A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. This page provides resources to help you stay in the know and prepared for current outbreaks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Stay up-to-date with information on the Coronavirus and Influenza (flu) with details from the CDC. Get details on symptoms, prevention, and more frequently asked questions.
National Institute of Health (NIH) - Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness and Response. National Library of Medicine.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Find information and guidance from the World Health Organization regarding the current outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Health Map - Learn about outbreaks in your area.
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks, the Livingston Parish Council, the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and all of their staff are dedicated to supporting, serving and protecting its residents, businesses, economy, and environment.
Hazardous conditions and situations exist in all communities, and Livingston Parish is no exception. They range from such natural hazards as hurricanes and flooding, to man-made hazards such as chemical spills and nuclear accidents, to the ultimate threat of a terrorist event. The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) has the responsibility of identifying potential hazards and preparing, mitigating, responding and recovering from events resulting from these hazards.
For these reasons, Livingston Parish is making its plans, guides, forms, etc. publicly available electronically through the Livingston Parish Library system. If there are any questions, concerns, requests or issues, please contact LOHSEP at 225-686-3066 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrons can use the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness “Get a Game Plan” guide which provides a simple but successful game plan for you and your family in the event of a hurricane.
Experts in disaster preparation, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation have written Emergency Preparedness Guide which is designed to help you to be better prepared while helping to reduce risks during an emergency situation.
Patrons can access the Inside the Eye blog which provides resources and information on tropical storms and hurricanes from leading weather experts and teams.
Patrons can use this guide to stay up-to-date with information on what to do before, during and after a hurricane, provided to you by The National Weather Service.
Access the latest forecasts and tracking on Atlantic and Pacific tropical storms and hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center.
The Red Cross recommends preparation as the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly.
Pets need emergency plans too. Patrons can make sure they are prepared while also accounting for their pet’s needs in an emergency situation.
The Louisiana Shelter at Home Program evaluates each applicant’s home and, if up to $15,000 of work in that home can create a safe, secure, habitable place for the family to live while they continue their permanent home rebuilding, then that applicant may be eligible for this program.
Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding with help from the American Red Cross.
All low- to moderate-income Louisianians may be eligible for Disaster Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits in the event of a natural disaster and should pre-apply now for benefits online or by phone. Current SNAP recipients do not need to pre-apply and would receive disaster benefits automatically.
Enter your full address to see if your area has been declared for Individual Assistance.
A resource for checking the flood risk in your community.
The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.
A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.