Hurricane Assistance Advisories and Updates
- The important thing to do now is register for assistance.
- The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) daily.
- Registering with any other agency does not constitute a registration with FEMA.
- If you already called FEMA to register for assistance for damage caused by the recent storms and flooding, you will not need to reapply. You can call the FEMA Helpline (1-800-621-3362) and speak with a representative if you have any questions.
- NEVER use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
- Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
- There are 14 confirmed fatalities to date. Eight of those are due to carbon monoxide from power generators.
- Approximately 226,000 Louisiana residents are without power, and more than 60 Louisiana medical facilities remain on generator power.
Operation Blue Roof
- Roofs damaged by Hurricane Laura may be eligible for Operation Blue Roof, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The no-cost program gives homeowners safe temporary roof protection until a permanent repair is done. Go to usace.army.mil/blueroofor call 888-766-3258 (888-ROOF-BLU).
- Extreme heat is impacting Louisiana.
- If you are outdoors, dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
- Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day and take frequent breaks.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty water or juice even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Know the signs of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do if you, or someone else is experiencing these symptoms.
- Additionally, a few things to remember in hurricane season and COVID-19 environment:
- Take care of yourself first
- Eat and drink healthy
- Take your vitamins and prescription medicines daily
- Proper rest/sleep
- If you feel sick, please contact your supervisor immediately
- Complete accountability daily
- Please have your PPE with you at all time (hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, face covering/mask, wash hands often with soap and warm water)
- Social distance when possible (wear your face covering)
- Report emergency by calling 9-1-1
- Report the emergency to your Supervisor, Safety Officer, and Security Officer