Please click the link to view the full report. SITREP Ida Fires (FM 5484) and Lions Camp Rd (FM 5485) - Vernon Parish - 29August2023 5pm - FINAL
Please click the link to see the report. SITREP Tiger Island Fire - Beauregard Parish (FM5482) - 29August2023 5pm - FINAL
Dear LABEOC Members, Below is the latest update from GOHSEP regarding the wildfire operations. The latest report from GOHSEP can be downloaded here. Updated information on SNAP benefits is available here. Incident Overview WebEOC Incident: 23-027-ExtremeHeatandWildfire-StatewideState Declaration: 141 JBE 2023 –Heat Related EmergenciesWebEOC Requests: 54Activation Level: 3 Incident Objectives 1. Protect lives and properties2. Ensure safety of all … Continue reading Situational Report – August 28, 2023
In response to the prolonged heat wave the state is experiencing and the reports of wildfires in the state, Governor Edwards has issued a declaration of emergency from August 11, 2023, to September 9, 2023. The declaration is posted here for your reference. The LABEOC will update this message as the situation develops. As a … Continue reading Extreme Heat and Wildfires
Deadline Set for Homeowners Recovering from the Hurricanes and Storms of 2021 to Complete the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program Survey July 25, 2023 BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Office of Community Development announced that homeowners impacted by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Ida and the May 2021 Severe Storms have … Continue reading Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program Survey Deadline is August 1
This summer has been extraordinarily hot, and we can expect more of the same for the long Fourth of July Weekend. Please continue to take proper precautions while commemorating our Independence Day. The infographic below from the CDC provides a thought-provoking reality; we lose more people annually to heat-related deaths than to hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, … Continue reading More Heat Advisories for the Holiday weekend
Here is the latest statewide graphic concerning the potential for severe weather on Friday, March 31st:
GOHSEP is monitoring a chlorine leak from the BioLab facility near Interstate 10 in Westlake (Calcasieu Parish). A shelter-in-place order was initiated for a one-mile radius from the incident site. Interstate 10 is closed in both directions near the area.
If you are traveling eastbound on I-10 west of the intersection with I-49 over the next few days, expect delays. Secretary Wilson provided pictures of the reason.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is announcing final allocations for $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY 2022 to help prepare our nation against man-made … Continue reading DHS Announces Funding Allocations for FY22 Preparedness Grants
The 2022 season is getting a head start, thanks to Agatha crossing over Mexico from the Pacific. The National Hurricane Center's current 5-day outlook is below. While it appears that Louisiana is not in the crosshairs right now, we must remain vigilant.
MALWARE | SOCIAL ENGINEERING | RANSOMWARE Snake Keylogger Spreads Through Malicious PDFs-ThreatPost-05.23.2022 While most malicious e-mail campaigns use Word documents to hide and spread malware, a recently discovered campaign uses a malicious PDF file and a 22-year-old Office bug to propagate the Snake Keylogger malware, researchers have found. Attackers target victims with emails that include … Continue reading LA-SAFE CYBERDIGEST 05.23.2022
There is a new threat for serious weather later in the week. Below is the graphic from the NWS. Please stay safe.
The LABEOC participated in the National Weather Service flood outlook briefing this week. Below is the summary from the NWS...
“How FEMA Partners with the Private Sector”. This will be a virtual event and will begin at 12:00 CST and continue till 4:30 CST. We will host a number of panelists from our different program areas to discuss all of the opportunities there are to get more involved and partner with FEMA Region 6. We … Continue reading LABEOC will participate in FEMA Region 6 Private Sector Day | April 25
With hostilities commencing between Russia and the Ukraine, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has increased the threat awareness level, activating the shields up program. CISA recommends all organizations—regardless of size—adopt a heightened posture when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting their most critical assets. The comprehensive list of measures is available at: https://www.cisa.gov/shields-up Some … Continue reading Increased Cyber Threat
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the FBI is asking partners to help us share information to #EndTrafficking. The disturbing reality is that people are being bought, sold, and exploited every day. Victims are held against their will through force, fraud, or physical or psychological coercion. Together we can help prevent this trauma. … Continue reading January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
If your business can provide temporary or even permanent laundromat services in Terrebonne in two - possibly three locations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Business must be registered in Louisiana and certified to contract with the state of Louisiana.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Louisiana small nonfarm businesses in Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides and Vernon parishes of the Jan. 10, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are … Continue reading Deadline Approaching in Louisiana for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to a Winter Storm including Ice
This holiday season, as Louisiana homeowners and renters continue to receive disaster funds, FEMA wants to remind you that federal grant money may only be used for disaster-related expenses. Receiving Grant Money Once an application is complete, it only takes FEMA a few days to deposit the money into the bank account you provided. It … Continue reading Spend FEMA Grants Only on Hurricane Recovery