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EMERGENCY EVENT: Severe Weather - April 2019

Press Release:

  • President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE (May 29, 2019): Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana’s flood fight, including some emergency protective measures.

  • Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency in Louisiana Due to Severe Weather and Flooding
    BATON ROUGE (May 10, 2019): Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide emergency declaration in the wake of damage caused by the severe weather that moved across Louisiana on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Current forecasts show the same line of storms will continue through Saturday, May 11, possibly bringing 4 to 8 inches of rain across the state.

  • Update: EMEREGENCY ROAD CLOSURES: Lincoln Parish
    BATON ROUGE (April 25, 2019): UPDATE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the following roadways in Lincoln Parish have been reopened, while others remain CLOSED due to debris and downed power lines following overnight severe weather:

  • Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency
    BATON ROUGE (April 25, 2019): Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency today following the severe weather in north Louisiana that killed at least two people Thursday morning. The declaration is in effect until May 25, 2019.




For shelter information contact your Parish OHSEP.


State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.


  • For preparedness tips visit: www.GetAGameplan.org
  • Do not walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet;
  • Do not drive your car through a flooded area, as it does not take much water to carry away a vehicle. Do not drive around road barriers, because you do not know if the road of a bridge has been washed out;
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires, as electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company.


    Click the hyperlinks below for important information
  • For lists of flood alerts across the state from the National Weather Service: click here
  • For contact information for local Office of Emergency Preparedness: click here
  • For regular updates through social media: facebook,   twitter
  • - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!

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