Emergency Preparedness

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.
September 05, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting today and outlined the state’s response to Isaac.
September 05, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Due to continuing safety concerns following Hurricane Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed on Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes.
September 04, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Due to continuing safety concerns following Hurricane Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed on Wednesday, September 5, in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes.
September 04, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services requested and received approval of a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to allow the purchase of hot foods with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) and Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits for the month of September.