Hurricanes generate a series of threats to lives and property. The most obvious is the threat posed to buildings, equipment, and people by the high winds that characterize such storms. This checklist will help you prepare for a hurricane’s effect on your business, employees, and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and … Continue reading Hurricane Season – Disaster Preparedness Checklist for Businesses & Nonprofits
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) will be conducting a drill for the emergency closure of Hwy 3235 near the intersection of LA Hwy 24 in Larose. Northbound lanes of traffic will be diverted to one lane on the southbound section from West 11th Street to Hwy 24 during the … Continue reading Temporary Lane/Road Closures in South Lafourche Area Tuesday
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou) PINEVILLE, La. – Soldiers and Airmen with the Louisiana National Guard and civilian partner agencies will participate in the annual statewide Disaster Response Exercise (DRX) designed to test the capabilities of various local, state, federal, and non-governmental agencies, April 20-22. The exercise, organized … Continue reading La. Guard and partner agencies to participate in statewide disaster exercise
FEMA Urges Preparedness Ahead of Severe Weather FEMA urged a wide area of the country to stay alert for weather risks from today into the weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting intense and widespread severe thunderstorms including tornados in some areas. Remain alert, keep your cell phone charged, and take the basic precautions needed … Continue reading Preparedness Now Saves Lives and Property
Please be aware that there is an increased risk of severe weather on Friday, March 24. Please monitor your weather service of choice throughout the day as well as local emergency professionals for the latest updates. Stay Safe
Louisiana faces an increased risk of severe weather and tornadic activity this evening and into the overnight hours. Please make sure that you have ways to receive weather alerts overnight. The National Weather Service graphics for severe potential in your area.
The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans has produced updated weather graphics concerning the significant cold weather threat at the end of the week. As always, please reference your local Emergency Management office for advice concerning your area.
A strong cold front will move into the state on Thursday, causing temperatures to drop into the 20s as early as that afternoon. Strong winds with gusts up to forty miles per hour will accompany the front, resulting in wind chills into the teens. Cold temperatures will last into the Christmas weekend. Potential impacts include … Continue reading Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week
Join SBA and Small Business Majority for a webinar on Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET to hear from supply chain experts about how to manage supply chain challenges, lower costs and create more operational efficiency. Speakers include: Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. Small Business Administration Greg Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Florida … Continue reading Today: Finding Solutions and Navigating Supply Chain Challenges
Monday, August 15th 5:30 pm -7:30 pm CST Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy. Monroe, LA 71201 To register : Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance (lsbdc.org) FREE and OPEN to the Public TOPIC: DISASTER MITIGATION As Hurricane Season approaches, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to prioritize equitably supporting impacted communities … Continue reading Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance
Release Date: August 1, 2022 FEMA has two new ways to help people in Louisiana be better prepared for severe weather and hurricanes: 1) the redesigned FEMA app for smartphones and 2) the updated text-to-shelter service. Smartphone App FEMA recently released a redesigned smartphone app that gives users more personalized options. Downloading the app and … Continue reading FEMA Updates Digital Preparedness Tools
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
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
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program invites you to attend the SBIR Showcase for First Responders on Wednesday March 30, 2022 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET.
Press Release August 26, 2021 Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to the potential impacts and further development of Tropical Storm Ida. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system is forecast to approach the northern Gulf Coast at or near major hurricane intensity Sunday. While there is some forecast uncertainty since … Continue reading Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Ida
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It seems like every day we hear something in the news about cyber security, hacking, scams, or some other scary digital life term. What is a small to medium sized business owner to do? How do I protect what I have built or plan to build without spending lots of money hiring an IT professional … Continue reading A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity
As we say goodbye to Fred, we turn our attention to Grace. Grace appears to be taking a southern track across the Gulf of Mexico, across the Yucatan pennisula, and finally making landfall in Mexico or the extreme southern part of Texas. Grace will make no impact on Louisiana, according to official NHC forecasts. Henri … Continue reading Back to the Tropics
FRED and GRACE part two… Fred appears to have lost his way and his course is now sliding to the west. Fred's visit to Caribbean island had a sever impact on his health, resulting in a more westerly circulation forming coming out of the Florida straight. Current National Hurricane Center forecasts have Fred strengthening back … Continue reading FRED and GRACE part two…