State of Louisiana's Emergency web site

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State Louisiana
Country USA
Specific emergencies 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, 2017 Hurricane Nate
Resource type Preparing for an emergency, Getting help after an emergency, Giving help after an emergency, News
Resource sub-type Early Response, Government Resources (State), Health and Safety, Helpline Phone Numbers, Information, News (State)
Types of emergencies handled Chemical spill or release
Area(s) covered Louisiana

In response to the oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico and out of an abundance of caution, state agencies are on alert to ensure that we work to protect Louisiana’s coastline and natural resources in the event that oil reaches our shores. The state took immediate steps this week to protect our wildlife and fisheries by requesting the placement of protective barriers, called “booms” around areas of our coastline.