Disaster and Preparedness Below is a growing list of helpful links and resources. Have a question or a suggestion? Contact us and let us know about it! Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness When severe weather strikes, will you be ready? Your answer to this question is critical to the safety you and your family. The key is to have a winning game plan. This is where the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness can help. Find resources, apps, and more to help you develop a simple but successful game plan before disaster strikes. You can also find a help guide here. For a comprehensive list of agencies throughout the state, the Governor’s office has put together the Louisiana Guide to Supports & Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Elders and Their Families Affected by Disasters. For Those in Immediate Need To find help for your immediate needs, visit DisasterAssistance.gov. From here you can enter an address to get a list of the closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Red Cross units, starting with the closest three. To find the closest hospital, visit Hospital Finder For a complete listing of all emergency management agencies and offices, visit FEMA’s resource site Emergency Preparedness Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Transitional Shelter Assistance ASL Resources from FEMA View in FEMA Multimedia Library Lost Pets Lost Pets is a free web resource aimed at reuniting lost and found pets with their families. Originally created to help owners find their pets after the 2016 flood, the database has grown into a collection of lost and found pets from around the state. The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) authorizes states to operate D-SNAP in a disaster area. Your state must request FNS approval and must be under a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance. If you get D-SNAP benefits, you can access them through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. You can use it like a debit card to buy food at most local grocery stores. Find out more here or if you are a resident of Louisiana, your can create and customize your own personal login here.