About Us

Building a Resilient Business Community

Following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center was established to provide support to the business community in times of disaster.

The LABEOC was founded on June 1, 2010, by the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The team oversees the daily operations and mobilizes during an activation. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Louisiana Economic Development collaborate with NIMSAT on this mission to ensure preparedness and rapid response to emergencies.

Our goal is to assist Louisiana businesses and non-profit organizations in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts to ensure community stability, resilience, and economic revitalization.

The LABEOC is a collaboration between businesses, volunteer organizations, and the public sector in Louisiana and beyond. It aims to enhance response capabilities, promote self-sufficiency, and reduce dependence on FEMA and other federal support, with the goal of restoring normal business operations as swiftly as possible and ensuring economic stability.

Activations & Response

Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillApril 2010
Louisiana Flooding (DR-4015-LA)April – May 2011
Tropical Storm Lee (DR-4041-LA)September 2011
Tropical Storm DebbyJune 2012
Hurricane Isaac (DR-4080-LA)August 2012
Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-4300-LA)February 2013
Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4228-LA)May – June 2015
Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4263-LA)March 2016
Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4277-LA)August 2016
Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-4300-LA)February 2017
Tropical Storm Harvey (DR-4345-LA)August 2017
Louisiana Flooding (DR-4462-LA)July 2019
Hurricane Barry (DR-4458-LA)July 2019
Covid-19 Pandemic (DR-4484-LA)March 2020 – June 2021
Tropical Storm Cristobal (EM-3527-LA)June 2020
Tropical Storms Laura and Marco (EM-3538-LA)August 2020
Hurricane Sally (EM-3543-LA)September 2020
Tropical Storm BetaSeptember 2020
Hurricane Delta (DR-4570-LA)October 2020
Hurricane Zeta (DR-4577-LA)October 2020
Louisiana Severe Winter Storms (DR-4590-LA)February 2021
Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4606-LA)May 2021
 Tropical Storm Ida (EM-3568-LA)August 2021
Tropical Storm NicholasSeptember 2021
Severe WeatherMarch 2022
Tiger Island Fire (FM-5482-LA)August 2023
Louisiana Seawater Intrusion (EM-3600-LA)September 2023

If you have questions about our mission, or how we support businesses, please contact us.