Sheriff Tim Soignet will enforce a curfew for all areas south of the Morganza to the Gulf levee system effective 6PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 until further notice.
Sand and sandbags available in the following locations. Please bring your own shovel if you plan to fill sandbags.
The Houma Municipal Auditorium, located at 800 Verrett Street in Houma, will be available as an evacuation shelter beginning 10AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for those residents who have evacuated from low-lying areas of the parish. Evacuees should bring sufficient food, water, bedding, baby formula, and other necessary personal items to last 3 days. If transportation is needed to the shelter, please call (985) 873-6357 to arrange pick-up after 10AM on Wednesday. Household pets brought to the Houma Municipal Auditorium will be registered with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter and kept there until reunited with owners.
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Businesses are the Backbone of Recovery
FEMA Booklet Provides Survival Plan Guidance for all Disasters
The SBA provides a series of checklists and toolkits.
Though we generally focus this time on flooding, some of the same safeguards taken for other disasters and events are useful for flood and vice versa. The links below give a list of considerations and checklists to prepare for any event.
If businesses are ready to survive and recover, the nation and our economy are more secure. America’s businesses form the backbone of the nation’s economy; small businesses alone account for more than 99% of all companies with employees, employ 50% of all private sector workers and provide nearly 45% of the nation’s payroll. The SBA reports that up to 25% of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster and 25% more are likely to fail in the next two years. A commitment to planning today will help support employees, customers, the community, the local economy and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.
Review and download FEMA’s business survival plan guidance, with recommendations that reflect the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Standard (NFPA 1600) developed by the National Fire Protection Association and endorsed by the American National Standards Institute and the Department of Homeland Security:
The Small Business Administration also provides tools, and a link to their favorite FEMA tools.
Keep in mind, always, that flood is still the most likely disaster for Louisiana. After the 2016 floods the Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon estimated that 75% of those affected didn’t have flood insurance. He also estimated that 70% of small businesses didn’t carry flood insurance that would have cost on average $60 per month.
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