Emergency Preparedness

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.
May 25, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 25, 2011) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will close all boat traffic for a four-mile long stretch in the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Martin Parish starting at 6 a.m. on May 26.
May 25, 2011
In support of State and Parish requirements, the Louisiana National Guard has approximately 1,150 Guardsmen mobilized for this emergency. Today, the National Guard is providing aviation support to St. Mary Parish officials in order to assess levees and potential areas for flooding.
May 23, 2011
In St. Landry parish, officials lifted a mandatory evacuation order for residents living South of Hwy. 190, the Three Mile Lake area and North Wilderness Road area. This area will remain under voluntary evacuation until further notice. St. Landry has a mandatory evacuation order for livestock and residents living on the east side of the levee. St. Martin parish issued a mandatory evacuation for Happy Town and Sherburne Wildlife Management areas Saturday at 8 a.m. However, the mandatory evacuation for the Butte La Rose area has been moved to noon on Tuesday.
May 20, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 20, 2011) - State agencies continue their efforts to fight and prepare for flooding in communities across Louisiana. Updates from individual agencies are below.