Top Stories Archives

Hurricane Laura - Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

The Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order in the Matter of Natural and Catastrophic Disaster Hurricane Laura has been amended to extend through October 12, 2020.

09/04/20
LDEQ deploys MAMLs to Calcasieu Parish to perform air monitoring post-Hurricane Laura

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has deployed two Mobile Air Monitoring Labs (MAML) and staff to Calcasieu Parish to support air monitoring efforts in the area.

09/03/20
EPA Tools for Communities Cleaning Up after Hurricane Laura

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds communities, families, and business owners affected by Hurricane Laura to take steps to make storm cleanup as safe and effective as possible. Cleanup activities related to returning to homes and businesses after a disaster can pose significant health and environmental challenges. Use caution to assure that all waste materials are removed and disposed of properly, following local guidelines.

09/02/20
Discover DEQ Newsletter – August 2020

What’s Inside? Hurricane Laura barrels into Louisiana taking a devastating toll, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ’s Electronic Data Management System Redesign Project underway and more!

09/01/20
EPA Urges Communities Affected by Hurricane Laura to Avoid Indoor Air Dangers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds communities, families, and business owners to be aware of conditions that could lead to poor or dangerous indoor air quality following Hurricane Laura. Most importantly, always operate portable generators according to the instructions and always run them outside, far away from buildings. Running a portable generator inside can lead to injury or death from carbon monoxide poisoning.

08/31/20
LDEQ encourages proper separation of trash, household chemicals and debris after a storm or flood

With Hurricane Laura impacting much of Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) encourages residents across the state to be mindful of the proper separation and disposal of debris.

08/28/20
Disaster Debris Management Information

Debris management information - includes currently approved Emergency Debris Sites for local governments

08/28/20
Tenth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - COVID-19

The tenth amendment to the Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order declared on March 11, 2020, due to a statewide public health emergency, COVID-19, is now available.

08/28/20