The State Library has established this blog to provide a mechanism for Louisiana libraries to alert the public about their status during an emergency situation and/or to provide information for their staffs. Any Louisiana library administrator may post information; anyone may comment.
Every year natural disasters, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, challenge American communities. These natural disasters have generated large amounts of debris, causing considerable disposal challenges for local public officials. Bury or Burn Debris? Clean-Up and Debris Removal
This site is for the online application and management of Public Assistance grants from FEMA to State and local governments, Indian tribes, and certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. Provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain PNP organizations
Guidelines from FEMA for the period following a flood. Has safety information and recovering from and coping with flood damaged property (including tips for Saving Water-Damaged books, photographs, and what to do with moldy items).
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this site offers help on the following topics: What to do after a flood - Inside the Home, Outside the Home; Health Risks, Infectious Diseases, Diarrheal Diseases, Wound Infections, Chemical Hazards, Injuries, Drowning, Animal and Insect Bites, Electrical Hazards, Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster.
From National Archives - What to Do with Wet Records, Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers, Save Your Treasures the Right Way, Tips for the Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables, Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers, Procedures for Salvage of Water Damaged Library Materials, Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records, Air-Drying Wet Records, Volumes or Other Books, Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Records, Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs, Damage Mitigation and Recovery, Magnetic Media
ServPro is a nationwide company that does fire and water cleanup and restoration for residential and commercial clients. Services include water removal, mold mitigation and remediation, catastrophic storm response, document drying, deodorization, and cleaning for air ducts, HVAC, carpet, upholstery, ceilings, walls, and floors.
The Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs serves as a focal point for Louisiana's senior citizens and administers a broad range of home and community based services through a network of 37 Area Agencies on Aging including Elderly Protective Services, Council On Aging, LTC Ombudsman, and more
LAVA is administered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health. LAVA works to recruit, credential, train, manage and deploy volunteers (medical and non-medical) to assist during emergencies and day to day activities by providing additional staff to meet health/medical surge needs.