Shelters & Special Needs

Important Reminder

Plaquemines Parish wants to remind all residents, that in the event of a major storm or disaster, no shelters will be available in Plaquemines Parish.

It is simply not safe for anyone to stay in the Parish if a major storm or disaster is threatening the area, therefore, during a mandatory evacuation, all residents will have to leave.

In the event of a minimal storm or other designated emergency, Plaquemines Parish will provide for in-parish sheltering. However, If you or someone in your family has a special medical need, you will need to prepare in advance for all emergencies as the Parish is not equipped to handle special needs residents.


You must pre-register now by calling the Plaquemines Parish Health Department at 504-934-6690. Don’t wait until is time to evacuate.