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Disaster Information Resources
Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Disaster Information Resources
Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Disaster Information Resources
Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)
managing in tough times
Managing in Tough Times
Managing in Tough Times provides helpful information for families experiencing a disaster, such as how to manage family finances, keep the family strong and stay healthy. Topics include financial survival tips, getting the most from what you have, what bills to pay first, making meaning our of adversity, helping children cope with crisis, keys to coping with stress and cutting food costs.
mold remediation contractor
Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor
Hiring a qualified contractor for mold remediation is not required but generally is safer and more effective than a "do-it-yourself" approach because of the use of specialized equipment. In either case, you should carefully follow safety precautions to reduce exposure to mold. This publication provides guidance on safe and effective mold remediation practices and how to select a qualified remediation professional. (PDF Format only)
use treated wood
Use Preservative-treated Wood When Rebuilding After a Hurricane
Your new home can be safeguarded by using preservative-treated wood and following an integrated pest management program at the time of construction. (PDF format only)
Disaster Information Resources - Rebuilding
Information to help you and your family rebuild after storms or floods.
Disaster Information Resources - Recovery
Information to help you and your family to recover after storms or floods.
wet floodproofing
Wet Floodproofing
The phrase “wet floodproofing” may sound like a contradiction, but it is the label used to refer to a collection of methods intended to reduce damage to a building when flooding occurs. This publication explains how wet floodproofing lets water into the building but protects the structure, contents and building systems independently. (PDF format only)
Using Levees for Flood Protection
Using Levees for Flood Protection
A levee is a barrier that holds water away from the building. It can protect your home from flooding as well as from the force of water, from scouring at the foundation and from impacts by floating debris. This publication includes information about constructing a private levee. (PDF Format Only)
Storm Recovery Guide
Storm Recovery Guide
Topics include Be Safe: Stay Healthy After Disaster, Surviving and Recovering from a Power Outage, Restoring Storm-damaged Buildings, Salvaging Water-damaged Belongings, Lawn and Garden Losses, Financial Recovery and Risk Management. (PDF Format Only)
using panels
Using Panels as Closures in Flood Protection
Most floodproofing systems have openings that need to be closed and watertight during a flood. A panel closure is any flat, firm sheet material used to block one of these openings.This publication includes information about using panel closures. (PDF format only)
using pumps
Using Pumps in Flood Protection
If you protect a building with a floodwall, sealant, plastic wrap or any other barrier, you will need to pump water during floods. This publication includes information and tips for designing and constructing your flood protection system when using pumps. (PDF format only)
floodwraps
Flood Wraps and Temporary Shields
Plastic sheeting is a versatile flood barrier. Using plastic sheeting in a sandbag levee improves the levee’s performance significantly. This publication includes information on several ways to use plastic sheeting correctly. (PDF format only)
using sandbags
Using Sandbags for Flood Protection
Sandbags can be used to fill gaps in a permanent flood protection system, to raise an existing levee or to build a complete emergency levee.This publication contains information on filling and stacking sandbags and on using them for short walls and full levees. (PDF Format Only)
preventing backflow
Preventing Backflow
In most areas of Louisiana, the sewer system and rain drainage system are separate. It is not unusual, however, for floodwater to infiltrate the sewer system, causing it to back up into homes. This publication includes information explaining how you can use valves, plugs, caps and seepage barriers in flood protection. (PDF format only)
Disaster Information Resources - Crops
Information to help you.
tracking chart
There's a Hurricane Forming... (includes tracking chart)
It’s time to pull out your family disaster plan. Even if you don’t have one, there are still things you can do! Find tips on what to do when preparing for a hurricane and Emergency Management Office telephone numbers for selected Louisiana parishes (most affected by hurricanes and tropical storms). It is designed to print on legal-sized paper. (PDF Format Only)
Disaster Information Resources - Livestock
Information to help prepare livestock for a storm or flood.
Disaster Information Resources - Prevent
Information to help you and your family to get ready for a storm or flood.
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