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

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in New Orleans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its New Orleans Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Orleans Parish at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Louisiana businesses and residents who were affected … Continue reading SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in New Orleans

Situational Awareness Report, 29 MARCH 2022 6:30 pm

Situational Awareness Report 29 MARCH 2022 As of 6:30 pm State EOC Activation Level: Level 4 CAT WebEOC Incident: 22-015 – Severe Weather - Statewide – MAR2930   SITUATION:  Enhanced to moderate risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday morning through evening. Damaging wind gusts, tornadoes, and large hail are possible. Greatest risk along and north of I-12/I-10 up … Continue reading Situational Awareness Report, 29 MARCH 2022 6:30 pm

New Week, New Weather threat

There is a new threat for serious weather later in the week.  Below is the graphic from the NWS.   Please stay safe.

National Small Business Week 2022

Save the date! National Small Business Week: Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship will take place May 1-7, 2022. The virtual summit will acknowledge small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. It will also recognize SBA partners for their involvement in entrepreneurial development, disaster recovery, government contracting, financial development, and overall … Continue reading National Small Business Week 2022

Women’s Business Summit (Virtual) | March 29-30, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for the virtual Women’s Business Summit on March 29-30, 2022. The free event will include power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Panels and … Continue reading Women’s Business Summit (Virtual) | March 29-30, 2022

Connecting Businesses with Contracts | Virtual Business Development & Procurement Conference

  April 12 & 13, 2022   8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST FREE and Open to the Public  Hosted by Southern University AG Center and SBA, Louisiana District Office This is our annual event that is being conducted virtually in conjunction with the Southern University Ag Center and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at … Continue reading Connecting Businesses with Contracts | Virtual Business Development & Procurement Conference

Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

The national weather service is monitoring the risk for severe weather over the next 48 hours. Impacts: The main threats associated with any severe storms will be: Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible, and a few could be strong (EF2+) and/or long track There is potential for a significant tornado outbreak. Damaging Winds: Wind gusts greater … Continue reading Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

SBA EIDL Borrowers Receiving Additional Six-Month Deferment

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, directed the Agency to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing  COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program Borrowers for a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all … Continue reading SBA EIDL Borrowers Receiving Additional Six-Month Deferment

Stay Safe During Tax Season

Tax season can be a stressful time for many Americans, and while scams are prevalent year-round, there is often a greater proliferation during tax time. Scammers are waiting for you to slip up so they can steal your personal information, money and identity. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) want to … Continue reading Stay Safe During Tax Season