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Flooding & Disaster Information Resources

See National Weather Service - Weather Prediction Center for up-to-the-minute forecast information.

Flood Resources

Louisiana Flood Information - National Weather Service
Learn about the types of flooding that are typical in Louisiana and how to protect yourself, your family and your home. You will also find out more about significant Louisiana floods. You'll also find links to NWS offices that provide forecast and safety information for Louisiana, as well as links to our partners who play a significant role in keeping you safe.

Louisiana Flood Information - Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
Use this resource sheet organized by the office of Senator Bill Cassidy for information about the FEMA process and how to apply for aid to recover from flooding.

Disaster Information Management Research Center
This site, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, provides in-depth coverage of floods and natural disasters. It contains information and links to resources about floods, including health issues, preparedness and response, and cleanup and recovery, as well as foreign language resources.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Follow the instructions provided by the EPA on this site to avoid illness and injury during and after a flood. Also included are suggestions for communities, companies, and water facilities on preparing for flooding. The site is also available in Spanish.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Find information on food and water safety during flooding from this CDC website, as well as worker safety and information on what to do after a flood such as personal hygiene and cleanup. Educational materials and PSAs on flooding preparedness and behavior during and after a flood are also featured.

Evacuation Resources

Evacuation Checklist
Checklist for evacuation in case of flood provided by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters.

Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
Evacuation guidelines provided by the Department of Homeland Security. It includes links to information about family emergency plans, emergency supply kit, how to care for pets in an emergency, and family communications plan.

Assistance Evacuating
Information on evacuation assistance, finding shelter, and compensation for evacuation expenses.

Shelter Information


  • Please dial 911 for emergencies
  • A Louisiana Call Center has been opened: 225-342-7015

Active Shelters

  • See the list of active shelters for those affected by severe weather.
  • A Medical Special Needs shelter is open at the Field House on the LSU Baton Rouge campus. This shelter is not open to the general public. To gain access to this shelter a patient or caregiver must call the shelter's triage line: 225-578-6383.

Evacuating to a Shelter

If possible, remember to bring the following items with you as you evacuate to a shelter:

  • Any prescription medication
  • Necessary food if there is a special dietary restriction
  • Identification
  • Supplies (diapers, formula, etc.) needed for children and infants
  • Chargers for your electronic devices

Locating Friends & Family

A Facebook group has been formed to help locate friends and family.