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.

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guides

The American Red Cross Cross and The Louisiana Association of United Ways (LAUW) distributes copies of the Louisiana Citizen Awareness & Disaster Evacuation Guide. Guides are intended for the Greater New Orleans, Lafayette & Lake Charles citizens who will use the maps and contra-flow routes
to evacuate when disasters threaten the coastal areas.

Each American Red Cross and United Way chapter has specific locations they work with for distribution. Locations vary depending on the following local organizations:


American Red Cross
Southeast Louisiana Chapter
Greater New Orleans Area
Phone: 1-800-229-8191

United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 824-5540

  United Way for South Louisiana
Houma Area
7901 Main Street, Suite 210
Whitney Bank Building
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 879-2461


American Red Cross
Acadiana Chapter
Lafayette Area
Phone: (337) 234-7371

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way
Opelousas Area
311 West Vine
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone: (337) 942-7815

American Red Cross
Southwest Louisiana Chapter
Lake Charles Area
Phone: (337) 478-5122
United Way of Acadiana
Lafayette Area
215 E. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone (337) 706-1232

  United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Inc.
Lake Charles Area
715 Ryan Street, Suite 102
Lake Charles, LA 70601-4200
Phone: (337) 433-1088


State Evacuation Information Guides

 Download or print the brochure

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide
(Adobe Acrobat) 2.16 MB

 Evacuation Guide Translations
 Evacuación Guía Traducción


Louisiana Guía de Preparación para Emergencias
(Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide)
(Adobe Acrobat) 3.48 MB

Etapa III, Instrucciones para el “Contraflow” (Contraflujo)
(Phase III Contraflow Evacuation Instructions)
MSWordIcon (Word) 349 KB

La Seguridad de Casas Rodantes
(Travel Trailer/Mobile Home Safety)
MSWordIcon (Word) 35 KB

Kit de materiales consumibles Del Desastre
(Disaster Supply Kit)
MSWordIcon (Word) 42.5 KB

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide - Vietnamese
(Adobe Acrobat) 4.30 MB
Phase III Contraflow Evacuation Instructions
MSWordIcon (Word) 74 KB

Phases of Evacuation
MSWordIcon (Word) 43 KB

Disaster Supply Kit
(Adobe Acrobat) 775 KB

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