2016 Flooding

Let Us Know Your Needs

We have set up a dedicated email account (help@laaap.org)  for our members to communicate about their personal as well as practice needs. As you are able to access your situation, please let us know what you need.


EMAIL the Chapter


Follow the LA AAP on Facebook and Twitter for additional resources and information.

Governors Office News Announcements

Want to Volunteer?

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

  • Information on how and where to apply for DSNAP assistance.

Apply for assistance through FEMA

For information on road closures and evacuation routes:
Website: 511la.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/La_DOTD
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LADOTD

If you don’t have to be on the road, stay home. And remember, it’s never a good idea to try to drive through standing water.

General updates and information:
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
Website: http://gohsep.la.gov/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gohsep/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GOHSEP

FEMA iTunes app

You can also follow #laflood and #lawx on Twitter for updates from people throughout the region.

For information on shelters and sandbags:



To volunteer to help victims, call the Red Cross at 855-489-2528 or sign up at http://volunteerlouisiana.org.


News Releases

Gov. Edwards Announces Additional Housing Solutions for Flood Survivors; Introduces Shelter at Home Program (8/24/16)
BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced several additional housing solutions for the thousands of Louisianans impacted by the historic flooding in the recent weeks.

Department of Health Updates Important Prescription Information (8/19/16)

Changes to DME, Home Health, Rehabilitation and Personal Care Services Due to the August 2016 Flood In Affected Parishes (8/17/16)

Department of Health issues Important Prescription Information for Medicaid Recipients (8/15/16)
Baton Rouge, La. –  Due to the recent flooding, many Louisiana Medicaid recipients are in need of essential medications.
Patients in the affected areas may receive a one-time emergency prescription refill of up to a 30-day supply of a prescribed medication required for health maintenance of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Read more

Governor Declares Executive Order of Public Health Emergency and to Temporarily Suspend Licensure Requirements for EMTs (8/15/16)

Department of Health to Open Shelter For People With Special Medical Conditions (8/14/16)

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