Flood Information

FEMA registration deadline is November 14, 2016

Emergency Contact Information

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office

Reporting damage to your home.

As of Sunday, August 14, 2016, a major disaster declaration request was granted for East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa.

1.Register as soon as possible by visiting disasterassistance.gov. You can also call 1-800-621-3362 to register.

2.Report home damage to the Emergency Operations (EOC) hotline at 225-686-3996 or by email at EOC@lpgov.  Please be sure to report the following information: owner name, address, telephone numbers, type of damage, inches of water in home, and whether residents have insurance.  This hotline will be in operation Tuesday- Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Parish needs this information to submit to FEMA in order to request federal assistance for residents. Residents may also begin their paperwork process by visiting here: http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4277.

Louisiana Shelter at Home Program

The program evaluates each applicant’s home and, if up to $15,000 of work in that home can create a safe, secure, habitable place for the family to live while they continue their permanent home rebuilding, then that applicant may be eligible for this program. Check our link to the official site for more information regarding this program.

LA Flood Information

Have you been recently impacted by flooding? Check out these online resources to see what your next steps should be once flood waters recede.

American Red Cross: Flood Safety

How to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding.

Disaster Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program

All low- to moderate-income Louisianians may be eligible for DSNAP benefits in the event of a natural disaster and should pre-apply now for benefits online or by phone. Current SNAP recipients do not need to pre-apply and would receive disaster benefits automatically.

Distribution Sites For MREs And Water

This link takes you to the page hosted by WBRZ where you can find information on places that are open and distributing MRSs and Water.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Enter your full address to see if your area has been declared for Individual Assistance.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

A resource for checking the flood risk in your community.

Find your Local Disaster Recovery Center

A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

How to Clean Clothes, Shoes and Laundry After A Flood

Flood water not only damages structures, the water contains mud and bacteria that must be removed from clothing, shoes and laundry equipment. This article will give you step by step information on how to handle clothes, leather shoes, mildew problems and laundry room equipment touched by flood waters.

Home Repair Booklist

Livingston Parish Library has put together a list of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and home repair books that we carry in our catalog. This list contains books that can be found as physical copies in our branches, eBooks that can be downloaded to devices, or as electronic resources that can be accessed with a library card. For more information on DIY, home repair, or similar topics, please speak with a library staff member at any of our five branches.

Louisiana.gov Emergency Information

Breaking news, shelter information, road closures, and disaster relief information.

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide

To reduce risk and ensure Louisiana citizens and communities are better prepared, this guide is intended to help Louisiana residents benefit from the experience of past events and recommendations from experts in disaster preparation, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation.

LSU Ag Center: 2016 Flood Fact Sheet

A breakdown of how to use Flood Maps and other resources.

LSU AgCenter: Cleaning Flood Damaged Homes

Information on flood insurance claims, electrical systems, flood and water sanitation, carpets and rugs, and other necessary steps to take in cleaning a flood-damaged home.

LSU AgCenter: Disaster Information

This resource provides a variety of flood-related information, including using sandbags, floodwalls, and preventing backflow.

LSU AgCenter: Louisiana Floods! Here’s What You Need to Know

Links to a variety of resources related to flood damage, including flood clean up, how to protect your property, and information about flood insurance.

National Center for Healthy Housing

Creating a Healthy Home: a Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes.  This is a .pdf document.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to see it.

National Flood Insurance Program

The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.

WAFB River Flood Stages

This is an up-to-date, 5-day forecast of river flood stages.

Tax Disaster Resource Guide

This resource guide provides information to individuals and businesses affected by a federally declared disaster and the assistance available to disaster victims. This Disaster Relief Resource Guide can help you claim unreimbursed casualty losses on property that was damaged or destroyed.

Where to volunteer?


This blog keeps an up-to-date list of verified volunteer locations, organizations and opportunities for those in need or for those looking to contribute to the community during a crisis.

Questions? Please call your preferred branch for details.