Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the LABEOC?

The LABEOC is led by the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies Institute, a division of the Informatics Research Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with support from partners Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Louisiana Economic Development. The LABEOC Network is a collaboration among Louisiana’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The LABEOC is Louisiana’s emergency operations center dedicated to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for businesses. It facilitates communication with the state’s major economic driver industries, as well as owners and operators of critical infrastructures and key resources, to enhance Louisiana’s emergency management efforts.

The LABEOC supports and coordinates private sector involvement during a time of crisis. The result is a more resilient Louisiana.

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Why should I join the LABEOC Network?

  1. Receive immediate notification of state and parish decisions that may affect your business. These notifications (evacuation, road closure, etc.) are pertinent to your business disaster plan and employee safety. Rather than searching for information online or in other forms of media, the most up-to-date information is listed in one place.
  2. Receive notification of emerging state needs. As needs arise during the response and recovery from an emergency, you can receive alerts as a business, nonprofit, government agency, or concerned citizen. These notifications are designed to engage businesses throughout the state to stimulate our economy.
  3. Situational Awareness. We may ask you to report post-storm status, recovery needs, readiness to participate, economic impact, or supply chain demands. By gauging the situational awareness of local businesses, officials can make informed decisions and avoid duplication or conflict of efforts from different sectors.

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How can I view the latest news and information about an event? 

The latest news page allows for reports and documents to be available to you quickly. Please follow @LABEOC on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

How do I join?

Register here to receive notifications about updates and product needs or services. The LABEOC assists in making connections between businesses and state agencies. Please make sure you are ready to do business and registered with the Louisiana Division of Administration to be considered.

No governmental agency can guarantee the utilization of any business during an activation of the LABEOC.

As a business member, you will provide us with your contact information, as well as details about the products and services your business might provide to support the state’s disaster response. Your information is confidential and will not be shared publicly, except as required by law.

Note: Please do not contact us for sales, to arrange product demonstrations, or discuss your particular products or services. We do not evaluate specific products and services, nor do we accept solicitations.

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How do I contact the LABEOC?

Visit our contact us page. You can send an email or call 337-482-0627.

What is your privacy policy?

Your information is confidential and will not be shared publicly except as required by law. See the privacy page.