Your guide to LSU AgCenter online resources that help you recover from the immediate impacts and rebuild your homes and lives. Names for 2014 Season and beyond - from the National Hurricane CenterUse these links to access these LSU AgCenter resources
Recovery and Rebuilding Information Online LSU AgCenter Disaster Recovery Publications LaHouse - Showcase Home and Programs
Preventing Flood Damage (includes emergency and permanent methods, with videos)You can protect your building from shallow flooding. Emergency measures Are you Ready? Grabbing your essential documents; stocking up on food, water, medicines; making a family disaster plan; talking to the children; and other steps you take to get ready for evacuating or living primitively at home after the disaster and finding each other if you get separated in the disaster.Preparedness for Livestock Fact sheets for beef, dairy, goat, sheep and horse producers, and on horse boarding facilities.Animal Response Hotline – Small Animals and Horses only. Help or Volunteer LVMA/LaSART
Flooding will arise as a combination of storm surge and rain that falls where you are or upstream of your location. Your best source of information for how high the flood will be in your area is your parish emergency manager . If that information is provided to the LSU AgCenter with appropriate authorization, we will place it in our online mapping system.
The LSU AgCenter has two mapping services/sites that ANYONE can use to find ground elevation at ANY spot in Louisiana. If you are given a forecast for the flood level "at your place," you can subtract the ground elevation to estimate flood depth. One of these sites also shows the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for your area. These are not historic flooding maps, and they are not flood forecast maps, but they do show you if you are in or near one of the most floodprone areas.
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