LA SAFE Cyber Digest – June 28, 2022

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LA-SAFE Cyber Digest for 06.14.2022

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Review and Update Insurance Coverage

As we continue through this hurricane season, it is never too late to review your insurance policy, especially if there are any changes to your underwriter.  It is useful to remember that there are two important entities that support the Louisiana Insurance consumers.  The Louisiana Guaranty Association (LIGA) was designed to create a safety net … Continue reading Review and Update Insurance Coverage

FEMA Administrator Criswell Announces National Building Codes Initiative with White House

Release Date: June 1, 2022 WASHINGTON -- June 1 officially marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2022 outlook it will be another active season. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell stressed the importance of taking preparedness measures early while at the National Hurricane Center in Miami earlier … Continue reading FEMA Administrator Criswell Announces National Building Codes Initiative with White House

Hurricane Season Begins Today

Prep for #HurricaneSeason2022 1. Register for the LABEOC Business Network - https://wordpress.com/view/labeoc.org 2. Download the Hurricane Toolkit for Business - https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/ready_business_hurricane-toolkit.pdf 3. Visit http://getagameplan.org

Port Fourchon Recreational Facilities Open and Available Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

Port Fourchon Recreational Facilities Open and Available Heading into Memorial Day Weekend Cut Off – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) is proud to announce that the Irving P. Melancon Public Boat Launch and Coastal Wetlands Park Wharf and Kayak Launch are open for recreational use heading into Memorial Day weekend. These respective facilities stretching from … Continue reading Port Fourchon Recreational Facilities Open and Available Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day 2022 – Weather Hazards Outlook

Forecast Overview and Weather Hazards: (Thursday 5/26 - Tuesday 5/31) Overview: ● Storm and isolated flooding hazards will be present in areas east of the Mississippi River today, Friday, and early Saturday as a storm system slowly pushes off of the East Coast by Sunday. A second storm system will begin to move into the … Continue reading Memorial Day 2022 – Weather Hazards Outlook

NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Ongoing La Niña, above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, … Continue reading NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Upcoming SBA Webinar: Resources for your Small Business

Join SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for a webinar in celebration of Small Business Month. Connect with resources on several topics including access to capital, contracting and procurement, community navigators, and more. The webinar will feature SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Mark Madrid and other key … Continue reading Upcoming SBA Webinar: Resources for your Small Business

DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of … Continue reading DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants

National Weather Service: Tropical Update for Next Week

  Good afternoon partners - Given the heightened visibility of the GFS model forecast lately we just wanted to send a quick update regarding potential for tropical development next week. Here's what we know: One particular model (the GFS) has been consistently forecasting tropical cyclone development in the Caribbean, possibly moving into the Gulf of … Continue reading National Weather Service: Tropical Update for Next Week

Louisiana State Police Transit Alert: I-10 east closed at Williams Blvd. (New Orleans)

I-10 east is closed at Williams Boulevard due to a chemical spill. Traffic is being diverted to I-310 south. At this time, it is unknown how long the closure will last. Please expect delays and avoid unnecessary travel to the area .

Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans Hurricane Readiness Meeting for Port and Airport Tenants

SAVE THE DATE! The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is holding its annual HURRICANE READINESS MEETING FOR PORT AND AIRPORT TENANTS Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Wilbert Collins, Sr. Operations Center 180 A.O. Rappelet Road Port Fourchon, LA 70357 (Agenda and RSVP information to follow) Port Fourchon Operations Center … Continue reading Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans Hurricane Readiness Meeting for Port and Airport Tenants

LA-SAFE Cyber Digest 05.02.2022

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Hurricane Prep Week is May 1-7

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Policyholder Bill of Rights

From our friends in the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The Office of Consumer Advocacy, within the Department of Insurance, is charged with informing, educating, assisting, and inspiring citizens to become more aware of the important role insurance plays their lives. We exist to serve the citizens of Louisiana. With yet another storm season approaching, the … Continue reading Policyholder Bill of Rights

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell Speaks at National Hurricane Conference

Release Date: April 13, 2022 WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell delivered a speech on hurricane and disaster preparedness at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida. Below is the Administrator’s speech as prepared for delivery. Hello, again! It is great to be with you today. I would like to thank the conference committee for inviting … Continue reading FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell Speaks at National Hurricane Conference

LA SAFE Cyber Digest 04.05.2022

CYBER CRIME | CYBER DEFENSE | SECURITY BREACH Multiple Hacker Groups Capitalizing on Ukraine [...] Malware -TheHackerNews-04.04.2022 At least three different advanced persistent threat (APT) groups from across the world have launched spear-phishing campaigns in mid-March 2022 using the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war as a lure to distribute malware and steal sensitive information. The campaigns, undertaken … Continue reading LA SAFE Cyber Digest 04.05.2022

GLPC embarks on Bayou Lafourche clearing project with the help of the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District

Cut Off – The GLPC recently signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the BLFWD to extend its contract for the collection and disposal of debris in Bayou Lafourche from the Intracoastal south to Golden Meadow. The BLFWD had previously cleared all debris up to the Intracoastal as part of its contract with DRC Emergency Services, LLC. “These are the type … Continue reading GLPC embarks on Bayou Lafourche clearing project with the help of the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District