3, 4 and 5 beginning at sunrise on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
September 16, 2021
Affected water wells must be first disinfected then thoroughly flushed before a sample of water is collected for analysis by the Office of Public Health, which has set up a temporary laboratory in Berwick.
September 14, 2021
EPAP is designed to assist people without health insurance in a federally-identified disaster area with replacing prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies and other equipment that they need, free of charge.
September 08, 2021
Following a full review of cases since Hurricane Ida's landfall and the conclusion of several investigations, the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has confirmed 11 additional storm-related deaths. This brings the death toll from Hurricane Ida to 26.
September 07, 2021
Inhumane care, lack of communication, intimidation of public officials and obstruction of health assessment result in revocation of licenses and termination of Medicaid agreement
September 06, 2021
According to Louisiana Department of Health syndromic surveillance, in the past week there have been 141 emergency department visits for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in Regions 1 (Greater New Orleans), 2 (Baton Rouge), 3 (River Parishes) and 9 (Northshore). Four individuals in Louisiana have died from carbon monoxide poisoning during and after Hurricane Ida.