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Hurricane Laura Resources
On this page you will find important information related to Hurricane Laura. Members of the public should continue to monitor local news outlets and follow guidance from local officials.
Hurricane Laura Assistance Available in Eligible Parishes for Conservation and Forest Restoration Programs
Baton Rouge, La. (October 8, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Louisiana is accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation program (ECP) and Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Laura. The deadline to apply is Dec. 7, 2020… Read more
Livestock Supply Distribution Site Established
(September 23, 2020) – Today, fencing materials will be delivered to an emergency livestock supply distribution site at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF’s) Lacassine Industrial Park located in Jefferson Davis Parish off of Interstate-10. The LDAF established the location in collaboration with the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association (LCA), Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation (LFBF) and LSU AgCenter. The site is also currently being used as a staging area to fuel emergency response vehicles… Read more
LDAF Inspects Gas Stations Post Hurricane Laura
(September 15, 2020) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Weights and Measures Division deployed inspectors to assess the status of gas stations in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, two of the hardest hit areas in the state…Read more
LDAF’s Indian Creek Recreation Area Reopens
September 15, 2020) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF’s) Indian Creek Recreation Area to reopened Thursday, September 17, 2020. The popular recreation area was closed August 26, 2020 in preparation for Hurricane Laura which ravaged parts of Louisiana including Indian Creek. Indian Creek Recreation Area, located in Woodworth, La., offers primitive camping, RV sites with water and electricity, beaches, fishing in Indian Creek Lake and a children’s playground. Other amenities include bathrooms, laundry facilities, handicap parking, boat launch, canoe rentals, Wi-Fi (in RV area) and a covered pavilion which is available for rent. Indian Creek is managed by the LDAF.
For more information on Indian Creek Recreation Area, go to www.ldaf.la.gov or check out the Indian Creek Recreation Area Facebook page at @indiancreekrecreationareaLDAF.
(September 15, 2020) – Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., and State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning lifted the multi-parish burn ban that was issued following Hurricane Laura for all parishes except Calcasieu and Cameron.
LDAF Launches GoFundMe Animal Rescue Relief Fund
(August 28, 2020) -Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) launches GoFundMe to accept monetary donations to aid in animal relief efforts following Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said…Read more.
Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Establishes Hay Clearinghouse
If you need hay, a pasture for your cattle, have hay or pasture space to donate, or have the ability to transport hay, please CLICK HERE or call 225-922-6200. LFBF will connect those with hay or pasture with those who need.
Strain: Hire Only Licensed Arborists to Work on Storm-Damaged Trees
As cleanup from Hurricane Laura begins, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding residents to hire only professional-licensed arborists to perform work on storm-damaged trees…Read more HERE
Agriculture, forests, residences take hit from Hurricane Laura
Although definitive results won’t be available for a few days, the effects on agriculture appear to be less destructive than most people feared before Hurricane Laura struck, but forests and residences sustained significant damage. Read more HERE
Storm cleanup resources available from LSU AgCenter
Louisiana homeowners who need guidance on cleaning up and making repairs following Hurricane Laura can turn to information from the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center Read more HERE
For general information: text LAShelter to 898-211 or by calling 2-1-1.
To receive updates and information on Hurricane Laura recovery from the governor’s office, text Laura to 67283.
For local emergency resources: Contact your local Parish OHSEP office:http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA
For comprehensive emergency preparedness and response information, visit emergency.la.gov.
Travel and Road Information: For up-to-date travel and roadway information, visit 511la.org.