Disaster Assistance - The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Resources to Assist Your Recovery (Hurricane Ida 2021) - Provided by FEMA. 

It’s easy to be confused by all the disaster resources available as you recover from Hurricane Ida, but here is a breakdown of agencies, programs, phone numbers and website links that may assist.

Current Disaster Responses

Search Disaster Declarations

U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Loan Assistance - The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.

DSNAP Pre-Registration

You can pre-register for DSNAP now and be ready if DSNAP becomes available for your community.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The NFIP offers flood insurance to help you protect the life you’ve built and recover more quickly after a flood.

The Cost of Flooding - See just how much flood damage can cost you.  Remember: with flood insurance, you're able to recover faster and more fully.

What's Covered - Flood insurance covers your home and the things inside it.  Learn more about coverage limits and what is or isn't covered.

Flood Maps - No matter where you live or work, some risk of flooding exists.  Know your flood risk by finding your community's flood map now.

How to Reduce Your Costs - Lowering your flood risk can lower your costs.  Learn more about mitigation strategies and related discounts.

U.S. Army Corps Blue Roof Program

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs. This is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

The Right of Entry (ROE) is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access your property and assess damage to your home. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof.

No Cost: There are no costs associated with the Blue Roof program. Please contact us if someone is attempting to charge for Operation Blue Roof services.

Louisiana Workforce Commission (Disaster Unemployment)

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s vision is to make Louisiana the best place in the country to get a job or grow a business, and our goal is to be the country's best workforce agency.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides assistance to individuals whose employment has been either lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, as declared by the President of the United States. 25 Louisiana parishes qualify for DUA assistance as a result of Hurricane Ida which occurred August 26, 2021 and continues.

Additional Resources

Hurricane Resources provided by Louisiana Economic Development.

Louisiana State Hurricane Resources. Provided by the Office of the Governor.

Louisiana Department of Insurance

Current Road Closures from the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Hurricane Preparedness with Jay Grymes and Brandi Janes

Get a Game Plan

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.

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide

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.

Inside the Eye: The Official Blog of the National Hurricane Service

Patrons can access the Inside the Eye blog which provides resources and information on tropical storms and hurricanes from leading weather experts and teams.

National Weather Service – Hurricane Safety

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.

National Hurricane Center

Access the latest forecasts and tracking on Atlantic and Pacific tropical storms and hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center.

Red Cross

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.

Emergency Planning for Pet Owners

Pets need emergency plans too. Patrons can make sure they are prepared while also accounting for their pet’s needs in an emergency situation.

Pandemic Preparedness

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.

Stop the Spread

Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP)

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 lohsep2@lpgov.com.

LOHSEP Resources


Hazard Mitigation (2021 Updated)



Operational Guidances

Livingston Parish Regulations Booklet

Creating an Emergency Plan
Building an Emergency Kit
Get Help Creating a Geaux Bag
Louisiana Shelter at Home Program

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.

American Red Cross: Flood Safety

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding with help from the American Red Cross.

Disaster Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program

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.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Enter your full address to see if your area has been declared for Individual Assistance.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

A resource for checking the flood risk in your community.

National Flood Insurance Program

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.

Find your Local Disaster Recovery Center

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.

Disaster Federal Tax Relief

Help for Victims of Hurricane Ida - IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities - Get connected with an organization and coordinate your availability and willingness to assist where you’ll be most effective.

Food Pantries

A Door of Hope Ministries: 225-686-7747

Community Hands: 225-667-9015

First United Methodist Church: 225-665-8995

Healing Place Church: 225-753-2273

Hebron Baptist: 225-665-6278

Mighty Moms: 225-435-9195

Woodland Baptist Church: 225-294-5530

Meal Sites

Denham Springs: 225-664-0664

Maurepas: 225-695-3839

Springfield: 225-294-3812

Livingston: 225-686-7889

Food Bank:  225-359-9940

Commodities: 1-800-522-3333

(Seniors can register and pick up commodities at the Livingston Council on Aging, usually every three months).