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Louisiana Library Status Blog
Library Status Blog
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.
During a Flood
Information from FEMA about what to do during a flood including safety tips, evacuation tips, and driving in flood conditions.
Using Sandbags for Flood Protection
Information from LSU Ag Center about sandbags including how to fill and stack sandbags, sandbag barriers, and how to make sandbag walls and levees.
City of New Orleans
New Orleans has a 311 phone line that can be used during emergencies. The 311 Call Center also serves as the information center during emergencies or disasters affecting the City of New Orleans. Residents who require evacuation assistance must register with the 311 Call Center. The hearing impaired can dial 504-658-2059 or 1-800-981-6652. Spanish and Vietnamese language assistance available.
New Orleans City-Assisted Evacuation Plan (CAEP)
CAEP is a program designed to help people who have no means of evacuating on their own. This may be due to financial need, unreliable or no transportation, or homelessness.