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Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)

There's a Hurricane Forming... (includes tracking chart)
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)

Formosan Subterranean Termite Control & Prevention After Hurricanes and Flooding
Termites
Is re-treating for termites necessary after hurricanes and flooding? Find those answers and also find information on preventing Formosan subterranean termites from spreading, disposing of termite-infested wood and debris, transporting mulch and other wood debris, inspecting and re-treating, signs of infestation and differences between termites and ants. (PDF format only)
Build Safer Stronger Smarter: Elevating an Existing Home
elevating an existing home
If you live in Louisiana, your primary objective in raising a home is likely to be flood avoidance, even if you’re not in an identified flood hazard area. Elevation is the most effective on-site method of reducing future flood damage.
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Roof
Pub 3073 Repairing the Roof
Whether you are just replacing a few shingles or have damage that requires you to strip your roof down to the rafters, you can take steps at every stage of work to minimize future storm damage. In addition, for new construction and substantial remodeling or repair, you’ll have to meet residential building codes designed to reduce potential roof damage from storms.
Using Water-inflated Barriers for Flood Protection
Publication cover
Water-inflated tubing is a relatively new and effective emergency method of closing a gap, temporarily raising the height of an existing levee or putting a barrier around a building. This publication includes information on using and constructing water-inflated barriers. (PDF format only)
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Walls
repairing walls
Any home repair or remodeling work you do presents an opportunity to help your home fare better in the next storm. Whether you are just replacing siding or you have damage that's requiring you to completely remove all the wall coverings – inside or outside – you can work to minimize future storm damage at every stage of the project.
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.
Use Preservative-treated Wood When Rebuilding After a Hurricane
use treated wood
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 - Recovery
Information to help you and your family to recover after storms or floods.
Disaster Information Resources - Rebuilding
Information to help you and your family rebuild after storms or floods.
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)