Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.

Drought Index


Drought can be defined on the basis of the degree of dryness (in comparison to  “normal” or average amount) and the duration of the dry period. The drought's impact may include direct effects to the local economic, agricultural, and hydrological (rivers, reservoirs and water tables) resources or may be the cause for secondary effects such as wildfires.
 Related Information
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Mitigation Index
Disaster Recovery Page
FEMA's Individual Assistance
Parish Emergency Preparedness Office Phone Numbers