The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s
Office is committed to enhance and maintain a safe and peaceful
community. In the wake of two catastrophic storms, Hurricane Katrina
and Hurricane Rita, we should have learned that preparation and education
are vital to our safety and well being. The Sheriff’s Office
developed this web page to provide vital information to the Citizens of
Lafourche Parish to make informed decisions for their safety, in the event
of an impending disaster. Also, we live in a world where Terrorism is
a real threat. Links are provided regarding terrorism information and
precautionary steps. Please take the time to visit the informative
links and develop a safety plan for your family before disaster
Parish is susceptible to various forms of natural and man-made disasters.
A hazardous materials spill on a nearby highway or a barge accident
in a nearby waterway could mean immediate evacuation. Very high humidity
and heat could threaten your family’s health. A hurricane and/or tornado
could cut off water, electricity or telephone service for days. Be Aware,
when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has compiled resources to assist you to
take steps to protect your family. Information includes establishing
a family disaster plan, creating a disaster supplies kit and making an
emergency preparedness checklist.
preparation Saves Time, Money and most important, Lives. The links below
are general recommendations from FEMA.
Parish is subject to natural disaster hazards such as, severe thunder
storms, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and flooding. No one can predict
when or where the next natural disaster will strike but there are steps
homeowners can take to help protect their homes from sustaining losses.
There are many precautionary tips that can be implemented with usually
minimal effort and cost that may help protect your property during severe
weather. The links below are general recommendations from FEMA.
South Louisiana’s weather
is constantly changing. The summers can be very hot and humid.
Severe thunderstorms can develop at anytime and threaten the safety of
people, pets and property. Also, we face the annual threat of a six
month hurricane season. Hurricane season is typically dated from June
1st to November 30th, however Hurricane Epsilon proved
that the season can be extended when it formed on December 2, 2005.
Below are links that will provide valuable information:
People often believe that
“terrorism only occurs somewhere else”. That isn’t necessarily true for
our area. Everyone should be informed of the terrorism that affects our
country, as well as, the potential for local attacks. The links below
will be helpful to learn about terrorism: