Plaquemines Parish Emergency Notification System The best way to make sure you stay informed is to make sure you have registered your cell, home phone and e-mail with Plaquemines Parish Emergency Notification System. This system will send a telephone message, text and e-mail to advise you of an emergency situation in the Parish. To register […]Read More
The Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ goal is to provide its residents and businesses with all the necessary information needed to plan for an emergency or disaster of any kind. Disasters can be in the form of weather related conditions or man-made disasters including a possible terrorist attack. Some of these emergencies can be handled without major disruption in the Parish, while others may include a mandatory evacuation. Regardless, the Parish is prepared.
Emergency plans for Plaquemines Parish include:
The overall strategy of all Southeast Louisiana Parishes for dealing with a potential catastrophic hurricane or other major emergency, is to evacuate as much of the at-risk population as possible. Years ago, the State of Louisiana designed what is known as the contraflow plan, a system where major interstates in the State will have lane […]Read More
In the event of a major storm, NO shelters will be available in Plaquemines Parish. Parish officials will determine when to order a mandatory evacuation, which means everyone living in the Parish must leave. If a mandatory evacuation order is given, you should listen to your local officials for specific evacuation orders and details, especially […]Read More
The planning process the Parish takes is an “all hazards” approach; meaning there are many different types of threats or hazards that could impact Plaquemines Parish. For every conceivable threat to the Parish, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has specific emergency action plans in place, including strategies for prevention/deterrence and risk mitigation. […]Read More
During a mandatory evacuation, no one is allowed to stay in Plaquemines Parish with the exception of emergency responders. At some point however, businesses will need to reopen in Plaquemines Parish in order for residents to return. For that reason, Plaquemines Parish has established a Re-Entry Network that will allow and encourage certain businesses to […]Read More