Emergency Preparedness

September 13, 2013
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is teaming up with the faith-based community to deliver the message of preparedness during September, which is National Preparedness Month.
February 01, 2013
Baton Rouge–The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health Region 1 (Greater New Orleans Area) and Region 6 (Central Louisiana) with Project Public Health Ready recognition, honoring their preparedness to respond in a public health emergency.
January 14, 2013
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals advises people to avoid contact with floodwaters following a hurricane or other severe weather event.
December 31, 2012
The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology has been participating in meetings with Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) along with other State and local responding agencies to address the Bayou Corne incident.
September 10, 2012
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Safe Drinking Water Program today issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac.
September 07, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirms 31 new human cases of West Nile virus, reaching 176 reported infections from West Nile in the State so far in 2012. DHH also confirms a new death from this disease, which is the 10th West Nile death in Louisiana this year. The State is experiencing the highest number of West Nile cases and deaths it has seen in the past several years.
September 07, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded a National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist eligible unemployed individuals with temporary debris removal and cleanup jobs to help communities recover from Hurricane Isaac.
September 07, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. – State agencies responding to Hurricane Isaac offered updates today about their efforts.
September 07, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. – State agencies responding to Hurricane Isaac offered updates today about their efforts.
September 07, 2012
BATON ROUGE -- The American Red Cross and food banks in Louisiana are seeking donations to help replenish the food supplies and other resources they have been providing throughout Southeast Louisiana to people and communities hit by Hurricane Isaac.