Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.


Information & Fact Sheet Index

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  After The Event

Steps To Take After The Disaster The Disaster Assistance Process for Individuals & Households
  Biological 

Bioterrorism Concerns - FAQ's West Nile Virus Questions & Answers

Children & Anthrax: A Fact Sheet For Parents   Information On Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Facts about Anthrax Be Mosquito Smart
Facts About Botulism Protective Actions Fact Sheet
Shelter In Place
Facts About Pneumonic Plague Response to the Receipt of Mail Suspected to Contain Anthrax or Other Biological Agents
Facts About Smallpox
 Chemical  

Protective Actions Fact Sheet-Shelter In Place
  Communications & Warning Systems

EAS Fact Sheet

National Warning System (NAWAS) Facts
  Dams 

FAQs On Dams & Dam Safety
  Floods   
After A Flood-Reclaiming Heirlooms & Other Items From Flood Waters

Flood Safety Tips
Avoiding Flood Damage A Checklist
179 KB
Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning Equipment
Coping With A Flood Before, During & After Sewer Backflow Valves
Fuel Tanks Salvaging Some Common Materials
Locating Safe Drinking Water   Your Evacuation Plan
  General 

Disaster Supplies Kit

How to File A Flood Insurance Claim
Food & Water In An Emergency Why Do I Feel Like This - From the Red Cross -for children dealing with disaster.
Helping Children Cope With Disasters - From the Red Cross & FEMA   Storing Supplies -
Food Preparedness Checklist

Your Family Disaster Plan
  Fire  

Avoiding Wildfire Damage-A checklist
180 KB

Firewise Landscaping Checklist
  56 KB
Facts on Fire Winter Storms & Fire Safety
Fire-Home Escape Plan

Get Out Safely: A Fact Sheet on Fire
Escape Planning
  Heat
Facts About: Extreme Heat

Tips On What To Do In Extreme Heat
Heat Wave A Major Summer Killer

Extreme Heat Fact Sheet

Extreme Heat > Fact Sheet & Information Sheet (131 KB) Facts About: Extreme Heat
 Hurricanes / Tropical Events
Areas At Risk Preparing Your Home For A Hurricane
Before & After A Hurricane Retiring Names Of The Worst Hurricanes
Definition Of A Hurricane Tropical Storm Structure 
Facts About The Eye Of A Hurricane Storm Surge Information Sheet
Hurricane Categories Salvaging Some Common Materials
Hurricane Tracking Chart - Adobe Acrobat File  704 KB Storm Surges 
Hurricane Tip Sheet - What to do before & during a hurricane Why Hurricanes Are Named
Hurricane Terms Your Evacuation Plan
Locating Safe Drinking Water

Storing Supplies -

  Nuclear 

Nuclear Classification Levels    

  Mitigation 

Reduce Your Risk From Natural Disasters  2.1MB   Public Assistance-Debris Removal Fact Sheet

  Terrorism  &  Homeland Security 

Helping Children Cope With Disasters - From the Red Cross & FEMA   Terrorism - How To Prepare
If You Receive A Suspicious Package -   Terrorism Fact Sheet

Homeland Security - How To Prepare At Home

Why Do I Feel Like This - From the Red Cross -for children dealing with disaster.

Protective Actions Fact Sheet-Shelter In Place

Why Do I Feel Like This - From the Red Cross -for children dealing with disaster.
  Tornados  

What To Do In Case Of A Tornado

 

Taking Shelter From The Storm-Building A Safe Room In Your Home -  Includes cost estimates & plans
 Thunderstorms

Fact Sheet: Thunderstorms & Lightning

 

Thunderstorms & Lightning -The Underrated Killers!
  Winds
Avoiding Wind Damage-A Checklist   235 KB Your Property - Trees & Airborne Debris
Brace Gable End Roof Framing Shutters or Plywood Window Covers
Fact Sheet: Protecting Garage Doors
  Winter Related  
Winter Preparation Winter Driving Fact Sheet
Deceptive Winter Storms Winter Storms & Fire Safety
Winter Storm Fact Sheet
 Related Information
FEMA
Road Closure Index
State Evacuation Routes