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Louisiana Flood August 2016

This LibGuide features federal and state government resources that provide information regarding recovery assistance and updates on the Louisiana Flood of August 2016.

State Government

Emergency.Louisiana : This is the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (GOHSEP)'s central website for providing updated information to Louisiana citizens. It includes information on road closures and press releases. Be sure to check the Twitter and Facebook feeds on the left, as they often contain important information.

Recovery (GOHSEP) : This is the Recovery webpage on GOHSEP's main website. It has some further information describing the recovery process after disasters, which may help complement the federal resources.

Office of the Governor : This is the Office of the Governor's official website. While it may not contain the most up-to-date information, the 'News Room' section currently has pertinent information related to the flooding of the state.

Emergency Assistance Links : The State Library of Louisiana compiled this LibGuide, which contains links for several different resources depending on need. Many of these are government related, but others are for supporting organizations. Some useful information include the links to the emergency offices in various parishes, emergency information, and links to recovery groups.

Disaster Information : The Louisiana State University AgCenter has several publications related to the topic of disasters. Especially pertinent ones include how to treat for mold and a storm recovery guide.

Tips for Flood Recovery : Dr. Ed Benoit III, an archivist at Louisiana State University, provides recommendations for recovering personal belongings such as books, photographs, and important documents. There are also links to video tutorials.

Flood Recovery (Louisiana Department of Insurance) : This webpage from the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) features an overview of information that may be helpful to those filing claims. It includes topics such as vehicle coverage and links to several federal government websites.

Flood Reentry Fact List (Department of Environmental Quality) : This fact list from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides several safety recommendations for those recovering flooded property. This document is a PDF, so it requires a PDF reader to view it. A free PDF reader can be downloaded [here]; you can uncheck the optional programs to download just the PDF reader.

Health Tips for Flood-Affected Residents : This list from the Louisiana Department of Health advises those in flooded areas on how to remain healthy and safe as they navigate these areas.

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors : The official website for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) allows individuals to search a potential contractor's name to see if they are licensed. You can also file complaints and get information on whether certain projects require contractors to have licensing or not.