Emergency Preparedness

September 20, 2011
For the second consecutive year, Louisiana scored a perfect 100 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) evaluation of the state's public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Louisiana and seven other states scored 100 two years in a row. Louisiana's public health laboratories also received exemplary marks. The CDC's "Public Health Preparedness: 2011 State-by-State Update on Laboratory Capabilities and Response Readiness Planning" report released today evaluates the state over a three-year period, from 2007-2010.
September 08, 2011
September is National Preparedness Month and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals urges Louisianians to take the opportunity to update their disaster plan and prepare their families, homes and businesses.
September 08, 2011
This weekend's 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks serves as a reminder of how quickly disaster can strike and how everyone must be vigilant. If a disaster happened right now would you be ready?
July 19, 2011
The Department of Health and Hospitals is helping to host more than 300 federal and state emergency preparedness employees in Alexandria this week for the federal government’s 2011 National Field Deployment Training.
June 03, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 7. The decision came after two consecutive lab tests show that the water in Area 7 is safe.
June 01, 2011
As a precautionary measure, the Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) Safe Drinking Water Program began conducting weekly assessment samplings for volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) at six Louisiana water systems that use surface water as a source of drinking water.
May 27, 2011
Yesterday in support of the parishes in Northeast Louisiana, Guardsmen located 11 new Sand or Pin Boils. Guardsmen have now located and flagged 230 Sand or Pin Boils to date, including 79 in East Carroll, 13 in Madison, 51 in Tensas and 87 in Concordia.
May 26, 2011
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness completed a field survey of several flood-affected parishes, reporting on Thursday that at least 1,230 structures in 13 parishes have been affected by floodwaters. This includes 24 commercial structures and 1,204 residential structures, including camps.