Helpful Information for Hurricanes
In the aftermath of a hurricane, it is vital that we provide assistance for those most impacted. Access to front-line agencies must be preserved in this endeavor.
My Baton Rouge office is available to assist those who experience problems with FEMA, the National Flood Insurance Program and other agencies. On FEMA, if an Individual Assistance declaration has been issued and you need to file a claim, you should first call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). FEMA specialists will walk you through the claims process. can also learn more at www.disasterassistance.gov. Please contact my office if you experience difficulties with this process.
You should also monitor the FEMA twitter feed for up-to-date information on a hurricane's aftermath and the Governor’s Office for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for further information. More links and phone numbers to help you recover from any storm are also below
A list of parish homeland security office phone numbers in the Sixth Congressional District can be utilized in case of an emergency. Finally, the hurricane preparedness checklist at the end of this page can help you prepare for the next storm.
Finally, I am always committed to doing my part. Please call my Baton Rouge, Livingston or Thibodaux office if you need assistance following any hurricane. Together, we will overcome any storm that hits Louisiana.
Important Links and Phone Numbers
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (225-342-9500)
Public Assistance/Disaster Recovery (225-242-6000)
*Please note that the Designated Louisiana Emergency Communications Channels for the Capital Area are 1150 AM WJBO and 102.5 FM WFMF.
Parish Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness Offices
Ascension: (225) 621-8360
East Baton Rouge: (225) 389-2100
East Feliciana: (225) 683-1014
Iberville: (225) 687-5140
Livingston: (225) 686-3066
Pointe Coupee: (225) 694-3737
St. Helena: (225) 222-3544
West Baton Rouge: (225) 346-1577
West Feliciana: (225) 635-6428
* Additional parish homeland security offices can be found here.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist (from GOHSEP)
Make sure you have the following items for your home emergency kit
- Extra batteries
- Bottled water (At least three gallons of water per person)
- Battery-powered radio
- Battery-powered lantern
- First aid kit and essential medications (prescription medications) and list of medications for each person
- Form of identification
- Evacuation route maps
- Canned food and non-electric can opener
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
- High energy foods – peanut butter, jelly, crackers, etc.
- Utility knife, shut off wrench and pliers
- Paper and pencils
- Extra pair of glasses and sunglasses
- Plastic sheeting
- Personal items
- Plastic garbage bag and ties
- Pet food
- Protective clothing, rainwear
- Clothing and bedding, a change of clothes, footwear and a sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
- Car keys and keys to the place you may be going (friend’s or relative’s home)
- Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so (Remember, you’ll need a professional to turn them back on)
- Driver’s license or personal identification
- Social Security card
- Proof of residence (deed or lease)
- Insurance policies
- Birth and marriage certificates
- Stocks, bonds and other negotiable certificates
- Wills, deeds and copies of recent tax returns