Emergency Preparedness

September 09, 2020
A 58-year-old female in Rapides Parish died of a heat-related illness while inside a trailer with no electricity or air conditioning. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.
September 09, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 11 at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 Willow St. in Lafayette.
September 08, 2020
A 45-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns in a house fire caused by using a candle or lantern for lighting. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.
September 08, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select days this week at five southwestern Louisiana sites.
September 05, 2020
A 52-year-old male in Grant Parish died of a heat-related illness while removing debris following the storm. A 25-year-old male in Natchitoches Parish died of electrocution after coming into direct contact with a power line.
September 04, 2020
A 41-year-old man and a 47-year-old man died due to heat-related illnesses while removing debris following the storm. Both deaths were in Vernon Parish. A 59-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died after being struck on the head by a falling tree limb.
September 04, 2020
High rates of community spread and restrictions on group sizes led the State to develop a unique emphasis on non-congregate (no group) sheltering.
September 03, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday verifies three additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 20.
September 02, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 17.
September 01, 2020
Magellan Health, Inc. today announced that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for all individuals impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The number to access confidential consultation services is 1-800-327-7451.
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