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Office of Homeland Security &
Emergency Preparedness

Disasters can be in the form of weather related events, such as a hurricane or tornado, or a man-made event, such as a terrorist attack. Regardless of the cause, the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness have a goal and that is to provide its residents and businesses with all the necessary information needed to plan for an emergency of any kind.

We encourage you to review the information provided on this website as it gives specific information on issues we know are important to you; instructions on everything from sheltering-in-place to mandatory evacuations to specific information on how to return properly to the Parish after a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. We also encourage you to sign up for the Parish Emergency Notification Alerts, an emergency message sent to your home or cell phone in the event of an emergency.

As we continue to stress throughout the Parish, we must always plan for the unexpected.

Life Threatening Emergencies: Dial 911

Report Suspicious Activity:
24-Hour Hotline: Dial 911

Non Life Threatening Emergencies or Assistance:
24-Hour Hotline: (504) 297-5660

Non Life Threatening Assistance Outside of Plaquemines Parish:

Sign up for the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Notification System (PPENS)
The reverse 911 notification system

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news Entergy Hurricane Preparedness Information
Entergy is providing valuable hurricane season preparation information on what to do to prepare for a storm and what to do before, after and during a disaster.
Posted:Thu, Jun 19 2014 11:19 am
news Hurricane Preparedness Public Health Announcement
BELLE CHASSE, LA- Plaquemines Parish Government, in preparation for the Hurricane Season is issuing the following Public Health Announcement.
Posted:Mon, Jun 09 2014 12:18 pm
news GOHSEP Encourages Residents to Get a Game Plan
BATON ROUGE–June 1st marked the first day of the 2014 hurricane season.
Posted:Mon, Jun 09 2014 12:14 pm

Teen CERT Event

The Teen Community Emergency Response Team program educates students about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
Date: Thu, Jul 17 2014
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