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Strain: Prepare for T.S. Delta

October 5, 2020

Strain: Prepare for T.S. Delta

Baton Rouge, LA (October 5, 2020) –  At this time, Tropical Storm Delta is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico by late Tuesday/early Wednesday. Impacts to the Louisiana coast could be felt by Thursday with landfall Friday. Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M., said pet and livestock owners should prepare now.

“Even though it is October, we are still in hurricane season and it’s not unheard of to have tropical systems this late in the game. Unfortunately, the tropics have already been quite active so hopefully people have preparations in place,” Strain said. “Right now, we are expecting flooding in low-lying coastal areas so livestock producers in those areas could be impacted.”

Tips on how to prepare livestock and pets

 Move livestock to higher ground
If an evacuation is required, check trailer condition to ensure functioning properly
Have a place to go in advance with your livestock and/or pets
Bring proper identification and health records
Have several days’ supply of feed/pet food
Water for the evacuation route
Special medications
Bridles or leads
Kennels or crates for smaller or domestic animals

Monitor weather advisories and contact your local Office of Emergency Preparedness for assistance. For more information on emergency preparations, visit  or