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If you have a Hurricane related closure, cancellation or postponement email us at and it will be read on air and posted at the above link. You may also fax them to us at 337-365-9117 and they will be read on the air.

Quick Links:

How to Sign Up for State Alerts – An Easy, Step-by-Step Process

·        Visit

·        Click on “Sign Up Here” under “AlertSense” on the left side of the homepage.

·        Provide your email and zip code. Providing your name is optional.

·        (All personal information will be kept strictly confidential)

  • ·        Indicate alerts you would like to receive by selecting from a list of weather and non-weather related options

  • ·        This allows you to receive alert information direct to your email address.

  • ·        To receive alerts via text message, provide your cell phone or other personal communications devices, and the name of your service provider.

  • ·        Signing up for the alerts is free. Depending on the terms of your contract with your service provider, you may incur charges for receiving text messages.

  • ·        Read the “Terms of Use” and if you are in agreement, check the box that says, “I accept the Terms of Use.”

·        Click on the “Sign Me Up” button.

·        If you decide that you would like to stop receiving emergency alerts on your cell phone, cell phone or other personal communications devices, simply return to the website, go to the “AlertSense” page and click on “Unsubscribe Me.”

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LSU AgCenter Post Rita storm surge models



New Hurricane evacuation maps have been released for South Louisiana. The first Link is for South Central and Southwest Louisiana. The Second is for the New Orleans area, but also includes additional hurricane preparedness info that all can use.

web mp3 files/SWLAContraflowMap06.pdf


web mp3 files/2006_se_guide.pdf


For more information:

State Evacuation Info



State Office of Emergency Preparedness 

State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1-800-469-4828 or link to Road Closures: State Police

 Hurricane News Ticker:  


A toll-free Hurricane Relief Fraud Hotline is now available for people who have knowledge of fraud, waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving hurricane relief operations. The Hurricane Relief Fraud Hotline:
Fax: 703-604-8567

or by mail ...
Hurricane Relief Hotline
Washington, D.C. 20301-1900

Small Business Administration News

SBA's GULF COAST BUSINESS MATCHMAKING initiative is being provided to disaster area small businesses that are prepared to take advantage of what may be, in many cases, immediate contract opportunities. For this reason, participation in the GULF COAST BUSINESS MATCHMAKING initiative is expressly for those small businesses that are currently registered in the Central Contractor Registry and have the ability to immediately respond to contract opportunities with supplies, services, employees, etc. SBA is prepared to assist small businesses that are not part of CCR with their registration. Please visit to begin the process.

For specific questions concerning mobile registration locations, dates and participation, please visit SBA?s website at

Business Recovery questions? Visit IDF online

Red Cross 1-800-975-7585

Parish Water Conditions:

No Current Concerns

United Way 337-364-0424



Vermilion Office of Emergency Preparedness 337-898-4308

Iberia Office of Emergency Preparedness 337-369-4427

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery foundation (877.HELPLA1) is designed to receive monetary donations only.  The url for the foundation is  The url for a comprehensive list of numbers and services provided can be found at:  


The LSU AgCenter will be helping Cattle Producers and Horse owners in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. For more information and other tips call 337-369-4440 or visit: LSU Ag Center

Propane tanks or cylinders that are being used for home purposes that may have been turned over and/or submerged in water should contact there propane supplier to check for potential damage to tanks or regulators.

Hurricane Victims Can Reconstruct Property Records Lost in Katrina & Rita

Washington, DC—October 7, 2005—Taxpayers whose property was destroyed or damaged by either of this year’s big hurricanes need documentation of the loss to file claims against their insurance, for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Small Business Administration (SBA), or to claim casualty loss deductions on their tax returns. Documents needed to prove the amount of the loss may have been destroyed or swept away by the storms, but those documents can be retrieved or reconstructed from many sources, according to the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

Residents of any county or parish within the declared presidential disaster areas can obtain a faster refund by amending their 2004 tax return to claim their casualty loss deduction. If tax records were lost in the storm, file IRS Form 4506 as quickly as possible to obtain copies of the previous four years’ federal tax returns. Write “Hurricane Katrina” or Hurricane Rita” in red ink across the top of Form 4506 and the IRS will expedite the request for copies. More information on hurricane tax relief is available by calling a special IRS number: 866-562-5227.

Taxpayers whose homes were damaged or destroyed need to document the initial cost of the home and the cost of all improvements to the home. If home purchase records were lost, contact the attorney or title company that handled the closing of the home purchase and request a copy of the HUD-1 settlement statement. NAEA also suggests contacting the realtor or mortgage lender, as they may have copies of the appraisal for the mortgage. Taxpayers also can ask contractors for copies of invoices for prior home improvement projects.

Your Disaster Aid Check May be at the Post office....


LED Launches Expanded Services for Getting Back to Business in Louisiana  

New web site, toll-free number support businesses affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Sept. 28, 2005 - Baton Rouge - Louisiana Economic Development (LED) announces today the launch of a dedicated website and the toll-free number 866-310-7617 to provide direct support to businesses impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “Economic recovery is the engine that will drive social, cultural and community rejuvenation,” said Michael J. Olivier, Louisiana Economic Development secretary. “As the state’s lead agency for economic recovery and the central point of contact for business assistance programs, we’ve developed and activated the new web site and toll-free number to provide additional support in these areas.”

Both and the 866-310-7617 are new tools to identify and register businesses in need and match them with immediately available resources for expenses, such as rent and payroll. These tools will also help Louisiana-based businesses stay connected with LED long term as the department leads the effort to secure federal and state aid for rebuilding the impacted areas of the state. “One of LED’s main goals is to take an active approach during this long recovery process by reaching out and identifying displaced businesses immediately, instead of waiting until financial assistance programs are firmly in place,” says Olivier.

Businesses that register online at can sign up for LED BusinessWire email updates about Louisiana’s economic recovery. The link is available free of charge for local economic development organizations to add to their websites so their constituents can take advantage of the services.




U.S. Labor Secretary Announces Grant to Help Louisiana Homeless Veterans Find Jobs in Areas Hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

WASHINGTON—Homeless veterans in Louisiana areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Rita will receive help in finding employment through a $99,000 grant announced today by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. “Homeless vets face special challenges in rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the two hurricanes,” said Secretary Chao. “This grant will help homeless veterans in several Louisiana parishes affected by Katrina and Rita access the job training and placement services they need to find work and build a better life.” Administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant has been awarded to Quad Area Community Action Agency Inc., of Hammond, La., for the period from Sept. 30, 2005 through June 30, 2006. It will enroll over 150 homeless veterans from the rural and poverty-stricken parishes between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena, West Feliciania, East Feliciania, Tangipahoa and Washington. This is the latest in a series of grants administered under HVRP, which is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless. The program has been recognized as an extraordinarily efficient program with a better than 60 percent job placement rate.Most recently in June, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service awarded 78 grants totaling $18.7 million to provide training to 15,000 homeless veterans in 32 states.The grants provide homeless veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, job search and job placement assistance, including crucial follow-up assistance. Grantees also network and coordinate their efforts with various other local, state and federal social-service providers.   More information on HVRP grants can be found at:

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